October 1st, 2020

National Sports

Alberta’s Tanner Boser to face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

Alberta’s Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser will face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei (The Pit Bull) Arlovski on Nov. 7. UFC officials confirmed the matchup, saying a location will be announced at a later date. Boser (19-6-1) is currently ranked 15th among UFC heavyweight contenders after winning three of his four UFC bouts including his last ... Read More »

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WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors announce formal review of primary team logo

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – The Moose Jaw Warriors hockey team will conduct a formal review of its primary logo. The Western Hockey League team announced the review as the next step in an “ongoing internal discussion.” The current Warriors logo is a hockey stick and a puck inside a stylized silhouette of a side profile ... Read More »

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Montreal Impact acquire striker Mason Toye from Minnesota FC

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact have a new attacking piece, acquiring striker Mason Toye from Minnesota FC on Thursday. Toye has seven goals and four assists in 42 career Major League Soccer games. Originally from South Orange, N.J., the 21 year old was selected seventh overall by Minnesota United in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and ... Read More »

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Football Canada to stage summit with the aim of helping grow the game nationally

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

TORONTO – It’s dramatically impacted tackle football in Canada, but Jim Mullin feels the COVID-19 pandemic gives national organizers a chance to identify and address the challenges facing the game. On Thursday, Football Canada unveiled plans to hold a two-part summit with Canadian football leadership. The first will involve a series of five remote gatherings ... Read More »

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Winger Michael Petrasso signs two-year extension with York 9 FC of the CPL

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

TORONTO – Winger Michael Petrasso has re-signed with York 9 FC for the 2021 and 2022 Canadian Premier League seasons. The 25-year-old from Woodbridge, Ont., joined the Toronto-based side in January after spending the league’s inaugural 2019 season with Winnipeg’s Valour FC. But injury restricted him to just 130 minutes of action spread over three ... Read More »

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Canada’s artistic swim team halts training, undergoing conduct review

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

MONTREAL – Canada’s artistic swim team has halted training in the wake of complaints from athletes. Canada Artistic Swimming chief executive officer Jackie Buckingham would not identify the exact nature of the complaints. She says an investigation is underway into the conduct of personnel in the team’s training environment in Montreal. The national artistic swim ... Read More »

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Raptors: Scotiabank Arena won’t host U.S. voter registration due to COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

TORONTO – Scotiabank Arena won’t be used for voter registration for the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election due to concerns around COVID-19. The Toronto Raptors had planned to open their home arena so Americans living in Toronto could register to vote, but announced Thursday that due to the global pandemic, rising case numbers in Toronto ... Read More »

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Former Wales rugby coach Rob Howley grateful for second chance, thanks to Canada

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

Rob Howley is in lockdown at home in Wales these days, thanks to recent heightened COVID-19 restrictions. But the former Wales star scrum half and coach sees a brighter future. And for the first time in a while, it involves a return to rugby after serving a high-profile suspension for betting. “I’ve been in lockdown ... Read More »

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Kenin takes a while to win, Djokovic breezes into 3rd round

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on October 1st, 2020

PARIS – Once Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin got going, she kept going – right into the third round of the French Open. The fourth-seeded American started slowly Thursday under a closed roof on Court Philippe Chatrier before pulling out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ana Bogdan. “I knew I had to fight. She ... Read More »

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Ottawa to host fanless Skate Canada International Grand Prix, Oct. 30-Nov. 1

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

OTTAWA – Nam Nguyen and ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier headline the field for Skate Canada International that will be held with no fans due to COVID-19. The Grand Prix event will be held in Ottawa, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Skate Canada International is traditionally the second stop on the international Grand Prix circuit, ... Read More »

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Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

By The Canadian Press on October 1st, 2020

PARIS – Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the third round, while fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated at the French Open. Fernandez, an 18-year-old from Laval, Que., beat world No. 47 Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in a second-round women’s match on Thursday at the clay-court Grand Slam. Shapovalov, the No. ... Read More »

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