• October 16, 2021

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Djokovic withdraws, then plays in Adelaide despite hand injury

Djokovic withdraws, then plays in Adelaide despite hand injury

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition due to a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was planned to…

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Liverpool to sign Preston North End defender Ben Davies

Liverpool to sign Preston North End defender Ben Davies

Liverpool have eased their defensive problems by agreeing a £2 million deal for Preston North End defender Ben Davies, sources have told ESPN. Davies, 25, will undergo a medical in Liverpool on Monday before completing the transfer,…

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Canadian freestyle skier Evan McEachran wins X Games slopestyle bronze

Canadian freestyle skier Evan McEachran wins X Games slopestyle bronze

Canadian freestyle skier Evan McEachran reached the X Games podium a second consecutive year taking bronze in men’s slopestyle Sunday. The 23-year-old from Oakville, Ont., placed third behind winner Nick Goepper of the U.S., and…

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Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders agree to title unification bout in May

Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders agree to title unification bout in May

Super middleweight world titleholders Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders have agreed to a title unification fight in May, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Mark Kriegel on Thursday. Alvarez already is calendared to face Avni Yildirim…

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Spurs’ Kane, Liverpool’s Matip suffer ankle injuries in Reds’ win

Spurs’ Kane, Liverpool’s Matip suffer ankle injuries in Reds’ win

Tottenham Hotspur star forward Harry Kane is anticipated to be out “a few weeks” after injuring both ankles in his side’s 3-1 home loss to Liverpool, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho told reporters. Kane was subbed off at half-time…

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Canada’s Antony Auclair part of Buccaneers team prepping to face K.C. in Super Bowl

Canada’s Antony Auclair part of Buccaneers team prepping to face K.C. in Super Bowl

Canadian tight end Antony Auclair is still having issues accepting that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in their home city. The Buccaneers…

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Chelsea fails to impress in Tuchel’s first game

Chelsea fails to impress in Tuchel’s first game

Chelsea started life under Thomas Tuchel with an uninspired goalless draw versus Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. A day after replacing Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hotseat Tuchel was left with much to ponder as his side…

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McLaren fires up new Mercedes engine for first time

McLaren fires up new Mercedes engine for first time

McLaren has fired up its new Mercedes Formula One engine for the first time. McLaren and Mercedes have rekindled their former partnership for 2021 and beyond. McLaren ran Renault engines from 2018 until last year.…

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Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

Canada’s Rebecca Marino ‘feels like different person’ ahead of 1st major in 8 years

It’s been eight years since Rebecca Marino participated in a Grand Slam, and the Canadian says she “feels like a different person.” Marino, the 30-year-old from Vancouver, is set to play the main draw of…

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Manchester City thrash West Brom to go top of Premier League

Manchester City thrash West Brom to go top of Premier League

A first-half brace by Ilkay Gundogan helped send Manchester City top of the Premier League in a 5-0 drubbing of West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. The visitors wasted no time taking the lead, turning their early pressure…

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James now MVP favorite at some sportsbooks

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James now MVP favorite at some sportsbooks

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is now the NBA MVP betting favorite or runner-up at most sportsbooks, thanks to an unexpected commitment to the regular season that has led the Lakers to the league’s best record. The…

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35 mixed doubles curling teams to compete for world berth in Calgary bubble

35 mixed doubles curling teams to compete for world berth in Calgary bubble

With Canada’s Olympic hopes potentially riding on the winning team, an elite field of 35 teams will be in the bubble in Calgary for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by…

Premier League
Chelsea to confirm Thomas Tuchel as new manager after Frank Lampard sacking

Chelsea to confirm Thomas Tuchel as new manager after Frank Lampard sacking

Thomas Tuchel will be the next Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard was sacked this Monday. The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has already been lined up to take over at Stamford Bridge after Roman Abramovich feared irrevocable damage to the campaign. It is understood…

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul George out for Clippers-Hawks due to coronavirus protocols

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George out for Clippers-Hawks due to coronavirus protocols

The Los Angeles Clippers ruled out stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Monday for Tuesday’s road game versus the Atlanta Hawks, citing the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Tuesday marks the first of six road games in nine days for…

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Canadian Jack Crawford finishes career-high 6th in World Cup super-G

Canadian Jack Crawford finishes career-high 6th in World Cup super-G

Following a weekend full of delays and postponements on the classic Kitzbühel downhill track, the Canadian team shone with Jack Crawford leading the way. The Toronto native ended with a career-best sixth-place finish Monday giving teammates Jeff Read…

