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Bouchard joins Raonic on sidelines of Australian Open
Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Jo Jo White dies at 71
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif headed to Olympics … as a broadcaster
Bouchard advances, Raonic out at Australian Open
No best-on-best but Olympic hockey won’t be a bust
Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later with teen son
Andre De Grasse to headline Commonwealth Games athletics team
Five-star Canada going for gold
2018-01-19 06:55:04 Toronto: Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada’s first women’s national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation’s team on the world’s biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the Canadian women. On a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth, Schuler will try to lead Canada to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal next month in South Korea   Read More ...
Bouchard joins Raonic on sidelines of Australian Open
2018-01-18 12:04:35 MELBOURNE, Australia - Three of Canada's top tennis stars have now been eliminated from the Australian Open tennis tournament. The latest was unseeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., who fell to top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 6-2 in their second round match in Melbourne on Thursday. Halep's gained some revenge from the last -- and only -- time the pair met in a Grand Slam tournament   Read More ...
Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player
2018-01-18 09:11:08 Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada's first women's national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation's team on the world's biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the Canadian women. On a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth, Schuler will try to lead Canada to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal next month in South Korea   Read More ...
Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player
2018-01-18 08:42:56 Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada's first women's national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation's team on the world's biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the Canadian women. On a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth, Schuler will try to lead Canada to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal next month in South Korea   Read More ...
Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player
2018-01-18 08:36:25 Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada's first women's national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation's team on the world's biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the Canadian women. On a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth, Schuler will try to lead Canada to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal next month in South Korea   Read More ...
Unified Korean Olympic hockey team comes with 'mixed feelings' for Canadian coach
2018-01-18 06:02:54 The Canadian coach of the South Korean women's hockey team says she has "mixed feelings" about including players from North Korea on her roster. Sarah Murray, a dual Canadian-American citizen and the daughter of former NHL coach Andy Murray, is concerned about the timing of the decision to ice a unified team. A deal to combine North and South Korean women's hockey players on one team was reached Wednesday, pending approval from International Olympic Committee   Read More ...
Gibbons' future as Blue Jays manager undoubtedly linked to Donaldson
2018-01-18 01:10:00 No matter how you slice it, it’s pretty obvious that John Gibbons’ tenure as the Blue Jays’ manager is directly linked to Josh Donaldson. If Donaldson decides to sign a long-term extension with the Jays this year, it’s likely because they are doing (surprisingly) well in 2018 and Donaldson has bought into what the organization is capable of accomplishing in the near future   Read More ...
'We’re not going to do that again': Justin Timberlake on Super Bowl 'nipplegate'
2018-01-17 22:13:12 Justin Timberlake secured his headlining slot for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show after vowing not to pull another eye-popping stunt like he did with Janet Jackson in 2004. The Can’t Stop the Feeling! hitmaker was recently confirmed as the main performer for the February sporting extravaganza, which will take place 14 years after his infamous set with Janet, in which he ripped off part of her outfit to unintentionally reveal her breast   Read More ...
Could North Koreans defect during the Winter Olympics?
2018-01-17 20:38:28 North Korea will be sending more than 400 people to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February, officials confirmed Wednesday. The two countries will march together under a unified flag in the opening ceremony.The North Korean delegation will include athletes, coaches, a cheerleading squad, and an orchestra. And, experts say, among them will be various security and intelligence agents   Read More ...
Unified Olympic hockey team comes with 'mixed feelings' for Canadian Murray
2018-01-17 19:32:33 The Canadian coach of the South Korean women's hockey team says she has "mixed feelings" about including players from North Korea on her roster. Sarah Murray, a dual Canadian-American citizen and the daughter of former NHL coach Andy Murray, is concerned about the timing of the decision to ice a unified team. A deal to combine North and South Korean women's hockey players on one team was reached Wednesday, pending approval from International Olympic Committee   Read More ...
Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71
2018-01-17 17:06:42 BOSTON -- Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medallist , has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was "terribly saddened" by White's passing, calling him a "champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it   Read More ...
North and South Korea to form joint Olympic team for Winter Games
2018-01-17 15:33:44 SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's Unification Ministry says the Koreas reached the agreement during talks Wednesday at the border village of Panmunjom. It says athletes from the two Koreas will march together under a "unification flag" depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony and will field a single women's ice hockey team   Read More ...
2 Koreas to form 1st joint Olympic team, march together in opening ceremony
2018-01-17 15:08:39 Announcement comes as 2 sides hold rare talks ahead of Games in Pyeongchang next month The rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. The ministry said the two sides reached the agreement during talks Wednesday in the border village of Panmunjom   Read More ...
North and South Koreas to form unified Olympic team
2018-01-17 14:33:50 South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's Unification Ministry says the Koreas reached the agreement during talks Wednesday at the border village of Panmunjom. It says athletes from the two Koreas will march together under a "unification flag" depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony and will field a single women's ice hockey team   Read More ...
