June 20th, 2018

National Sports

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. The team announced the resignation Monday. The 55-year-old Trotz went into the season without any certainty about his future when ownership and general manager Brian MacLellan last summer opted not to give him a contract extension. In a ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Trotz resigning as Caps coach after leading team to Stanley Cup

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Barry Trotz has announced he is stepping down as head coach of the Washington Capitals less than two week after leading the team to its first Stanley Cup title. More coming... Read More »

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Team Homan coach Adam Kingsbury moving on after three-year run with Ottawa rink

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

Coach Adam Kingsbury is leaving Team Rachel Homan after a three-year run with the Ottawa-based rink. Kingsbury, who spent two seasons as head coach after one year in a background role, helped guide the team to its third Scotties Tournament of Hearts title and first world championship last year. Homan also won the Olympic Trials ... Read More »

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West Division teams earn season-opening 3-0 sweep of Eastern rivals

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

A recurring theme has already returned after just one week of the 2018 CFL regular season. The West Division emerged with a 3-0 record versus their Eastern rivals. The Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Toronto Argonauts 27-19 on Friday night before the Calgary Stampeders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-14 and B.C. Lions got past the Montreal ... Read More »

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Canucks group acquires NLL’s Stealth, says lacrosse team will be rebranded

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

VANCOUVER – The National Lacrosse League’s Vancouver Stealth has been purchased by Canucks Sports & Entertainment, the group that owns the Vancouver Canucks. Canucks Sports & Entertainment said in a release Monday that the sale has been approved by the NLL, and that the team will undergo a total rebrand. The Stealth will get a ... Read More »

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Sources: CB Delvin Breaux to rejoin Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ secondary

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

All-star defensive back Delvin Breaux is returning to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Two league sources said Monday that Breaux has decided to rejoin the CFL team. The six-foot-one, 196-pound Breaux played in Hamilton from 2013-14 before joining the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Breaux spent three seasons with the Saints but had been an NFL free agent. ... Read More »

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Former Calgary Flames forward Hakan Loob named team’s European scout

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

CALGARY – Former Calgary Flame and Stanley Cup winner Hakan Loob has been named the NHL’s team’s head European scout. The 57-year-old from Visby, Sweden, helped Calgary win its lone Stanley Cup in 1989. Loob had eight goals and nine assists in those playoffs. “We want to grow our presence in Europe,” Flames general manager ... Read More »

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Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

By Tim Booth, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

SOCHI, Russia – Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span and Dries Mertens put in another Monday to give Belgium a 3-0 win over Panama at the World Cup. Saddled with massive expectations and a lineup of talent the envy of others in the tournament, Belgium finally showed flashes of being the dominant ... Read More »

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Castroneves thinks Bowmanville track for upcoming SportsCar GP suits his style

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

Helio Castroneves earned one of the formative wins of his open-wheel racing career over two decades ago in Toronto. He’s hoping a return to the area as a rookie on the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Series will yield similar results. The 43-year-old Brazilian will be one of the headliners at the July 6-8 Mobil 1 SportsCar ... Read More »

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Raonic climbs to No. 31 in tennis rankings after making Stuttgart Open final

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

Canadian Milos Raonic climbed four places to No. 31 in the world tennis rankings while Swiss star Roger Federer, the man who beat him in Sunday’s Stuttgart Open final, reclaimed the top spot from Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard fell to No. 2 in the new rankings, ahead of German Alexander Zverev, Argentina’s Juan Martin del ... Read More »

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