• September 21, 2021

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Canada’s Aurélie Rivard captures 2nd gold medal in Tokyo

Canada’s Aurélie Rivard captures 2nd gold medal in Tokyo

Canada’s Aurélie Rivard has struck gold for a second time in Tokyo, successfully defending another Paralympic title at the Games. The 25-year-old had a powerful race, obliterating her own world record by concluding with a time…

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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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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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Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canadian Leylah Fernandez defeats Hercog to advance at Serbia Open

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Serbia Open. Fernandez, from Laval, Que., defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA Tour clay-court event…

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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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Canada goes for double gold as Blouin, McMorris win snowboard big air world titles

Canada goes for double gold as Blouin, McMorris win snowboard big air world titles

Canada earned double gold in snowboard big air as Laurie Blouin and Mark McMorris won their respective events at the snowboard and freeski world championships on Tuesday in Aspen, Colo. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que.,…

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Canadian Marion Thénault wins World Cup aerials gold in Kazakhstan

Canadian Marion Thénault wins World Cup aerials gold in Kazakhstan

Canadian freestyle skier Marion Thénault acquired the first World Cup aerials gold medal of her career on Saturday in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The native of Sherbrooke, Que., scored 89.88 points, ahead of Russian Liubov Nikitina (-3.52) and bronze medalist Zhanbota Aldabergenova (-4.89)…

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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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Quebec rookies led by Laurie St-Georges hit their stride at Scotties

Quebec rookies led by Laurie St-Georges hit their stride at Scotties

Quebec’s rookie team at the Canadian women’s curling championship injected intrigue into its pool Monday. Laurie St-Georges handed Wild Card One its first loss. Quebec pulled the foursome skipped by Chelsea Carey back into the…

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Rangers officially make Alexis Lafreniere top pick of 2020 NHL draft

Rangers officially make Alexis Lafreniere top pick of 2020 NHL draft

The New York Rangers selected Alexis Lafreniere with the first pick in the NHL’s pandemic-delayed draft Tuesday. The star winger from the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League registered 35 goals and…

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Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos wins London Marathon

Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos wins London Marathon

Canada’s Brent Lakatos has controlled wheelchair racing’s sprint distances for the better part of a decade. On Sunday, the 40-year-old from Dorval, Que., pulled away from the field in a sprint finish down The Mall…

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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canadian wild-card entry Eugenie Bouchard’s best Grand Slam since 2017 is over after a third-round loss at the French Open on Friday. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek advanced to the fourth round of the clay-court Grand…

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Quebec boxer Kim Clavel wins ESPYS Pat Tillman Award after trading gloves for scrubs

Quebec boxer Kim Clavel wins ESPYS Pat Tillman Award after trading gloves for scrubs

Quebec’s Kim Clavel, the North American Boxing Federation light-flyweight champion who returned to nursing when the global pandemic interrupted her fighting career, has been named winner of the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The award,…

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Quebec’s Charles Jourdain loses to Andre Fili

Quebec’s Charles Jourdain loses to Andre Fili

It seemed early in Andre Fili’s fight with Charles Jourdain that it might only be a matter of time before someone caught the other with a highlight-reel ending. That finish never came, though not for lack of effort.…

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Hockey Canada lifts ban on sanctioned activities, let’s members decide on return

Hockey Canada lifts ban on sanctioned activities, let’s members decide on return

Hockey Canada has lifted its ban on sanctioned activities and is allowing the country’s 13 member organizations to individually determine when it’s safe to return to action. The move is a first step toward resuming…

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Quebec’s Karim Mané aims to carve new path straight from Vanier College to the NBA

Quebec’s Karim Mané aims to carve new path straight from Vanier College to the NBA

The 19-year-old from Saint-Hubert, a suburb on Montreal’s South Shore, declared his eligibility for the 2020 NBA draft last week. Of course, making it to the NBA is the goal of many young men his…