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Canadians win first qualifying matches for Aussie Open

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Canadians Eugenie Bouchard, Rebecca Marino and Peter Polansky have advanced to the second round of the Australian Open qualifying draw.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., beat Australia's Abbie Myers 6-2, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the women's draw.

Marino, from Vancouver, defeated Jaqueline Cristian of Romania 6-4, 6-4.

NHL GMs unsure what pandemic will mean for ability to trade in-season

 

NHL general managers are about to enter yet another great unknown.

And like the rest of the world, it's something they've become accustomed to these past 10 months.

The 2019-20 season was suspended in March because of COVID-19 before the league pulled off a summer restart inside tightly-controlled bubbles without fans that kept the novel coronavirus at bay.

Alberta approves NHL games after feds waive quarantine

Alberta is the first province to officially say the NHL can play games in its arenas for the upcoming season.

In a statement to The Canadian Press on Thursday, the Alberta government said it approved Edmonton and Calgary for competition on Dec. 25 following the review of protocols outlined in the league's return-to-play plan, along with some additional enhancements.