• September 23, 2021

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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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Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Barty in shock first-round Games loss

Ash Barty has lamented a “loose and erratic” effort after she fell flat in a shock first-round Tokyo Olympic loss to unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo. The world No.48 defeated world No.1 and newly crowned Wimbledon champion…

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Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Three-time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson will be making his Paralympic return to Canada’s wheelchair basketball team in Tokyo. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams headed to Tokyo were announced on Friday by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and…

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Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a “setback” with his knee during the grass-court season, he stated Tuesday. “I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that…

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U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen among withdrawals from 60-man Olympics field

Four of the top 10 men in the Official World Golf Ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the…

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CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game calendar to 14 games.  That means the Grey Cup is also being pushed back,…

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Atletico Madrid’s Oblak plays down crisis talk: ‘We’ll get through this’

Atletico Madrid’s Oblak plays down crisis talk: ‘We’ll get through this’

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak has denied Atletico Madrid are facing a “crisis” after a 1-0 Champions League loss to Chelsea on Tuesday saw the La Liga leaders lose back-to-back games for the first time this campaign. The round-of-16 first leg result in…

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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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Canada beats Finland to finish 1st in pool at world juniors

Canada beats Finland to finish 1st in pool at world juniors

Dylan Cozens applied grit and goals to Canada’s 4-1 victory over Finland at the world junior men’s hockey championship on Thursday. The Canadian co-captain scored twice, including a hard-working empty-net goal. The host country went…

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Shortened camp puts pressure on Canadian team ahead of world juniors

Shortened camp puts pressure on Canadian team ahead of world juniors

Time is suddenly tight for the Canadian junior men’s hockey team. What seemed a luxurious amount of preparation and evaluation at the start of a planned 26-day selection camp is now whittled down to a…

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Eden Hazard with another injury setback

Eden Hazard with another injury setback

Eden Hazard has suffered yet another injury setback at Real Madrid, with a muscular problem that could see the €100 million forward miss up to a month of action including the first El Clasico of the campaign. The Belgium international had…

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Jamal Murray proving he can be top option for Canada in future

Jamal Murray proving he can be top option for Canada in future

Draymond Green once said there are 82-game players and 16-game players in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star was referring to the difference of performing in the regular season versus winning in the playoffs,…

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Man City to face Real Madrid at Etihad in UCL

Man City to face Real Madrid at Etihad in UCL

Manchester City will play the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie versus Real Madrid at the Etihad after UEFA cleared the match to take place in England, the governing body confirmed on Thursday.…

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Already-qualified athletes will keep spots at postponed Tokyo Games

Already-qualified athletes will keep spots at postponed Tokyo Games

All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their places for the Games next year following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee stated on Friday. The…

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Canada’s De Grasse has new chance to feature in Olympics after postponement

Canada’s De Grasse has new chance to feature in Olympics after postponement

Andre De Grasse now has the opportunity to be a major part of the sprint show at the Tokyo Games. For that, he’s breathing a little easier. A day ago, Canada’s fastest man wasn’t sure…