July 20th, 2018

National Sports

IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race. Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centred on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected Sion’s planned bid last month. The International Olympic Committee is ... Read More »

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High jumper Ukhov among top Russians facing doping cases

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

MOSCOW – Some of Russia’s best known track and field athletes are facing doping cases, including former Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees anti-doping cases in track and field, released details on Friday of 109 cases from around the world in a new transparency drive. Besides Ukhov, the list ... Read More »

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Impact’s strong form to be tested during tough West Coast road trip

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – The solid form shown by the Montreal Impact since the start of June is about to be tested on a challenging West Coast road trip. The Impact (9-12-0) meet the Portland Timbers (8-3-6), who are unbeaten in their last 12 Major League Soccer games and who are 5-0-2 at Providence Park, on Saturday ... Read More »

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Raptors president Ujiri apologizes to DeRozan for ‘gap in communication’

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

TORONTO – Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized to former Toronto all-star guard DeMar DeRozan for a “gap in communication.” Ujiri spoke to reporters today for the first time after Wednesday’s blockbuster trade that sent DeRozan to San Antonio for superstar forward Kawhi Leonard. DeRozan had said emphatically in the past that he wanted to finish ... Read More »

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CFL receptions leader Nik Lewis retires as a Calgary Stampeder

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

CALGARY – Nik Lewis is retiring as a member of the Calgary Stampeders. The CFL’s career leader in receptions signed a one-day contract with Calgary before announcing his retirement on Friday. Lewis played the last three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after suiting up for the Stampeders for 11 years. The 36-year-old native of Mineral ... Read More »

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Bouchard advances to semifinal of Swiss Open with win over Kudermetova

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

GSTAAD, Switzerland – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the semifinals of the Swiss Open tennis tournament with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Russian qualifier Veronika Kudermetova on Friday. Bouchard had five aces and broke Kudermetova six times as she advanced to he first semifinal of the year. The native of Westmount, Que., closed out the ... Read More »

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Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The way golf has been going the last few years, it would be reasonable to see the name “Johnson” atop the leaderboard and assume it belonged to the No. 1 player in the world. But not necessarily at the British Open. Zach Johnson – not Dustin – already has his name on ... Read More »

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Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

MOSCOW – Authorities in Kazakhstan said Friday a man has been detained and confessed to killing the Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney” while being questioned over the 25-year-old figure skater’s death. The prosecutor didn’t ... Read More »

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Past Glen Abbey champions worry about venerable course’s uncertain future

By Adam Stanley, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

For over four decades, the Glen Abbey Golf Club has been synonymous with the Canadian Open. When the lone Canadian stop on the PGA Tour gets underway next week, it will mark the 30th time the venerable course in suburban Toronto has hosted the event. It might also be the last. Glen Abbey’s owner, ClubLink ... Read More »

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A look at 5 memorable moments at Glen Abbey as it hosts its 30th Canadian Open

By Adam Stanley, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Glen Abbey Golf Club hosts the Canadian Open for the 30th – and possibly final – time next week. Here are five of the top moments at the club, which first hosted Canada’s lone PGA tournament back in 1977. 2000 – Tiger’s towering drive The biggest moment of them all from the biggest golfer of ... Read More »

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