June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Canadian women put on better show but fail to score in 0-0 soccer draw with Brazil

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

CARTAGENA, Spain – Canada posted its fourth straight clean sheet, playing Brazil to a scoreless draw in an international women’s soccer friendly Monday. It was a better showing from the Canadians than in their 0-0 draw Friday against the 27th-ranked Czech Republic at the same venue, an empty Estadio Cartagonova. Canada moved the ball quickly ... Read More »

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South Korea rebounds to defeat Canada 3-2 in Nations League women’s volleyball

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

RIMINI, Italy – The Canadian women’s volleyball team surrendered a 2-1 lead and fell 3-2 to South Korea on Monday in Nations League action. Set scores were 15-25, 25-18, 27-29, 25-20 and 21-19 as Canada fell to 3-9 at the tournament. Kiera Van Ryk of Surrey, B.C., led the Canadians in scoring with 24 points ... Read More »

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Plans for Calgary Stampede include reduced attendance, COVID-19 safety protocols

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

CALGARY – Officials with the Calgary Stampede say reduced daily attendance and enhanced COVID-19 protocols to keep visitors safe will be in place if the event goes ahead. They say plans are for capacity to be cut in half, and attendees could be required to show proof of vaccination or undergo rapid testing to enter ... Read More »

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Star striker Jozy Altidore remains in limbo as Toronto FC returns to action

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

Toronto FC star striker Jozy Altidore remains in limbo as the MLS team returns to action after the international break. GM Ali Curtis said Monday that the 31-year-old U.S. international continues to work out on his own while the club looks to resolve his future. “All options are on the table, to be honest,” he ... Read More »

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Ontario Minor Hockey Association launches first-ever registration campaign

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – A minor hockey association in southern Ontario is launching its first-ever registration campaign today. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association says it hopes to boost enrolment numbers that have steadily dropped for five years. It also hopes to promote the mental health benefits of hockey after COVID-19 restrictions put play on hold. ... Read More »

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Skriniar steps up, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1 at Euro 2020

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on June 14th, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – As Marek Hamsik’s influence begins to wane for Slovakia, Milan Skriniar has stepped up as the main man. Scoring the winning goal in a match at a European Championship is a decent way to start. Skriniar brought down a corner and toe-poked the ball into the net from 15 meters to ... Read More »

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Quebec green-lights National Bank Open, federal approval still required

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Tennis Canada says it has received a letter of approval from provincial health authorities in Quebec to host this year’s National Bank Open women’s tournament in Montreal. The plan to host the event, scheduled for Aug. 7-15, still needs approval from the federal government. Tennis Canada said in a release that tournament health ... Read More »

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Canadian women improve to 3-0 with rout of El Salvador at AmeriCup tournament

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Another rout by Canada’s women’s basketball team at the FIBA AmeriCup tournament. Shaina Pellington scored 21 points as the world No. 4-ranked Canadians trounced El Salvador 98-41 to improve to 3-0 at their first tournament in 16 months. Aislinn Konig added 14 points, while Laeticia Amihere grabbed nine rebounds to ... Read More »

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CFL board of governors votes unanimously to start 2021 season in August after meeting

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

The CFL is going ahead with its 2021 season. The league’s board of governors have voted unanimously in favour of an amended collective bargaining agreement and starting the ’21 campaign Aug. 5. The CFL did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league said it will release a 2021 schedule Tuesday. The ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: CFL votes to start 2021 season in August after meeting

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

The CFL is going ahead with its 2021 season. The league’s board of governors have voted unanimously in favour of an amended collective bargaining agreement and starting the ’21 campaign Aug. 5. The CFL did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league unveiled plans in November for a full 18-game season ... Read More »

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Canadian Michael Woods to lead Israel Start-Up Nation team at the Tour de France

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

Canadian rider Michael Woods will lead the Israel Start-Up Nation team at the Tour de France. “His success in the (Ardennes) Classics, the Tour de Romandie and the Tour de Suisse gave him – and us – the confidence that he can play the role in the greatest cycling race of all, the Tour,” team ... Read More »

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