August 24th, 2019

National Sports

Canadian Premiere League Roundup: Marcus Haber leads Pacific FC over Valour FC

By The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

LANGFORD, B.C. – Marcus Haber struck twice as Pacific FC downed Valour FC 2-1 on Saturday in Canadian Premiere League action. Michael Petrasso opened the scoring in the 59th minute for Valour FC (2-4-3), but the lead didn’t last long. Haber responded for Pacific FC (3-4-1) only two minutes later to make it a 1-1 ... Read More »

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Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested

By The Associated Press on August 24th, 2019

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents has been arrested in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested at a hotel Saturday in Cancun. Authorities say Bennett had contacted County Sheriff ... Read More »

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Kane weighs in after struggling in record-setting CP Women’s open appearance

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

AURORA, Ont. – Watching Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Lorie Kane work the crowd at the CP Women’s Open, you’d have no idea she was coming off one of the worst performances of her pro career. Kane was all smiles as she chatted with fans, shot promotional videos and watched some of the third-round action ... Read More »

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Henderson storms back on back nine at CP Women’s Open to stay in contention

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

AURORA, Ont. – Brooke Henderson was off to a rough start at the CP Women’s Open, struggling to read the swirling winds at Magna Golf Club. She had started the day in a three-way tie for third, just three shots back of second-round leader Nicole Broch Larsen. But after bogeys on Nos. 4 and 6, ... Read More »

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Canada gives up lead, falls to Leinster 38-35 in Rugby World Cup tune-up match

By David Alter, The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

HAMILTON – Hugo Keenan scored a try on the final possession of the game as Canada fell to Irish club Leinster 38-35 on Saturday in the first of three Rugby World Cup send-off matches for the national team. Patrick Parfrey scored a pair of tries as the Canadian squad erased a 19-0 deficit in the ... Read More »

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Stunning effort on back nine puts Henderson two shots back at CP Women’s Open

By John Chidley-Hill & Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

AURORA, Ont. – A stunning performance on the back nine at the Magna Golf Club has left Canadian Brooke Henderson just two shots off the lead at the CP Women’s Open. After a pair of early bogeys, Henderson went on a stunning tear by hitting seven birdies and an eagle over a 10-hole stretch. She ... Read More »

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Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

By The Associated Press on August 24th, 2019

ATLANTA – Multiple people have been struck by lightning at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta... Read More »

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2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson out with injured knee

By The Associated Press on August 24th, 2019

NEW YORK – Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson has pulled out of the U.S. Open with an injured right knee. The 33-year-old South African was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Flushing Meadows in 2017 and to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Anderson’s withdrawal Saturday and said he ... Read More »

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Touchdown Atlantic matchup seen as key for Als, Argos as season hits midway

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

MONCTON, N.B. – The CFL makes its return to Atlantic Canada Sunday for the first time since 2013 with a key matchup featuring one of the league’s marquis rivalries. The Montreal Alouettes will face the Toronto Argonauts in a 1 p.m. Atlantic kickoff at Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium, in Moncton, N.B. It’s the fourth time the ... Read More »

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Canada’s Newman sets national record to claim first place in pole vault

By The Canadian Press on August 24th, 2019

PARIS – Canada’s Alysha Newman set the new national record while claiming first place in women’s pole vault on Saturday at the Paris Diamond League meet. The 25-year-old from London, Ont., cleared 4.82 metres, smashing her previous Canadian record of 4.77. Katerina Stefanidi of Greece was second at 4.75 while American Sandi Morris was third, ... Read More »

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