June 20th, 2018

National Sports

Teenage star R.J. Barrett added to roster for Canadian senior camp

By The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Teenager R.J. Barrett has been added to Canada’s men’s basketball roster for this week’s training camp and exhibition series ahead of FIBA World Cup qualifying. Barrett, who just turned 18, led Canada to a historic gold medal at last summer’s U19 world championships in Cairo. Teammate Andrew Nembhard, who helped Canada to silver ... Read More »

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Canada drops to No. 22 in rugby rankings in wake of weekend loss to Russia

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada has dropped one spot to No. 22 in the World Rugby rankings in the wake of Saturday’s 43-20 loss to Russia in Ottawa. Russia remained unchanged at No. 19 after registering its first win over Canada in five career matches. The Canadian men’s record low in the rankings was No. 24 in ... Read More »

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Sweden gets benefit of video review, beats South Korea 1-0

By Gerald Imray, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia – Another video review led to a penalty at the World Cup, this time helping Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 Monday. Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist converted from the spot, sliding his shot into the bottom right corner in the 65th minute. Referee Joel Aguilar used the replay technology to decide whether South ... Read More »

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2 Koreas agree to march together at Asian Games

By Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Athletes from the rival Koreas will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, officials said Monday, in another tension-easing step since last week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sports officials ... Read More »

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Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BERLIN – Central African Republic’s foreign minister reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn’t have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. Becker claims that his role gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. He argues that, as CAR’s attache to the European Union ... Read More »

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Sunday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2018

Sunday’s Games World Cup At Samara, Russia Serbia 1 Costa Rica 0 At Moscow, Russia Mexico 1 Germany 0 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 — MLB American League Cleveland 4, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Houston 7, Kansas City 4 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels ... Read More »

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Lamaze, Fine Lady, claim Grand Prix win at Spruce Meadows tournament

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2018

CALGARY – Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady won a $385,000 Grand Prix on Sunday at the Spruce Meadows Continental tournament. Lamaze and the 15-year-old Hanoverian mare claimed bronze together at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The duo was among seven horse-and-rider pairings to jump clear and head to a jump-off Sunday in ... Read More »

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Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on June 17th, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become the ... Read More »

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Brooks Koepka becomes 1st back-to-back winner of U.S. Open since 1989

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2018

SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka has won the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, becoming the first back-to-back winner of the tournament since Curtis Strange in 1989. Details to follow... Read More »

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Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

By The Associated Press on June 17th, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on ... Read More »

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