May 28th, 2017

National Sports

Jim Bunning, tough pitcher, hard-nosed senator, dies at 85

By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press on May 28th, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator. “The main qualities it takes for professional athletes and politicians is to have a very thick hide, a thick skin, and to be able to meet and greet people,” he said ... Read More »

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Olympian Ellie Black wins all-around title at Canadian gymnastics championship

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

MONTREAL – Ellie Black of Halfax regained her senior all-around title at the Canadian gymnastics championships on Saturday. Black finished the competition with 54.318 points, narrowly beating fellow Rio Olympian Rose-Kaying Woo of Brossard, Que., who scored 54.051 points to take home silver. Jade Chrobok of Toronto finished third. Black placed second in last year’s ... Read More »

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Canada undefeated after three wins on Day 1 at women’s rugby sevens

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

LANGFORD, B.C. – Canada posted three wins Saturday on home turf to remain undefeated at the HSBC World Women’s Rugby Sevens Series. Julia Greenshields, Bianca Farella, Ghislaine Landry and Natasha Watcham-Roy each scored tries as Canada beat Russia 24-10 in their final match of the day. Canada defeated Brazil 33-5 and shut out France 33-0 ... Read More »

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Lamar Neagle scores on penalty kick as D.C. United downs Whitecaps

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps had the majority of the scoring chances but it was D.C. United who had the only goal for a 1-0 Major League Soccer victory Saturday. Forward Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute as United snapped a three-game losing streak. The penalty was awarded after Whitecaps ... Read More »

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Roughriders acquire Canadian offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski from Argonauts

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired Canadian offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski from the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday in exchange for international wide receiver Armanti Edwards. Dyakowski, who signed as a free agent with Toronto in February, is entering his 11th season in the CFL. He was selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the second round (11th overall) ... Read More »

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AP Sources: Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Navy

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs will play an outdoor game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the NHL had not announced the event. The game is scheduled to be ... Read More »

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Canada improves to 2-0 with wins over Brazil, France at women’s rugby sevens

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

LANGFORD, B.C. – Bianca Farella and Charity Williams each scored two tries as Canada shut out France 33-0 on Saturday to remain undefeated at the HSBC World Women’s Rugby Sevens Series. The Canadian squad tightened their defence from an opening game win over Brazil and kept possession for much of the second match. Canada, which ... Read More »

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Canada’s Andre De Grasse narrowly misses podium at Prefontaine Classic

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – Canadian Andre De Grasse narrowly missed the podium on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. The Markham, Ont., native finished fourth in the men’s 100 metres in 9.96 seconds at Oregon’s Hayward Field. American Ronnie Baker captured the race in 9.86 seconds ahead of China’s Bingtian Su (9.92) and Britain’s Chijindu Ujah, who ... Read More »

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Carleton scores 13 points to help Canada to 61-56 win over Japan at Euro series

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

TORRELAVEGA, Spain – The Canadian women’s basketball team topped Japan 61-56 on Saturday to even its record at a five-game European exhibition series. Bridget Carleton had 13 points and four rebounds for the sixth-ranked Canadians, who opened the event with a loss to Spain on Friday. Shay Colley chipped in with nine points and seven ... Read More »

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Canadians Vallee and Chamandy win gold on FINA Grand Prix circuit

By The Canadian Press on May 27th, 2017

MADRID – Canada’s Mia Vallee and Olivia Chamandy won gold in the women’s three-metre synchro Saturday at a FINA Grand Prix diving competition. Vallee, from Beaconsfield, Que., and Chamandy, from Montreal, finished first with 267.78 points. Inge Jansen and Daphne Wils of the Netherlands were second at 267.00 and Villo Kormos and Flora Fazekas-Gondos of ... Read More »

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Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game

By Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2017

MADRID – Barcelona won the Copa del Rey in coach Luis Enrique’s final game with the club after defeating Alaves 3-1 in the final on Saturday. Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Paco Alcacer scored in the first half as Barcelona won its third straight copa and 29th all-time. It allowed Luis Enrique to cap his three-year ... Read More »

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