June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Scoreboard for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

Tuesday’s Games (All Times Eastern) NHL playoffs Best-of-Seven Semifinals Tampa Bay 4 New York 2 (Series tied 1-1) — NBA Playoffs Best-of-Seven Second Round Brooklyn 114 Milwaukee 108 (Brooklyn leads series 3-2) — MLB American League N.Y. Yankees 6 Toronto 5 Cleveland 7 Baltimore 2 Detroit 4 Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 3 Tampa ... Read More »

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Canada on record-breaking pace in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

Canada has reached the final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF for the first time since 1996-97 in the buildup to France ’98. A look at some of the milestones along the way: – Canada’s 3-0 win over Haiti on Tuesday tied the men’s national team’s records for most consecutive wins (six, for the ... Read More »

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Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2

By Fred Goodall, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat delivered early goals and NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had three more assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning rebound from a series-opening loss and beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals on Tuesday night. Kucherov had his ... Read More »

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Frazier snaps tie, Yankees come back to beat Blue Jays 6-5

By Mike Haim, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Clint Frazier snapped an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit double and the New York Yankees hit three solo homers in a much-needed 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Frazier hit a grounder inside the third-base line to score pinch-runner Tyler Wade from second as the Yankees completed ... Read More »

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Canada defeats Haiti, advances to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Helped by an own goal and strikes by Cyle Larin and Junior Hoilett, Canada dispatched Haiti 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF. The Canadian men, who last reached the final qualifying round in 1996-97 in the lead-up to ... Read More »

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Canada takes four gold, three bronze at artistic swimming world series

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

BARCELONA, Spain – Canada’s artistic swim team is coming away from an Olympic tune up event with seven medals. The group won four gold and three bronze at the Artistic Swimming World Series Super Final in Barcelona this week. Jacqueline Simoneau of Saint-Laurent, Que., finished first in the women’s solo technical and free events. She ... Read More »

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Quebec to increase arena capacity before first home game in Habs playoff series

By Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

MONTREAL – Quebec will increase the number of people allowed to attend sporting events and festivals to 3,500 on Thursday, one day before the Montreal Canadiens next home game. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters Tuesday afternoon, before the change was announced, that COVID-19 cases are down in the province since restrictions were loosened ... Read More »

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Own-goal gives France 1-0 win over Germany at Euro 2020

By Ciarán Fahey, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

MUNICH – Mats Hummels’ return to the national team went better for France than it did for Germany. The experienced defender was recalled by Germany coach Joachim Löw for the European Championship for his leadership qualities, but he ended up scoring an own-goal Tuesday to give France a 1-0 victory at the European Championship. Hummels ... Read More »

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People hurt by parachuting protestor at Euro 2020 game

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

MUNICH – Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an overhead camera attached ... Read More »

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CFLPA feels biggest amendment it reached with CFL was getting players back on field

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

CFL teams will have one less Global player in 2021 but access to five-player taxi squads when they resume play later this summer. The CFL’s board of governors voted in favour Monday of kicking off a 14-game schedule starting Aug. 5 after the league cancelled plans for an abbreviated 2020 season due to the COVID-19 ... Read More »

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Canada routs Colombia 74-40 at AmeriCup women’s basketball tournament

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Kayla Alexander had a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds as Canada remained unbeaten at the FIBA AmeriCup women’s basketball tournament with a 74-40 win over Colombia on Tuesday. Fourth-ranked Canada finished the preliminary stage in top spot in Group A at 4-0 and will face the fourth-place team in ... Read More »

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