July 20th, 2018

National Sports

Special Olympics begins 50th anniversary festivities with Global Day of Inclusion

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

Katie Xu is having one of the most exciting weeks of her young life. She’s starring in a new ad campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics and on Saturday, as part of World Inclusion Day, she and her family are going to go to their local Tim Hortons where speciality donuts will ... Read More »

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Brandon Bridge settles in to lead Roughriders over Tiger-Cats

By Carol Phillips, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – The Saskatchewan Roughriders became difficult to stop when Brandon Bridge finally settled in at quarterback. The Mississauga, Ont., native started the third straight game for Saskatchewan and took most of the snaps against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on Thursday night, rallying the Roughriders from a 17-7 first-half deficit to a ... Read More »

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Thursday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Thursday’s Games CFL Saskatchewan 31 Hamilton 20 — MLB National League Chicago Cubs 9 St. Louis 6 &#... Read More »

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Jones’ punt return TD rallies Riders to 31-20 road victory over Ticats

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – Christion Jones’ 61-yard punt return TD highlighted an impressive second half as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rallied for a 31-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night. Hamilton took a 10-point lead into the third but Saskatchewan’s Marcus Thigpen scampered 80 yards for the TD just 33 seconds into the quarter. Brandon Bridge’s ... Read More »

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Penny Oleksiak wins 100 freestyle, but not satisfied with performance

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – Penny Oleksiak is still trying to find her Olympic form. She took a step forward in the right direction at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials on Thursday with a gold medal in the women’s 100-metre freestyle race, even if she remains somewhat dissatisfied with her time of 54.75. “I think I was a ... Read More »

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AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

By Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press the Thunder are sending the veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived, clearing the way for ... Read More »

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Kisner takes lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his duties as the champion golfer ... Read More »

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Toronto FC suspends supporter group privileges after incident in Ottawa stands

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

Toronto FC indefinitely suspended recognized supporter group privileges and announced plans for a review of the program Thursday after small fires briefly burned in the stands during a Canadian Championship game at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium. Ottawa police were investigating Wednesday night’s incident, which led to a delay late in the second half of the ... Read More »

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Jets sign forward Adam Lowry to three-year contract worth $8.75 million

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract. The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes. The St. Louis native also saw action in all 17 playoff games ... Read More »

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Redblacks look to put lopsided loss to Stamps behind them in match with Lions

By Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks are looking for a big game on Friday to put last week’s embarrassing loss at TD Place Stadium behind them, and they have one key factor going in their favour. They are not facing the Calgary Stampeders. After being shown up on home turf in a 27-3 rout at the ... Read More »

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