July 21st, 2018

National Sports

Taylor Ruck wins gold in women’s 200 at Canadian Trials

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – Taylor Ruck has picked up right where she left off after winning a record eight medals at the Commonwealth Games in April. Competing in her first, and perhaps only, event at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, the Kelowna B.C. native blazed to gold in the women’s 200-metre freestyle on Wednesday. The recently-turned 18-year-old ... Read More »

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ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

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

LOS ANGELES – Danica Patrick’s monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honouring the past year’s best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Her first joke about Cleveland fell ... Read More »

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Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

By Ben Walker And David Ginsburg, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop of Brampton, Ont., and third baseman Breyvic Valera. Machado, a ... Read More »

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Silva goal lifts Impact of Whitecaps in Canadian Championship opener

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

MONTREAL – Alejandro Silva scored in the 58th minute as the Montreal Impact downed the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 in the opening leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday night. Montreal takes a one-goal lead into the return leg of the two-game total goals series next Wednesday in Vancouver. The Impact had most of the ... Read More »

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TFC win first leg of Canadian championship semifinal, beat Ottawa 1-0

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

MONTREAL – Jonathan Osorio scored in the fifth minute as Toronto FC downed the Ottawa Fury 1-0 in the opening leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday. Toronto claimed an important road goal in the opening match, and will host the second leg at BMO Field July 25. Toronto FC left several of their ... Read More »

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AP Source: Dodgers land All-Star Machado from Orioles

By Ben Walker And David Ginsburg, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, garnering the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been announced. Machado, a ... Read More »

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AP Source: Orioles trade All-Star Machado to Dodgers

By Ben Walker And David Ginsburg, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2018

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal has not yet been announced. Machado, a power-hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers’ chances of ... Read More »

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Willy returns to Alouettes in time to face league-leading Stampeders

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

Drew Willy returns to the Montreal Alouettes just in time to face the buzzsaw that is the Calgary Stampeders defence. Willy gets the start Saturday night when Montreal (1-3) visits the Calgary Stampeders (4-0). Willy missed the Alouettes’ 28-18 loss to Ottawa on July 6 due to a neck-shoulder injury suffered in the club’s 23-17 ... Read More »

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Raptors all-star swingman DeRozan leaves Toronto after nine-year run

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

TORONTO – A franchise leader in points and games played. A leader as popular with fans as he was with teammates. A Raptor to the core and a man who loved Toronto. DeMar DeRozan left the only NBA franchise he has ever known Wednesday, shipped to the San Antonio Spurs in a blockbuster trade that ... Read More »

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Five Things to Know: All-star forward Kawhi Leonard joins Toronto Raptors

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Kawhi Leonard is the newest member of the Raptors after a blockbuster trade with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday that saw Toronto trade perennial all-star guard DeMar DeRozan. Here are five things to know about the star forward: BREAKOUT SERIES – Always considered a premiere defender, Leonard made his name as a ... Read More »

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Former Calgary Stampeders star Larry Robinson dies at 76

By The Canadian Press on July 18th, 2018

CALGARY – Larry Robinson, considered one of the most decorated and versatile players in Calgary Stampeders history, has died. He was 76. The Calgary native played for the Stampeders from 1961-74, never missing a game in 14 seasons. Robinson served as a kicker, receiver and defensive back for the Stamps, and helped the team end ... Read More »

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