July 28th, 2016

National Sports

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advances to third round at Rogers Cup

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

MONTREAL – Canadian Eugenie Bouchard learned from her loss at Wimbledon earlier this month to turn the tables on her opponent. That strategy has her in the third round of the Rogers Cup for the first time in her career. Bouchard upset 10th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-0 on Wednesday in the second round in Montreal ... Read More »

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Triathlete strokes to marathon, 105-km, lengthwise swim of Okanagan Lake

By The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

VERNON, B.C. – A Detroit man is celebrating with friends and supporters after completing a gruelling, 41-hour endurance swim along the entire length of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake. Adam Ellenstein said he was inspired to attempt the 105-kilometre, non-stop swim after his aunt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last fall. “It’s a swim to honour ... Read More »

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Canada’s Milos Raonic moves on, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil out at Rogers Cup

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

TORONTO – Milos Raonic downed Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening in the second round of the Rogers Cup, while fellow Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil were eliminated. Raonic, from nearby Thornhill, Ont., will face American Jared Donaldson in the third round of the tournament. Donaldson advanced after beating Fabio ... Read More »

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Canadian Denis Shapovalov loses to Girgor Dimitrov in second round of Rogers Cup

By The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

TORONTO – Canadian Denis Shapovalov fell to Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday evening in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 17-year-old Shapovalov, from nearby Richmond Hill, Ont., had the crowd’s support from the coin toss at centre court of York University’s Aviva Centre. Shapovalov came out strong in the first set, working ... Read More »

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Former Mississippi State QB Prescott acquitted of DUI

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. – WTVA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2afJbxw ) that a municipal court has cleared former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott on charges of speeding and drunk driving. The Dallas Cowboys draft pick appeared in Starkville Municipal Court on Wednesday to answer the charges, and was found not guilty. Prescott was accused of driving 41 mph in ... Read More »

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Canadian Milos Raonic relies on serve to top Yen-Hsun Lu at Rogers Cup

By The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

TORONTO – Canadian Milos Raonic downed Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday evening in the second round of the Rogers Cup. Raonic, from nearby Thornhill, Ont., will face American Jared Donaldson in the third round of the tournament. Raonic relied on his booming serve, especially in the second set, and finished off ... Read More »

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Veteran quarterback Burris returns under centre for Ottawa Redblacks

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

Henry Burris is back as the Ottawa Redblacks’ starting quarterback. The CFL’s outstanding player last year opened the season under centre for the defending East Division champions but suffered a finger injury in Ottawa’s 45-37 overtime win over the Edmonton Eskimos. Burris, 41, left after having thrown for 251 yards but was overshadowed by backup ... Read More »

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Shrwed moves by Buono gives Lions depth to overcome key injuries

By Lowell Ullrich, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

VANCOUVER – An astute set of moves by B.C. Lions coach and general manager Wally Buono during the winter has made it much easier for the CFL team to withstand two season-ending injuries. B.C. (3-1) will visit the 2-1-1 Calgary Stampeders on Friday without starting defensive back T.J. Lee and veteran receiver Nick Moore. Both ... Read More »

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Suns add Jay Triano, Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff

By The Associated Press on July 27th, 2016

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson completed his staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches. Triano spent the last four seasons as assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, including Watson’s final season as a player in 2013-14. The first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history when ... Read More »

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Magali Harvey bitter over exclusion from Olympic rugby sevens squad

By Alexandre Geoffrion-McInnis, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

MONTREAL – Don’t count on Magali Harvey to be glued to her television during the women’s rugby sevens matches at the Rio Olympics. Harvey, who was named World Rugby’s Player of the year in 2014 in 15s play, broke her silence 20 days after she learned she was being left off Canada’s Olympic squad. “If ... Read More »

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Kilgore next man up with Toronto Argonauts starter Ray on the mend

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 27th, 2016

TORONTO – It’s a drill Scott Milanovich has become very proficient at over his four-plus seasons as Toronto Argonauts head coach. Logan Kilgore will start at quarterback Sunday when Toronto visits the Ottawa Redblacks. Kilgore replaces incumbent Ricky Ray, who’s out three-to-six weeks after suffering a knee injury in Monday night’s 30-17 home win over ... Read More »

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