• September 21, 2021

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Stefanos Tsitsipas dominates Karen Khachanov to make Toronto quarterfinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas dominates Karen Khachanov to make Toronto quarterfinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated his 23rd birthday Thursday by defeating Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the National Bank Open quarterfinals. The crowd serenaded the No. 3 seed from Greece with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” as…

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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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Trio of scorers power Canada past Greece in opening game of FIBA Olympic qualifier

Trio of scorers power Canada past Greece in opening game of FIBA Olympic qualifier

Canada finally has a depth of talent on its national men’s basketball team. And they leaned into it Tuesday night in the opening game versus Greece. Led by the strong play of Andrew Wiggins, R.J.…

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No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova’s feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline. The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova…

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Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both have been viewed as possible future stars of tennis. Both have come close to Grand Slam titles. Now the pair of 20-somethings will meet each other for a berth…

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Andreescu books spot in Miami Open semifinals with win over Sorribes Tormo

Andreescu books spot in Miami Open semifinals with win over Sorribes Tormo

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has reached the final four at the Miami Open. Andreescu earned herself a spot in the tournament semifinals on Wednesday by downing Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 — in a…

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Raonic becomes latest Canadian upset by Hurkacz at Miami Open

Raonic becomes latest Canadian upset by Hurkacz at Miami Open

Canada’s Milos Raonic is out of the Miami Open after losing a close match in the round of 16. The 12th-seeded Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to No. 26 seed Hubert…

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Spain earn win over Georgia with late Olmo strike

Spain earn win over Georgia with late Olmo strike

Spain striker Dani Olmo snatched a 2-1 victory away to Georgia in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday with a stoppage-time strike from outside the area to kick-start his side’s efforts to qualify for Qatar 2022 after a sluggish start.…

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Arsenal net pair of late goals to see off Olympiakos in Europa League

Arsenal net pair of late goals to see off Olympiakos in Europa League

Arsenal needed a pair of late goals to secure a 3-1 triumph over a resilient Olympiakos side in their Europa League round of 16, first-leg tie in Greece. Arsenal took the lead on 34 minutes when Real Madrid loanee Martin…

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Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez wins easily in 1st-round match at Grampians Trophy

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez wins easily in 1st-round match at Grampians Trophy

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez defeated 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Grampians Trophy on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., won 70.6 per cent of her…

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Canadian basketball men to face Greece in quest for Olympic berth

Canadian basketball men to face Greece in quest for Olympic berth

The Canadian men’s basketball team may have to get past NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to get to the Tokyo Olympics. The good news for Canada is it should have the players to do it. Canada drew seventh-ranked Greece, plus…