April 20th, 2018

National Sports

Veteran jockey Chantal Sutherland back riding full-time at Woodbine

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Chantal Sutherland is home again. After years south of the border, the veteran jockey will again ride full-time at Woodbine Racetrack, whose 2018 thoroughbred schedule begins Saturday. Sutherland, 42, was born in Winnipeg but grew up on a horse farm in Caledon, Ont., located roughly 40 kilometres north of Toronto. She’s raced throughout ... Read More »

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Ciman gets chance to pay back Montreal Impact for surprise trade to LAFC

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Defender Laurent Ciman is about to get his chance to take revenge on the Montreal Impact. One of Remi Garde’s first moves when he took over as coach of the Impact was to trade Ciman, who was one of the team’s most popular players. Ciman can prove Garde wrong when his new team ... Read More »

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Nadal advances at Monte Carlo as Djokovic goes out

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

MONACO – Canada’s Milos Raonic withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday due to a right knee injury. Raonic, who was scheduled to play second-seeded Marin Cilic, said he suffered the injury during his second-round win on Wednesday. “It was difficult yesterday early in the match, I rotated on my knee. I thought through ... Read More »

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IOC declares weightlifter Girard will receive gold medal from London Games

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard will soon be the proud owner of an Olympic gold medal from the 2012 London Games. The International Olympic Committee made it official Thursday, announcing that Girard has been confirmed as the champion in the women’s 63-kilogram weight class. Girard originally placed third but the top two finishers – ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: IOC declares Canadian weightlifter Girard is Olympic champion

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard can finally call herself an Olympic champion. The International Olympic Committee made it official today, declaring that Girard will be awarded the gold medal in the 63-kilogram weight class from the 2012 Summer Games. Girard, who grew up in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., became the first Canadian woman to win a ... Read More »

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats name former rush end Joe Montford to Wall of Honour

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats named former rush end Joe Montford for induction on the CFL club’s Wall of Honour on Thursday. Montford’s name and No. 53 will be added at Tim Hortons Field during halftime of Hamilton’s game against the Edmonton Eskimos on Aug. 23. “Joe Montford was not only one of the best ... Read More »

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers post $5.1 million operating profit from 2017 season

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The 2017 season was a good for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on and off the field. Last season, the Bombers finished tied for second with Edmonton last year in the ultra-competitive West Division with a 12-6 mark before dropping a 39-32 semifinal decision to the Eskimos. But the club’s improved play on the ... Read More »

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Canada’s Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters before third-round match

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTE CARLO – Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday with a right knee injury. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., withdrew from the tournament just before his third-round match against second-seed Marin Cilic. It was not immediately clear how Raonic injured his knee. The injury is the latest in ... Read More »

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Whitecaps head to Kansas City looking to end two-game losing skid

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

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps will shuffle the deck in hopes of dealing themselves a winning hand for their game against Sporting Kansas City Friday. Head coach Carl Robinson took the blame for his team’s lethargic performance in a 2-0 Major League Soccer loss last week at home against Los Angeles Football Club. When star ... Read More »

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Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

By Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2018

DENVER – Peyton Manning isn’t heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon. “I’m unemployed. I’ve got a couple of ads in the paper,” Manning joked Wednesday night at his Colorado Sports Hall of Fame induction, which came on the 20th anniversary of his selection as the first overall pick in the ... Read More »

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