• September 26, 2021

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Edmonton runner Marco Arop extends podium streak, placing 3rd in Paris

Edmonton runner Marco Arop extends podium streak, placing 3rd in Paris

Marco Arop made it five podium finishes in as many Diamond League races this season with a third-place effort in the men’s 800 metres at the Meeting de Paris on Saturday. Racing for the third…

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Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Lingering knee issues cause Roger Federer to withdraw from Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the US Open. The withdrawals by…

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Kelsey Mitchell cycles to gold for Canada’s 24th medal of Tokyo Olympics

Kelsey Mitchell cycles to gold for Canada’s 24th medal of Tokyo Olympics

Track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell put an exclamation mark on Canada’s Olympics. The Sherwood Park, Alta., native won gold in the sprint event on Sunday in Tokyo, earning the country’s 24th medal of these Games. “My dream was…

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Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

Rafael Nadal shakes off rust, outlasts Jack Sock at Citi Open in first match in nearly two months

There were moments, to be sure, when Rafael Nadal played quite like someone competing for the first time in nearly two months. The shaky serving. The consecutive netted forehands that handed over a key break. And then,…

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Canada’s Pavan, Humana-Paredes remain perfect at Tokyo Olympics with 3rd straight-sets win

Canada’s Pavan, Humana-Paredes remain perfect at Tokyo Olympics with 3rd straight-sets win

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades remained unbeaten at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets (21-13, 24-22) triumph over Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré on Wednesday in Tokyo. With both teams entering the match…

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Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics with knee ‘setback’

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a “setback” with his knee during the grass-court season, he stated Tuesday. “I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that…

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Canadian women’s basketball team remains perfect at AmeriCup

Canadian women’s basketball team remains perfect at AmeriCup

It was another another rout for Canada’s women’s basketball team at the FIBA AmeriCup tournament. Shaina Pellington scored 21 points as the world No. 4-ranked Canadians trounced El Salvador 98-41 to improve to 3-0 on…

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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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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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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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Juan Martin Del Potro to have knee surgery, hopes to play at Tokyo Olympics

Juan Martin Del Potro to have knee surgery, hopes to play at Tokyo Olympics

Former U.S Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will undergo another surgery on his right knee this week but stated Monday he still hopes to play at the Tokyo Olympics. The Argentine has been sidelined since hurting…

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Canadian women set to face Wales in soccer friendly prior to April matchup with England

Canadian women set to face Wales in soccer friendly prior to April matchup with England

The Canadian women will face Wales in an April 9 soccer friendly, four days ahead of a previously booked match versus England. Venues for both matches have yet to be revealed. Canada Soccer has only…

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Canadian runners in favor of Diamond League changes for 2021 season

Canadian runners in favor of Diamond League changes for 2021 season

Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown says he will be better prepared for the Tokyo Olympics next summer. All it took was a decision earlier this month by World Athletics (formerly the IAAF) that the Diamond League…

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Women are going to carry Canada’s Olympic team

Women are going to carry Canada’s Olympic team

According to the latest medals forecast released by a data company called Gracenote, women are projected to collect 19 of Canada’s expected 22 medals at the Tokyo Olympics — including four of the five gold. This isn’t a…

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Erica Wiebe books her ticket to Tokyo Olympics

Erica Wiebe books her ticket to Tokyo Olympics

Stittsville, Ont., native punches ticket without spectators amid coronavirus pandemic. Long before knowing about the coronavirus pandemic, Olympic wrestling champion Erica Wiebe organized a small celebratory gathering for Saturday night in Ottawa. The game plan…

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Despite coronavirus, IOC unwavering on Tokyo Olympics starting in july

Despite coronavirus, IOC unwavering on Tokyo Olympics starting in july

Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC’s leadership is not joining in the debate. “Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even…

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Canada Volleyball´s perfect tournament sends team to 2020 Olympics

Canada Volleyball´s perfect tournament sends team to 2020 Olympics

The Canadian men’s volleyball team were not going to let tickets to Tokyo slip through their fingers. The men used a 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Sunday to clinch a spot at this summer’s Olympics…