June 17th, 2018

National Sports

Toronto’s Andrew Nembhard captains Canada in U18 FIBA Americas championship

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

TORONTO – Andrew Nembhard headlines Canada’s team for next week’s FIBA U18 Americas championship in St. Catharines, Ont. Canadian coach Dave Smart released his 12-man roster on Thursday, ahead of Canada’s opening game against Argentina on Sunday. Nembhard, a 6-4 guard from Toronto and Canada’s captain, played alongside young Canadian star R.J. Barrett at Florida’s ... Read More »

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Toronto FC hopes the time is right to return Michael Bradley to midfield role

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

Michael Bradley’s adventure in defending started in Mexico, in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final after Toronto FC Drew Moor went down in training. “I looked at (Bradley) and we looked around. There was nobody else … It was really a play out of necessity,” Toronto coach Greg Vanney recalled. At the ... Read More »

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Blue Bombers starting QB Nichols to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting quarterback Matt Nichols will miss 4-6 weeks with an unspecified right knee injury. The CFL team made the announcement on Thursday, one day after Nichols suffered the injury during a practice at training camp. Nichols, who fell to the turf without being touched by a teammate while dropping back to pass ... Read More »

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Capitals head coach Barry Trotz soaking in Cup experience after long road

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Barry Trotz waited a long time – 26 years behind professional hockey benches, to be exact – before getting his first crack at competing for a Stanley Cup. The head coach of the Washington Capitals is soaking up every second of the experience, mostly with a smile on his face. “This is ... Read More »

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Hamilton says getting record-tying seventh Canada GP win may be tougher

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

MONTREAL – Lewis Hamilton’s quest for a record-tying seventh Canadian Grand Prix victory will be tougher than he wanted. The British driver was hoping to have an updated engine for the race weekend at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, but the Mercedes team didn’t have it ready on time. That could leave Formula One standings leader Hamilton and ... Read More »

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Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

By Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press on June 7th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was “careless and in some instances reckless” share of sensitive team information. The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter accounts ... Read More »

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Calgary Stampeders make return of all-star receiver Eric Rogers official

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders made the return of all-star receiver Eric Rogers official Thursday. The 27-year-old Californian needed to pass a physical before re-joining the CFL team. Rogers led the league in receiving yards in 2015 with 1,448 and tied for the most touchdowns with 10. He signed with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers ... Read More »

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Terrell Owens won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

By Barry Wilner, The Associated Press on June 7th, 2018

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee. Owens was voted into the hall in February. In a statement released Thursday by his publicist, Owens says: “While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the ... Read More »

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Canada finishes 6th in first appearance at prestigious Toulon soccer tournament

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

SALON DE PROVENCE, France – Mathieu Choiniere scored in a losing cause Thursday as Canada suffered its first setback at a prestigious youth soccer tournament, falling 2-1 to France in the fifth-place game. Canada finished play at the 12-country Festival International Espoirs, better known as the Toulon Tournament, with a 1-1-2 record. Canada was playing ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Bryan Colangelo resigns as Sixers’ president amid Twitter scandal

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Bryan Colangelo has resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations, the team has announced. The news comes on the heels of an investigation into anonymous Twitter accounts that posted information concerning the club and personnel, and levelled criticism at fellow league executives including Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri. More coming... Read More »

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