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Max Verstappen masters the rain to win Monaco Grand Prix

Max Verstappen masters the rain to win Monaco Grand Prix

Max Verstappen weathered a rainstorm, impacts with the barriers and pressure from Fernando Alonso to secure victory for Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix. The reigning champion’s winning margin stood at 27.9s by the end of the…

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Leicester, Leeds relegated from Premier League as Everton survive

Leicester, Leeds relegated from Premier League as Everton survive

Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season after Everton ensured their own survival with a narrow victory on Sunday. Leicester put together one of the all-time underdog sports stories when they…

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Leylah Fernandez tops Poland’s Magda Linette in 1st round of French Open

Leylah Fernandez tops Poland’s Magda Linette in 1st round of French Open

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez advanced to the second round of the French Open on Sunday, defeating Magda Linette of Poland 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, in a first-round match in Paris. Fernandez now leads the head-to-head 2-1, having…

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Lewis Hamilton: New Mercedes contract is almost ready; dismisses Ferrari ‘speculation’

Lewis Hamilton: New Mercedes contract is almost ready; dismisses Ferrari ‘speculation’

Lewis Hamilton stated he expects to have a new Mercedes contract signed in the coming weeks while denying rumors he has been approached by Ferrari. The seven-time world champion’s Mercedes deal is due to expire…

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Arne Slot rules himself out of vacant Tottenham job, vows Feyenoord stay

Arne Slot rules himself out of vacant Tottenham job, vows Feyenoord stay

Tottenham suffered a major blow in their search for a new coach, with leading candidate Arne Slot confirming he wants to stay at Feyenoord. ESPN reported earlier this month that Slot had emerged as a serious contender in Spurs’…

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Record-setting runners Ahmed, Levins taking ‘friendly rivalry’ to the road at Ottawa 10K

Record-setting runners Ahmed, Levins taking ‘friendly rivalry’ to the road at Ottawa 10K

Last spring, Moh Ahmed and his Bowerman Track Club teammates were training in downtown Portland, Ore., when he ran into fellow Canadian distance runner Cam Levins, who had just concluded a workout. Unaware his 2012…

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Doc Rivers, Nick Nurse in final 4 to interview for Suns job

Doc Rivers, Nick Nurse in final 4 to interview for Suns job

The Phoenix Suns are advancing four candidates to a final round of interviews this week, including two NBA championship coaches: Nick Nurse and Doc Rivers. Nurse and Rivers will meet with senior leadership along with two rising…

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Jordi Alba to leave Barcelona after 11 years at end of the season

Jordi Alba to leave Barcelona after 11 years at end of the season

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba will leave the Catalan club at the end of the existing season as a free agent, it was revealed on Wednesday. Alba, 34, has a contract with Barca until 2024 but an agreement has…

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Canada draws into group with Spain, Poland for Billie Jean King Cup

Canada draws into group with Spain, Poland for Billie Jean King Cup

Canada has drawn into a group with Spain and Poland at the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup. The international women’s team tennis tournament held its draw on Wednesday. Canada, third-seeded Spain, and Poland will compete…

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McLaren reveals ‘triple crown’ livery for Monaco and Spain

McLaren reveals ‘triple crown’ livery for Monaco and Spain

McLaren has released images of the special livery it will use at the next two races to celebrate its 60-year history and the team’s unique achievement of winning motorsport’s triple crown. The special paintwork takes…

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Bukayo Saka signs new long-term Arsenal contract extension

Bukayo Saka signs new long-term Arsenal contract extension

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium, the club revealed on Tuesday. ESPN reported in February that the 21-year-old was close to agreeing terms with Arsenal after they triggered an option at…

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Canada’s Olympic pursuit in women’s 3×3 basketball gets boost with hiring of coach Kim Gaucher

Canada’s Olympic pursuit in women’s 3×3 basketball gets boost with hiring of coach Kim Gaucher

Reigning Women’s Series champions start season with World Cup next week, Canada’s 3×3 women’s basketball team was nearly perfect last season. They ran through the entire regular season without losing a tournament in which their top…

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Devin Haney edges Vasiliy Lomachenko to retain undisputed title

Devin Haney edges Vasiliy Lomachenko to retain undisputed title

Devin Haney retained his undisputed lightweight championship with a unanimous decision over Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday in a fast-paced fight before a sold-out crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Haney (30-0, 15 KOs), who controlled…

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Borussia Dortmund overtake Bayern in Bundesliga with Haller double

Borussia Dortmund overtake Bayern in Bundesliga with Haller double

Striker Sebastien Haller scored twice as Borussia Dortmund defeated 10-man Augsburg 3-0 on Sunday to take control of the Bundesliga title race going into next week’s season finale. Haller broke the deadlock in the 58th minute and tapped in…

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Canadian men’s rugby 7s team defeat Kenya to survive relegation scare

