October 24th, 2020

National Sports

Tagliafico’s own-goal gives Liverpool 1-0 win at Ajax

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

AMSTERDAM – Liverpool’s makeshift defence held firm and a fortunate goal earned Jurgen Klopp’s team a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in their Champions League opener at the empty Johan Cruyff Area. Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico turned a mishit shot by Sadio Mane into his own net in the 35th minute for the only ... Read More »

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Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro short on specifics, long on bullishness

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

Short on specifics and long on bullishness, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro set an optimistic tone during his first general media availability since the team was eliminated from the post-season a few weeks ago. While little clarity was offered on his contract situation and plans for 2021, Shapiro said his time in Toronto has been ... Read More »

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Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman Kris Russell to one-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Kris Russell to a one-year, US$1.25-million contract extension. The 33-year-old Russell appeared in 55 games with the Oilers last season, posting nine assists, 14 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating. He also played in four games in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. The five-foot-10, 170-pound blueliner ... Read More »

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to quarterfinals at Cologne Championship

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) victory over qualifier Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in the second round of the Cologne Championship on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Auger-Aliassime, who received a first-round bye, broke Gerasimov when the world No. 87 was serving for the match up 6-5 in the ... Read More »

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Golf Canada’s juniors will put emphasis on team mentality

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

Canada’s next crop of junior golfers will soon learn that they may be alone out on the course, but they’re part of a team off of it. Jennifer Greggain was announced as the newest member of the coaching staff for Golf Canada’s junior teams last Thursday, working with head coach Robert Ratcliffe. She said that ... Read More »

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York 9 FC signs teenage Canadian defender Ryan Lindsay after stint in Europe

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – York 9 FC has signed teenage Canadian defender Ryan Lindsay. The 18-year-old Ottawa native, a product of the Toronto FC academy, joined Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb under-19 squad earlier this year before signing his first pro contact in August with Slovakia’s FK Pohronie. The six-foot-two Lindsay, who can play as a centre back or ... Read More »

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Raptors do without live visits from potential recruits as NBA draft approaches

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – Any other season would have the Toronto Raptors’ getting to know potential draft picks over intimate dinners in Toronto. They’d be showing them around the city. They’d be seeing how they take direction in on-court drills at OVO Athletic Centre. But on the heels of a season unlike any other in history, next ... Read More »

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Financially troubled Toronto Wolfpack likely to learn fate in early November

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – It looks like the future of the Toronto Wolfpack could be decided in early November. The financially troubled transatlantic team faces a Friday deadline to file its response to questions from English rugby league authorities. And potential new owner Carlo LiVolsi is expected to address a subsequent Super League board meeting with a ... Read More »

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Canadian ‘keeper Erin McLeod happy in Iceland, looks to help others stay positive

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

After enduring a COVID-19 outbreak that kept the Orlando Pride from taking part in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup, Erin McLeod is enjoying life on and off the field in Iceland. But as always, the veteran Canadian goalkeeper has more than soccer on her mind. McLeod has expanded the mindfulness project she launched last November, rolling ... Read More »

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Mighty Heart to take run at ending Triple Crown drought in $400,000 Breeders Stakes

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – Mighty Heart will start his run for the Triple Crown from the No. 8 post Saturday. The Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales champion was named the even-money favourite in the draw Wednesday for the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes. The third and final jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown goes Saturday at Woodbine ... Read More »

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F1 driver Stroll back after positive test for COVID-19

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

SILVERSTONE, England – Formula One driver Lance Stroll said he intends to race at the Portuguese Grand Prix this week after finishing a period of self-isolation following a positive test for the coronavirus. Stroll, who drives for Racing Point, pulled out of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring a day before the Oct. 11 ... Read More »

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