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Canada’s Marino takes upset victory in 1st round of National Bank Open

Canada’s Marino takes upset victory in 1st round of National Bank Open

Canada’s Rebecca Marino pulled off her biggest victory since returning to tennis, upsetting World No. 26 Madison Keys of the United States in consecutive sets on Monday at the National Bank Open. The 30-year-old Marino…

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Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the US Open. The withdrawals by…

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Andre De Grasse sets Canadian record, will run for Olympic gold in men’s 200m final

Andre De Grasse sets Canadian record, will run for Olympic gold in men’s 200m final

Andre De Grasse just keeps getting faster at the Olympics. And now he’s eyeing his second medal in Tokyo and the fifth of his Olympic career. The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., burned up the Olympic…

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Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Oleksiak earns historic medal No. 7 as Canadian women win bronze in 4x100m medley relay

Penny Oleksiak is now Canada’s most decorated Olympian, captivating her seventh medal — a bronze — in the women’s 4×100-metre medley relay Sunday morning in Tokyo.  But in the celebration and excitement of the historic moment,…

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Five years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Penny Oleksiak won gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle with a time of 52.70 seconds.  In Tokyo on Friday morning, she set a Canadian record…

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Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Canada’s Maude Charron wins Olympic weightlifting gold

Maude Charron has won a gold medal in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting. She lifted 105 kg in the snatch, and 131 in the clean and jerk to collect Canada’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Charron…

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Kylie Masse loses Olympic backstroke record minutes after winning heat

Kylie Masse loses Olympic backstroke record minutes after winning heat

Kylie Masse capped a unforgettable Sunday for Canada’s swim team. The two-time world champion set an Olympic record in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, winning in 58.17 seconds, only to see American rival Regan Smith (57.96)…

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Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

Canada makes long-awaited return to Olympic softball diamond with shutout win

After waiting 689 days since its last international softball game and enduring a pandemic, the Canadian women’s softball team didn’t miss a beat, defeating Mexico 4-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2020…

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De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

De Grasse 4th for 2nd straight Diamond League 100m race leading into Olympics

Trayvon Bromell continues to demonstrate he’ll be the man to defeat in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. The American sprinter won for the sixth time in seven races in the event this season,…

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De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

De Grasse gets final test against Olympic-calibre field ahead of Tokyo

Andre De Grasse is in the final stages of Olympic preparation but will get a last look at some of the competition in a strong 100-metre field headed to Tokyo at Tuesday’s Müller British Grand Prix…

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Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Shapovalov sets up Wimbledon semis clash with Djokovic

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to his first Grand Slam semifinal after posting a 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, seeded 10th at the All England…

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Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas after humiliating loss in D.C.

Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas after humiliating loss in D.C.

Toronto FC fired head coach Chris Armas on Sunday in the wake of a humiliating 7-1 loss at D.C. United, the club’s sixth-consecutive defeat. Under the first-year coach, Toronto (1-8-2) is winless in seven and…

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Davies, Akinola highlight Canada’s Gold Cup squad, David among key omissions

Davies, Akinola highlight Canada’s Gold Cup squad, David among key omissions

At just 20-years old, Alphonso Davies is already a CONCACAF Gold Cup veteran. The star Bayern Munich left back highlights a group of 12 returning players on Canada’s 23-man roster for the championship for teams…

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Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Unselfish basketball, a balanced attack and solid defense were key factors in a commanding Canadian victory against China Wednesday night at the Olympic basketball qualifying event in Victoria. A day after grinding out an opening…

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Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason has often shied away from sizing up the high jump competition ahead of major championships, but two weeks ago he watched online as five men reached or surpassed 2.30 metres in Florence, Italy.…

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Canadian women’s basketball team learns tough Olympic lessons after disappointing AmeriCup

Canadian women’s basketball team learns tough Olympic lessons after disappointing AmeriCup

From 16 months without a game to seven contests in eight days, the Canadian women’s basketball team made its return to the court last week at the FIBA AmeriCup. Canada, which collected gold in two…