Canadian men’s rugby 7s team defeat Kenya to survive relegation scare

Alex Russell scored with a minute left to give Canada a dramatic 12-7 victory over Kenya in a relegation playoff final Sunday, preserving the Canadian men’s status as a core team on the HSBC World…

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Daniil Medvedev beats Holger Rune to win Italian Open

Daniil Medvedev beats Holger Rune to win Italian Open

Daniil Medvedev hadn’t won a single match in his three previous appearances at the Italian Open. Now he’s collected the tournament. The Russian defeated rising 20-year-old Danish player Holger Rune 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday for the first clay-court…

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Man City celebrate their fifth Premier League title in six seasons with win vs. Chelsea

Man City celebrate their fifth Premier League title in six seasons with win vs. Chelsea

Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title on Sunday with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. With the trophy already in the bag thanks to Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Pep Guardiola took the chance to rest a…

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Wilm’s double-gold highlights 5-medal day for Canada at Mare Nostrum Swim Tour

Wilm’s double-gold highlights 5-medal day for Canada at Mare Nostrum Swim Tour

Canadian swimmers continued their medal-winning ways in Monaco on Sunday at final event of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour, led by Ingrid Wilm’s double-gold performance. The Calgary native acquired the women’s 100-metre backstroke and as the only…

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Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje to run it back in UFC 291 main event

Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje to run it back in UFC 291 main event

Former UFC interim lightweight champions Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will square off for the second time in a five-round main event at UFC 291, UFC president Dana White revealed on Tuesday. The 155-pound fight is being promoted as…

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Manchester City can ‘visualise’ winning treble now – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City can ‘visualise’ winning treble now – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola stated his Manchester City players can “visualize” the treble after thrashing Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final. City won 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate and are now just three victories…

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The PGA Championship has a Canadian flavor

The PGA Championship has a Canadian flavor

The second men’s golf major of the year tees off Thursday at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y., just an hour and a half drive from the Ontario border. With a record six Canadians in the…

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F1’s Emilia Romagna GP called off amid heavy flooding in Italy

F1’s Emilia Romagna GP called off amid heavy flooding in Italy

This weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, will not go ahead after extreme weather resulted in flooding in the local area, Formula One revealed on Wednesday. F1 held meetings with local authorities and…

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Inter show a maturity in Champions League semifinal defeat of rivals Milan that defies their tragic history

Inter show a maturity in Champions League semifinal defeat of rivals Milan that defies their tragic history

And suddenly, they looked all grown up; freed from the insecurities, brain farts and inferiority complexes that so often derailed them. Inter Milan’s 1-0 win over AC Milan amounts to a 3-0 aggregate triumph over their crosstown rivals and opens…

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Judge homers again amid side-eye controversy to lift Yankees past Blue Jays

Judge homers again amid side-eye controversy to lift Yankees past Blue Jays

Sticky stuff. A dugout quarrel. Growing tension between division rivals and no shortage of drama. The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays delivered again Tuesday with a game that had a bit of everything.…

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. cleared for July 8 bout vs. Eimantas Stanionis

Vergil Ortiz Jr. cleared for July 8 bout vs. Eimantas Stanionis

Vergil Ortiz Jr. will return July 8 vs. Eimantas Stanionis now that he’s recovered from rhabdomyolysis and discovered it was caused by long COVID, Ortiz told ESPN on Thursday. The 147-pound contest — Ortiz’s fourth…

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Jordi Cruyff to leave as Barcelona sporting director at end of season

Jordi Cruyff to leave as Barcelona sporting director at end of season

Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff will leave the team when his contract expires at the end of June, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Cruyff’s decision comes two weeks after director of football Mateu Alemany announced that…

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Summer McIntosh returns to competition after world record-breaking performances at national trials

Summer McIntosh returns to competition after world record-breaking performances at national trials

A month after breaking two world records and another five world junior records at the national swim trials, Canadian phenom Summer McIntosh was back in race mode contesting at the Atlanta Classic this weekend.  But…

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Jayson Tatum’s 51 vs. Sixers sends Celtics back to ECF

Jayson Tatum’s 51 vs. Sixers sends Celtics back to ECF

As Jayson Tatum connected on another 3-pointer midway through the third quarter Sunday — en route to outscoring the Philadelphia 76ers in the period by himself — he turned to a raucous Boston crowd and let out a cathartic…

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Barcelona clinch first LaLiga title since Lionel Messi’s departure

Barcelona clinch first LaLiga title since Lionel Messi’s departure

Barcelona have been crowned LaLiga champions for the first time since 2019 after winning 4-2 away at Espanyol in Sunday’s Catalan derby. Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the first half either side of Alex Balde’s back-post strike to set Barca on their way. Jules…

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Canadian rugby men earn season-best result at France 7s ahead of relegation playoff

Canadian rugby men earn season-best result at France 7s ahead of relegation playoff

Canada ran into a buzz saw in Argentina and lost to host France but still concluded fourth at the HSBC Sevens on Sunday, its best finish on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series this season.…

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