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No rest for the champion: Andre De Grasse set for return at Prefontaine Classic

No rest for the champion: Andre De Grasse set for return at Prefontaine Classic

Neighbours lined the streets leading to Andre De Grasse’s house in Jacksonville, Fla., their lawns adorned with signs of congratulations. They clapped and waved as Canada’s sprint star returned home from Tokyo after adding another…

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Canadian men will play next 2 World Cup qualifying matches in U.S.

Canadian men will play next 2 World Cup qualifying matches in U.S.

Canada will play World Cup qualifying games next month versus Aruba and Suriname in Bradenton, Fla., and suburban Chicago, respectively. Travel restrictions due to the pandemic have forced Canada, ranked 70th in the world, and…

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Canada’s Andre De Grasse opens season with a fast 9.99 in Florida

Canada’s Andre De Grasse opens season with a fast 9.99 in Florida

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse opened the outdoor season with a fast time on Saturday. The three-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., ran 9.99 seconds in the 100 metres to finish second at the…

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Hubert Hurkacz improves to 10-0 in Florida this year, tops Jannik Sinner to win Miami Open crown

Hubert Hurkacz improves to 10-0 in Florida this year, tops Jannik Sinner to win Miami Open crown

With the Big Three absent at the Miami Open, and tennis’ next generation scrambling to fill the void, it was Hubert Hurkacz of Poland who made a breakthrough. The 24-year-old Hurkacz won the biggest title of his…

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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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5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto’s temporary home of Tampa, Fla. The team stated Tuesday that starters Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are out as…

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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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Australian Open to start on February 8

Australian Open to start on February 8

Men’s tennis’s governing body has revealed the Australian Open will start on February 8, three weeks later than planned. While Tennis Australia and the Victorian and Australian governments are yet to confirm, the ATP on…

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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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Raptors arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

Raptors arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

On the Toronto Raptors’ first full day in their temporary home away from home, the state of Florida hit an inglorious milestone, surpassing one million COVID-19 cases. Concern around the pandemic itself is just one…

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Raptors’ Serge Ibaka could miss Game 6 because of sprained ankle

Raptors’ Serge Ibaka could miss Game 6 because of sprained ankle

Facing elimination, the Toronto Raptors have a key player nursing an injury and their top scorer stuck in a severe rut. Forward Serge Ibaka wore a protective walking boot Tuesday after spraining his left ankle…

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Raptors wobbled in title defense as Tatum, Smart help Celtics extend series lead

Raptors wobbled in title defense as Tatum, Smart help Celtics extend series lead

The Toronto Raptors had packed with a plan of being in Florida for four months. They’re now just two losses away from leaving the NBA bubble. The defending NBA champions let Tuesday’s game slip away…

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Canadian Raptors Brissett, happy to be back after making most of time off

Canadian Raptors Brissett, happy to be back after making most of time off

The NBA shutdown provided a silver lining for new dad Oshae Brissett. The 22-year-old from Toronto might have been in the thick of another long Raptors playoff run had COVID-19 not shut down sports around…

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TFC leaves for Florida with concerns over Covid-19 situation that awaits

TFC leaves for Florida with concerns over Covid-19 situation that awaits

Toronto FC heads to Florida with some unease given recent positive tests there by FC Dallas players and the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases state-wide. “There’s concern, no doubt,” said head coach Greg Vanney. “Because…

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Whitecaps delay departure to Florida, 6 FC Dallas players test positive for covid-19

Whitecaps delay departure to Florida, 6 FC Dallas players test positive for covid-19

COVID-19 took its toll on preparations for the MLS is Back Tournament on Wednesday with news that six FC Dallas players had tested positive and the Vancouver Whitecaps had postponed their flight to Florida due…

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Canadian UFC Bantamweight Sarah Moras ready for action following several delays

Canadian UFC Bantamweight Sarah Moras ready for action following several delays

After being booked in January to fight American Sijara (Sarj) Eubanks, Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras has had to bide her time during the pandemic. That meant training in the garage and living room in…