July 17th, 2018

National Sports

Canada’s Brooke Henderson hoping to return from break with a ‘vengeance’

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Brooke Henderson is looking forward to some much-needed time off and then returning to the golf course with a “vengeance.” After the Canadian star failed to hang on to her final-round lead and finished third at last weekend’s LPGA Tour Marathon Classic in Ohio, she planned to spend some time at home before ... Read More »

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Three-time Brier champion Stoughton named national men’s team coach

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Jeff Stoughton helped guide Canada’s mixed doubles curling team to Olympic gold at the Winter Games. He’s hoping to do the same thing with the national four-man team at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. Stoughton, a three-time Brier champion, was named national men’s coach and program manager on Tuesday as Curling Canada announced a ... Read More »

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Herdman: Canada’s road to 2022 and 2026 World Cups starts with Nations League

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – Head coach John Herdman sees a clear path to the 2022 and 2026 World Cups for Canada’s men’s soccer team, and it begins with the Nations League. Herdman outlined Canada’s eight-year plan to qualify for the 2026 World Cup on its own merits on Tuesday, even though it could earn an automatic berth ... Read More »

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Alouettes quarterback Mathews out 4-6 weeks with foot injury; Willy to return

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quarterback Jeff Mathews will be out for four-to-six weeks with a foot injury, the Montreal Alouettes announced Tuesday. Mathews suffered a lisfranc injury, which affects a bone or tendon in the bridge of the foot. He made his first start for the Alouettes in a 28-18 loss at home to the Ottawa Redblacks ... Read More »

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Toronto FC begins quest for third straight domestic title against Ottawa Fury FC

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

Toronto FC’s deep run in the CONCACAF Champions League competition was possible thanks to a domestic title run that got its start a year ago in Ottawa. The reigning Major League Soccer champions will return to the capital Wednesday to begin their quest to get back to the confederation final. The squad will take on ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions know they need to find more consistency on defence

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

SURREY, B.C. – There was a bit of divine intervention at play in the B.C. Lions’ come-from-behind win last weekend, but the team can’t count on that happening every week, says coach Wally Buono. “The Good Lord blessed us on Saturday. I don’t think he’s going to be doing that every week,” Buono said this ... Read More »

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Canada’s men to play Dominica in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada’s men’s soccer team will play Dominica at Toronto’s BMO Field on Oct. 16 in a qualifying match for the new CONCACAF Nations League. It’s the first of four qualification matches Canada’s senior men’s team will play. The new competition will crown the Nations League champion and serve as qualifying for the newly ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions all-star linebacker Solomon Elimimian placed on injured list

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

SURREY, B.C. – An injury has sidelined B.C. Lions star linebacker Solomon Elimimian. A spokesman for the team says Elimimian will be placed on the CFL’s six-game injured list on Tuesday. No details about the injury have been released. The news comes just one day after the Lions said starting running back Jeremiah Johnson was ... Read More »

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Canada’s Bouchard beats Bacsinszky in first-round match at Swiss Open

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

GSTAAD, Switzerland – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the second round of the Swiss Open on Tuesday, rallying from a set down to beat Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Bouchard broke Bacsinszky, a former World No. 9, twice in the third and deciding set for a commanding 4-1 lead. Bacsinszky broke Bouchard ... Read More »

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Oilers sign first-round pick Evan Bouchard to entry-level contract

By The Canadian Press on July 17th, 2018

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract. Bouchard, 18, led the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in scoring in 2017-18, with 87 points (25 goals, 62 assists), while posting a plus-minus rating of plus-23. The native of Oakville, Ont., served as team captain in London and was ... Read More »

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