June 16th, 2021

National Sports

Denmark team doctor says Eriksen’s heart stopped before resuscitation

By Mattias Karen, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

COPENHAGEN – Denmark’s team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy medical treatment before regaining consciousness. “He was gone. And we did ... Read More »

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Dumfries heads late goal to give the Netherlands a 3-2 victory over Ukraine

By Mike Corder, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

AMSTERDAM – Denzel Dumfries made up for an earlier mistake by heading in an 85th-minute winning goal Sunday, giving the Netherlands a 3-2 victory over Ukraine at the European Championship. Dumfries missed an open header in the first half, but he converted when the team needed it most, heading in a cross from Nathan Ake ... Read More »

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Late goals lift Austria 3-1 over North Macedonia at the European Championship

By Karel Janicek, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

BUCHAREST – The Austrians finally earned a victory at the European Championship, getting the goals they needed from the bench. Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautović both came on as substitutes and scored late to help Austria beat North Macedonia 3-1 Sunday in Group C. “Congratulations to lads, they wrote history tonight,” Austria coach Franco Foda ... Read More »

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Sterling scored his first tournament goal to give England a 1-0 victory over Croatia

By Rob Harris, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

LONDON – Raheem Sterling grew up in the shadow of Wembley Stadium as it was being rebuilt, even getting a tattoo of its famous arch on his left forearm. Now playing for his country at the iconic venue, he used his right foot to give England the start it had been longing for at the ... Read More »

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Hernández belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster in Jays’ rout

By Ken Powtak, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

BOSTON – Teoscar Hernández belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster – two of Toronto’s eight longballs – and Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games as the Blue Jays pounded the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio, Rowdy ... Read More »

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Djokovic rallies to beat Tsitsipas in French Open final for his 19th Grand Slam title

By Samuel Petrequin, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

PARIS – Novak Djokovic left the court to go the locker room for a little chat with himself after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final Sunday. Part of him worried he was too diminished and depleted to overcome that deficit against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. And another part of ... Read More »

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Canada’s women’s basketball team improves to 2-0 at AmeriCup with win over Brazil

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Canada’s women’s basketball team held on to beat Brazil 71-67 on Sunday, and improve to 2-0 at the AmeriCup, the team’s first international tournament in more than a year. Nirra Fields scored 17 points to top world No. 4-ranked Canada, while Kayla Alexander had 11 points and seven rebounds. Clarissa ... Read More »

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Canada’s Mislawchuk races to World Triathlon Cup victory in Mexico

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

HUATULCO, Mexico – Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk raced to victory at the World Triathlon Cup on Sunday, the final men’s race of the Olympic qualifying period. The 26-year-old from Oak Bluff, Man., who’d won the same race two years earlier, withstood the heat on a steamy morning to finish the sprint distance event in 53 minutes ... Read More »

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Canada coach Bev Priestman hopes to see improved performance against Brazil

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

After taking a “little bit of a step backwards” in a scoreless draw against the Czech Republic, Canada coach Bev Priestman wants to see improvements against Brazil on Monday in her team’s final outing before the Olympic roster is finalized. Preparations for the Canadian women’s friendly in Cartagena, Spain, were affected by the harrowing scene ... Read More »

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Canada’s Woods finishes 5th overall in Tour de Suisse, wins mountain classification

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

ANDERMATT, Switzerland – Canadian cyclist Michael Woods was runner-up in the final stage of the Tour de Suisse on Sunday, finishing first in the race’s mountain classification and fifth in the overall standings. Switzerland’s Gino Mader won the sprint to the finish line in the final 159.5-kilometre stage ahead of the 34-year-old from Ottawa. Ecuador’s ... Read More »

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Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime drops Stuttgart final against Marin Cilic

By The Canadian Press on June 13th, 2021

STUTTGART, Germany – Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime lost 7-6 (2), 6-3 to Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday. The third-seeded Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, fell to 0-8 for his career in ATP Tour finals. He hasn’t won a set in any of the championship matches. Canadians have now lost their last ... Read More »

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