• April 19, 2021

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Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

All systems are go for the Canadian men’s curling championship after the women proved elite curling can happen in a pandemic. Curling Canada says no one tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the Scotties…

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Milan beat Roma to keep pace with Inter in Serie A title race

Milan beat Roma to keep pace with Inter in Serie A title race

Leaders Inter Milan have cruised past Genoa 3-0 before cross-town rivals AC Milan won 2-1 in a classic at Roma to stay four-points behind in the battle for Serie A supremacy. Nerazzurri ace Romelu Lukaku…

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Victor Oladipo turned down 2-year, $45.2 million extension from Houston Rockets

Victor Oladipo turned down 2-year, $45.2 million extension from Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before summer free agency, sources told ESPN. As expected, Oladipo is pursuing a longer-term deal, sources…

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Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

After dodging COVID-19 for almost half of the NBA campaign, the Toronto Raptors have been dealt a big blow. The NBA called off Toronto’s game versus the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to…

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Nets rout Magic 129-92, run NBA-leading win streak to eight

Nets rout Magic 129-92, run NBA-leading win streak to eight

Kyrie Irving had 27 points and nine assists, James Harden scored 20 points and the Nets extended their longest winning streak since moving to Brooklyn to eight matches with a 129-92 rout of the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. The…

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Aubameyang double helps Arsenal reach round of 16 in dramatic fashion

Aubameyang double helps Arsenal reach round of 16 in dramatic fashion

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck a late winner as Arsenal dug deep to defeated Benfica 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate to reach the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday. When a dreadful mistake by Dani Ceballos just past…

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Thierry Henry, citing family, steps down as CF Montreal head coach

Thierry Henry, citing family, steps down as CF Montreal head coach

CF Montreal lost a head coach and Major League Soccer said goodbye to a marquee name with news Thursday that Thierry Henry was stepping down. Citing family reasons, the 43-year-old former star striker stated he…

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Fury to fight twice in ’21, hoping for Joshua

Fury to fight twice in ’21, hoping for Joshua

WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he will absolutely fight twice in 2021, regardless of whether a megafight versus Anthony Joshua comes together. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has not stepped into the ring for…

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Bayern Munich’s Musiala opts for Germany over England

Bayern Munich’s Musiala opts for Germany over England

Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala has decided to play for the Germany national team instead of England after a talk with head coach Joachim Low, he stated on Wednesday. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder became the youngest English scorer in the Champions League…

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Montreal Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien

Montreal Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien

The Montreal Canadiens have fired head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller. The team revealed that Dominique Ducharme will serve as interim head coach and Alex Burrows has joined the coaching staff. Luke Richardson and Stéphane Waite…

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Atletico Madrid’s Oblak plays down crisis talk: ‘We’ll get through this’

Atletico Madrid’s Oblak plays down crisis talk: ‘We’ll get through this’

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak has denied Atletico Madrid are facing a “crisis” after a 1-0 Champions League loss to Chelsea on Tuesday saw the La Liga leaders lose back-to-back games for the first time this campaign. The round-of-16 first leg result in…

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Milwaukee Brewers sign Travis Shaw to minor league deal

Milwaukee Brewers sign Travis Shaw to minor league deal

Travis Shaw is back in Milwaukee to give the Brewers one more option for their unsettled situation at third base. The Brewers revealed Tuesday that Shaw has signed a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major…

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Alysha Newman targets indoor Canadian record

Alysha Newman targets indoor Canadian record

Alysha Newman was back to her old self, laughing, poking fun at her best friends and fellow pole vaulters on a drive to an indoor competition, and no longer doubting her place in the sport.…

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Ronaldo double, McKennie strike sees Juventus cruise past Crotone

Ronaldo double, McKennie strike sees Juventus cruise past Crotone

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus strolled to a 3-0 home victory over bottom side Crotone in Serie A on Monday, with the victory taking the champions up to third in the standings. Juve were a little sluggish to get…

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Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as the franchise’s new coach Monday. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday, clearing the way for Minnesota to eschew an interim coach and move…

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Quebec rookies led by Laurie St-Georges hit their stride at Scotties

