June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

A British research company may have discovered a magic number for American media consumers – and it’s seven. That’s seven streaming services, paid or free, that consumers are willing to subscribe to before the hassle of keeping track of log-ins and passwords just becomes too much, said Maria Rua Aguete, senior research director at the ... Read More »

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Despite COVID-19 and un-Canadian temperatures, Habs fans are legion in Las Vegas

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

LAS VEGAS – Joe Fruchter is smiling – and sweating. Flanked by his children, Rachel and Bradley, the New York City lawyer is grinning ear to ear, about to watch a hockey game in person for the first time in more than a year – a Stanley Cup semifinal matchup, no less, featuring the team ... Read More »

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CFL return to play finally gives Blue Bombers an opportunity to defend Grey Cup title

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

It’s been a long time coming, but Willie Jefferson and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are finally getting the chance to defend their Grey Cup title. Winnipeg defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in 2019 for its first CFL title since 1990. But that was also the league’s last game after it cancelled plans for an abbreviated ... Read More »

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Ronaldo scores 2, Portugal beats Hungary 3-0 at Euro 2020

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Cristiano Ronaldo set the record for most goals at the European Championship with two of them Tuesday in Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Hungary at a packed Puskas Arena. Ronaldo scored his 10th goal at the tournament from the penalty spot in the 87th minute and then added a second in injury time. ... Read More »

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Quebec should wait before allowing more Habs fans in arena experts say

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

MONTREAL – Public health experts say Quebec should wait until more people have received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine before increasing the number of fans allowed to attend Montreal Canadiens home games. On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters that a decision on increasing capacity would come soon. Dubé and Premier François ... Read More »

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John Herdman says Canadian men’s vision is clear on World Cup qualifying journey

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

John Herdman says his players have been focused on their task since he took over the Canadian men’s program in January 2018. Their vision was clear in his first interviews with them. Leave a legacy. Become heroes. Get to the World Cup. “They don’t need any extra motivation. They don’t need to understand history,” Herdman ... Read More »

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MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start June 21. The commissioner’s office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting average at a more than half-century low, said Tuesday that major ... Read More »

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CFL to kick off 2021 regular-season schedule with Winnipeg-Hamilton Grey Cup rematch

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

TORONTO – The CFL has scheduled a Grey Cup rematch for its return. The CFL unveiled its 14-game regular season Tuesday, a day after the board of governors voted to resume play Aug., 5. The league didn’t play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL’s first game on opening night will feature the ... Read More »

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Bell MTS Place, home of Winnipeg Jets, to be renamed Canada Life Centre

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

A deal between Canada Life Assurance Co. and the owner of the Winnipeg Jets will see the hockey team’s home arena renamed to the Canada Life Centre. The venue, currently called the Bell MTS Place, will be renamed as of July 1 in a 10-year sponsorship deal with the building’s owner, True North Sports and ... Read More »

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Montreal Marathon organizers cancel 2021 edition over COVID-19 restrictions

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

MONTREAL – Organizers of Montreal’s marathon say they’re cancelling the 2021 edition of the event due to ongoing COVID-19 health restrictions. The Marathon Beneva de Montreal event was scheduled to be held the weekend of Sept. 24 -26. In a statement issued Tuesday, organizer Événements GPCQM says the current provincial restrictions related to large events ... Read More »

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez advances to second round at WTA Tour event

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Viking Classic Birmingham. Fernandez, from Laval, Que., beat China’s Wang Yafan in the first round of the WTA Tour 250 grass-court event on Tuesday. The 66th-ranked Fernandez won 76.1 per cent of points when she got her first serve ... Read More »

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