August 15th, 2018

National Sports

Tale of the tape: Milos Raonic vs. Denis Shapovalov in Cincinnati

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

A head-to-head comparison of Canadians Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov, who square off in the third round of the Western and Southern Open on Thursday. MILOS RAONIC AGE: 27 HEIGHT: Six-foot-five WEIGHT: 216 lbs. 2018 RECORD: 23-9 RANKING: 29 2018 GRAND SLAMS: Quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, missed French Open with injury, lost in first round at ... Read More »

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Canuck Cincy Clash: Raonic wins to set up third-round showdown with Shapovalov

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

Denis Shapovalov was victorious the first time he played fellow Canadian Milos Raonic on the ATP World Tour. The veteran will soon get a chance to avenge that loss. The top two players in the Canadian men’s singles rankings are set to square off Thursday at the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati. Shapovalov booked his ... Read More »

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Canadian Championship soccer final no stranger to dramatic finishes

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

TORONTO – The Canadian Championship final is no stranger to dramatic finishes. Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco, with his second of the night, scored in the 95th minute for a 2-1 second-leg win over Montreal for a 3-2 aggregate victory in 2017. The ensuing celebration at the south end of BMO Field saw the diminutive Italian ... Read More »

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Canada’s Whalley Allstars ready to make noise at Little League World Series

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

Canada is looking to make history at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania this week by hoisting the tournament trophy for the first time. And Mike Marino, the head coach of Canada’s representative this year in Williamsport – the Whalley Major Allstars from Surrey, B.C. – believes he has the perfect team to do ... Read More »

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Tatham joins Raptors 905, becomes first Canadian woman on a men’s pro coaching staff

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have named Tamara Tatham as a mentor coach for their G League affiliate, making the two-time Olympian the first Canadian woman to join the staff of a men’s pro basketball team. Tatham, from Brampton, Ont., will join Jama Mahlalela’s next season and be mentored by the Raptors 905 head coach ... Read More »

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Harris, Redblacks face major challenge with Blue Bombers’ defence

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

Trevor Harris and the Ottawa Redblacks’ offence face a major challenge Friday night. Harris threw for a season-high 487 yards last week to rally the Redblacks to a 24-17 win over the Montreal Alouettes. But Ottawa (5-3) visits Winnipeg (5-3) to face a solid Blue Bombers defence. The Bombers lead the CFL in sacks (21) ... Read More »

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Montreal Alouettes place quarterback Johnny Manziel under concussion protocol

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel was placed under the CFL concussion protocol on Wednesday. He was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line in a 24-17 loss in Ottawa last weekend in his second career CFL start. “On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he ... Read More »

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Veteran slotback Rob Bagg returns to the Saskatchewan Roughriders

By The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

REGINA – Rob Bagg is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The CFL club re-signed the veteran slotback Wednesday. Bagg, 33, of Kingston, Ont., spent 10 seasons with the Riders before being released prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. Bagg, who made the Riders as a undrafted free agent in 2008, registered 364 catches ... Read More »

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Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on August 15th, 2018

TORONTO – Christine Sinclair continues to have an impact on and off the soccer field. Canada’s all-time leading scorer, with 173 international goals, and A&W Canada hope to surpass $2 million in the restaurant chain’s 10th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign. Burgers to Beat MS has raised more than $11 million since its inception ... Read More »

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FIFA defends bans for ‘false’ info, tarnishing reputations

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on August 15th, 2018

Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who “tarnish the reputations of others” must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offence of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with scope for a ban of up to ... Read More »

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