Canadian Olympic hockey team has West Island connection
2018-01-17 13:37:55 The Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team will have a West Island connection. Two former members of the midget AAA Lac St. Louis Lions — defencemen Marc-André Gragnani and Maxim Noreau — were named to the Olympic hockey roster last week by the Team Canada general manager Sean Burke. Gragnani and Noreau both suited up for the Lions in the early 2000s, when the team was called the West Island Lions   Read More ...
North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics
2018-01-17 13:34:18 SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea's president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals' first unified Olympic team. The two Koreas have been pressing ahead with a flurry of projects to co-operate in the Feb   Read More ...
North Korea to send cheering squad to Winter Olympics
2018-01-17 13:33:49 North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said Wednesday, as South Korea’s president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals’ first unified Olympic team. The two Koreas have been pressing ahead with a flurry of projects to cooperate in the Feb. 9-25 Olympics in Pyeongchang since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly said in a New Year’s speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the games   Read More ...
Shapovalov falls to Tsonga in second round of Australian Open
2018-01-17 09:04:53 MELBOURNE, Australia - Playing a five-set match for just the third time in his career, Canadian Denis Shapovalov couldn't hold off a late rally from his opponent in the second round of the Australian Open. Shapovalov fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 5-7 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Wednesday to be eliminated from the first major of the year. "It's not really something you can train for," Shapovalov said of the match that lasted three hours 37 minutes   Read More ...
Canada's Virtue and Moir named flag bearers for Pyeongchang Olympics
2018-01-17 05:58:21 TORONTO (Reuters) - Olympic gold medal ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada’s flag into the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)announced on Tuesday. Virtue and Moir, gold medal winners on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and silver medalists four years later in Sochi, arrive in Pyeongchang as red hot contenders to again top the podium   Read More ...
New Giant Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of tough right field
2018-01-17 05:56:18 SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco’s AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a centre fielder all over again. Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all. And if he can save his legs a little bit from the action in centre, he might just steal a few more bases   Read More ...
Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Jo Jo White dies at 71
2018-01-17 05:56:12 BOSTON — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medallist , has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team said it was “terribly saddened” by White’s passing, calling him a “champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it   Read More ...
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif headed to Olympics … as a broadcaster
2018-01-17 05:55:21 Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is about to go from the NFL to the Winter Olympics — his dream. Not as an Olympic athlete in this, his fourth off-season as a football pro. Rather, as a broadcaster. With CBC’s French-language media arm, Radio-Canada. He’ll be in South Korea for three weeks in all next month, for the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. “I’m going to do profiles of athletes, and use my experience in the medical field and as an athlete to promote the team behind an individual athlete, that helps to optimize the athlete’s performance,” he said   Read More ...
Djokovic: Players held meeting but boycott, union not discussed
2018-01-17 05:55:14 MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues pertinent to the ATP Tour. Djokovic, who is president of the ATP Player Council, didn’t specify what issues were raised at the meeting, but said media reports stating that he proposed forming a tennis players’ union to push for a greater share of revenue generated by tournaments were exaggerated or largely incorrect   Read More ...
Olympic veterans Crawford and Green lead Canadian biathlon team to Pyeongchang
2018-01-17 05:13:59 CALGARY - Two-time Olympians Rosanna Crawford and Brendan Green headline Canada's biathlon team for the next month's Pyeongchang Games. Crawford and Green were part of the quartet that finished 11th in the mixed relay at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Green was also seventh in the men's relay in a foursome that included 2018 Olympic teammate Nathan Smith, while Crawford was on the team that wound up eighth in the women's relay   Read More ...
Former Impact captain Patrice Bernier combines soccer and fundraising
2018-01-17 04:55:48 Patrice Bernier admits he’s added a handful of pounds since his final professional soccer match last October, but maintains he remains in decent shape. But the former Impact midfielder and team captain hasn’t regretted his decision to retire at age 38 and has no pangs to return. That feeling, Bernier insisted, won’t waver next week, when the Major League Soccer team launches its training camp at Olympic Stadium before departing for Florida to continue its workouts in the heat   Read More ...
Plan for joint Olympic team with North Korea gets icy reception in South
2018-01-16 15:07:54 Thousands of South Koreans sign petition asking president's office to drop the idea Related Stories While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government's peacemaking plans. Officials from both countries are still engaged in talks over exactly how the North will participate in next month's Games in Pyeongchang   Read More ...
Canada's Milos Raonic eliminated in 1st round of Australian Open
2018-01-16 15:07:50 Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is on to the second round at the Australian Open after a straight sets win, but compatriot Milos Raonic is out at the first major of the year. The 22nd seed in the men's tournament, Raonic was stunned by unseeded Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Tuesday in the first round of the Grand Slam event   Read More ...
Bouchard advances, Raonic out at Australian Open
2018-01-16 14:11:00 MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian Milos Raonic is out at the Australian Open. The 22nd seed in the men’s tournament, Raonic was stunned by unseeded Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Tuesday in the first round of the Grand Slam event. The Thornhill, Ont., product is coming off an injury-filled season that saw his ranking drop to No   Read More ...
