Rachel Homan and her team from the Ottawa Curling Club ended a long gold medal drought for Canada at the World Women’s Curling Championship, beating Silvana Tirinzoni and Team Switzerland 7-5 in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Sunday.

Trailing 5-4 after eight ends, Homan made a difficult split for three on her last rock in the ninth end and forced the four-time defending champions to concede in the 10th to claim Canada's first gold medal at the event since Jennifer Jones won in North Bay in 2018. Homan and teammate Emma Miskew also won gold for Canada in 2017.

Brad Gushue and his team from St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, will begin play at the World Men's Curling Championship in Switzerland on Saturday. Gushue won Canada's last World Men's gold medal in 2017.

Hyman hits 50-goal mark as Oilers fall to Sens

Zach Hyman picked up his 50th goal of the season, but it wasn't enough for the Edmonton Oilers as they fell 5-3 to the Ottawa Senators on Sunday in the Nation's Capital. Jakob Chychrun scored two goals, including the game-winner on the power play with 3:03 left in regulation. Drake Batherson added a goal and two assists and Tim Stutzle had a goal and a helper for the Sens.

In other NHL action on Sunday, Alex Newhook scored twice to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1 win over the Seattle Kraken, Alex Ovechkin scored twice as Washington blanked Winnipeg 3-0, Brady Skjei and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes in a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs, and Tage Thompson had a goal and an assist as Buffalo beat Calgary 4-1.

Vancouver hosts the LA Kings as part of a light two-game NHL schedule tonight.

Blue Jays wrap up Spring Training today

The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their Spring Training finale this afternoon in Bradenton, Florida. The Jays are coming off a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Toronto will open the regular season on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida, with their home opener set for April 8 against Seattle.

Rush drop back-to-back games

The Saskatchewan Rush dropped both ends of a two-game weekend road swing, falling 14-11 to the New York Riptide on Saturday on Long Island, and losing 9-7 to the Georgia Swarm on Sunday. The Rush (5-8) head to Philadelphia to face the Wings on Thursday.

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