June 19th, 2018

National Sports

Halifax council meets with company pushing for East Coast CFL team

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

Halifax Regional Council received a private briefing Tuesday from the company hoping to bring a CFL team to the Maritimes. Mayor Mike Savage confirmed councillors met with representatives of Maritime Football Ltd., but would not discuss the nature of the talks. It took place behind closed doors as a last-minute addition to Tuesday’s council agenda, ... Read More »

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Slight thaw in arena stalemate in Calgary, Flames agree to talk with committee

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

CALGARY – The door opened a crack on arena talks in Calgary as the city and the Flames have re-established contact. A city council committee struck in May to revive the arena issue and Calgary Sport and Entertainment have exchanged what’s described as cordial, noncommittal letters, according to the committee chair. Councillor Jeff Davison says ... Read More »

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Former Jays GM Anthopoulos still proud of Toronto’s success in 2015

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

TORONTO – Alex Anthopoulos sat in the visiting dugout at Rogers Centre and glanced up at the banners hanging in centre-field. Three years removed from his role as general manager of the Blue Jays, the current Atlanta Braves GM still takes pride in winning the AL East title with Toronto in 2015 – his last ... Read More »

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No Regrets: Tennis great Nestor at peace with decision to retire in September

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

Canadian tennis veteran Daniel Nestor has no regrets about his decision to retire later this season. The 45-year-old from Toronto, who announced his retirement plans last year, has struggled in his final campaign on the ATP World Tour. Early exits have become the norm for the former top-ranked men’s doubles player, who’s planning to leave ... Read More »

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Davies thrilled to help bring a World Cup to the country that welcomed him

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Prior to last week, the biggest crowd Alphonso Davies had ever spoken in front of was a soccer team. So it was a baptism of fire when the 17-year-old walked out on stage at the Expocentre in Moscow on Wednesday to address the over 200 delegates at the FIFA Congress and a world-wide ... Read More »

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Canadian runner Melissa Bishop believes she’ll be stronger with baby

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Newly married and focused on her four-year plan into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Melissa Bishop had planned to put kids on hold. But Canada’s world silver medallist in the 800 metres is due to give birth any day now, and believes she could become a stronger athlete as a mom. “I think so. ... Read More »

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Defenceman Matt Benning signs two-year extension with Oilers

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – Defenceman Matt Benning has signed a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. A native of St. Albert, Alta., the 24-year-old Benning had six goals and 15 assists in 73 games with the Oilers this past season. Benning originally signed with the Oilers as an undrafted free agent out of Northeastern University in the ... Read More »

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Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on June 19th, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup’s knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from ... Read More »

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AS Blainville takes on Ottawa Fury FC in Canadian Championship second round

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

LAVAL, Que. – Having dispatched the Oakville Blue Devils, AS Blainville looks to take down Ottawa Fury FC and earn a semifinal showdown with defending champion Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship. The Quebec league champions host the United Soccer League’s Fury on Wednesday in the first leg of the second qualifying round at the ... Read More »

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Veteran defender Drew Moor back on the field, sees light at end of injury tunnel

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Drew Moor back on the field with Toronto FC was a welcome sight Tuesday, proof that the veteran defender is making progress from the quad tear that has sidelined him since the CONCACAF Champions League final in April. “It’s good to have him out there and involved in various part of the training ... Read More »

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