Raonic stunned in first round of Australian Open; Bouchard advances
2018-01-16 12:37:30 MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian Milos Raonic is out at the Australian Open. The 22nd seed in the men’s tournament, Raonic was stunned by unseeded Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Tuesday in the first round of the Grand Slam event. The Thornhill, Ont., product is coming off an injury-filled season that saw his ranking drop to No   Read More ...
Milos Raonic suffers early round exit at Australian Open
2018-01-16 07:32:40 Milos Raonic has slumped to his earliest exit at a Grand Slam since 2011, losing in the first round at the Australian Open to Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4). The Canadian is coming off an injury-filled season that saw his ranking drop to No. 24 from a career-high of No. 3 in 2016. Raonic missed last year's U   Read More ...
Koreas may field a joint women's hockey team at Olympics
2018-01-16 00:11:19 North and South Korea want to field a joint women's hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and have relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee, officials in Seoul said Monday. A joint team at the games in South Korea would require IOC approval. But if realized, it would be the Koreas' first unified Olympic team, leaving a major mark in their sports diplomacy that often mirror their rocky political ties   Read More ...
French soccer referee kicks player during game, earns indefinite ban
2018-01-15 22:10:10 PARIS — The French soccer federation suspended referee Tony Chapron until further notice on Monday after the official kicked a player during a league match. The federation said Chapron will be summoned by French league officials to a disciplinary hearing following Sunday’s incident, when he kicked Nantes defender Diego Carlos before sending him off. Chapron, who was to referee again on Wednesday when Angers faces Troyes, has been removed from the game   Read More ...
Pioneering black footballer Regis, who defied racists, dies
2018-01-15 20:04:30 LONDON -- Cyrille Regis, a pioneer for black soccer players in England who endured racist abuse while forging a career with West Bromwich Albion and defied threats of violence to represent England's national team, has died. He was 59. Regis died on Sunday after a heart attack, the West Brom Former Players' Association wrote on Twitter. The Professional Footballers' Association, which honoured the forward with its young player of the year award in 1978, said Regis was a "great pioneer for equality   Read More ...
Canada set for multi-pronged assault in Pyeongchang
2018-01-15 15:43:44 LONDON (Reuters) - Canada’s speed skating team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea is much stronger than four years ago and will offer medal threats in multiple distances, according to the country’s Dutch coach Bart Schouten. Canada won only two medals at the Sochi Games in 2014, with Denny Morrison taking silver in the men’s 1,000 meters and bronze in the 1,500, but the intervening years have seen the team step up a level in terms of performance   Read More ...
North and South Korea may field joint women’s hockey team at Winter Olympics
2018-01-15 15:33:54 North and South Korea want to field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and they have relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee, officials in Seoul said Monday. A joint team at the games in South Korea would require IOC approval. But if realized, it would be the Koreas’ first unified Olympic team, leaving a major mark in their sports diplomacy that often mirrors their rocky political ties   Read More ...
Canada set for multi-pronged assault in Pyeongchang
2018-01-15 15:01:55 LONDON: Canada's speed skating team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea is much stronger than four years ago and will offer medal threats in multiple distances, according to the country's Dutch coach Bart Schouten. Canada won only two medals at the Sochi Games in 2014, with Denny Morrison taking silver in the men's 1,000 metres and bronze in the 1,500, but the intervening years have seen the team step up a level in terms of performance   Read More ...
Koreas may field a joint women's hockey team at Olympics
2018-01-15 14:33:19 SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North and South Korea want to field a joint women's hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and they have relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee, officials in Seoul said Monday. A joint team at the games in South Korea would require IOC approval. But if realized, it would be the Koreas' first unified Olympic team, leaving a major mark in their sports diplomacy that often mirrors their rocky political ties   Read More ...
Canadian Shapovalov advances to second round at Australian Open
2018-01-15 13:33:46 MELBOURNE, Australia -- Canadian Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas on Monday. It's the first main-draw win at the Australian Open for the 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. Shapovalov won 57 per cent of his first service points and converted on 5-of-8 break points. He also had nine aces and 33 winners   Read More ...
North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics
2018-01-15 13:04:52 SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member orchestra, the two sides agreed Monday, while discussions continue over fielding a joint women's hockey team. The two Koreas met Monday for the second time in a week as they try to hammer out details for the North's participation in next month's Games, which the South sees as a way to calm tensions caused by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests   Read More ...
2 Koreas discuss Northern art troupe's visit during Olympics
2018-01-15 07:02:44 SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- Officials from the two Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month's Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North's recent agreement to co-operate in the Games in a conciliatory gesture following months of nuclear tensions. In a development that still shows their bitter animosities, the North issued a veiled threat on Sunday indicating it could cancel its plans to send an Olympic delegation to protest what it called South Korea's "sordid acts of chilling" the prospect for inter-Korean reconciliation   Read More ...