• October 16, 2021

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Lukaku double helps Inter beat Lazio to go top

Lukaku double helps Inter beat Lazio to go top

Internazionale’s Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up another goal as they beat visitors Lazio 3-1 on Sunday to move a point above AC Milan at the top of the Serie A standings. Lukaku opened the scoring with a penalty in…

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Canadian men pull out important win over Brazil to open water polo Olympic qualifier

Canadian men pull out important win over Brazil to open water polo Olympic qualifier

In a match many contemplated a must-win for Canada, five men scored twice in a tournament-opening 11-7 triumph over Brazil on Sunday at the FINA water polo Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Sean Spooner had a…

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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis aggravates Achilles issue

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis aggravates Achilles issue

Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis aggravated tendinosis in his right Achilles, causing swelling, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and was held out of the second half of Sunday’s 122-105 loss at the Denver Nuggets. Davis missed two…

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UFC 258 preview Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns

UFC 258 preview Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns

Kamaru Usman will defend his belt once again at UFC 258 versus former teammate Gilbert Burns. Both men trained together under coach Henri Hooft for the last ten years. Usman recently left his team when this fight was revealed. Moving…

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Serena Williams outlasts challenge from teen Anastasia Potapova to advance at Australian Open

Serena Williams outlasts challenge from teen Anastasia Potapova to advance at Australian Open

Serena Williams will be part of the weekend action at the Australian Open. Spectators will not. Williams overcame erratic strokes and two set points to defeat Anastasia Potapova 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday and advance to the…

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Alphonso Davies, Bayern capture Club World Cup to add to trophy haul

Alphonso Davies, Bayern capture Club World Cup to add to trophy haul

Bayern Munich defeated Tigres 1-0 to win the Club World Cup on Thursday for its sixth title under coach Hansi Flick, hours after midfielder Thomas Muller tested positive for the coronavirus. In front of a…

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Portuguese Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar in 2021

Portuguese Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar in 2021

Portugal’s Algarve circuit is set to return to the Formula One calendar this season, taking the vacant slot left by Vietnam on May 2. The BBC and Sky Sports television stated teams would be told…

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Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the court for the first time since mid-January to play versus the LA Clippers on Wednesday. Towns, who hadn’t played since Jan. 13, returned from reconditioning after a stint in the NBA’s health…

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Canadian women’s soccer coach Priestman approaching SheBelieves Cup as Tokyo tune-up

Canadian women’s soccer coach Priestman approaching SheBelieves Cup as Tokyo tune-up

A few days into training for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup in the warmth of Orlando, Florida, the Canadian women’s soccer team has shared the requisite happy tears, belly laughs and of course, the shake-off-the-rust practice…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is still the UFC’s undefeated lightweight champion, although even he considers the belt should belong to Dustin Poirier. Speaking to Match TV, Nurmagomedov (29-0) stated he believes Poirier “deserves” to be the UFC’s 155-pound champion,…

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Ronaldo, Juventus hold Internazionale to reach Coppa Italia final

Ronaldo, Juventus hold Internazionale to reach Coppa Italia final

Juventus have moved on to the Coppa Italia final after a 0-0 draw with Internazionale in Turin saw them advance 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night. Andrea Pirlo’s side came into the tie with a 2-1 advantage from the…

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Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Bianca Andreescu ousted from Australian Open in 2nd round by unseeded Hsieh

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu made a second-round exit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, dropping a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei at Melbourne Park. The eighth-seeded Canadian struggled from the start versus her 71st-ranked…

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Man United’s Pogba ruled out for ‘few weeks’ with thigh injury

Man United’s Pogba ruled out for ‘few weeks’ with thigh injury

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to be sidelined “for a few weeks,” according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after picking up an injury in the 3-3 draw with Everton. Pogba hobbled off at the end…

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Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen out 2-4 weeks with shoulder sprain

Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen out 2-4 weeks with shoulder sprain

The Chicago Bulls were hit with another injury blow after an MRI confirmed that forward Lauri Markkanen will miss two to four weeks with a sprained shoulder. The Bulls revealed the injury Monday, saying that Markkanen has a sprained…

