June 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Edmonton Eskimos pace Hackenberg, Owens on their 45-man negotiation list

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

The Edmonton Eskimos have added another unemployed former NFL player to their negotiation list. According to a CFL source, Edmonton has added quarterback Christian Hackenberg to its negotiation list. The 23-year-old is currently a free agent after being released earlier this month by the Oakland Raiders. On Tuesday, Edmonton placed former receiver Terrell Owens to ... Read More »

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Redblacks O-line counted on to protect Harris from aggressive Riders defence

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks enter their season opener in first place in the CFL East Division. To stay there, they will need to find a way to contain the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ aggressive defence. The Redblacks (0-0) enjoyed a Week 1 bye, but will face a tough challenge as they host the Roughriders (1-0) Thursday ... Read More »

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Toronto Wolfpack loan wingers Jonny Pownall, Ryan Burroughs to Barrow Raiders

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

TORONTO – The Toronto Wolfpack have loaned wingers Jonny Pownall and Ryan Burroughs to the Barrow Raiders. But both players will be ineligible to play for the Raiders when eighth-place Barrrow (5-9-3) visits league-leading Toronto (15-1-1) on Saturday in Betfred Championship rugby league play. Pownall was a first-choice winger along with Liam Kay last year ... Read More »

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Morales hits two-run shot as Blue Jays edge Braves 5-4 in matinee

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

TORONTO – Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer and J.A. Happ was solid over 8 1/3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Morales had two of Toronto’s eight hits while Happ retired 13 in a row at one point en route to his team-leading ninth win. Happ ... Read More »

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Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

By Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia – With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup. The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team’s light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and a spot in the round ... Read More »

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Rush end Charleston Hughes making presence felt with Riders’ defence

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

The off-season acquisition of quarterback Zach Collaros was big for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but so was landing defensive lineman Charleston Hughes. The veteran pass rusher had three sacks in Saskatchewan’s season-opening 27-19 home win over the Toronto Argonauts last week. That earned Hughes the most votes for the league’s top-player honours. Hughes spent his first ... Read More »

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Suarez scores as Uruguay and Russia advance at World Cup

By Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia – Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give ... Read More »

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Mahlalela says his coaching journey mirrors his Raptors 905 players

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

TORONTO – Jama Mahlalela believes he has a lot in common with the Raptors 905 players he’ll be guiding this season. The 38-year-old has climbed his way up the Raptors organization for more than a decade, and the new coach of Toronto’s G-League team said he understands how hungry his players are to move up ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs-Canadiens rivalry set to resume on opening night

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

The two Canadian Original Six teams will square off to open the 2018-19 NHL season. The Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the Montreal Canadiens in their home opener at the newly named Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 3. All NHL clubs are free to announce details for their home openers on Wednesday. Two other ... Read More »

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Streaking fan levelled by Lions player hires Toronto-based law firm

By The Canadian Press on June 20th, 2018

VANCOUVER – A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.” ... Read More »

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