July 16th, 2018

National Sports

33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn’t important

By The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

TURIN, Italy – Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million), and the world player of the year penned a four-year contract with the Serie ... Read More »

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More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

By Jovana Gec, The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

ZAGREB, Croatia – In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colours and waving Croatian flags poured into ... Read More »

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Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot to run in Prince of Wales stakes

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

There won’t be a Wonder Gadot-Flameaway showdown at the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. The prospect of the two Mark Casse-trained horses squaring off in the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown took a big step towards becoming a reality following filly Wonder Gadot’s impressive 4 3/4-length victory in the $1-million Queen’s Plate ... Read More »

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Soccer diplomacy: World Cup host Putin gives Trump a ball

By The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

HELSINKI – Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump: a soccer ball. After a journalist asked a question at their joint press conference Monday in Helsinki using soccer metaphors, Putin pulled out a red-and-white ball and tossed it ... Read More »

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Tens of thousands welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

By Jovana Gec, The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

ZAGREB, Croatia – In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colours and waving Croatian flags poured into ... Read More »

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Flames sign forward Lindholm to six-year contract with AAV of $4.85 million

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract with an average annual value of US$4.85 million. The native of Boden, Sweden was acquired by Calgary along with defenceman Noah Hanafin in a June 23 in a trade that sent defencemen Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox and forward Michael Ferland ... Read More »

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World Cup afterglow gives France a sorely needed boost

By Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press on July 16th, 2018

PARIS – The members of France’s victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to triumphant arcs of water heralding their airplane’s arrival and a red carpet welcome Monday, and that was before the formal homage that awaited them in Paris. Goalie Hugo Lloris, brandishing the golden trophy from soccer’s eminent tournament, and coach Didier ... Read More »

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Boateng’s switch from soccer to track pays off with national silver medal

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

TORONTO – For a moment, the announcers at the recent Canadian track and field championships thought Bismark Boateng had won the tightest 100 metre final in the history of the meet. And so did Boateng. The 26-year-old from Toronto let out a jubilant roar, and ripped off his race singlet in celebration. “I took my ... Read More »

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Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care, able to communicate

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care. Family of Ryan Vandervlis say the Lethbridge Hurricanes player is fully alert and has been transferred to a Calgary hospital’s burn unit. He is able to whisper and ... Read More »

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Forward Nick Paul signs one-year deal with Ottawa Senators

By The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

OTTAWA – Forward Nick Paul has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. The contract is worth US$650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL. The 23-year-old Paul had one goal in 11 games with Ottawa last season. He had 14 goals and 13 assists in 54 games with the AHL’s Belleville ... Read More »

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Canadian Adam Hadwin feels better the second time around at British Open

By Adam Stanley, The Canadian Press on July 16th, 2018

In a recent video posted to Instagram, Adam Hadwin was preparing for this week’s British Open by hitting balls in his backyard in Phoenix. It may seem counterproductive, climate-wise, except it was during an Arizona monsoon – and the Canadian golfer was there in full rain-gear, smiling away. The state’s monsoon season runs from mid-June ... Read More »

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