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With Olympic dream on the line, Canada’s best swimmers must hold for applause

With Olympic dream on the line, Canada’s best swimmers must hold for applause

While many sporting events around the world have returned to pre-pandemic normalcy – with packed stadiums and raucous crowds – COVID-19 still looms large over the 2021 Canadian swim trials. Toronto’s cavernous Pan Am Sports Centre,…

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Aislinn Konig catches fire from deep to send Canada rolling into AmeriCup semis

Aislinn Konig catches fire from deep to send Canada rolling into AmeriCup semis

Aislinn Konig had a game-high 23 points as Canada crushed the Dominican Republic 90-53 in quarter-final action at the FIBA AmeriCup women’s basketball tournament on Thursday. Canada is now 5-0 at the event. With the…

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Canada’s Auger-Aliassime shocks Federer on grass in Wimbledon tune-up

Canada’s Auger-Aliassime shocks Federer on grass in Wimbledon tune-up

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime earned one of the biggest triumphs of his career Wednesday by topping Swiss star Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Noventi Open. It was the first career…

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Auger-Aliassime rebounds in Round 1 of Halle Open after Stuttgart final loss

Auger-Aliassime rebounds in Round 1 of Halle Open after Stuttgart final loss

Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Halle Open in Germany on Tuesday. It was the second victory in as many matches for the 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime versus the…

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Canadian women’s basketball team remains perfect at AmeriCup

Canadian women’s basketball team remains perfect at AmeriCup

It was another another rout for Canada’s women’s basketball team at the FIBA AmeriCup tournament. Shaina Pellington scored 21 points as the world No. 4-ranked Canadians trounced El Salvador 98-41 to improve to 3-0 on…

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Larin scores lone goal as Canada shuts out Haiti in World Cup qualifiers

Larin scores lone goal as Canada shuts out Haiti in World Cup qualifiers

A challenging trip to Haiti ended Saturday with a victory and a valuable away goal for Canada in its quest to advance in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The 70th-ranked Canadian men put on a composed,…

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Canadian defender Scott Kennedy turns heads in debut with national team

Canadian defender Scott Kennedy turns heads in debut with national team

As first impressions go, Canadian defender Scott Kennedy hit it out of the park. Canada coach John Herdman, who had talked up the uncapped Kennedy in the leadup to Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier versus…

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Jessica Klimkait becomes Canada’s 2nd judo world champion, qualifies for Olympics

Jessica Klimkait becomes Canada’s 2nd judo world champion, qualifies for Olympics

Jessica Klimkait of Whitby, Ont., qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in judo and collected a world title in a span of two hours on Tuesday. The 24-year-old defeated Momo Tamaoki of Japan by waza-ari in the women’s…

LPGA Tour’s Canadian stop cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

The LPGA Tour’s lone Canadian stop will not take place for the second year in a row because of border restrictions and logistical challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Golf Canada revealed Wednesday the CP Women’s…

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Canada collapses late in 4th set en route to 4th straight loss in women’s volleyball

Canada collapses late in 4th set en route to 4th straight loss in women’s volleyball

Canada’s women remain winless in their Volleyball Nations League debut. They appeared on their win to snapping a 0-3 skid with a six-point lead over Turkey late in the fourth set Monday but suffered a…

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Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Call it the last opportunity to impress. Call it crunch time. For members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, there are few opportunities left to crack the 18-player roster for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics…

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Canada’s Corey Conners takes 2-stroke lead after opening round of PGA Championship

Canada’s Corey Conners takes 2-stroke lead after opening round of PGA Championship

Amid the wind and the havoc at Kiawah Island, there was a semblance of simplicity to the way Corey Conners navigated his way around the Ocean Course for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead…

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Canada splits 2 games at world mixed doubles curling championship

Canada splits 2 games at world mixed doubles curling championship

Canada’s Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue remain tied at the top the Group A standings after splitting a pair of matches on Wednesday at the world mixed curling doubles championships in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Canadians lost…

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Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Serbia Open. Fernandez, from Laval, Que., defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA Tour clay-court event…