September 23rd, 2017

National Sports

‘Don’t think I’m going to wash my hand:’ Prince Harry wows sun-soaked crowd

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the founder of the Invictus Games hours before the competition for wounded veterans was set to get underway. Prince Harry and the Prime Minister exchanged laughs and pleasantries at a downtown Toronto hotel shortly before both were expected to attend the opening ceremony of the Games. Harry ... Read More »

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US first lady to Invictus athletes: “Bring home the gold’

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.” Mrs. Trump also applauded the team members for their contributions, calling them “our heroes.” “On behalf of my husband and our ... Read More »

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The Latest: Melania Trump encourages US athletes at games

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local): 5 p.m. U.S. first lady Melania Trump is urging Americans competing in an Olympic-style athletic contest to “bring home the gold.” Nearly 100 athletes are participating in the Invictus Games, a competition for ... Read More »

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Runners flock to Rimouski after Montreal marathon cancelled over heat concerns

By Michel Saba, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

MONTREAL – It was inconceivable for Marie-Josee Poulin not to run her first full marathon this year. So when Montreal’s event was cancelled amid concerns about hot and humid weather, Poulin set her sights on a marathon to be held a week later in Rimouski, about a five-hour drive northeast. While she could have run ... Read More »

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Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

By Catherine Lucey And Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J. – President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a “bum.” Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely ... Read More »

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US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. Mrs. Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from ... Read More »

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AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

By Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

NEW YORK – The New York Knicks agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. A ... Read More »

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Man U to check CCTV to find offensive Lukaku chant culprits

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SOUTHAMPTON, England – Manchester United will review CCTV footage from its match against Southampton on Saturday to identify supporters who ignored the club’s request to stop performing an offensive chant about forward Romelu Lukaku. The controversial chant was heard last week at Old Trafford in the Champions League and was quickly condemned by the anti-discrimination ... Read More »

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Morata hat trick keeps Chelsea near top of EPL

By Sam Johnston, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

LONDON – Despite having been Chelsea’s second choice in the transfer window, Alvaro Morata is quickly proving his doubters wrong in the English Premier League. The former Real Madrid forward showcased his skills with a hat trick as Chelsea defeated Stoke 4-0 on Saturday, drawing him level with Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero with six ... Read More »

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‘Don’t think I’m gong to wash my hand:’ Prince Harry wows sun-soaked crowd

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – Several hundred eager well-wishers waited patiently behind a barricade in unseasonably blazing sunshine on Saturday as Prince Harry toured one of Canada’s leading mental-health facilities across the road. The prince did not disappoint, crossing the road after his tour to talk to children, meet a pup and shake hands with members of a ... Read More »

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Prince Harry tours mental health facility in lead-up to Invictus Games

By The Canadian Press on September 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – The founder of the Invictus Games spent the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies visiting one of Canada’s top mental health facilities. Prince Harry toured the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Saturday morning, participating in research roundtables and discussing treatment for youth. Describing the complex issue as one requiring a ... Read More »

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