July 15th, 2019

National Sports

Miami Heat sign six-foot-11 Canadian forward Kyle Alexander

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

MIAMI – The Miami Heat have signed Canadian forward Kyle Alexander. The six-foot-11 big man from Milton, Ont., played in eight Summer League games with the Heat after going undrafted at last month’s NBA draft. He averaged 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.38 blocks in 15.9 minutes and shot 43.8 per cent from the field and ... Read More »

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Canadian international Rebecca Quinn rejoins NWSL, signs with Reign FC

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

Canadian international Rebecca Quinn has returned to the NWSL, signing with Reign FC. The 23-year-old midfielder from Toronto, who can also play on the backline, comes from France’s Paris FC where she had signed in February. Quinn, who made three appearances at the recent World Cup in France, has won 51 caps for Canada. “Rebecca ... Read More »

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Michael Gligic nails down PGA Tour membership for 2020

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

Canada’s Michael Gligic has locked up the first PGA Tour card of his career. The native of Burlington, Ont., secured PGA Tour membership for the 2020 season after tying for 10th on Sunday at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Colorado Championship. Gligic is 13th on the points list for the PGA Tour’s main feeder circuit (formerly ... Read More »

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Win means Ticats will have plenty good to think about during bye week

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

There’s nothing quite like heading into a bye week off a big win. Just ask quarterback Jeremiah Masoli after Hamilton defeated the Calgary Stampeders 30-23 on Saturday night to snap a dubious 15-game losing streak versus the defending Grey Cup champions. The Tiger-Cats will have that winning feeling right up to their home game July ... Read More »

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Senators ink 2019 first-rounder Lassi Thomson to entry-level contract

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators signed 2019 first-round draft pick Lassi Thomson to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday. Selected 19th overall last month in Vancouver, the 18-year-old defenceman had 17 goals and 41 points with the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets in 2018-19, his first playing in North America. Ottawa acquired the pick used ... Read More »

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Number Switch: Leafs forward William Nylander switching to No. 88 next season

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

TORONTO – William Nylander will have a different look next season. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward announced on social media Monday that he’s swapping numbers – trading in 29 for 88. “Making the switch … what’s old is new again #88,” Nylander posted to his verified Twitter account along with a picture of himself wearing ... Read More »

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AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA championship since 1983. Simmons, 22, ... Read More »

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Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Ville Heinola to entry-level contract

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal announced Monday carries an average annual value of around US$1.14 million. The 18-year-old had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga, Finland’s top league, last season. He also had nine points with ... Read More »

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Bouchard loses seventh straight match, falls in opening round at Lausanne

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard lost her seventh straight WTA singles match on Monday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch in first-round action at the Lausanne Open tennis tournament. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., was up 5-4 in the third set and serving match point after being down 40-0 in the 10th game, ... Read More »

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Malindi Elmore returns to competition as marathoner after lengthy break

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

Malindi Elmore once ran with the weight of nagging injuries and frustratingly tough Olympic standards, at a time track and field was struggling through one of its darkest doping eras. She runs more lightly these days. The former 1,500-metre specialist, who walked away from track and field disheartened and unfulfilled in 2012, has reinvented herself ... Read More »

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Michael Carcone signs two-year deal with Ottawa Senators

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Michael Carcone to a two-year, two-way contract. The first year has an average value of US$700,000 in the NHL and $85,000 in the American Hockey League, while the second year is $700,000 in the NHL and $115,000 in the AHL. Carcone, 23, was acquired in a six-player ... Read More »

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