August 14th, 2020

National Sports

Recovery race on for Blue Jackets, Lightning after quintuple overtime

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Massage therapists working on a conveyor belt of sore groins, hips and backs was the aftermath of the NHL’s marathon between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 1 of their first-round playoff series required quintuple overtime Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Six hours and 13 minutes after the puck dropped at ... Read More »

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Baseball Hall of Fame opens Inductees Exhibit

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 has to wait a year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated at the shrine. The museum’s Inductees Exhibit is now open. It features one artifact ... Read More »

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Canadian Premier League ready to kick off Island Games in Prince Edward Island

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

With Major League Soccer having successfully concluded its MLS is Back Tournament, now it’s the Canadian Premier League’s turn. The Island Games kick off Thursday in Charlottetown with a rematch of last year’s inaugural final between defending champion Forge FC and Calgary’s Cavalry FC. Like their MLS counterparts, the eight CPL teams enter their tournament ... Read More »

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Bergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Patrice Bergeron scored the winner early in double overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start. The game scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday night started the next morning at 11 after the Columbus ... Read More »

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Longtime Winnipeg Jet Bryan Little uncertain about his hockey future

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Bryan Little is unsure if or when he’ll play in the NHL again. The longest-serving player on the current edition of the Winnipeg Jets awaits confirmation that a season-ending head injury won’t pose further risk to him. Little acknowledged the possibility his NHL career is over has “constantly been in the back of my head.” ... Read More »

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Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ qualifying round loss to the Montreal Canadiens cost assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi their jobs. The team announced on Wednesday it would not renew the contracts of all three assistants. The move came less than a week after the fifth-seeded Penguins fell to the 12th-seeded Canadiens ... Read More »

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Carleton said dedication to racial justice issue is key piece of WNBA season

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Bridget Carleton didn’t even have time to text her parents last week before she made her first WNBA start. The 23-year-old from Chatham, Ont., learned 30 minutes before tipoff during the Minnesota Lynx’s pre-game meeting with coach Cheryl Reeve. Sylvia Fowles was a late scratch due to a sore calf, and Carleton’s phone was already ... Read More »

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LAFC’s Diego Rossi named the MLS is Back Young Player of the Tournament

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi has been named the MLS is Back Young Player of the Tournament. The 22-year-old Uruguayan also won the tournament Golden Boot Award with seven goals, adding three assists. Voting for the young player award was split between the media (75 per cent of vote) and fans (25 per cent). ... Read More »

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Canadian MLS teams back training but still awaiting word on what lies ahead

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Back home training following quarantine in the wake of the MLS is Back Tournament, Canada’s three teams await word on where and when they will play next. It’s just the latest step in a stop-start MLS season, with the U.S. border looming large during the global pandemic. But it looks like the Montreal ... Read More »

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Canadian men to learn 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying draw on Aug. 19

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Canada will learn its 2022 World Cup qualifying path next Wednesday in CONCACAF’s preliminary draw. The five highest-ranked teams in the region – Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras – have been given a bye to the final round of qualifying. The draw in Zurich will divide Canada and 29 other teams ... Read More »

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Canadian cyclist Michael Woods to ride with British star Chris Froome in 2021

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Canadian cyclist Michael Woods is joining British star Chris Froome at Team Israel Start-Up Nation next season. Founded in 2014 as the Israel Cycling Academy, Team Israel Start-Up Nation is co-owned by Canadian-born Sylvan Adams, a former Canadian Masters cycling champion who emigrated to Israel in 2015. Woods, who has been riding for EF Education ... Read More »

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