September 20th, 2019

National Sports

Toronto Wolfpack ready for playoff semifinal showdown with Toulouse

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

TORONTO – After breezing through the seven-month regular season, the Toronto Wolfpack get down to the business end of their schedule Sunday when they host Toulouse Olympique in a promotion playoff semifinal. Toulouse (20-7-0) handed Toronto its lone loss of the regular season, a 46-16 setback in early March that saw the French side rally ... Read More »

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Montreal Impact face tough task against L.A. Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact can’t be intimidated by the towering figure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they hope to remain in playoff contention. Led by Ibrahimovic, the Los Angeles Galaxy (14-13-3) welcome the Impact (11-16-4) to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night with both MLS teams fighting for a playoff spot. Coming off his ... Read More »

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Alouettes veteran feels Bombers star’s suspension was too short

By Julian McKenzie, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

Montreal Alouettes defensive end John Bowman won’t be rolling out the red carpet for Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris. On the eve of Harris making his return from a two-game suspension for a positive drug test, Bowman made it clear he didn’t feel the punishment was stiff enough for the CFL’s leading rusher. ... Read More »

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Stakes high for Toronto FC’s game Saturday night at Los Angeles FC

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

The stakes are high Saturday for Toronto FC’s first-ever visit to Banc of California Stadium to play league-leading Los Angeles FC. A win and Toronto FC (12-10-9) clinches a playoff berth. A Toronto loss, coupled with a NYCFC draw or loss in Dallas on Sunday, will earn LAFC (19-4-7) the Supporters’ Shield – good for ... Read More »

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Ex-Rangers, Lightning D Dan Girardi retires after 13 seasons

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference Finals and one Stanley Cup ... Read More »

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US men’s soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

CHICAGO – The U.S. men’s soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be against Cuba on Nov. 19, ... Read More »

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Young Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling sidelined with concussion

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

BROSSARD, Que. – Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion. Poehling is believed to have been hurt after taking a hit from the Florida Panthers’ Dryden Hunt on Wednesday during a pre-season game in Bathurst, N.B. A Canadiens first-round pick (25th overall) in 2017, the 20-year-old Poehling had a hat trick ... Read More »

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A look at Canada’s Pool B rivals at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

A look at Canada’s Pool B rivals at the Rugby World Cup: Italy World Ranking: 14 Record against Canada: 7-2-0 Skinny: Canada came close to upsetting the Azzurri at the 2015 World Cup, losing 23-18 despite dominating possession. It might have been a different result had Canada been awarded a second-half penalty try it thought ... Read More »

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Canada’s Pool B schedule at Rugby World Cup in Japan

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

Canada’s Pool B schedule at the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times ET): Thursday, Sept. 26 Canada vs. Italy at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Canada vs. New Zealand at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 Canada vs. South Africa at Kobe Misaki Stadium, ... Read More »

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Canadian men face tough competition at 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

It’s been a long hard road to the Rugby World Cup for Canada. And the journey may well be equally bumpy in Japan. Expectations are low. Just making the tournament proved to be heavy lifting this time out with the 22nd-ranked Canadians the last to crack the 20-team field. Only Namibia, at No. 23, is ... Read More »

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Thursday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2019

Thursday’s Games NHL Pre-season Montreal 5 Florida 4 (SO) Boston 3 Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 1 Dallas 2 Colorado 1 Vancouver 6 Edmonton 1 Vegas 3 Los Angeles 2 (OT) — MLB American League N.Y. Yankees 9 L.A. Angels 1 Toronto 8 Baltimore 4 Cleveland 7 Detroit 0 Minnesota 8 Kansas City 5 National ... Read More »

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