April 19th, 2018

National Sports

Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito wins silver for 2nd straight day at Commonwealth Games

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito won her second silver medal in as many days at the Commonwealth Games, finishing runner-up to Australia’s Melissa Wu in the 10-metre platform Thursday. The 29-year-old from Montreal won silver Wednesday with teenage partner Caeli McKay of Calgary in the 10-metre synchronized platform at the outdoor Optus ... Read More »

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Long ball and starting rotation stability helping Blue Jays to strong start

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

If the Toronto Blue Jays continue their current pace, they will post the best winning percentage for the month of April in franchise history. They’re off to a solid start thanks to a stabilized starting rotation, timely offence and solid contributions from the bullpen. Here’s a look at five reasons why the Blue Jays, who ... Read More »

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Healthy midfielder Ghazal still battling for a spot in Whitecaps’ lineup

By Jim Morris, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Getting healthy again was only part of the challenge for Aly Ghazal to get back on the field with the Vancouver Whitecaps. The hard-nosed midfielder hurt his hamstring in the week prior to the opening of the Major League Soccer season. That injury healed, but then the 26-year-old from Cairo had to battle ... Read More »

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Canadian long jumper Christabel Nettey wins Commonwealth Games gold

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Canadian Christabel Nettey won gold in the women’s long jump Thursday at the Commonwealth Games. The 26-year-old from Surrey, B.C., jumped 6.84 metres on her first attempt, to finish ahead of Australia’s Brooke Stratton (6.77) and England’s Shara Proctor (6.75). “I was hoping to build on that (first jump) with a ... Read More »

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Montreal Alouettes sign sought-after free-agent linebacker Henoc Muamba

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes have signed highly sought-after Canadian free-agent linebacker Henoc Muamba to a three-year contract. The 29-year-old, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but grew up in Canada, had 82 defensive tackles and two interceptions in 17 games last season with Saskatchewan. He was drafted first overall by Winnipeg ... Read More »

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Canadians make history by winning inaugural Commonwealth Games beach volleyball

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes made history Thursday, dispatching an Australian pair to become the first women to win beach volleyball gold at the Commonwealth Games. Ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, the Canadians had to battle wind and rain as well as resilient opponents in Taliqua ... Read More »

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Veteran wheelchair racer Diane Roy looks for second medal of Gold Coast games

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – At 47, Canadian wheelchair racer Diane Roy keeps winning medals. The veteran from Sherbrooke, Que., earned bronze Tuesday in the women’s T54 1,500 metres in her fifth Commonwealth Games. After winning the event in 2010 and collecting silver in 2014, she now has a complete set of games medals. On Sunday, ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock relying on depth to get past Boston

By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock has a healthy roster and no shortage of matchup options against the Boston Bruins. What he does with them to shut down Boston’s top line come Game 1 Thursday is a key to the series if Toronto wants to advance past the first round for the first time since ... Read More »

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Defending champion Erica Wiebe wins wrestling gold at Commonwealth Games

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe defended her 75-kilogram Commonwealth Games crown Thursday, defeating Nigeria’s Blessing Onyebuchi to win gold. The 28-year-old from Stittsville, Ont., who also won Olympic gold in Rio, beat opponents from Sierra Leone and England en route to a 4-2 win in the freestyle gold-medal match. Diana Weicker of ... Read More »

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Canadian men settle for silver in beach volleyball final at Commonwealth Games

By The Canadian Press on April 12th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia – Canadians Sam Schachter and Sam Pedlow had to settle for silver Thursday after losing the inaugural Commonwealth Games beach volleyball final to Australians Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann. Cheered on by the home crowd, the Australians scored a narrow 21-19, 18-21, 18-16 victory in an entertaining 61-minute match at the Coolangatta ... Read More »

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