July 18th, 2024

National Sports

Edmonton Elks fire head coach/GM Chris Jones after 0-5 start

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have fired general manager and head coach Chris Jones after an 0-5 start to the CFL season. The Elks were coming off a 37-34 loss to visiting Ottawa on Sunday. It was their fourth three-point loss of the season. The Elks said in a statement Monday that Geroy Simon will ... Read More »

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Colombia’s soccer federation president and son among 27 arrested in chaos at Copa America final

By Alanis Thames, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2024

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Colombia’s soccer federation president and his son were among 27 people arrested during the crowd control issues that broke out Sunday at the Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia, police said Monday. Ramón Jesurún and his son Ramon Jamil Jesurun were detained after the event at Hard Rock Stadium, ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Elks fire head coach/GM Chris Jones after 0-5 start

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks have fired head coach and general manager Chris Jones following an 0-5 start to the CFL season. More coming... Read More »

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Jets sign defenceman Ville Heinola to a two-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Ville Heinola to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of US$800,000, the NHL club announced Monday. The 23-year-old from Honkajoki, Finland had 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 41 games for the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose last season. He has 11 points ... Read More »

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Columbia’s soccer federation president and son among 27 arrested in chaos at Copa America final

By Alanis Thames, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2024

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Miami-Dade Police Department said it made 27 arrests and 55 ejections following a host of crowd control issues Sunday at the Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia, including fans breaching security gates at the entrance of Hard Rock Stadium. Ramón Jesurún, the head of soccer’s governing body in ... Read More »

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Police made 27 arrests in chaos at Copa America final, including Colombian soccer official’s son

By Alanis Thames, The Associated Press on July 15th, 2024

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Miami-Dade Police Department said it made 27 arrests and 55 ejections following a host of crowd control issues Sunday at the Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia, including fans breaching security gates at the entrance of Hard Rock Stadium. The son of Ramón Jesurún, the head of soccer’s ... Read More »

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Brett Sutter retires after 17 pro hockey seasons, 1,090 AHL games

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

CALGARY – Brett Sutter has retired after 17 seasons of professional hockey. The son of former NHL coach Darryl Sutter played in 1,090 games in the American Hockey League and another 60 in the NHL. Brett Sutter concluded his playing career with the Calgary Flames’ AHL affiliate, the Calgary Wranglers, and will join the team’s ... Read More »

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Gauld, Bernardeschi to take part in MLS All-Star Skills Challenge in Columbus

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

Vancouver Whitecaps captain Ryan Gauld and Toronto’s FC’s Federico Bernardeschi will take part in the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge. The two will be part of a 10-person MLS squad that will go up against Liga MX stars in five head-to-head contests that require ball control, accuracy, strategy and teamwork. The competition is slated for July ... Read More »

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Fatal shooting in Winnipeg followed soccer game, police say it was not random

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

Winnipeg police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a soccer complex that left a 22-year-old man dead. Police say they were called to the scene late Saturday night and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was transported to hospital but died. The victim has been identified as Mohamed Yusuf Abdullahi, of ... Read More »

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Five-time Olympic medallist Gagnon named Canada’s short-track speed skating coach

By The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

Five-time Olympic medallist Marc Gagnon has been named the head coach of Canada’s short-track program, Speed Skating Canada announced Monday. Former head coach Sebastien Cros will remain with the program in the new role of assistant head coach. Gagnon had worked as an assistant coach at Speed Skating Canada under Cros since 2021. Speed Skating ... Read More »

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Toronto FC coach John Herdman gets Messi injury update from unlikely source

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on July 15th, 2024

Toronto FC coach John Herdman got an injury update on Lionel Messi from an unexpected source Sunday night. “My daughter woke us up at it must have been about 10:50 last night to tell us Messi got injured (in the Copa America final). So she was the news reader,” Herdman said Monday. “Which I wasn’t ... Read More »

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