• June 18, 2021

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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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David nets hat trick as Canada blanks Suriname to advance in World Cup qualifying

David nets hat trick as Canada blanks Suriname to advance in World Cup qualifying

John Herdman figured if Canada could weather an opening push from a revamped Suriname side, his team’s quality would show through in a do-or-die World Cup qualifying match. The Canadian coach read it right. After…

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Durant, Irving carry Nets in opener after Harden hurt

Durant, Irving carry Nets in opener after Harden hurt

Kevin Durant knew something was wrong when the Brooklyn Nets were trying to run a play and James Harden wasn’t in the right place. Moments later, Harden wasn’t even in the game, forced to leave with a right hamstring injury…

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Canada blast Aruba to set crucial World Cup qualifier against Suriname

Canada blast Aruba to set crucial World Cup qualifier against Suriname

Canada made short work of Aruba on Saturday night, rolling to a 7-0 triumph to set the stage for a showdown with Suriname on Tuesday. “Job done,” said Canada coach John Herdman, noting an intrasquad…

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Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona’s coach next season following weeks of uncertainty surrounding his future, president Joan Laporta confirmed on Thursday. Laporta had said a “period of reflection” was needed after two wins in their…

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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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Rose, Randle rally Knicks past Hawks to tie series at 1-1

Rose, Randle rally Knicks past Hawks to tie series at 1-1

Down 13 points, the New York Knicks needed a change in the second half beyond starting Derrick Rose. They needed the Julius Randle they saw in the regular season. Rose scored 26 points, Randle shook off a miserable first half…

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s European Championship 2020 squad by coach Luis Enrique. The 35-year-old is his country’s most-capped player, with 180 appearances for Spain since making his debut in March 2005. Luis Enrique confirmed on…

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De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

Andre De Grasse would be the first to say an explosive start in the 100 metres hasn’t been his greatest strength in a successful sprint career, and hours spent poring over race footage during the pandemic…

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Anthony Davis days away from return, LeBron James progressing to ‘light work’ on court

Anthony Davis days away from return, LeBron James progressing to ‘light work’ on court

Anthony Davis is days away from making his return from a nearly nine-week absence and LeBron James has progressed to “light work” on the court, Lakers coach Frank Vogel stated before his team’s game versus the Utah Jazz on Monday.…

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Felix Auger-Aliassime adds Rafael Nadal’s uncle to coaching team

Felix Auger-Aliassime adds Rafael Nadal’s uncle to coaching team

Toni Nadal, the man who masterminded nephew Rafa’s amazing career, is returning to the Tour as part of the coaching team of Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime. Nadal, 60, opted to step down as Rafa’s coach…

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Stephen Curry returns with 32 points in Golden State Warriors’ win despite lingering tailbone pain

Stephen Curry returns with 32 points in Golden State Warriors’ win despite lingering tailbone pain

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry scored 32 points, dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds in Monday’s 116-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls — making his return from a tailbone injury that much sweeter for a Warriors group that…

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Canadian Olympic men’s soccer hopes dashed by Mexico in Tokyo qualifier

Canadian Olympic men’s soccer hopes dashed by Mexico in Tokyo qualifier

Canada faced a mammoth mission in its bid for its first Olympic men’s soccer berth in nearly four decades — it needed to defeat a Mexican powerhouse on their home soil, something no Canadian team…

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Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Stephen Silas walked off the court at halftime thinking he’d seen a sign. Danuel House Jr. swished a 51-footer at the buzzer, sending the Rockets to the locker room on a high after 20 consecutive…

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Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

The Toronto Raptors seem to have put their health troubles behind them — finally. Raptors coach Nick Nurse had his full roster at practice on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, which is…

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Atlanta Hawks fire coach Lloyd Pierce

Atlanta Hawks fire coach Lloyd Pierce

Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce was fired on Monday, given the hook less than halfway into a season that carried heightened expectations before being hampered by injuries. Atlanta president and general manager Travis Schlenk revealed the move…

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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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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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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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PSG axe Tuchel; Pochettino to take over

PSG axe Tuchel; Pochettino to take over

Paris Saint-Germain have fired coach Thomas Tuchel with former Tottenham boss and ex-PSG defender Mauricio Pochettino lined up as his substitute, according to various media reports on Thursday. The French champions declined to make any…

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Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Malachi Flynn sits with Fred VanVleet every morning, peppering the veteran guard with questions about the NBA game. Since he was drafted 29th overall just three weeks ago, Flynn hasn’t had the luxury of casual…

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Ole Solskjaer wants Daniel James sale, United board unsure

Ole Solskjaer wants Daniel James sale, United board unsure

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to sell winger Daniel James to fund a late move for Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN, but is yet to convince the club’s hierarchy to sanction a potential £25 million…

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Raptors’ Nurse ‘decompressing’ after playoff loss, says contract extension was ‘easy’

Raptors’ Nurse ‘decompressing’ after playoff loss, says contract extension was ‘easy’

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is still taking time to “decompress” after a strange NBA campaign that began with a championship banner raising at Scotiabank Arena, was interrupted by months by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Steve Nash new head coach of Brooklyn Nets

Steve Nash new head coach of Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have named Steve Nash as the 23rd head coach in the franchise’s NBA history. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Nash has signed a four-year deal in what will be his first jaunt into coaching an…

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Andrea Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus Manager

Andrea Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus Manager

Juventus have assigned Andrea Pirlo as their new manager on a two-year deal. The Italian champions have acted swiftly following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri, who paid the price for his side’s Champions League exit on Friday night. The…

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Arteta credits Guardiola teaching after FA cup win

Arteta credits Guardiola teaching after FA cup win

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta thanked his former boss Pep Guardiola after his side defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final. The Gunners lifted their 14th FA Cup after two goals from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s fifth minute…

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Pace of competitive Raptors practices picks up as trash talk fills empty gym

Pace of competitive Raptors practices picks up as trash talk fills empty gym

Trash talk has become the soundtrack of Toronto Raptors practices at Walt Disney World. Four months after the NBA was forced to shut down due to COVID-19, the Raptors are making up for lost time…

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Canada Soccer announces women’s coach Heiner-Møller to step down from program

Canada Soccer announces women’s coach Heiner-Møller to step down from program

The Canadian women’s national soccer team will have a new head coach as it chases a third-straight Olympic medal next summer in Tokyo. Kenneth Heiner-Møller, a Denmark native, is stepping down to rejoin the Danish…

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Athletics Canada upholds lifetime ban of Ottawa track coach

Athletics Canada upholds lifetime ban of Ottawa track coach

Athletics Canada’s independent commissioner’s office has upheld the lifetime ban of former track coach Andy McInnis for sexual harassment and misconduct. In a ruling delivered Tuesday, commissioner Hugh L. Fraser called for the expulsion of McInnis…

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Barcelona hires Quique Setien as new coach

Barcelona hires Quique Setien as new coach

Barcelona announced the firing of head coach Ernesto Valverde and the hiring of Quique Setien as its new coach on Monday, just days removed from being eliminated in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals, once again blowing a late lead.…