• September 23, 2021

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Seamus Power outlasts J.T. Poston in playoff to win Barbasol Championship

Seamus Power outlasts J.T. Poston in playoff to win Barbasol Championship

Seamus Power won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour triumph, defeating J.T. Poston with a tap-in par on the sixth hole of a playoff. Poston drove into the water that lines the right side…

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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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Germany crush Latvia as seven players score ahead of Euro start

Germany crush Latvia as seven players score ahead of Euro start

Germany scored five first-half goals on the way to a 7-1 destruction of Latvia on Monday, completing a successful dress rehearsal for their European Championship campaign starting next week. With Manuel Neuer becoming the first…

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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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Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Ronald Koeman has stated he doesn’t consider there is a team in better form than his Barcelona side going into Tuesday’s Champions League game versus Paris Saint-Germain. Barca beat Alaves 5-1 on Saturday and welcome PSG to Camp…

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Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

Nadal, Thiem go into Australian Open without coaches

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and last year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem have both suffered setbacks with their coaches unable to make the trip Down Under for the year’s first tennis Grand Slam. Players and officials have to…

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Don’t expect NHL players in Canada to skip line for COVID-19 vaccine

Don’t expect NHL players in Canada to skip line for COVID-19 vaccine

The NHL and its players in Canada shouldn’t expect to cut in line when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination process.  Those playing north of the border will have to wait their turn, says Anita Ho, an associate…

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Houston Rockets expand trade talks beyond James Harden’s preferred teams

Houston Rockets expand trade talks beyond James Harden’s preferred teams

The Houston Rockets are increasingly expanding trade considerations on All-NBA guard James Harden beyond his preferred destinations of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, sources told ESPN. Several playoff-caliber teams in the Eastern and Western conferences have told ESPN that they’re finding…

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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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Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Tuesday’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Juventus will feature the first meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portugal forward left Real Madrid in 2018 to join the Italian champs. Ronaldo missed the first game between the two teams in Turin — a 2-0 Barca…

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Hockey Canada shuts down camp, mandates 14-day quarantine after positive tests

Hockey Canada shuts down camp, mandates 14-day quarantine after positive tests

All activities at Alberta selection camp paused until Dec. 6 Hockey Canada has temporarily shut down national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players. Hockey Canada announced on…

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Man City agree deal for Benfica’s Dias

Man City agree deal for Benfica’s Dias

City will corroborate Dias’ arrival from Benfica in the next 24 hours, with Nicolas Otamendi going the other way for £13.7m. The 23-year-old Portugal international completes Pep Guardiola’s long search for a right-sided central defender.…

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Canada’s Joey Votto on IL for Reds with covid-19 symptoms report

Canada’s Joey Votto on IL for Reds with covid-19 symptoms report

Joey Votto was placed on the injured list without a designation before Sunday’s doubleheader versus the Detroit Tigers. Votto self-reported symptoms to the team’s medical staff on Sunday morning, according to a source told The Enquirer, but…

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Canadian wheelchair basketball players ruled eligible to compete at Tokyo Games

Canadian wheelchair basketball players ruled eligible to compete at Tokyo Games

Canada’s wheelchair basketball teams are relieved no more players will be lost to a realigning of eligibility standards. Under orders from the International Paralympic Committee, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation is reassessing athletes with high…

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PGA Tour Series-China cancels season over virus

PGA Tour Series-China cancels season over virus

Golf’s PGA Tour Series-China season has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions, officials informed Wednesday. The professional golf tour, which was a launchpad for China’s top player Li Haotong, in…

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Whitecaps delay departure to Florida, 6 FC Dallas players test positive for covid-19

Whitecaps delay departure to Florida, 6 FC Dallas players test positive for covid-19

COVID-19 took its toll on preparations for the MLS is Back Tournament on Wednesday with news that six FC Dallas players had tested positive and the Vancouver Whitecaps had postponed their flight to Florida due…

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Shortened MLB draft could have big impact on Canadian talent

Shortened MLB draft could have big impact on Canadian talent

David Calabrese and Cooper Davis are heading into this year’s MLB draft without expectations. The two Canadian players are still hoping to hear their names chosen by professional teams, of course. They just know the…

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MLS players boycott training in apparent labor impasse

MLS players boycott training in apparent labor impasse

Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecap players boycotted training Monday in an apparent labor impasse between the MLS and the MLS Players Association. It appears players in “multiple markets” also stayed home amidst reports…

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Barcelona under pressure to sell players

Barcelona under pressure to sell players

Barcelona are apparently open to selling all but six of their players this summer.  The club’s financial situation has been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and that means that the majority of the first team…

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Utd to extend Sanchez, Henderson and Smalling loans

Utd to extend Sanchez, Henderson and Smalling loans

Manchester United are prepared to allow Alexis Sanchez, Dean Henderson and Chris Smalling extend their loan spells for the rest of the 2019/20 season if leagues can resume. United have sent several players out on loan this…

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Canada’s National Bank commits to helping 23 Canadian tennis players

Canada’s National Bank commits to helping 23 Canadian tennis players

Canada’s National Bank is offering cash grants to each of 23 tennis players from the country who are facing financial issues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tennis Canada revealed the grants of $10,000 to $20,000 in…

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Manchester United will not force players to return

Manchester United will not force players to return

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United will not force players onto the field if they are not mentally ready when the football season resumes next month. The 2019-20 season has been suspended since mid-March due…

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Bianca Andreescu headlines Canadian tennis trio competing in virtual Madrid Open

Bianca Andreescu headlines Canadian tennis trio competing in virtual Madrid Open

Spanish star Rafael Nadal and lately retired Caroline Wozniacki are among the 32 players who will compete in the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro, which started yesterday. The four-day event includes 16 ATP players and…

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Barcelona players players reject wage reduction offer

Barcelona players players reject wage reduction offer

Barcelona’s players refused the terms of a proposed wage cut amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.  Per that report, “Negotiations between the club’s captains and the board of directors…