July 20th, 2018

National Sports

Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

MOSCOW – Authorities in Kazakhstan said Friday a man has been detained and confessed to killing the Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney” while being questioned over the 25-year-old figure skater’s death. The prosecutor didn’t ... Read More »

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Past Glen Abbey champions worry about venerable course’s uncertain future

By Adam Stanley, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

For over four decades, the Glen Abbey Golf Club has been synonymous with the Canadian Open. When the lone Canadian stop on the PGA Tour gets underway next week, it will mark the 30th time the venerable course in suburban Toronto has hosted the event. It might also be the last. Glen Abbey’s owner, ClubLink ... Read More »

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A look at 5 memorable moments at Glen Abbey as it hosts its 30th Canadian Open

By Adam Stanley, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Glen Abbey Golf Club hosts the Canadian Open for the 30th – and possibly final – time next week. Here are five of the top moments at the club, which first hosted Canada’s lone PGA tournament back in 1977. 2000 – Tiger’s towering drive The biggest moment of them all from the biggest golfer of ... Read More »

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Special Olympics begins 50th anniversary festivities with Global Day of Inclusion

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Katie Xu is having one of the most exciting weeks of her young life. She’s starring in a new ad campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics and on Saturday, as part of World Inclusion Day, she and her family are going to go to their local Tim Hortons where speciality donuts will ... Read More »

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Brandon Bridge settles in to lead Roughriders over Tiger-Cats

By Carol Phillips, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – The Saskatchewan Roughriders became difficult to stop when Brandon Bridge finally settled in at quarterback. The Mississauga, Ont., native started the third straight game for Saskatchewan and took most of the snaps against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on Thursday night, rallying the Roughriders from a 17-7 first-half deficit to a ... Read More »

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Jones’ punt return TD rallies Riders to 31-20 road victory over Ticats

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – Christion Jones’ 61-yard punt return TD highlighted an impressive second half as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied for a 31-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night. Hamilton took a 10-point lead into the third but Saskatchewan’s Marcus Thigpen scampered 80 yards for the TD just 33 seconds into the quarter. Brandon Bridge’s ... Read More »

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Penny Oleksiak wins 100 freestyle, but not satisfied with performance

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – Penny Oleksiak is still trying to find her Olympic form. She took a step forward in the right direction at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials on Thursday with a gold medal in the women’s 100-metre freestyle race, even if she remains somewhat dissatisfied with her time of 54.75. “I think I was a ... Read More »

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Kisner takes lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his duties as the champion golfer ... Read More »

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AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

By Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press the Thunder are sending the veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived, clearing the way for ... Read More »

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Toronto FC suspends supporter group privileges after incident in Ottawa stands

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Toronto FC indefinitely suspended recognized supporter group privileges and announced plans for a review of the program Thursday after small fires briefly burned in the stands during a Canadian Championship game at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium. Ottawa police were investigating Wednesday night’s incident, which led to a delay late in the second half of the ... Read More »

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Jets sign forward Adam Lowry to three-year contract worth $8.75 million

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract. The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes. The St. Louis native also saw action in all 17 playoff games ... Read More »

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