May 4th, 2016

National Sports

Former Canadian rugby international to be honoured by Welsh club side

By The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

NEWPORT, Wales – Former Canadian rugby international Rod Snow will be inducted into the Newport RFC Hall of Fame on Friday. The 46-year-old prop from Bonavista, N.L., played 190 games for the Welsh club side, becoming a fan favourite after debuting in January 1996. Newport’s official website called him ”one of the most popular players ... Read More »

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Alouettes to retire star slotback Cahoon’s Number 86; Canadian set receiving records

By The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

MONTREAL – Star slotback Ben Cahoon’s jersey No. 86 will be retired by the Montreal Alouettes. Cahoon, who became the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader in pass receptions in 2010, his final season, will be honoured in a half time ceremony during a game July 29 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 224 career games over ... Read More »

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Austin says health concerns won’t prevent him from continuing on with Ticats

By The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

HAMILTON – Kent Austin says his health won’t impact his ability to continue as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach and vice-president of football operations. Austin, 52, confirmed Wednesday he went to hospital Tuesday but was released a short time later. Austin told reporters on a conference call he’ll be able to keep working with the ... Read More »

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Vancouver-born fighter (Unstoppable) Angela Lee goes after world title

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

Given the dizzying speed of Angela Lee’s rise in mixed martial arts, perhaps it’s not surprising that the 19-year-old Vancouver-born fighter goes after a world title Friday. Lee, who made her pro MMA debut on May 22, 2015, has won five straight in the Asian-based One Championship. Now only five rounds with Japanese veteran Mei ... Read More »

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Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh suspended one game, will miss Timbers clash

By The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh has been suspended one game by Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee. Manneh stepped on New York City FC midfielder Federico Bravo’s shin as he was going for a loose ball in the 68th minute of Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium. Manneh was not shown a card on the play in ... Read More »

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Vancouver-based fighter (Unstoppable) Angela Lee goes after world title

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

Given the dizzying speed of Angela Lee’s rise in mixed martial arts, perhaps it’s not surprising that the 19-year-old Vancouver-born fighter goes after a world title Friday. Lee, who made her pro MMA debut on May 22, 2015, has won five straight in the Asian-based One Championship. Now only five rounds with Japanese veteran Mei ... Read More »

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Stoic on the field, teammate says Argos QB Ricky Ray has a hidden hilarious side

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

TORONTO – Ricky Ray is stoic on the field as he meticulously dissects opposing defences with sharp, pinpoint passes. But running back Brandon Whitaker said there’s another side to the Toronto Argonauts’ veteran quarterback that might surprise people. “He’s hilarious,” Whitaker said recently at a CFL promotional shoot. “He’s one of the top-five funniest people ... Read More »

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CFL draft expands from seven rounds to eight in time for 2016 selection process

By The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

TORONTO – The CFL has expanded its draft from seven rounds to eight, starting with this year’s event. The 2016 CFL draft will be held Tuesday evening. “With the emerging Canadian football talent across all levels, general managers across the CFL agreed that expanding the draft would be beneficial to the league,” Glen Johnson, senior ... Read More »

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Penguins know they can’t replace Letang for Game 4; Schultz likely to draw in

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Kris Letang was on the ice at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday morning skating, passing, shooting, flashing the skills which have made him one of the NHL’s top defencemen. But when Game 4 begins on Wednesday night Letang will be sitting and watching, suspended one game for “interference” on Washington Capitals winger Marcus ... Read More »

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Canadian Ryder Hesjedal prepares for Giro d’Italia with future up in the air

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal has been planning for the Giro d’Italia since November, with a pre-race schedule that mirrors that of 2012 when he won the famed Grand Tour event. He has endured cold weather and even snow in the buildup, but says he is physically ready for Friday’s start of the 99th Giro in ... Read More »

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Murray the brightest among batch of rookie contributors for Pittsburgh

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on May 4th, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Matt Murray wasn’t the first, second, third or even the fourth goaltender taken at the 2012 NHL draft. Nine goalies went ahead of Murray that day at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center. Few could have predicted then that only four years later Murray would be starring for the Penguins in a second-round playoff series ... Read More »

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