• December 5, 2021

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Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian world-record holder and five-time Paralympic medalist Aurélie Rivard is off to the women’s 50m freestyle S10 final at the Tokyo Paralympics. Rivard, who won gold in the event at Rio 2016, placed second in…

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WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

Terence Crawford is inching closer to the biggest fight of his career. After Top Rank and PBC failed to complete a deal for Crawford to defend his title versus Shawn Porter by Friday’s deadline, the…

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Barcelona’s Jordi Alba to take ‘significant’ pay cut to aid club

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba to take ‘significant’ pay cut to aid club

Jordi Alba has followed Gerard Pique in agreeing to a pay cut to help Barcelona’s drive to decrease their wage bill following years of overspending, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Some reports suggest Alba’s reduced his wages by as…

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Canadian Savannah Sutherland wins bronze in 400-metre hurdles at U20 World Athletics

Canadian Savannah Sutherland wins bronze in 400-metre hurdles at U20 World Athletics

Canadian Savannah Sutherland won bronze in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Sunday. The Borden, Sask. native set a personal best time of 57.27 seconds to collect Canada’s second podium finish…

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Jared Cannonier bests Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision in UFC middleweight contender bout

Jared Cannonier bests Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision in UFC middleweight contender bout

Jared Cannonier has been in the UFC for six years, competing in three weight divisions. He is closer to 40 years old than 30. Yet on Saturday night, the former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employee put…

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Romelu Lukaku scores on return as Chelsea ease past Arsenal

Romelu Lukaku scores on return as Chelsea ease past Arsenal

Romelu Lukaku scored on his return to Chelsea as they eased to an inspiring 2-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday. Lukaku re-joined Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer for a club record fee of £97.5 million and produced a commanding display on…

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Andre De Grasse claims 100m victory with blazing time at Prefontaine Classic

Andre De Grasse claims 100m victory with blazing time at Prefontaine Classic

Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the men’s 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, besting a world class field with a blazing wind-aided time of 9.74 seconds (+2.9). The six-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., beat the stacked…

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Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set for undisputed super middleweight title bout on Nov. 6

Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set for undisputed super middleweight title bout on Nov. 6

In the end, Canelo Alvarez got his man. Boxing’s top star and Caleb Plant have agreed to terms and signed contracts to meet in a November 6 pay-per-view unification fight. The fight will be presented…

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Lionel Messi’s PSG debut won’t be this week vs. Brest

Lionel Messi’s PSG debut won’t be this week vs. Brest

Lionel Messi will not make his Paris Saint-Germain debut on Friday versus Brest, sources have told ESPN’s Julien Laurens, and instead will aim for next week’s match against Reims. The 34-year-old Messi is yet to feature for the…

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No rest for the champion: Andre De Grasse set for return at Prefontaine Classic

No rest for the champion: Andre De Grasse set for return at Prefontaine Classic

Neighbours lined the streets leading to Andre De Grasse’s house in Jacksonville, Fla., their lawns adorned with signs of congratulations. They clapped and waved as Canada’s sprint star returned home from Tokyo after adding another…

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Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz recovering from knee surgery, hopes to fight in December

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz recovering from knee surgery, hopes to fight in December

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and he’s arranged to return to the ring in December, his team told ESPN Knockout. Ruiz…

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Arsenal close to signing Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid in €40m deal

Arsenal close to signing Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid in €40m deal

Arsenal are closing in on a deal worth around €40 million for Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, sources have told ESPN. Personal terms are yet to be finalized but no issues are expected and Arsenal are now confident of…

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Andreescu eliminated, Auger-Aliassime advances at Western & Southern Open

Andreescu eliminated, Auger-Aliassime advances at Western & Southern Open

Bianca Andreescu fell in the second round of the Western & Southern Open women’s draw, while fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round of men’s singles competition on Wednesday. After receiving a first-round bye, seventh-seed…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas won’t get vaccine unless mandated for tennis players

Stefanos Tsitsipas won’t get vaccine unless mandated for tennis players

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas stated he would get the COVID-19 vaccine only if it became mandatory to compete in tennis. While the men’s ATP Tour has publicly encouraged players to get vaccinated, the 23-year-old is among…

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Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund to win German Super Cup

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund to win German Super Cup

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to collect the German Super Cup on Tuesday, continuing a superb run of form that saw him score 41 goals last season in the Bundesliga. “I’d like to…

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Nick Nurse to remain head coach of Canadian men’s basketball team through Paris Olympics

Nick Nurse to remain head coach of Canadian men’s basketball team through Paris Olympics

