• September 26, 2021

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Canada’s Masse, Pickrem claim wins as Toronto Titans kick off final match of ISL regular season

Canada’s Masse, Pickrem claim wins as Toronto Titans kick off final match of ISL regular season

The Toronto Titans sit fourth after the opening day of their final match of the International Swimming League’s regular campaign, while the undefeated Energy Standard took a commanding lead following another strong performance on Thursday in Naples, Italy.…

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Canada’s Damian Warner extends decathlon lead with another Olympic best

Canada’s Damian Warner extends decathlon lead with another Olympic best

Canada’s Damian Warner picked up right where he left off in the decathlon. Now, he’s two events away from a gold medal. The London, Ont., native recorded an Olympic best — his third through eight events…

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Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson agree to deal for 130-pound title fight, manager says

Jamel Herring, Shakur Stevenson agree to deal for 130-pound title fight, manager says

Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson are finally going to get their hands on each other after months and months of verbal sparring. “We are in agreement with everything,” Stevenson’s manager, James Prince, told ESPN on…

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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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Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Canada’s Kylie Masse surges to silver in Olympic 100m backstroke

Swimmer Kylie Masse is Canada’s latest medalist in the pool. The Lasalle, Ont., native narrowly missed the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre backstroke, earning a well deserved silver on Tuesday in Tokyo. A close…

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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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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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Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka’s first match in nearly two months will come versus 52nd-ranked Saisai Zheng of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the…

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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 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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Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Canadian runner Marco Arop hopeful of breakthrough in Monaco before Olympic debut

Chris Woods marvels at Marco Arop’s growth as a middle-distance runner. His buy-in of increased aerobic training last fall leading to more steady performances on the track. His ability to stay calm on the biggest of…

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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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Canadian runners eye last-chance Olympic qualifier after missing standard in Montreal

Canadian runners eye last-chance Olympic qualifier after missing standard in Montreal

Blustery conditions played havoc with Canadian runners racing for Olympic qualifying on Sunday. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot of Quebec City won the men’s 1,500 meters at the Canadian Olympic track and field trials, but his time of…

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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 soccer team wants to climb further up the Olympic podium

Canadian women’s soccer team wants to climb further up the Olympic podium

With the official announcement of the Canadian women’s Olympic soccer roster revealed by Canadian coach Bev Priestman Wednesday, the team can now focus on a loftier goal. Winners of back-to-back bronze medals, the Canadian players…

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Penny Oleksiak beats stacked field in 100-metre freestyle at Canadian Olympic trials

Penny Oleksiak beats stacked field in 100-metre freestyle at Canadian Olympic trials

Penny Oleksiak admits the post-Rio pressure after her four-medal performance at the 2016 Games was intense and detracted from the usual enjoyment she experiences in the pool. The pandemic break gave a good opportunity for…

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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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Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canada’s Olympic swim trials have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario. The primary means of selection for Canada’s team bound for Tokyo this summer has been pushed back almost a month…

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Olympic soccer draw will allow Canadians to start planning on, off the pitch

Olympic soccer draw will allow Canadians to start planning on, off the pitch

Wednesday’s Olympic soccer draw will answer a lot of questions for Canada coach Bev Priestman, letting her to finalize plans on and off the pitch. First, the 34-year-old will learn whom eighth-ranked Canada will face…

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Jamal Murray’s injury is brutal for the Nuggets and Canada

Jamal Murray’s injury is brutal for the Nuggets and Canada

Canada’s Olympic basketball hopes took a big hit. The men’s national team lost one of its best potential players Tuesday when it was confirmed that star guard Jamal Murray suffered a devastating knee injury last…

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Canadian skateboarders Balt, Ebert forced to rethink Olympic path due to pandemic

Canadian skateboarders Balt, Ebert forced to rethink Olympic path due to pandemic

Lack of funding, Tokyo qualifiers forces young skaters to turn focus to Paris 2024 Simply competing ahead of the Tokyo Games has been tough enough for a lot Canadian athletes due to travel restrictions caused…

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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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Canadian men face stiff challenge in Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

Canadian men face stiff challenge in Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic qualifier

A triumph or draw versus Honduras on Thursday and Canada is through to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. And if Haiti and El Salvador (both 0-1-1) tie in the earlier matchup,…

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Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Ben Flanagan couldn’t think of a better time for his half marathon debut. With limited opportunities to race due to the coronavirus pandemic, a fall event fit within his schedule and current training with Reebok…

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2-Time gold medallist John Morris joins Team Kevin Koe for Olympic push

2-Time gold medallist John Morris joins Team Kevin Koe for Olympic push

John Morris is returning to team curling and joining Kevin Koe’s foursome. Morris is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, winning mixed doubles in 2018 with Kaitlyn Lawes and the men’s title in 2010 playing third…

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Canada’s Amar Dhesi, Jordie Steen clinch Olympic wrestling berths

Canada’s Amar Dhesi, Jordie Steen clinch Olympic wrestling berths

Amar Dhesi of Surrey, B.C., and Jordie Steen of Windsor, Ont., will join fellow wrestlers Erica Wiebe and Danielle Lappage in representing Canada at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Dhesi pinned Charles Merrill of Puerto…

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Canada’s Olympic focus remains despite coronavirus fears

Canada’s Olympic focus remains despite coronavirus fears

Despite the growing number of cancelled sporting events, Canada’s Olympic athletes stay committed and focused on Tokyo, chef de mission Marnie McBean says. In an interview with CBC News, McBean — who was named Team…

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Canadian boxing team in holding pattern after Olympic trial event cancelled

Canadian boxing team in holding pattern after Olympic trial event cancelled

Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold had been trying to tune out negative COVID-19 news and focus solely on training and her quest for a Tokyo Olympic berth. But the two-time Pan American Games champion woke up…