Quebec rookies led by Laurie St-Georges hit their stride at Scotties

Quebec’s rookie team at the Canadian women’s curling championship injected intrigue into its pool Monday. Laurie St-Georges handed Wild Card One its first loss. Quebec pulled the foursome skipped by Chelsea Carey back into the…

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Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart hopes to return for start of second half of season

Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart hopes to return for start of second half of season

Unfortunately for the Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart’s return to game action still appears to be a few weeks away. Smart, who has been out since late January due to a left calf strain, is anticipated to be out…

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Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

Recurring leg injury forces Andreescu out of 3 more tournaments

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu will miss three upcoming tournaments with a leg injury. Andreescu’s agent, Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, confirmed her withdrawal from tournaments in Doha and Dubai in an email to The Canadian…

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Bale scores, assists Son as Tottenham beat Wolfsberger in Europa League

Bale scores, assists Son as Tottenham beat Wolfsberger in Europa League

Gareth Bale scored one goal and created another as Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash with Austrian side Wolfsberger on Thursday. The Welshman, whose starts have mainly been…

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant named NBA All-Star Game captains

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant named NBA All-Star Game captains

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant were named the captains for next month’s NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night. James and Durant will pick their respective teams from the remaining 22 All-Stars on March 4 after…

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Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Norman Powell’s efficiency ensured the Toronto Raptors would extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ longest skid in four years. Powell matched a season high with 29 points, Pascal Siakam had 27 and the Raptors defeat Milwaukee 110-96…

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Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4, advances to Australian Open final

Once again, Serena Williams came within reach of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, playing well enough to get to the closing days of a major tournament. And once again, Williams couldn’t quite get it done,…

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Porto pounce on Ronaldo, Juventus to win first leg of Champions League tilt

Porto pounce on Ronaldo, Juventus to win first leg of Champions League tilt

Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega propelled FC Porto to their first ever triumph over Juventus in the Champions League after they secured a 2-1 victory over the Italian champions in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday. On…

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Canada, U.S. set to renew rivalry at SheBelieves Cup in Orlando

Canada, U.S. set to renew rivalry at SheBelieves Cup in Orlando

History and the world rankings are on his side when it comes to playing Canada. But U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski wasn’t providing any bulletin-board material ahead of Thursday’s match between the North American rivals at…

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Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Karolina Muchova outlasts No. 1 Ash Barty to reach Australian Open semifinals

Top-ranked Ash Barty built a big lead in her quarterfinal match at the Australian Open before her opponent took an injury timeout and left the court. More than an hour later, it was Barty heading abruptly out…

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James, Lakers, minus Davis, fend off Timberwolves 112-104

James, Lakers, minus Davis, fend off Timberwolves 112-104

The Los Angeles Lakers strengthened their rotation during the abbreviated offseason, realizing that defending their NBA title amid the ongoing pandemic would require ample depth. The absence of Anthony Davis will give their enhanced roster an extended test. LeBron…

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VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam added 23 and the Toronto Raptors withstood the loss of Kyle Lowry to defeat the slumping Milwaukee Bucks 124-113 on Tuesday night. Lowry exited with a sore left…

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Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Ronald Koeman has stated he doesn’t consider there is a team in better form than his Barcelona side going into Tuesday’s Champions League game versus Paris Saint-Germain. Barca beat Alaves 5-1 on Saturday and welcome PSG to Camp…

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Blake Griffin to sit while Detroit Pistons weigh trade, buyout options for former NBA All-Star

Blake Griffin to sit while Detroit Pistons weigh trade, buyout options for former NBA All-Star

Six-time NBA All-Star forward Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons have agreed that he will be out of the lineup until the franchise and his representatives work through a resolution on his playing future, Pistons general manager Troy Weaver…

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Canadian goalkeeper Rylee Foster enjoying life at Liverpool

Canadian goalkeeper Rylee Foster enjoying life at Liverpool

The 22-year-old goalkeeper from Cambridge, Ont., is a year into her career with the Liverpool FC women. Her love for the storied club pre-dates that, however. Foster’s grandparents were born in Wavertree, a part of…