There were plenty of moments when Nick Nurse was watching the Tokyo Olympics that he couldn’t help but imagine Canada playing there. Nurse and the Canadian men’s basketball team had to watch the Olympics from…

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Will Power ends IndyCar winless drought with fifth victory at Indianapolis road course

Will Power ends IndyCar winless drought with fifth victory at Indianapolis road course

Will Power spent this week seeking redemption. He found it in a familiar spot — on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. Just six days after enduring one of the most frustrating races of his career, Power…

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Manchester City pushing ahead with Harry Kane transfer, willing to break British transfer fee record again

Manchester City pushing ahead with Harry Kane transfer, willing to break British transfer fee record again

Manchester City are pushing ahead with their bid to sign Harry Kane despite continued denials from Tottenham that they are prepared to listen to offers for the striker, sources have told ESPN. City have just over two weeks to complete…

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Kevin Kisner beats Canadian Roger Sloan in 6-man playoff to win Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner beats Canadian Roger Sloan in 6-man playoff to win Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner finally broke his playoff drought to collect the Wyndham Championship. He hopes the victory will help him achieve another milestone — representing the United States in the Ryder Cup. Kisner stuck his approach…

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Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant nearing deal for super middleweight title fight in November

Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant nearing deal for super middleweight title fight in November

Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are nearing a deal for a November bout that would crown an undisputed super middleweight champion, multiple sources told ESPN on Friday. Alvarez-Plant was agreed to last month for Sept.…

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Tottenham beat Man City without Harry Kane as Son Heung-Min nets only goal

Tottenham beat Man City without Harry Kane as Son Heung-Min nets only goal

Nuno Espirito Santo started his tenure as Tottenham Hotspur manager with a 1-0 victory over 2020-21 Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday. Harry Kane, who has been linked with a move to City, wasn’t in the squad for the…

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Canadian Victoria Pickett leads Kansas City to historic NWSL win

Canadian Victoria Pickett leads Kansas City to historic NWSL win

Canadian Victoria Pickett celebrated two historic firsts as Kansas City overpowered the OL Reign 1-0 in NWSL soccer action on Saturday. Pickett scored her first goal in the league in the 73rd minute to send the record-home crowd to…

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Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea from Inter Milan

Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea from Inter Milan

Striker Romelu Lukaku has completed his move to Chelsea from Inter Milan, joining the Premier League side for a second time, the club has revealed. The deal is thought to be worth €115 million, sources told ESPN last week, after Chelsea had a bid rejected for…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas dominates Karen Khachanov to make Toronto quarterfinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas dominates Karen Khachanov to make Toronto quarterfinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated his 23rd birthday Thursday by defeating Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the National Bank Open quarterfinals. The crowd serenaded the No. 3 seed from Greece with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” as…

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Canadian men climb 11 spots in latest FIFA world soccer rankings

Canadian men climb 11 spots in latest FIFA world soccer rankings

Canada has jumped 11 places to No. 59 in the latest FIFA world men’s rankings, on the strength of its performance at the Gold Cup and in World Cup qualifying. The Canadians now rank fifth…

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Manny Pacquiao will fight Yordenis Ugas instead of Errol Spence Jr.

Manny Pacquiao will fight Yordenis Ugas instead of Errol Spence Jr.

Manny Pacquiao will still challenge for a welterweight title on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas — it just won’t be versus Errol Spence Jr. The Filipino senator will now face Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas after a…

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Chelsea beat Villarreal in shootout with two Kepa saves to win UEFA Super Cup

Chelsea beat Villarreal in shootout with two Kepa saves to win UEFA Super Cup

Substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga made two saves in a penalty shootout as Chelsea defeated Villarreal to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night at Windsor Park after the match finished 1-1 after regular and extra time. The annual match between…

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Canada’s Rebecca Marino advances at National Bank Open

Canada’s Rebecca Marino advances at National Bank Open

Rebecca Marino knows she’s been raising eyebrows with her play at the National Bank Open in Montreal this week. First, the 30-year-old wild card entry upset No. 16 seed Madison Keys in consecutive sets to…

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Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray replaces Wawrinka in field for US Open

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1…

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Monaco and PSV progress to the Champions League playoff round, Rangers eliminated

Monaco and PSV progress to the Champions League playoff round, Rangers eliminated

Monaco breezed into the Champions League playoff round with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Sparta Prague on Tuesday as former winners PSV Eindhoven and Benfica also advanced to set up a mouth-watering clash between the two for a group-stage berth. Red Star…