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez eliminated from Australian Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez has been ousted from the Australian Open. The 18-year-old Fernandez was dropped in consecutive-sets on Tuesday in the first round by 18th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium. Mertens took the match 6-1,…

Liverpool’s Klopp after Man City thrashing: Top four is ‘main target’

Manchester City opened up a commanding five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a 4-1 triumph at Liverpool for whom keeper Alisson endured a Sunday afternoon to…

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Doncic tops Curry in duel as Mavericks beat Warriors 134-132

Doncic tops Curry in duel as Mavericks beat Warriors 134-132

Luka Doncic couldn’t top Stephen Curry’s shoulder shimmy, or the second-best scoring night of the Golden State star’s career. The Dallas sensation led his Mavericks to victory, though, and helped them stop a six-game home losing streak.…

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Canada’s Deanne Rose ready for ’emotional,’ whirlwind 2021 soccer season

Canada’s Deanne Rose ready for ’emotional,’ whirlwind 2021 soccer season

In a span of two short weeks, Canadian soccer striker Deanne Rose went from getting ready for the second half of her senior year at the University of Florida, to being chosen in the first…

Chelsea defeats Tottenham in London Derby

Jose Mourinho was right: It is easy to manage Chelsea, especially if their adversaries play like his Tottenham Hotspur team did in a 1-0 loss to the Blues. The Tottenham manager had a wry smile on his face when…

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Tommy La Stella reaches 3-year, $18.75M deal with San Francisco Giants

Tommy La Stella reaches 3-year, $18.75M deal with San Francisco Giants

Farhan Zaidi heard from his old Oakland executive counterparts Billy Beane and David Forst just how much Tommy La Stella meant to the American League West champion Athletics during the 2020 stretch run. Zaidi could follow the veteran infielder’s…

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Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

The Toronto Raptors have signed general manager Bobby Webster to a multi-year contract extension, the team informed on Thursday. The extension for Webster has been in the works for some time, as president Masai Ujiri has discussed…

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Floyd Mayweather bout vs. YouTuber Logan Paul postponed

Floyd Mayweather bout vs. YouTuber Logan Paul postponed

The return of Floyd “Money” Mayweather will have to wait — for now. His much-anticipated exhibition fight initially set for Feb. 20 versus YouTube personality Logan Paul has been postponed to a later date, according…

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Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona needed a rousing comeback and extra time to defeat Granada, 5-3, and moves on to the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday. Despite Barca dominating the opening half-hour, Granada scored totally versus the run of…

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Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez wins easily in 1st-round match at Grampians Trophy

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez wins easily in 1st-round match at Grampians Trophy

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez defeated 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Grampians Trophy on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., won 70.6 per cent of her…

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Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios has breathed a sigh of relief after making a typically lively return to tennis following a near year-long hiatus. Kyrgios overcame a leg injury to reach the second round of an Australian Open warm-up…

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Ronaldo scores two as Juventus beat Inter in Coppa Italia semifinal first leg

Ronaldo scores two as Juventus beat Inter in Coppa Italia semifinal first leg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to defeat Inter Milan 2-1 at the San Siro in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal on Tuesday. Inter started off the better team and took the lead…

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VanVleet sets new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points in a single game

VanVleet sets new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points in a single game

Fred VanVleet, hitting 11 three-pointers, put on a show with a franchise-record 54 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic 123-108 on Tuesday. The Raptors’ previous single-game scoring record was 52 points, set…

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Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Just a little more than a week after his career-defining victory over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has not yet decided on his next move. There is one thing that is paramount in his mind over all else, though: becoming…

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Mick Schumacher drives for Ferrari at Fiorano

Mick Schumacher drives for Ferrari at Fiorano

Mick Schumacher completed an afternoon of testing with Ferrari at Italian circuit Fiorano ahead of his rookie Formula One campaign. Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, is part of the Ferrari driver academy and…

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Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will wait just a tiny bit longer to contest her first WTA match in over a year, as she has decided to withdraw from this week’s upcoming Grampians Trophy…