October 24th, 2020

National Sports

AP source: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s board of governors is considering a December start to the 2020-21 season, with Dec. 22 being the initial target for opening night and the season being trimmed to about 70 games. That option, which would have the NBA Finals back in their normal June slot, ... Read More »

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Toronto FC visits Philadelphia for top-of-the-table showdown with the Union

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin knows all too well the damage Alejandro Pozuelo can do. Curtin watched from the sideline Oct. 3 as his team somehow forgot about the Toronto FC playmaker on a 76th-minute corner when the two teams met in East Hartford. Pozuelo moved leisurely towards goal, seemingly unnoticed by the 10 Union ... Read More »

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Team Matt Dunstone considers relocation due to restrictions in Saskatchewan

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

Team Matt Dunstone is considering relocating from Saskatchewan due to mounting frustrations stemming from provincial COVID-19 restrictions. The latest development in the simmering issue came Thursday night when teams were advised that a pair of provincial tour events scheduled for this weekend were postponed. Dunstone vice-skip Braeden Moskowy tells The Canadian Press that the team ... Read More »

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‘We’ve got to make it worth something’: Whitecaps in must-win mode to finish season

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

VANCOUVER – Lucas Cavallini was filled with joy when he entered his home in Vancouver earlier this week and finally saw his wife and three kids in person. His job as the Whitecaps’ top striker had kept him away for several weeks, and though the reunion with his family was brief, it was special. “When ... Read More »

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Ottawa Aces release Robshaw to rejoin Warrington next season in Super League

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Aces have released loose forward Ellis Robson so he can rejoin the Warrington Wolves in Super League next season. The Aces, which announced his signing on Aug. 18, are slated to begin play in the third-tier Betfred League 1 in 2021. “Whilst it is a shame to lose him, we wish ... Read More »

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Ironman triathlete Lionel Sanders sets Canadian hour cycling record

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

MILTON, Ont. – Triathlete Lionel Sanders has broken the Canadian cycling hour record. The 32-year-old Ironman triathlete from Windsor, Ont., rode 51.304 kilometres in 60 minutes at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre velodrome in Milton, Ont. Sanders beat the previous record of 48.587 kilometres set by track cyclist Ed Veal in the same velodrome in ... Read More »

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Change of heart as Supporters’ Shield trophy to be handed out after all

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

TORONTO – The Supporters’ Shield will be handed out after all this season. The Supporters’ Shield Foundation, the group appointed by the Independent Supporters Council to oversee the annual awarding of the trophy to the MLS team with the best regular-season, has reversed its recent decision to mothball the Shield in the 2020 pandemic-rejigged campaign. ... Read More »

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Mighty Heart looking to end 17-year Canadian Triple Crown thoroughbred racing drought

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

TORONTO – He’s chasing Canada’s first Triple Crown in 17 years, but it hasn’t exactly been a meteoric rise for Mighty Heart. The colt lost his left eye in a paddock accident as a foal and didn’t race as a two-year-old. And a lacklustre start this winter – fourth and 10th-place finishes at Fair Grounds ... Read More »

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Canadian Milos Raonic drops out before European Open quarterfinal with injury

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2020

ANTWERP, Belgium – Canada’s Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the European Open because of an abdominal strain. The No. 5 seed, from Thornhill, Ont., was scheduled to face No. 4 seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a quarterfinal at the ATP Tour 250 hard-court event on Friday. Dimitrov was awarded a walkover win and will ... Read More »

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Forge FC scores late to win CONCACAF League preliminary-round game in El Salvador

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Substitute Anthony Novak’s 83rd-minute goal lifted 10-man Forge FC to a 2-1 victory over El Salvador’s CD Municipal Limeno in a Scotiabank CONCACAF League preliminary-round game Thursday. Novak controlled a fine ball from Dominic Samuel that landed just inside the penalty box and hammered a shot past goalkeeper William Torres. ... Read More »

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‘Opening up is not a bad thing’: Canucks’ Bo Horvat leading through uncertainty

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

VANCOUVER – It’s been a “heck of a year” for Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat. When he was handed the jersey with a C stitched over the heart just over a year ago, Horvat had no idea he’d soon be leading the Canucks through a season unlike any other, all while balancing his own growing ... Read More »

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