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Poirier shocks Mcgregor with TKO in 2nd round

Poirier shocks Mcgregor with TKO in 2nd round

Many felt like Dustin Poirier was going to be nothing more than a body for Conor McGregor in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 257. Poirier had other plans in mind, using damaging calf kicks…

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Manchester United defeat Liverpool in FA Cup

Manchester United defeat Liverpool in FA Cup

Bruno Fernandes scored a fabulous late free kick as Manchester United dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood also got themselves on the scoresheet as United booked their place into the fifth…

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Reece Howden earns 3rd ski cross win in 4 races on World Cup Tour

Reece Howden earns 3rd ski cross win in 4 races on World Cup Tour

Reece Howden made it back-to-back ski cross triumphs on the World Cup Tour in Sunday’s big final at Idre Fjäll, Sweden. The 22-year-old from Cultus Lake, B.C., was back to his usual self, leading from…

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Barcelona defeat Cornella in extra time, advance to Copa del Rey last 16

Barcelona defeat Cornella in extra time, advance to Copa del Rey last 16

Extra-time strikes from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite allowed Barcelona to edge past stubborn third division neighbors Cornella 2-0 and reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Barcelona missed two penalties in normal time, with midfielder Miralem Pjanic being…

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Big bets come in on Conor McGregor for Dustin Poirier bout

Big bets come in on Conor McGregor for Dustin Poirier bout

A few large bets have already shown up on Conor McGregor, and his odds are on the move ahead of Saturday’s UFC 257 main event that’s anticipated to draw significant betting interest at sportsbooks. McGregor is a consensus…

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Canada’s Gilgeous-Alexander giving Thunder hope with breakout season

Canada’s Gilgeous-Alexander giving Thunder hope with breakout season

Some Thunder fans consider tanking to get higher draft picks is the way back to contention. Apparently, the team disagrees. Oklahoma City was anticipated by experts to be one of the NBA’s worst teams this…

F1
McLaren signs option to join Formula E from 2022-23 season

McLaren signs option to join Formula E from 2022-23 season

McLaren Racing have signed an option to compete in the electric Formula E championship from 2022-23, the Formula One team revealed on Monday. The British-based team will spend 2021 assessing the feasibility of joining the…

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Ronaldo on target as Juventus earn Supercup win over Napoli

Ronaldo on target as Juventus earn Supercup win over Napoli

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to defeat Napoli 2-0 to earn the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions. Napoli, who beat Juventus in the final to…

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Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball says it is disappointed with sanctions handed down by basketball’s international governing body after the country pulled out of two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying matches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA…

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Milan sign Mandzukic on Ibrahimovic-style six-month deal

Milan sign Mandzukic on Ibrahimovic-style six-month deal

AC Milan have signed former Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic on six-month deal until the end of the campaign. The Croatian spent four years in Turin, where he acquired the Serie A title in each season as well as the Coppa…

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Kyrie Irving rejoins Brooklyn Nets, says he ‘just needed a pause’

Kyrie Irving rejoins Brooklyn Nets, says he ‘just needed a pause’

Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday after two weeks away from the team. “I’m back, I’m happy to be back,” Irving told reporters. “And we got some great pieces and we just move on and I…

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Brooke Henderson taking lessons from pared-down 2020 into new season

Brooke Henderson taking lessons from pared-down 2020 into new season

Brooke Henderson’s breakneck pace of nearly 30 tournaments a season was slashed to a pedestrian 10 in 2020 due to COVID-19. But the 23-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., said she found a silver lining in…

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PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has stated the club is interested in signing Lionel Messi as his contract with Barcelona comes to an end this summer. The Argentina international has been free to negotiate with clubs outside of Spain since Jan. 1…

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Cleveland Cavaliers look to trade or waive Kevin Porter Jr. after outburst

Cleveland Cavaliers look to trade or waive Kevin Porter Jr. after outburst

The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to trade or waive 2019 first-round pick Kevin Porter Jr., sources confirmed to ESPN. Porter hasn’t played and has largely been away from the team this campaign for what has been termed personal…

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Kripps, Stones earn back-to-back bobsleigh bronze, leading Canadian 4-man crew

Kripps, Stones earn back-to-back bobsleigh bronze, leading Canadian 4-man crew

Canada’s Justin Kripps and Cam Stones picked up their second bronze medals at the World Cup stop in St. Moritz, while German sleds swept the gold medals in Sunday’s races. Francesco Friedrich earned gold in…