October 16th, 2021

National Sports

Raheem Sterling open to leaving Manchester City to play more

By The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Raheem Sterling is open to leaving Manchester City to be sure of more regular playing time and says he dreams of moving away from England. The winger, who is regular starter for European Championship runner-up England, has fallen down the pecking order at the Premier League champions. He has started only ... Read More »

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Football Canada to kick off first-ever Football Weekend in Canada program virtually

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – Examining how to get women and girls involved in football in Canada and keeping them in it will be on the agenda for Football Canada’s first-ever Football Weekend in Canada. The program, which will be held virtually, kicks off Friday and will continue through Sunday. Those interested in participating can do so on ... Read More »

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Toronto Arrows set for first home game in 867 days after pandemic-related absence

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

TORONTO – After an 867-day absence, the Toronto Arrows finally get to play at home Saturday. The exhibition game against the Atlantic Selects at York Lions Stadium is part celebration, part scouting mission as Arrows director of rugby Chris Silverthorn checks out some young talent with many of his veteran players overseas or taking time ... Read More »

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Award-winning broadcaster Rod Black announces departure from TSN

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

Longtime TSN announcer Rod Black says he has left the network. The 59-year-old Black tweeted on Thursday that he was leaving CTV and TSN. He won the Sports Media Canada Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster in 2005. Black has also earned five Gemini Award nominations for Best Sports Broadcaster. His decades-long career with CTV/TSN has ... Read More »

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Defending-champion Blue Bombers can become first team to clinch playoff spot with win

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

They’ve been the class of the CFL this season and so it’s fitting that Zach Collaros and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the chance to become the first team to cement a playoff berth. Winnipeg (8-1) can punch its post-season ticket Friday night with a road win over the Edmonton Elks (2-6). The Bombers, who ... Read More »

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Brady Tkachuk signs seven-year, $57.5-million deal with Ottawa Senators

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed to a seven-year, US$57.5-million contract. The Senators made the announcement on Thursday morning, hours before Ottawa’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tkachuk was a restricted free agent and had not played for the Senators during the pre-season. “This is an exciting day for ... Read More »

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Award-winning broadcaster Rob Black announces departure from TSN

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

Longtime TSN announcer Rod Black says he has left the network. The 59-year-old Black tweeted on Thursday that he was leaving CTV and TSN. He won the Sports Media Canada Award as Outstanding Sports Broadcaster in 2005. Black has also earned five Gemini Award nominations for Best Sports Broadcaster. His decades-long career with CTV/TSN has ... Read More »

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Brady Tkachuk signs seven-year, $57.5 million deal with Ottawa Senators

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed to a seven-year, US$57.5 million contract. The Senators made the announcement on Thursday morning, hours before Ottawa’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tkachuk was a restricted free agent and had not played for the Senators during the pre-season until a deal was reached. ... Read More »

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CFL announces it has awarded Hamilton the 2023 Grey Cup championship contest

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

The CFL has awarded Hamilton the 2023 Grey Cup game. The CFL made the announcement Thursday. Hamilton will stage the 2021 contest at Tim Hortons Field on Dec. 12. The 2022 Grey Cup will be held at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The CFL also stated it expects this year’s Grey Cup game to be played ... Read More »

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Canada without top two players for Billie Jean King Cup after Fernandez pulls out

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

MONTREAL – Leylah Fernandez says she will not compete in this year’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals, leaving Canada without its top two players heading into the women’s international tennis tournament. Tennis Canada said Thursday that Fernandez, ranked No. 28 in the world, will be replaced by Toronto’s Carol Zhao. The 19-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, ... Read More »

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Ivanovic, Pennetta, Moya among 6 nominees for tennis Hall

By The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Grand Slam title winners Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moya and Cara Black are the new nominees on the International Tennis Hall of Fame ballot for the Class of 2022, joining holdovers Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Rhode Island-based Hall announced the candidates Thursday. The half-dozen nominees all are ... Read More »

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