June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Here’s a list of Canadian NHL arena name sponsors

By The Canadian Press on June 15th, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets will play their home games at the Canada Life Centre starting July 1, when the insurance provider begins its 10-year contract at the arena currently known as the Bell MTS Centre. Here’s a look at the corporate partners at Canada’s six other NHL arenas, when those names took effect and the previous ... Read More »

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Bell MTS Centre, 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 Centre, 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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Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Dubai-based airline said revenue had declined by $ 8.4 billion, largely due ... Read More »

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Scoreboard for Monday, June 14, 2021

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

Monday’s Games NHL playoffs Best-of-Seven Semifinals Vegas 4 Montreal 1 (Vegas leads series 1-0) — NBA Playoffs Best-of-Seven Second Round Atlanta 103 Philadelphia 100 (Series tied 2-2) Los Angeles Clippers 118 Utah 104 (Series tied 2-2) — MLB American League Cleveland 4 Baltimore 3 Boston 2 Toronto 1 Detroit 10 Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay ... Read More »

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Canadiens take 4-1 loss to Vegas Golden Knights in Stanley Cup semifinal opener

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

LAS VEGAS – The uphill climb facing the Montreal Canadiens just got a little steeper. The only Canadian team with a shot at the Stanley Cup gave up a 4-1 loss Monday in their first of a best-of-seven semifinal battle against the top-seeded Vegas Golden Knights. It was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in ... Read More »

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Vlad Jr homers to tie it, Red Sox top Blue Jays in 9th, 2-1

By Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press on June 14th, 2021

BOSTON (AP) – Rafael Devers hit a line drive off the Green Monster in the bottom of the ninth inning after Vladimir Guerrero homered to tie it in the top half, and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from their worst loss of the season to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Monday night. ... Read More »

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Canada names 30-man roster for July rugby internationals against Wales, England

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

Matt Heaton of Rugby ATL and Ben LeSage and Lucas Rumball of the Toronto Arrows will co–captain Canada for rugby test matches next month in Wales and England. Canada coach Kingsley Jones has named 30 members of his 32-man travelling party. Rugby Canada says the two remaining spots will remain unfilled pending fitness tests as ... Read More »

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AP source: New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as coach

By Stephen Whyno And Tom Canavan, The Associated Press on June 14th, 2021

Gerard Gallant is set to join one of hockey’s oldest organizations instead of the NHL’s newest franchise after reaching an agreement to coach the New York Rangers. Gallant and the Rangers have a deal for him to be their next coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. ... Read More »

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Blue Jays outfielder George Springer to start rehab assignment with Bisons

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer will start a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday, the next step in his return from a strained right quadriceps that has kept him out of the lineup for much of the season. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said on a video conference Monday before the Blue Jays’ game at Boston ... Read More »

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Canadian and Lynx forward Achonwa out indefinitely with knee sprain

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS – Canadian forward Natalie Achonwa is listed as out indefinitely by the Minnesota Lynx with a knee injury. The 28-year-old from Guelph, Ont., sprained the medical collateral ligament (MCL) in her right knee in Saturday’s 80-64 win over the Los Angeles Sparks. The six-year WNBA veteran has appeared in eight games this season, and ... Read More »

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Spain held to 0-0 draw by Sweden at Euro 2020

By Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press on June 14th, 2021

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) – The chances came and went but neither Spain nor Sweden managed to put any of them in the net Monday in a 0-0 draw at the European Championship. Spain dominated possession and stayed close to the Swedish net for most of the match but couldn’t capitalize on its many scoring opportunities ... Read More »

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