February 21st, 2020

National Sports

Canada U-20 rugby team defeats Portugal 48-20, avenges earlier loss

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

OEIRAS, Portugal – The Canadian under-20 men’s rugby team ran in six tries Thursday, defeating the Portugal under-20 side 48-20. Portugal won the opening match of the series 33-20 on Monday. Canada’s Jacob Bossi scored two tries Thursday with singles from Cole Brown, Ciaran Breen, Sion Griffiths and Willem den Ouden. Brown added three conversions ... Read More »

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Einarson, Homan, Jones frontrunning at Tournament of Hearts

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Manitoba, Ontario and the Jennifer Jones wild-card team began separating themselves from the pack at the Canadian women’s curling championship Thursday. The trio opened the championship round with wins to get to 7-1 records. No other team had more than five wins heading into the evening draw. “Any of the teams ... Read More »

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Firing of Queen’s track and field coach follows heated social-media comments

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

Steve Boyd compared University of Guelph track and field athletes to the experience faced by prisoners of war who conspire with their captors in social-media posts earlier this month. He also suggested in an interview Thursday that two-time Olympic marathoner Reid Coolsaet and others might have turned a blind eye to alleged abuse they could ... Read More »

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Toronto FC and 7 other MLS clubs to face Mexican opposition in 2020 Leagues Cup

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

Toronto FC is one of eight MLS teams taking part in the 2020 Leagues Cup, the second edition of the soccer tournament featuring teams from MLS and Mexico’s Liga MX. Cruz Azul won the inaugural eight-team competition last year, defeating Tigres in the final. MLS was represented by the Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles ... Read More »

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Canada learns futsal qualifier draw, looking to end 31-year absence from World Cup

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

MIAMI – Canada has been drawn in a group with Costa Rica, Haiti and Saint Kitts and Nevis or the Dominican Republic at the 2020 CONCACAF Futsal Championship. The tournament, which runs May 1-10 in Guatemala City, will send four teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean to the FIFA Futsal World Cup ... Read More »

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Einarson, Honan, Jones frontrunning at Tournament of Hearts

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Manitoba, Ontario and the Jennifer Jones wild-card team opened the championship round of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with wins Thursday. The three teams were 7-1 frontrunners among the eight emerging from the preliminary round. Jones stole eight points in the first three ends en route to a 10-5 thumping of ... Read More »

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Christine Sinclair leads list of nine Canadian federation players in 2020 NWSL

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

TORONTO – Star forward Christine Sinclair leads a list of nine Canadian internationals allocated to the NWSL in 2020. The Canadians are joined by 23 Americans as allocated or federation players who have their salaries paid by the Canadian Soccer Association or U.S. Soccer Federation, respectively. The Canadian allocated list is the same as last ... Read More »

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Canadians Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov, Pospisil advance to quarterfinals

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

MARSEILLE, France – Three Canadians will play in the quarterfinals of the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime ensured a Canadian trio would compete in the final eight by outlasting France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-0, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (9) in a second-round match on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Auger-Aliassime saved three match points against Herbert, ... Read More »

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Oshawa Generals, Soo Greyhounds set to bid for 2021 Memorial Cup

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

TORONTO – The Oshawa Generals and Soo Greyhounds will make formal bid presentations to host the 2021 Memorial Cup. The Ontario Hockey League announced Thursday that the Generals and Greyhounds are the two clubs heading to the next stage of the bid process for the 103rd edition of the event. Presentations will be made to ... Read More »

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Malibu Mambo early 4-1 favourite for $1-million Queen’s Plate

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2020

TORONTO – Malibu Mambo is the early 4-1 favourite for the 161st running of the Queen’s Plate. Woodbine Entertainment released its annual Queen’s Plate Winterbook on Thursday, with Malibu Mambo topping a list of 92 three-year-old thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown. The $1-million Queen’s Plate, the first jewel of the Triple Crown, will ... Read More »

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