July 26th, 2017

National Sports

Messam, Hughes and Reilly named CFL top performers for Week 5

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

TORONTO – Calgary running back Jerome Messam and defensive lineman Charleston Hughes and Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly are the CFL’s top performers for Week 5. Messam had 135 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Stampeders’ 27-10 win over Saskatchewan on Saturday. Messam currently leads the league with 323 rushing yards. Hughes recorded three sacks, ... Read More »

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Ronnie Yell back healthy and leading B.C. Lions’ resurgent secondary

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

SURREY, B.C. – Ronnie Yell dropped into coverage, read the play and was stunned by what unfolding in front of him. With roughly 90 seconds left on the clock and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers set up at their own 32-yard line in a 42-42 tie, the B.C. Lions defensive back faked like he was going ... Read More »

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Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou out eight weeks with calf tear

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

Toronto FC will be without French midfielder Benoit Cheyrou for the next eight weeks due to a calf injury. Toronto head coach Greg Vanney confirmed the injury Wednesday, saying Cheyrou suffered a Grade 2 calf tear in a 1-1 draw Saturday against visiting Colorado. Cheyrou left the game in the 38th minute after getting tangled ... Read More »

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13-time motorbike world champ Nieto in hospital after crash

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

MADRID – Former motorbike world champion Angel Nieto has been taken to a hospital on the Spanish island of Ibiza after a crash while riding a quadbike. Nieto’s son, Gelete Nieto, tells Spanish national television from outside the hospital that his 70-year-old father “has received a hard hit to the head.” MotoGP showed its support ... Read More »

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Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

For more than a year, Novak Djokovic’s right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse, and now he’s going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out the rest of 2017. Djokovic will miss the U.S. Open, ending his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand ... Read More »

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Canada knocks off Mexico 64-43 to book spot in FIBA women’s U19 World Cup

By The Canadian Press on July 26th, 2017

UDINE, Italy – Canada clinched its spot in the quarter-finals of the FIBA U19 World Cup with a 64-43 win over Mexico in the round of 16 Wednesday. Alyssa Jerome of Toronto had 12 points and five rebounds to lead the Canadians, while Summer Masikewich of Calgary and Angela Bongomin of Regina both had 10 ... Read More »

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Novak Djokovic to miss rest of 2017, including US Open

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

Novak Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow, meaning he will miss the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. “It is the most important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free for as long as ... Read More »

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Novak Djokovic to sit out rest of 2017, including US Open

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

Novak Djokovic is going to miss the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow. That means Djokovic will pull out of the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. The two-time U.S. Open champion announced his decision Wednesday, saying “this is the decision that had ... Read More »

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Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal

By Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million. Orlando traded $900,000 in guaranteed allocation money plus more based on performance in the deal for Dwyer, who recently got his first call-up for the U.S. national team after becoming a citizen. Sporting ... Read More »

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Warriors’ Draymond Green sued over alleged assault by couple

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been sued by a couple who claim he and his entourage assaulted them last year in Michigan. Jermaine Edmondson and Bianca Williams filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages on Tuesday in California’s Alameda County. The lawsuit claims Green bumped into them at a bar ... Read More »

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Blue Jays pitcher Cesar Valdez back in major-league win column after seven years

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Unheralded Cesar Valdez recorded his first major-league win in more than seven years Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-1. The 32-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic exited to a standing ovation after yielding a double to open the seventh before an announced crowd of 40,624 with the Rogers ... Read More »

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