August 14th, 2020

National Sports

Canadian ‘keeper Devon Kerr looks to build soccer future with Washington Spirit

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

Growing up, Devon Kerr drew attention from both sides of the border for her goalkeeping skills. A dual citizen, the Canadian-born Kerr chose Canada and played in the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. But opportunities dried up after that and when U.S. Soccer reached out again, she said yes – wanting ... Read More »

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Defending champion Bianca Andreescu pulls out of U.S. Open

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

Bianca Andreescu will not defend her title at the U.S. Open after opting out of the Grand Slam later this summer in New York. The Canadian made the announcement on Thursday. Andreescu hasn’t played a match since suffering a knee injury last October. Andreescu says she has to focus on her match fitness to ensure ... Read More »

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Canadiens coach Claude Julien in hospital with chest problems, Muller takes over

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

TORONTO – Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is in hospital after suffering chest pains following Wednesday night’s playoff series opener against the Philadelphia Flyers. General manager Marc Bergevin says associate coach Kirk Muller will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the best-of-seven series while Julien is sidelined. Julien, 60, went to ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Canadiens coach Claude Julien sent to hospital with chest problems

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

TORONTO – Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien suffered chest problems after Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers and was rushed to hospital. General manager Marc Bergevin says associate coach Kirk Muller will serve as interim head coach while Julien is sidelined. The Flyers lead their best-of-seven series 1-... Read More »

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Toronto shortlisted as one of eight cities to host the 2026 Gay Games

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

Toronto has been shortlisted as one of eight candidate cities to host the 2026 Gay Games XII. Toronto is up against Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Guadalajara, Mexico; Munich; San Diego; Taipei, Taiwan; and Valencia, Spain. The deadline for cities to deliver their main bid books is Nov. 1, 2020. The announcement for the winning ... Read More »

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Impact defender Luis Binks heading to Italy’s Bologna FC on transfer

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact will send defender Luis Binks to Bologna FC of Italy’s Serie A next year after a transfer was completed on Thursday. The 18-year-old English player will remain with Montreal on loan until Dec. 31. Impact owner Joey Saputo is the chairman of Bologna FC. Walter Sabatini is the global sporting ... Read More »

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Wolfpack’s Bodene Thompson signs with Leeds Rhinos for remainder of 2020 season

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

TORONTO – New Zealand forward Bodene Thompson is the latest Toronto Wolfpack player to find a new home, signing with Leeds Rhinos for the remainder of the 2020 season. Ricky Leutele (Melbourne Storm), Liam Kay (Wakefield Trinity) and Gareth O’Brien (Castleford Tigers) have all moved on recently with Kay’s move permanent while the others are ... Read More »

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Canadian Eugenie Bouchard upsets Zidansek, advances to quarterfinals

By The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is off to the quarterfinals at the Prague Open. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2 in the second round of the WTA Tour event on Thursday. Given a wild-card into the event, Bouchard, ranked 330th in the world, will next ... Read More »

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Troy Stecher scores emotional goal as Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoffs

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on August 13th, 2020

EDMONTON – Troy Stecher scored an emotional game-winning goal Wednesday as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 to take the opener of their best-of-seven NHL playoff series. The Stanley Cup champion Blues, meanwhile, served notice they are fast becoming a hot mess in return-to-play competition. Stecher broke a 2-2 tie in the ... Read More »

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Bo Horvat scores twice as Canucks beat St. Louis 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

EDMONTON – Vancouver captain Bo Horvat twice as the Canucks defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 Wednesday in their first-round opener. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver while David Perron and Jaden Schwartz replied for St. Louis. Vancouver has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. ... Read More »

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Flyers beat Canadiens 2-1 in Game 1, but Montreal shows it can hang with Philly

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Claude Julien marvelled at the Philadelphia Flyers this week. The head coach of the Montreal Canadiens was impressed by their depth, team play and skill from top to bottom. Despite a disappointing result Wednesday, Julien has now seen first-hand that his roster can hang with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. ... Read More »

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