October 16th, 2021

National Sports

Alouettes look to sweep back-to-back series with struggling Redblacks

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

OTTAWA – Beating a team in the CFL is rarely easy, and beating it twice is even harder. But that’s exactly what the Montreal Alouettes hope to do when they travel to Ottawa to take on the Redblacks Saturday afternoon. The Alouettes (4-4-0) defeated Ottawa (2-7-0) 20-16 on Thanksgiving Monday thanks to a go-ahead touchdown ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs looking for improved starts with Senators’ rematch on deck

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

Jason Spezza isn’t sounding any alarm bells. The Maple Leafs are only two games – played 24 hours apart – into their regular-season schedule. An early trend, however, has already emerged. And it’s one they want to nip in the bud. Toronto came out flat in its home opener Wednesday, surrendering chance after quality chance ... Read More »

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Toronto FC feeling heathier ahead of Atlanta visit after international break

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

TORONTO – Jozy Altidore and Alejandro Pozuelo could both see some playing time Saturday when Toronto FC returns to action against visiting Atlanta United after the international break. While coach Javier Perez was not definitive on either designated player taking the field, he said there was a chance. “This international break has been really good ... Read More »

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Journalist-CFL historian Paul Woods chronicles Toronto Argonauts’ magical 1991 season

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

TORONTO – It’s hard to imagine there ever being another year like 1991 in the Toronto Argonauts’ rich and colourful history. The storied franchise, which was founded in 1873, shocked the North American sports landscape twice that year. First was the introduction of American businessman Bruce McNall, NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky and actor-comedian John Candy ... Read More »

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Hayley Wickenheiser shares lessons from sports, life in new book ‘Over the Boards’

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

Hayley Wickenheiser doesn’t have a lot of free time. Both a medical doctor and the Toronto Maple Leafs senior director of player development, the four-time Olympic gold medallist is almost always on the move. So how exactly did she find time to write a book? “Living in the Greater Toronto Area, all you do is ... Read More »

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Meaghan Mikkelson’s Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

CALGARY – Meaghan Mikkelson doesn’t dwell on timelines and deadlines. The 36-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., says she accepts what her recovering left knee can give her each day. When Mikkelson heads to her Calgary home, the demands of two children under the age of six distract her from pondering whether that knee will allow ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions need to do ‘more of everything’ in push for playoff spot

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Heading into the back half of the CFL season, the B.C. Lions know there’s still ample work to be done. A 4-4 record has the Lions in third spot in the West Division, but with six games to go in the abbreviated 2021 campaign, playoffs are far from a sure bet. The team ... Read More »

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Charlotte, Alan Brookes helped prop up road racing community during pandemic

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2021

TORONTO – Charlotte Brookes will be stationed in the command centre when the starter’s pistol sounds on the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K race Sunday. She expects there will be tears. Sunday marks the largest road race in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and marks a triumphant live return – finally – ... Read More »

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Scoreboard for Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

Thursday’s Games MLB post-season Los Angeles 2 San Francisco 1 (Los Angeles wins series 3-2) — NFL Tampa Bay 28 Philadelphia 22 — NHL Columbus 8 Arizona 2 Dallas 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 (OT) Buffalo 5 Montreal 1 Carolina 6 N.Y. Islanders 3 Florida 5 Pittsburgh 4 (OT) Ottawa 3 Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 7 ... Read More »

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Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

By Beth Harris, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing cheers from the small crowd ... Read More »

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Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

By Janie Mccauley, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and prized midseason acquisition Max Scherzer came out of the bullpen for a save, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 in a thrilling winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday night and into the NL Championship Series. Bellinger’s ... Read More »

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