August 5th, 2021

National Sports

Three-medal day for Canada as Damian Warner wins decathlon gold, sets Olympic record

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

TOKYO – Seemingly poised for victory from the very beginning of the decathlon, Canadian Damian Warner cruised to a record-setting gold-medal victory ““ one of three medals for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The 31-year-old Warner shattered the Olympic record with 9,018 points after a gruelling two-day, 10-disciplne competition and became the first ... Read More »

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Canadian Damian Warner wins gold in decathlon, sets Olympic record

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

TOKYO – Canadian Damian Warner has won gold and set an Olympic record in the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympics. Warner capped off the 10-discipline event with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 metres and became the first Canadian to win gold in the decathlon. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., shattered the Olympic record with ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Damian Warner wins gold in decathlon, sets Olympic record

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

TOKYO – Canadian Damian Warner has won gold and set an Olympic record in the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympics. Warner capped off the 10-discipline event with a fifth-place run in the 1,500 metres. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., shattered the Olympic record with 9,018 points, becoming the fourth man in history to top the ... Read More »

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Canadian golf legend Jocelyne Bourassa dead at 74

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

What Alena Sharp will remember most about Canadian golf legend Jocelyne Bourassa is how she was always there for younger players. Sharp spoke about Bourassa’s impact on her career and on Canadian golf as a whole on Thursday shortly after coming off the course at the Tokyo Olympics. Sharp’s remarks came a few hours after ... Read More »

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Start time of Canada-Sweden women’s soccer gold-medal game changed to evening

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

CHIBA, Japan – Olympic organizers are changing the start time of the women’s soccer gold-medal game between Canada and Sweden. A Canada Soccer spokesperson confirms the match will now be played Friday night (9 p.m. local time, or 8 a.m. Eastern Time) at International Stadium Yokohama. The kickoff was originally set for Friday morning (11 ... Read More »

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Canada’s Lauriane Genest wins bronze medal in women’s track cycling keirin event

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

IZU, Japan – Canada’s Lauriane Genest won a bronze medal in the women’s keirin track cycling event. It’s the first medal for the 23-year-old from Levis, Que., and Canada’s first in the velodrome at the Tokyo Olympics. Genest crossed the finish line 0.148 seconds behind the winner, Shanne Braspennincx of the Netherlands, with Ellesse Andrews ... Read More »

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Canadian golf world mourns as legendary player Jocelyne Bourassa dies at 74

By The Canadian Press on August 5th, 2021

Canadian golf legend Jocelyne Bourassa has died at the age of 74. Golf Canada confirmed her passing late Tuesday evening. The native of Shawinigan, Que., first distinguished herself as an amateur, winning three Quebec Junior Championships (1963, 1964 and 1965) and four Quebec Amateur Championships (1963, 1969, 1970 and 1971). Bourassa also won the Canadian ... Read More »

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Rugby League World Cup tournament postponed to 2022

By The Associated Press on August 5th, 2021

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – The Rugby League World Cup scheduled to begin in October in England was postponed to 2022 on Thursday. The news had been anticipated after Australia and New Zealand pulled out of the tournament two weeks ago, citing safety fears amid the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers initially vowed to proceed with the tournament ... Read More »

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IOC ‘not aware’ of time change for women’s soccer final between Canada, Sweden

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2021

The International Olympic Committee says it’s not aware of any plans to change the kickoff time for the women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden. IOC spokesman Mark Adams was asked about changing the time of the gold medal match, saying he was “not aware of any changes in the schedule at this time.” Both ... Read More »

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Scoreboard for Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021

By The Canadian Press on August 4th, 2021

Wednesday’s Games MLB American League Toronto 8 Cleveland 6 Tampa Bay 4 Seattle 3 N.Y. Yankees 10 Baltimore 3 Boston 4 Detroit 1 L.A. Angels 2 Texas 1 Kansas City 9 Chicago White Sox 1 National League Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 9 Washington 5 N.Y. Mets 5 Miami 3 Atlanta 7 St. Louis 4 ... Read More »

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