June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Canada looks to finish job against Haiti, move into final World Cup qualifying round

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

Defender Alistair Johnston knows his Canadian World Cup qualifying history – and what dispatching Haiti on Tuesday would mean. The 70th-ranked Canadian men can move into the so-called Octagonal, the eight-country final round in CONCACAF, with a win or draw against No. 83 Haiti on Tuesday at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill. Canada took the ... Read More »

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After COVID-19 shut down racing for a year, Knight running faster than ever

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

When the global track and field schedule shut down due to COVID-19, Justyn Knight went a year without a race. But a student of his sport, he put the time to good use, studying the world’s top middle-distance runners during months of self-reflection in his quest to be the best. What was evident among the ... Read More »

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Canada’s “Glory From Anywhere” campaign for Tokyo celebrates community heroes

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

TORONTO – The Olympic team’s Tokyo campaign is like a letter to Canadians, says Marnie McBean, that “You’re all part of Team Canada.” The Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled its campaign today, called “Glory from Anywhere.” It highlights not only Olympians such as decathlete Damian Warner, and basketball player Kia Nurse, but Canadians outside the sports ... Read More »

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Canadian Vasek Pospisil drops tight first-round match at Noventi Open

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

HALLE, Germany – Canada’s Vasek Pospisil is out of the Noventi Open after losing his first-round match on Monday. Playing his first match since March, the 66th-ranked Pospisil lost 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) to world No. 75 Marcus Giron of the U.S. at the ATP Tour 500 grass-court event. Neither player recorded a break. Giron ... Read More »

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Ontario accelerates return-to-play plans for professional, elite-amateur sports

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Ontario says it has accelerated its return-to-play plan for professional and elite amateur leagues as the province loosens COVID-19 restrictions. Sports Minister Lisa MacLeod says that high-level teams can now hold non-contact practice and dry-land training in Ontario. Teams and leagues will be allowed to resume games as soon as August, although there ... Read More »

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Underdogs once again, Canadiens face tough test against top-ranked Golden Knights

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2021

LAS VEGAS – A difficult challenge awaits the Montreal Canadiens tonight as they enter their Stanley Cup semifinal as underdogs against the host Vegas Golden Knights. The top-ranked Golden Knights won an NHL-best 40 games in the shortened 56-game regular season and tied Colorado for the highest point total in the league ““ 23 points ... Read More »

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Scoreboard for Sunday, June 13, 2021

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

Sunday’s Games NHL playoffs Best-of-Seven Semifinals New York Islanders 2 Tampa Bay 1 (New York leads series 1-0) — NBA Playoffs Best-of-Seven Second Round Milwaukee 107 Brooklyn 96 (Series tied 2-2) Phoenix 125 Denver 118 (Phoenix wins series 4-0) — MLB American League Tampa Bay 7 Baltimore 1 Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 1 Seattle ... Read More »

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Chris Johnston leads the Canadian finishers at US$1-million Bassmaster Classic event

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Chris Johnston put an exclamation mark on a record-setting weekend for Canada’s three competitors at the US$1-million Bassmaster Classic. Johnston, of Peterborough, Ont., finished eighth in the Elite Series’ premier event at Lake Ray Roberts. It’s the best result for a Canadian in the tournament, eclipsing the previous mark of 31st ... Read More »

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Canadian Stuart Macdonald ties for fifth at Korn Ferry Tour event

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

GREER, S.C. – Canadian golfer Stuart Macdonald tied for fifth on Sunday at the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am. It marked the third top-10 finish in a row for the Vancouver native, who tied for third and tied for 10th at his past two events. Macdonald finished at 19 under for the 72-hole tournament ... Read More »

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Canadian Maude-Aimee Leblanc finishes second at Symetra Tour event

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

Canadian golfer Maude-Aimee Leblanc posted her third second-place finish of the season at the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship on Sunday in Harris, Mich. Leblanc, from Sherbrooke, Que., led by three entering the third and final round before finishing one stroke behind Morgane Metraux of Switzerland. Metraux fired a 5-under 67 in the the final ... Read More »

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Despite new, unfamiliar variables, Habs undaunted by top-seeded Golden Knights

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

LAS VEGAS – From the Manitoba prairie to the Mojave Desert, from largely empty arenas to a capacity crowd: not a lot about Monday’s Stanley Cup semifinal opener in Las Vegas will be familiar to the Montreal Canadiens. That includes the Vegas Golden Knights themselves, a team the Canadiens have yet to face in the ... Read More »

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