July 21st, 2018

National Sports

Cockerton leads Canada past Iroquois Nationals 15-4 in world field lacrosse semi

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

NETANYA, Israel – Mark Cockerton scored four times as Canada cruised past the Iroquois Nationals 15-4 on Thursday in a semifinal at the world field lacrosse championship. Curtis Dickson and Ben McIntosh each had a hat trick for the Canadians, while Mark Matthews and Jeremy Noble had two goals apiece. Dillon Ward made 13 saves ... Read More »

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Jayna Hefford named as Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s interim commissioner

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Five-time Olympian and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Jayna Hefford has been appointed interim commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Hefford will officially assume the role on Aug. 1, but began working with former commissioner Brenda Andress on the transition process on Thursday. The six-team CWHL announced on Wednesday that Andress will leave the ... Read More »

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Former Argos running back Crawford named Canadian Open tournament director

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Bryan Crawford is Golf Canada’s new tournament director for the RBC Canadian Open. Crawford played seven seasons at running back for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, before working as the interim executive director and director of operations with Ontario University Athletics. The 36-year-old Hamilton native spent the past three years as senior director, ... Read More »

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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Swiss Open

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

GSTAAD, Switzerland – A resilient Eugenie Bouchard converted on her seventh match-point opportunity in a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) win over eighth-seed Viktorija Golubic in second-round action Thursday at the Swiss Open tennis tournament. The back-and-forth match was a test for Bouchard, who saved five set points in the second set and seven overall. After ... Read More »

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Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten killed

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

MOSCOW – Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car. Doctors in the city of Almaty say he died in hospital ... Read More »

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Kisner shoots 66 to take early lead in British Open

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Kevin Kisner took advantage of light winds and warm temperatures to shoot a 5-under 66 and take the early lead in the British Open, where defending champion Jordan Spieth was also in the mix on Thursday. The American needed only 22 putts as he made his way around the Carnoustie links, where ... Read More »

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Canada’s rugby teams preparing for do-or-die Sevens World Cup format

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Canada’s rugby teams will be met with a daunting challenge each time they take the field at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco this weekend. Lose one game and they’re done. In an elimination format that’s new to the tournament, a team’s loss at any point will drop them out of contention for the ... Read More »

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Longtime CFL receiver Andy Fantuz retires after 12-year career

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – One of the most productive Canadian receivers in CFL history is calling it quits. Former Roughrider and Tiger-Cat Andy Fantuz announced his retirement before Thursday night’s game between Hamilton and Saskatchewan. The 34-year-old native of Chatham, Ont., played 12 CFL seasons with Saskatchewan (2006-11) and Hamilton (2012-17), registering 637 receptions for 8,363 yards ... Read More »

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Canadian softball stars taking another shot at Olympic dreams with Tokyo 2020

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

SURREY, B.C. – A lot has happened in the 10 years since softball was last an Olympic sport. Danielle Lawrie graduated university, got married, had two daughters and retired from playing the game she loves. Now softball is back for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and so is the 31-year-old pitcher. She’s once again picked ... Read More »

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Ottawa police investigating fireworks incident involving fans at TFC-Fury match

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Ottawa police are investigating a fire that delayed Wednesday night’s Canadian Championship semifinal matchup between Toronto FC and the host Fury at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. The soccer game was delayed briefly late in the second half when TFC supporters set off flares and smoke bombs that led to fires in the stands that ... Read More »

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Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

By Beth Harris, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honoured with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in ... Read More »

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