July 21st, 2018

National Sports

Edmonton Eskimos release veteran receiver Terrell Owens from negotiation list

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Terrell Owens won’t be kick-starting his pro football career with the Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton released the 44-year-old former NFL receiver from its negotiation list on Friday. That leaves Owens free to sign with any other CFL team. Earlier this month, Owens activated a 10-day window to receive a contract offer from the Eskimos by Tuesday. ... Read More »

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Canadian wrestler Dori Yeats retires after decorated career

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – Former world championship silver medal-winning wrestler Dori Yeats has retired from the sport. The 24-year-old Montreal native used social media to make the announcement Friday. Yeats’ career was highlighted by a silver in the 67-kilogram event at the world championship in 2012. She went on to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in ... Read More »

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MLS supporter groups need to keep things safe: Toronto FC coach

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

VANCOUVER – They march to the stadium in packs, clad in scarves and jerseys. They chant anthems and bang drums. They stand through entire games, cheering until hoarse. They’re soccer fans, after all. Players on Canada’s three MLS teams say their supporter groups are key to their success. But sometimes the most loyal fans can ... Read More »

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Johnson and Kisner, housemates and British Open leaders

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open. Johnson, whose name already is on the claret jug from his playoff victory at St. Andrews three years ago, holed a 30-foot birdie putt Friday on the 18th hole at Carnoustie for ... Read More »

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Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot highlights field for Prince of Wales Stakes

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

FORT ERIE, Ont. – Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot drew the inside post for the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on Friday. Wonder Gadot, who captured the Plate by a solid 4 3/4 lengths earlier this month, will break from the No. 1 post in the six-horse field Tuesday night at Fort Erie Racetrack. The ... Read More »

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Hoffman’s fiancee asks to see all evidence she cyberbullied Erik Karlsson’s wife

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

TORONTO – The fiancee of former Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman has made a legal request to see all evidence related to allegations that she harassed and cyberbullied the wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson. Melinda Karlsson filed an order of protection against Monika Caryk in May, claiming Hoffman’s partner had posted over 1,000 “negative ... Read More »

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Brandon McBride sets Canadian record in 800 metres, winning silver in Monaco

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

MONACO – Brandon McBride has entered the Canadian track and field record book. The 24-year-old native of Windsor, Ont., beat a 10-year-old Canadian record en route to a silver medal in the 800 metres on Friday at the Monaco Diamond League meet. McBride’s time of one minute 43.20 seconds topped Garry Reed’s run of 1:43.69 ... Read More »

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Nichols, Bombers looking to rebound from disappointing loss versus Argos

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

TORONTO – Matt Nichols has a 24-hour rule when it comes to dealing with losses, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback needed twice that long to get over last weekend’s collapse against the B.C. Lions. Winnipeg couldn’t make a 17-0 half-time lead stand against the Lions, who rallied for the 20-17 win. The Bombers (2-3) ... Read More »

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Raptors president Masai Ujiri working on selling Kawhi Leonard on Toronto

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

TORONTO – The sales pitch normally comes before the deal, but Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is doing things the other way around with Kawhi Leonard. Ujiri spoke with media for the first time after Wednesday’s blockbuster trade that sent fan favourite DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. Several ... Read More »

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Canucks sign defenceman Stecher to 2-year contract worth $2.325 million per year

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Troy Stecher to a two-year deal valued at US$2.325 million per year. The 24-year-old from Richmond, B.C., recorded one goal and 10 assists over 68 games last season, his second in the NHL. He set career highs in penalty minutes (35), hits (110) and blocked shots (75). ... Read More »

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Toronto FC star Jozy Altidore could return in Chicago this weekend

By David Alter, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Toronto FC star forward Jozy Altidore could make his much-anticipated return to the lineup when his team visits the Chicago Fire on Saturday. “He could play a role as early as this weekend,” Toronto coach Greg Vanney said following training on Friday. “He’s been training for a couple of weeks, so it’s a matter of ... Read More »

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