• September 21, 2021

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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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Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal is latest tennis star uncertain about competing in Tokyo Olympics

Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts regarding competing in the Tokyo Olympics. Third-ranked Nadal, in Rome for the Italian Open, stated Tuesday that his status for the Tokyo Games is unclear.…

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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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De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

Andre De Grasse would be the first to say an explosive start in the 100 metres hasn’t been his greatest strength in a successful sprint career, and hours spent poring over race footage during the pandemic…

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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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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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RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

The RBC Canadian Open has been pulled from the PGA Tour calendar for the second consecutive year, marking one of the first cancellations of a major annual Canadian sports event in the summer of 2021.…

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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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Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

Women provide successful test of Calgary’s curling bubble ahead of Brier

All systems are go for the Canadian men’s curling championship after the women proved elite curling can happen in a pandemic. Curling Canada says no one tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the Scotties…

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Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios recovers to defeat Alexandre Muller at Murray River Open

Nick Kyrgios has breathed a sigh of relief after making a typically lively return to tennis following a near year-long hiatus. Kyrgios overcame a leg injury to reach the second round of an Australian Open warm-up…

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Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball says it is disappointed with sanctions handed down by basketball’s international governing body after the country pulled out of two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying matches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA…

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Georges St-Pierre still thinks about fighting again, but thought doesn’t last long

Georges St-Pierre still thinks about fighting again, but thought doesn’t last long

At 39, former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre still looks like he just walked off the cover of a fitness magazine. And the competitive juices still flow, despite the fact the native of St-Isidore, Que., officially…

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Unusual world juniors in Edmonton set to open as Canada defends gold

Unusual world juniors in Edmonton set to open as Canada defends gold

A world junior men’s hockey championship like no other opens Friday in Edmonton with zero audiences and teams walled off from the general public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world under-20 tournament at Rogers…

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Canadian government reviewing Raptors’ proposal to play in Toronto

Canadian government reviewing Raptors’ proposal to play in Toronto

The Canadian government is studying a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with…

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Canada captain Christine Sinclair looks to help young girls impacted by pandemic

Canada captain Christine Sinclair looks to help young girls impacted by pandemic

With two nieces aged six and 10, Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair knows all too well the impact of the pandemic and everything that comes with it on today’s youth. “They’ve struggled with not being…

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Ole Solskjaer wants Daniel James sale, United board unsure

Ole Solskjaer wants Daniel James sale, United board unsure

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to sell winger Daniel James to fund a late move for Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN, but is yet to convince the club’s hierarchy to sanction a potential £25 million…

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F1 want 18-race season despite 2-month delay

F1 want 18-race season despite 2-month delay

F1 can still manage to complete a 17 or 18-race campaign this year despite the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to managing director Ross Brawn. As with sporting events and series across the…