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3-time Canadian pairs figure skating champions Moore-Towers, Marinaro retiring

3-time Canadian pairs figure skating champions Moore-Towers, Marinaro retiring

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, who teamed up for three Canadian pairs titles, have retired from competitive figure skating. The 29-year-old Moore-Towers, from St. Catharines, Ont., and Marinaro, a 30-year-old from Sarnia, Ont., won their…

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Shapovalov rebounds with 1st-round victory at U.S. Open after early exit in Cincinnati

Shapovalov rebounds with 1st-round victory at U.S. Open after early exit in Cincinnati

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov cruised into the second round of men’s singles competition at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Tuesday in New York. The seventh seed from…

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Kevin Kisner beats Canadian Roger Sloan in 6-man playoff to win Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner beats Canadian Roger Sloan in 6-man playoff to win Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner finally broke his playoff drought to collect the Wyndham Championship. He hopes the victory will help him achieve another milestone — representing the United States in the Ryder Cup. Kisner stuck his approach…

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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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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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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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Bennedict Mathurian leads late Canadian charge to FIBA U-19 bronze

Bennedict Mathurian leads late Canadian charge to FIBA U-19 bronze

Canada captured bronze at the FIBA U19 World Cup with a roller-coaster 101-92 victory over Serbia on Sunday. Montreal’s Bennedict Mathurian led the Canadians with 31 points, making 11 of 15 shots from the floor…

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De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

De Grasse rules track in Hungary, sprints to 2nd 200-metre victory in 5 days

Canada’s Andre De Grasse ran to another fast time less than a month out from the Tokyo Olympics. The three-time Olympic medalist from Markham, Ont., won the 200 metres in 19.97 seconds on Tuesday at…

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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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Jessica Klimkait becomes Canada’s 2nd judo world champion, qualifies for Olympics

Jessica Klimkait becomes Canada’s 2nd judo world champion, qualifies for Olympics

Jessica Klimkait of Whitby, Ont., qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in judo and collected a world title in a span of two hours on Tuesday. The 24-year-old defeated Momo Tamaoki of Japan by waza-ari in the women’s…

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Bansley, Wilkerson come out on top in all-Canadian beach volleyball duel at Ostrava Beach Open

Bansley, Wilkerson come out on top in all-Canadian beach volleyball duel at Ostrava Beach Open

Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson came out on top versus fellow Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes by a score of 2-1 (25-23, 14-21, 15-9) at the Ostrava Beach Open on Thursday. Bansley (Toronto) and Wilkerson…

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Damian Warner sets Canadian long jump record in bid for 6th Hypo Meeting title

Damian Warner sets Canadian long jump record in bid for 6th Hypo Meeting title

Damian Warner set a Canadian and world best in the long jump on Saturday in his first decathlon since the 2019 track and field world championships. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., jumped 8.28 metres at the…

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Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Call it the last opportunity to impress. Call it crunch time. For members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, there are few opportunities left to crack the 18-player roster for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics…

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Canada’s Corey Conners takes 2-stroke lead after opening round of PGA Championship

Canada’s Corey Conners takes 2-stroke lead after opening round of PGA Championship

Amid the wind and the havoc at Kiawah Island, there was a semblance of simplicity to the way Corey Conners navigated his way around the Ocean Course for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead…

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Andreescu pulls out of tournament in Parma, Italy with ‘continuing illness’

Andreescu pulls out of tournament in Parma, Italy with ‘continuing illness’

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from next week’s event in Parma, Italy, with what the WTA Tour describes as “continuing illness.” Mississauga, Ont. native was booked to return for Italian Open but withdrew…

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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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World champions Pavan, Humana-Paredes fall in Cancun beach volleyball final

World champions Pavan, Humana-Paredes fall in Cancun beach volleyball final

Canada’s top-ranked beach volleyball team of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes came up just short in their first tune-up tournament ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Pavan, of Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto’s Humana-Paredes fell 2-1 to…

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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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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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Andreescu rallies past Muguruza en route to Miami Open quarter-finals

Andreescu rallies past Muguruza en route to Miami Open quarter-finals

Bianca Andreescu is feeling closer to her old self as she moves on to the quarterfinals at the Miami Open. The eighth-seeded Canadian, from Mississauga, Ont., clinched her spot at the WTA Tour 1000 event…

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Canada’s Liam Brearley wins World Cup snowboard slopestyle silver in Switzerland

Canada’s Liam Brearley wins World Cup snowboard slopestyle silver in Switzerland

Breakout Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley captured a silver medal at the final FIS World Cup slopestyle competition of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland, on Sunday. The 18-year-old Gravenhurst, Ont., native concluded with a best mark of 89 on his first…

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Larin, Davies team up to help Canada crush Bermuda in World Cup qualifier

Larin, Davies team up to help Canada crush Bermuda in World Cup qualifier

Cyle Larin scored three goals, with Alphonso Davies playing provider each time, as Canada opened its oft-delayed World Cup qualifying campaign Thursday with a comfortable 5-1 win over Bermuda. Larin, upping his Canada goals total…

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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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Canada’s Raonic upset at Mexican Open while Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime move on

Canada’s Raonic upset at Mexican Open while Fernandez, Auger-Aliassime move on

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Annie Fernandez had successful outings Wednesday in Mexico. Fellow Canadian Milos Raonic did not. The 20-year-old Aliassime defeated another 20-year-old, American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals at…

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Breakout star Liam Brearley competes in 1st snowboard worlds event

Breakout star Liam Brearley competes in 1st snowboard worlds event

Canadian snowboarder Liam Brearley has had quite the year since he created a buzz at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. He collected three medals that January — the first Canadian to do that at a Youth Games…

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Matt Dunstone gets an assist at Brier from small town in Saskatchewan

Matt Dunstone gets an assist at Brier from small town in Saskatchewan

Matt Dunstone’s curling team continued to parlay the generosity of a Saskatchewan small town into its strong start at the Canadian men’s championship. Dunstone’s foursome downed Quebec 9-6 on Tuesday for a third consecutive win.…

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Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Bianca Andreescu fell just as quickly as she rose — can she rise again?

Even in 2019, amid her remarkable rise, Bianca Andreescu’s availability was a constant question. That was the year she gained the prestigious Indian Wells tournament, the Rogers Cup on home soil and became the first…

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Canada’s Corey Conners claims share of lead following 1st round at Bay Hill

Canada’s Corey Conners claims share of lead following 1st round at Bay Hill

Bay Hill was bustling Thursday, just like golf before the pandemic. The fans were limited in numbers but they all wanted the same dose of entertainment provided by Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. First it…

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Canadian goalkeeper Rylee Foster enjoying life at Liverpool

Canadian goalkeeper Rylee Foster enjoying life at Liverpool

The 22-year-old goalkeeper from Cambridge, Ont., is a year into her career with the Liverpool FC women. Her love for the storied club pre-dates that, however. Foster’s grandparents were born in Wavertree, a part of…