July 20th, 2024

National Sports

Jamal Peters and the Hamilton Ticats set to host archrival Toronto Argonauts

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

HAMILTON – Jamal Peters will host several friends and familiar faces Saturday night but won’t exactly be feeling hospitable. Peters faces his former team for the first time when Hamilton (0-5) takes on archrival Toronto (3-2) at Tim Hortons Field. Peters spent three seasons with the Argonauts (2021-23) before signing with the Tiger-Cats as a ... Read More »

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Joey Votto to start for Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate after rehab assignment

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2024

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Toronto Blue Jays infielder Joey Votto is scheduled to start for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Friday after missing time with ankle and lower back issues. The six-time All-Star from Toronto will play for the Herd as they host the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRaiders. Votto, 40, was the 2010 National League MVP. ... Read More »

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Sartini expects tougher road ahead for Whitecaps as MLS playoffs approach

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

VANCOUVER – After making it look easy the last few games, head coach Vanni Sartini expects things will get harder for the Vancouver Whitecaps as the race for the Major League Soccer playoffs heats up. The Whitecaps, who host the Houston Dynamo Saturday night at BC Place Stadium, are unbeaten in their last five MLS ... Read More »

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Sports minister Qualtrough announces new Ministerial Athlete Advisory Committee

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

OTTAWA – Sports minister Carla Qualtrough announced Friday a group of 14 Canadian athletes who will form a Ministerial Athlete Advisory Committee. Gymnast Ellie Black of Halifax, who’s heading to her fourth Olympics this summer in Paris, and Canadian women’s soccer team defender Vanessa Gilles of Ottawa are among the athletes who were selected after ... Read More »

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Lundgaard set to defend Honda Indy title as drivers hit track with new hybrid tech

By Myles Dichter, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

TORONTO – Denmark’s Christian Lundgaard didn’t get the chance to celebrate his first career NTT IndyCar Series victory last year in Toronto. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver was pulled in the middle of his post-race press conference, needing to catch a flight home. And so, in November, he made a point of returning by ... Read More »

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Canada’s Auger-Aliassime loses to Berrettini in Swiss Open quarterfinals

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND – Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime was eliminated from the Swiss Open clay-court tennis tournament with a 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) quarterfinal loss to Italy’s Matteo Berrettini on Friday. Berrettini went up 5-0 in the second tiebreaker before converting his first match point on serve. Auger-Aliassime missed a chance to take control of the first ... Read More »

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Pogacar closing in on third Tour de France title after dominant win in the Alps

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2024

TAIWAN, Taiwan – As the finish line approached, Tadej Pogacar looked over his shoulder and saw an empty road. Moments later, he was a giant step closer to clinching a third de France Tour title by winning another tough mountain stage on Friday. Pogacar pulled away from Jonas Vingegaard to be 5 minutes, 3 seconds ... Read More »

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Pogacar moves closer to a 3rd Tour de France title after dominant win in the mountains

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2024

ISOLA 2000, FRANCE – Tadej Pogacar took a giant step closer to clinching a third Tour de France title after winning another tough mountain stage on Friday, pulling away from Jonas Vingegaard to move five minutes ahead of his main rival with two days left. The Slovenian looks almost certain to reclaim the Tour crown ... Read More »

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IndyCar drivers hit the track in Toronto as 2024 Honda Indy opens with first practice

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2024

TORONTO – IndyCar drivers are hitting the track Friday for the first practice at the 2024 Ontario Dealers Honda Indy in Toronto. The race is set for Sunday on the street circuit at Exhibition Place. Spain’s Alex Palou leads the NTT IndyCar Series with 379 points, 35 ahead of Australia’s Will Power heading into the ... Read More »

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Canadian Ben Silverman leads PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2024

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) – Ben Silverman birdied seven of his last nine holes and scored 19 points to take the lead Thursday in the Barracuda Championship, the only PGA Tour event that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. Silverman had 10 birdies and a bogey on Tahoe Mountain Club’s tree-lined Old Greenwood layout for a ... Read More »

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Clippers trade Russell Westbrook to Jazz. He’s expected to join the Nuggets after a buyout

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers sent Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz on Thursday in a sign-and-trade deal for point guard Kris Dunn. The Jazz are expected to buy out the former NBA MVP’s contract so Westbrook can sign with the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN. Utah also got the right to ... Read More »

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