• August 3, 2021

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Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

Novak Djokovic on competing at Olympic Games: Historic gold medal outweighs empty seats

The prospect of winning an Olympic gold medal for Serbia outweighs the disappointment of playing in an empty venue at the Tokyo games, the men’s world tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic stated on Monday. Djokovic considered pulling…

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Arsenal sign Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on long-term contract

Arsenal sign Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on long-term contract

Arsenal have revealed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht on a long-term contract. ESPN reported that Arsenal were close to agreeing a deal to sign the 21-year-old midfielder last month. Lokonga made his senior debut for Anderlecht…

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Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Three-time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson will be making his Paralympic return to Canada’s wheelchair basketball team in Tokyo. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams headed to Tokyo were announced on Friday by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and…

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Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev’s toughest task moving forward might be finding someone willing to fight him. Makhachev completely dominated Thiago Moises in the UFC Fight Night main event Saturday in Las Vegas. Moises mounted almost no offense at all…

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Hamilton takes controversial eighth British GP home win

Hamilton takes controversial eighth British GP home win

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record-extending eighth time on Sunday despite a 10-second penalty for a controversial first lap collision that sent Red Bull rival Max Verstappen crashing out of…

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Altidore scores in Toronto FC’s return to BMO Field in draw with Orlando City

Altidore scores in Toronto FC’s return to BMO Field in draw with Orlando City

Jozy Altidore celebrated his return to action with a goal off the bench as Toronto FC, playing at home in front of fans for the first time since March 2020, tied Orlando City 1-1 in…

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Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy showdown rescheduled for Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy showdown rescheduled for Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set for their trilogy fight for the WBC heavyweight championship — again. The clash between big men is now set for Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,…

Alex de Minaur withdraws from Tokyo after testing positive for virus

Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur has been forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed. De Minaur, not currently in Tokyo, tested positive during…

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Blue Jays announce July 30 return to Toronto after receiving government approval

Blue Jays announce July 30 return to Toronto after receiving government approval

It’s been nearly 22 months since Toronto Blue Jays fans have been able to see Vladimir Guerrero Jr., tear the cover off a fastball down the middle at Rogers Centre. They haven’t seen lefty ace…

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PSG sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfer after AC Milan exit

PSG sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfer after AC Milan exit

Gianluigi Donnarumma has completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a five-year deal, the Ligue 1 club revealed on Wednesday. The Italy goalkeeper was seen leaving his team’s hotel in Rome the day after the 1-0 Group A…

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Alfa Romeo to stay in F1 beyond 2021 with Sauber

Alfa Romeo to stay in F1 beyond 2021 with Sauber

Alfa Romeo will stay in Formula One beyond 2021 after extending its agreement with Sauber Motorsport. Alfa Romeo returned to F1 in 2018 after a 30 year absence with a technical and commercial partnership with…

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Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC and CF Montreal have been given the green light to play at home this weekend, with a limited number of fans in the stands. Wednesday’s update from Major League Soccer on Canadian home-market…

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LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard has surgery to repair partial tear of right ACL

LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard has surgery to repair partial tear of right ACL

LA Clippers All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a partial tear of the ACL in his right knee, the team revealed. In their release, the Clippers said there was no timetable for his…

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Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a “setback” with his knee during the grass-court season, he stated Tuesday. “I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that…

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De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

Trayvon Bromell continues to demonstrate he’ll be the man to defeat in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. The American sprinter won for the sixth time in seven races in the event this season,…

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Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. formally announce Aug. 21 fight

Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. formally announce Aug. 21 fight

Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. formally pronounced Sunday that they will fight Aug. 21 in a bout pitting an eight-division world champion versus one of the sport’s most dominant current champions. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39…

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Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Novak Djokovic ‘divided’ on whether to play in Tokyo Olympics

Wimbledon men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic has stated he is “divided” on whether he will go to the Tokyo Olympics, having previously committed to attending. Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final on…

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De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

Andre De Grasse is in the final stages of Olympic preparation but will get a last look at some of the competition in a strong 100-metre field headed to Tokyo at Tuesday’s Müller British Grand Prix…

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Min Woo Lee wins Scottish Open after playoff

Min Woo Lee wins Scottish Open after playoff

Australia’s Min Woo Lee edged out Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a three-way playoff to collect the Scottish Open in wet conditions at the Renaissance Club on Sunday. With his second European Tour victory,…

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Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Brazil and a record-equaling 15th Copa America crown. Argentina’s triumph was a particular triumph for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who…

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Bennedict Mathurian leads late Canadian charge to FIBA U-19 bronze

Bennedict Mathurian leads late Canadian charge to FIBA U-19 bronze

Canada captured bronze at the FIBA U19 World Cup with a roller-coaster 101-92 victory over Serbia on Sunday. Montreal’s Bennedict Mathurian led the Canadians with 31 points, making 11 of 15 shots from the floor…

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Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

The ball went from Chris Paul to Devin Booker and didn’t stop moving until Deandre Ayton scored after every Suns player had touched it. The 10-pass sequence was the prettiest play of the NBA Finals and the kind the one-man show…

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Fury tests positive; Wilder bout postponed

Fury tests positive; Wilder bout postponed

The heavyweight championship saga in 2021 took another unexpected turn on Thursday. The championship trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been postponed from July 24 after a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp, according…

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Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Chris Woods marvels at Marco Arop’s growth as a middle-distance runner. His buy-in of increased aerobic training last fall leading to more steady performances on the track. His ability to stay calm on the biggest of…

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Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric suffered torn ACL in Game 1

Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric suffered torn ACL in Game 1

Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the team revealed Wednesday. The team stated he is out indefinitely. “It’s just one of those situations that…

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England into Euros final after ending Danish dream run

England into Euros final after ending Danish dream run

England and their long-suffering fans finally have the opportunity to add another trophy to the 1966 World Cup after they overcame Denmark 2-1 in extra-time on Wednesday to reach the European Championship final for the…

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Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to his first Grand Slam semifinal after posting a 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, seeded 10th at the All England…

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PSG sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on five-year contract

PSG sign Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on five-year contract

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan on a five-year contract. ESPN reported last month that the Serie A champions would receive up to €70 million — bonuses included — for the Morocco international. Sources told ESPN that personal terms…

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No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No. 1 Court. Kerber’s reaction? Just a matter-of-fact, straight-faced stroll…

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De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

Canada’s Andre De Grasse ran to another fast time less than a month out from the Tokyo Olympics. The three-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., won the 200 metres in 19.97 seconds on Tuesday at…