June 22nd, 2018

National Sports

After losses to Scotland and Russia, Canadian men face tough test against U.S.

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

Canada and the U.S. have authored vastly different stories against the same teams during the June rugby international series. The 15th-ranked U.S. Eagles began by thumping No. 19 Russia 62-13 before edging a young Scottish side 30-29 to notch their first win over a Tier 1 nation in 94 years. Canada, meanwhile, was beaten 48-10 ... Read More »

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Jodouin joins Laurentian’s baseball team, second woman to play for men’s team

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

Julia Jodouin knew she was making waves when she was sitting in class at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and a notification came up on her phone that Brian Bigger, the mayor of her hometown of Sudbury, Ont., had just tweeted to congratulate her. Laurentian University announced on Tuesday that the 17-year-old Jodouin had committed ... Read More »

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After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

MOSCOW – A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its travelling media pack. Four years after the team leadership banned reporters for snooping on closed training sessions in Brazil, the latest prying took ... Read More »

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Brazil leaves it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica’s smothering defence. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup. Unlike ... Read More »

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Central African Republic minister says Becker passport fake

By The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

BANGUI, Central African Republic – Central African Republic’s foreign minister says a reported diplomatic passport for Boris Becker appears to be a fake and the country’s prosecutor general will investigate. The retired German tennis star claims that his role as Central African Republic’s attache to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs gives ... Read More »

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Brazil scores late goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on June 22nd, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 Friday at the World Cup. Coutinho poked the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the first minute of injury time, and Neymar volleyed in another with virtually the last kick of the game six minutes later. Neymar ... Read More »

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Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press on June 21st, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Luis Valbuena homered twice, Kole Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. Mike Trout went 0 for 2 with three walks in his 1,000th career game, ending his hitting streak at eight games. Trout, who has reached base ... Read More »

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Thursday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

Thursday’s Games World Cup At Samara Russia Denmark 1 Australia 1 At Yekaterinburg Russia France 1 Peru 0 At Nizhny Novgorod Russia Croatia 3 Argentina 0 — CFL Ottawa 40 Saskatchewan 17 — MLB American League L.A. Angels 8 Toronto 5 N.Y. Yankees 4 Seattle 3 Boston 9 Minnesota 2 Oakland at Chicago White Sox ... Read More »

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Harris leads Redblacks past Roughriders 40-17; Collaros leaves game early

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – Quarterback Trevor Harris had a solid outing, throwing two touchdowns over 345 yards to lead as Ottawa Redblacks opened their regular season with a 40-17 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday night at TD Place. Harris went 26 for 36 and also threw an interception for Ottawa (1-0). Things didn’t go so ... Read More »

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Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M’s bench in fake moustache disguise

By Ben Walker, The Associated Press on June 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy moustache, shades and a hoodie? Wait a second – it was Ichiro! Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of ... Read More »

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Quarterback Zach Collaros out of game for Roughriders against Redblacks

By The Canadian Press on June 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – The Saskatchewan Roughriders lost starting quarterback Zach Collaros early in their game against the Ottawa Redblacks on Thursday night. Collaros, who was sacked in the first quarter, took a number of big hits including one by Avery Ellis, which appeared to be the one that forced him to leave the game in the ... Read More »

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