July 16th, 2018

National Sports

Canada tops Turkey 73-46 for 2nd win at Edmonton Grads International Classic

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

EDMONTON – Michelle Plouffe scored a game-high 15 points and hauled in six rebounds to lead Canada to its second consecutive victory over Turkey with a 73-46 drubbing at the Edmonton Grads International Classic on Friday. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe chipped in 12 points and four rebounds for the Canadians, while Sami Hill added nine points with ... Read More »

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Trevor Harris throws 3 TDs to lift Redblacks over Alouettes 28-18

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

MONTREAL – Trevor Harris threw touchdown passes to J.C. Beaulieu, Brad Sinopoli and Noel Thomas in the first half and the Ottawa Redblacks held on for a 28-18 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night. Lewis Ward added a pair of field goals for the Redblacks (2-1), who rebounded from a loss last week ... Read More »

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Justin Smoak hits three-run blast as Blue Jays overpower Yankees 6-2

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

TORONTO – Justin Smoak homered in a five-run second inning that forced an early exit for New York’s scuffling starter Sonny Gray, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the division rival Yankees 6-2 on Friday. Curtis Granderson and Devon Travis also drove in runs in Toronto’s big inning and Teoscar Hernandez tacked on a late ... Read More »

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Brown, Boateng, De Grasse finish 1-2-3 in tight Canadian 100-metre final

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

OTTAWA – The country’s eight fastest sprinters crossed the line in one big blur, leaving the Terry Fox Stadium crowd in suspense and meet announcers lost over who was the actual winner. Toronto’s Aaron Brown won the men’s 100-metre final at the Canadian track and field championships Friday night, while three-time Olympic medallist Andre De ... Read More »

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Aaron Brown narrowly wins 100-metre final at Canadian championships

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

OTTAWA – Aaron Brown of Toronto won the men’s 100-metre final that took a couple of minutes to decide at the Canadian track and field championships on Friday night. Brown and silver medallist Bismark Boateng both crossed in 10.16 seconds, forcing officials to go to the thousandths of a second to determine the winner. Three-time ... Read More »

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Edmonton-Vancouver T20 match called off due to wet grounds

By The Associated Press on July 6th, 2018

TORONTO – The Global T20 Canada match between the Edmonton Royals and Vancouver Knights was cancelled Friday due to wet conditions at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club caused by a thunderstorm the previous evening. Each team will receive one point in the standings. With the point, Vancouver moves into sole possession of second place of ... Read More »

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Andre De Grasse narrowly qualifies for Canadian championship 100-metre final

By The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

OTTAWA – Three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse narrowly qualified for Friday’s 100-metre final at the Canadian track and field championships. The 23-year-old from Markham, Ont., finished third in his semifinal in 10.38 seconds, and had to wait to see if he qualified for the final on time. His time was seventh fastest overall. Two ... Read More »

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Pressure is on Bombers O-line to protect returning quarterback Nichols

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols could be feeling the heat from more than a scorching Saturday weather forecast. The Blue Bombers starting quarterback is finally making his season debut against the B.C. Lions after suffering a knee injury during a non-contact play at practice on June 6. Nichols and his teammates are pumped for his return ... Read More »

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Vancouver coach Robinson says Whitecaps need to execute on ample opportunities

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on July 6th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Carl Robinson is fine with the number of chances the Vancouver Whitecaps have been creating lately. Finishing them off has been another story. While the Whitecaps coach said he was happy with how his players performed on the pitch in last week’s 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids, he said they need to ... Read More »

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Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on July 6th, 2018

KAZAN, Russia – Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer’s most expensive player. Kevin De Bruyne put Belgium up 2-0 by completing a counterattack led by Romelu Lukaku in ... Read More »

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