June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Wilting Leafs: Toronto’s long Stanley Cup drought continues after another early exit

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

Chicago’s Al Yellon knows the pain that Toronto Maple Leafs fans were feeling Tuesday after the team’s Stanley Cup drought was extended to 54 years and counting. He became a Cubs fan as a youngster and endured over half a century of so-so results before the team finally won a World Series in 2016, ending ... Read More »

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Small number of fans to attend Winnipeg Jets NHL playoff game, Manitoba premier says

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says a small number of fans will be allowed in the stands for the upcoming National Hockey League playoff series between The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens. Pallister did not offer any details but says work is underway to allow the change in time for Wednesday’s opening game of ... Read More »

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Canada coach Bev Priestman adds Kansas City midfielder Victoria Picket to camp roster

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

Canadian coach Bev Priestman has added Kansas City NWSL midfielder Victoria Pickett to her camp roster ahead of friendlies against the Czech Republic and Brazil later this month. Pickett’s addition brings the roster size to 29. The eighth-ranked Canadian women take on the 27th-ranked Czechs on June 11 and No. 7 Brazil on June 14 ... Read More »

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Edmonton Football Team changes its name to Elks

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

It’s one of the largest species within the deer family, can stand almost two metres tall at the shoulders and inflict serious damage when challenged. Now, the elk will be featured in the CFL. The Edmonton franchise announced Tuesday it is changing its team name to Elks. The move comes 10 months after the club ... Read More »

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Rested Winnipeg Jets eager to face high-flying Montreal Canadiens in round two

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

Defenceman Nate Thompson says the Winnipeg Jets are “itching to get going” after more than a week of watching hockey on screens instead of from the bench. Winnipeg hasn’t played since May 24 when they swept Connor McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers in a first-round matchup. As they waited for the Montreal Canadiens to eventually overcome the ... Read More »

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Canada advances to quarterfinal meeting with Russia at world hockey championship

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

RIGA, Latvia – Canada has advanced to the quarterfinals at the world hockey championship, an outcome that looked highly unlikely after a dreadful 0-3 start. The Canadians needed to wait until Tuesday’s late games ended to find out of they made it out of the preliminary round, but they got the help they needed when ... Read More »

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Canada’s women’s volleyball team beats China 3-2 for first win at Nations League

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

RIMINI, Italy – The Canadian women’s volleyball team picked up its first Volleyball Nations League win Tuesday, beating China 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 15-25, 15-12). Kiera Van Ryk of Surrey, B.C., led Canada’s offence with 27 points as Canada improved to 1-4. Canada had 14 blocks to China’s six and scored nine points on serve ... Read More »

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Toronto FC players, staff go their separate ways during international break

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

Brazilian fullback Auro plans to look for a nearby beach. Alejandro Pozuelo will be reunited with his pregnant wife in Spain. Jonathan Osorio, Richie Laryea and others are on international duty. Toronto FC players and staff have gone their separate ways during an international break that doesn’t see the club play again until June 19. ... Read More »

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime eliminated in first round at French Open

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

PARIS – Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime is out of the French Open after suffering a first-round loss. The No. 20 seed, from Montreal, lost 6-3, 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-4 to Italian Andreas Seppi on Tuesday at the clay-court Grand Slam. Auger-Aliassime won just two of 12 break points against the 98th-ranked Seppi. The Canadian has now ... Read More »

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Edmonton CFL franchise changes its team name to Elks

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

EDMONTON – The Edmonton CFL franchise has changed its team name to Elks. The club made the announcement via livestream today. Edmonton dropped its longtime name, Eskimos, last year following a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team amid pressure on franchises to eliminate racist or stereotypical names. It had been called the Edmonton Football ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Edmonton CFL franchise changes its team name to Elks

By The Canadian Press on June 1st, 2021

EDMONTON – The Edmonton CFL franchise has changed its team name to Elks. The club made the announcement via livestream today. Edmonton dropped its longtime name, Eskimos, last year following a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team amid pressure on franchises to eliminate racist or stereotypical names. It had been called the Edmonton Football ... Read More »

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