June 18th, 2019

National Sports

Efforts continue to raise profile of New Brunswick sprint champion from 1900s

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on June 18th, 2019

HALIFAX – A New Brunswick sprinter who achieved world-class success in the early 1900s but remains little known in Canada is slowly attracting recognition due to the efforts of a distant relative. Born near Fredericton in 1880, Eldridge (Gus) Eatman lived most of his life in Saint John, N.B., and went on to become world ... Read More »

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Ohtani hits three-run homer, Trout hits 20th of season as Angels topple Jays

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

TORONTO – Shohei Ohtani hit one of three Angels homers in a seven-run second inning, Mike Trout went deep for the 20th time this season, and Los Angeles downed the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Monday in the opener of a four-game series. Ohtani’s three-run homer capped an offensive outburst from the Angels (36-37) against ... Read More »

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As 2026 host city decision looms, dust settles on Calgary’s aborted bid

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

CALGARY – As the International Olympic Committee prepares to elect a host city for the 2026 Winter Games next week, Calgary sifts through the ashes of its defunct bid. The International Olympic Committee shortlisted Calgary with Stockholm and a joint bid from Milan-Cortina, Italy as potential hosts of the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Calgarians ... Read More »

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Canada beats Brazil 78-39 for second straight win at U16 Americas Championship

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

AYSEN, Chile – Lauren Audino led the way with 12 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes, and Canada used a strong second quarter to pull away and beat Brazil 78-39 on Monday in group play at the FIBA under-16 Women’s Americas Championship. Isabelle Forsyth and Rosalie Mercille contributed 10 points apiece in the win ... Read More »

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Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on June 17th, 2019

The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenceman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The 25-year-old gives the rebuilding Rangers a legitimate top-pairing blue liner to help their climb back ... Read More »

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Jets trade Jacob Trouba to Rangers for Neal Pionk and 20th pick at 2019 draft

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have traded defenceman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick at the upcoming NHL draft. The teams announced the trade Monday. Pionk went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by the Rangers in May 2017 after two seasons at ... Read More »

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Post and Weir happy to see Henderson take sole possession of golfing record

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

Brooke Henderson is now the undisputed monarch of Canadian golf. Her predecessors can’t wait to see what she’ll do next. The 21-year old from Smiths Falls, Ont., won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday to break the Canadian record for professional golf titles. The victory elevated her over Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson, ... Read More »

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Phelps activated from injured list, ready for 2019 debut with Blue Jays

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays activated reliever David Phelps from the injured list Monday before their series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. Phelps, who had Tommy John surgery in March 2018, has not pitched in a major league game since Aug. 30, 2017 with the Seattle Mariners. The right-hander looked to be on ... Read More »

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Toronto mayor gives Raptors star Kawhi Leonard key to city

By The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

Toronto Mayor John Tory made his pitch to Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to stay with the team, presenting him the key to the city at the rally to honour the 2019 NBA champions on Monday. “You are family, you are one of us, this city and this country love you and we look forward to ... Read More »

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Riders’ rookie head coach Dickenson has decision to make at quarterback

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 17th, 2019

Just one game into his CFL head-coaching tenure, Craig Dickenson of the Saskatchewan Roughriders has a quarterback dilemma. Starter Zach Collaros is on the six-game injured list. He was hit in the head by Hamilton linebacker Simoni Lawrence while sliding in the Tiger-Cats’ 23-17 season-opening home win over the Riders on Thursday night. The CFL ... Read More »

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