Canada Sports
Canadian hockey players who died in collision identified
Herdman announces first roster as Canada's men’s soccer coach
Tennis - Teenager Auger-Aliassime beats Pospisil in all-Canada battle
Ten-time Paralympic champion Brian McKeever will carry Canadian flag in Pyeongchang
Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan amazed by ‘incredible’ support over his depression
Momentum grows to add Willie O'Ree to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Meet the Canadian snowboarder who won the first-ever Olympic gold in Big Air
Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide
2018-04-09 05:09:39 Associated Press A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks   Read More ...
Team Captain Among 15 Dead After Bus Carrying Hockey Players Crashes in Canada
2018-04-09 05:08:21 (NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan) — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks   Read More ...
Canadian Town Mourns 15 Killed in Youth Hockey Team Bus Crash
2018-04-09 05:06:07 (HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan) — A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town on Sunday, as friends, relatives and those that housed the young hockey players gathered to mourn 15 people killed after a semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada. Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left a country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan reeling   Read More ...
Junior hockey team bus crash in Canada leaves 15 dead and 14 injured, police say
2018-04-09 05:03:02 The president of the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team, made a statement on Saturday and called the accident that killed 15 people and injured 14 more "a tragedy" that is "unprecedented and overwhelming." Fifteen people died and 14 more were injured in a crash involving a bus carrying a junior hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada, and a semi truck, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police   Read More ...
Canadian hockey players who died in collision identified
2018-04-09 04:46:51 Canadian authorities on Sunday identified the 15 members of a junior league hockey team whodied after their bus collided with a tractor-trailer on Friday. In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Saskatchewan's chief coroner said the victims included 10 players from the Humboldt Broncos and five team personnel, including head coach and general manager Darcy Haugan, 42:   Read More ...
Canadian Paralympic roundup: Mollie Jepsen speeds to gold in alpine super combined
2018-03-13 09:07:13 Canada's Mollie Jepsen won gold in the women's super combined standing event at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It's the first-career gold for the 18-year-old from West Vancouver, who bested Germany's Andrea Rothfuss with a strong slalom run. Calgary's Alana Ramsay earned bronze in the event. Both she and Jepsen previously won bronze medals in Pyeongchang — Jepsen in super-G and Ramsay in downhill   Read More ...
Off The Post podcast: What can NHL teams learn from the Buffalo Sabres’ stalled rebuild?
2018-03-13 03:34:01 On the latest episode of Off The Post, Postmedia’s national hockey podcast shifts its focus to the floundering Buffalo Sabres and the subject of rebuilding in the NHL. Host John Matisz is joined by Bill Hoppe of BuffaloHockeyBeat.com to discuss the Sabres’ attempt to construct a winning hockey club and how it compares to other reclamation projects across the league. Topics include: what’s gone wrong in Sabres land, which players are part of Buffalo’s core, the keys to any successful rebuild, the league-wide trend of meddling owners, and Jack Eichel’s body language   Read More ...
Fiji downs Kenya to win second Sevens Series title of 2018
2018-03-13 00:11:23 Fiji wins Vancouver World Sevens event Beats Kenya 31-12 in final Becomes first nation to win two titles in 2018 (CNN)Fiji closed in on South Africa at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series rankings with victory over Kenya in the final of the Canada Sevens for a second title of 2018. The Fijians dashed Kenya's hope of only a second sevens series victory with a commanding 31-12 triumph to become the first side to win two events this season   Read More ...
How far will she fall? Agent, sponsors quitting on Bouchard: Report
2018-03-12 21:14:55 It’s gone from bad to really bad for Eugenie Bouchard. The Canadian women’s tennis player, ranked as high as fifth in the world a few years ago, is free falling on and off the court. The New York Times reports that the 24-year-old’s latest agent quit two weeks ago, just months after multiple sponsors opted not to renew their agreements with Bouchard   Read More ...
Herdman announces first roster as Canada's men’s soccer coach
2018-03-12 21:14:46 TORONTO — John Herdman has summoned a blend of experience and youth for his first match at the helm of the Canadian men’s soccer team. The Canadians, currently ranked 89th in the world, play No. 121 New Zealand in Murcia, Spain, on March 24, which falls on one of FIFA’s international windows. Experience comes in the form of Atiba Hutchinson, Milan Borjan, Dejan Jakovic, Samuel Piette and Tosaint Ricketts, who account for 249 of the 419 caps spread among the 22 players   Read More ...
Greece suspends soccer league after team owner marches onto field with gun to protest call
2018-03-12 18:10:46 PAOK Thessaloniki owner Ivan Savvidis walked onto field twice with gun holstered on his belt Greece indefinitely suspended its soccer league on Monday, a day after the gun-toting owner of PAOK Thessaloniki marched onto the field following a disputed goal at the end of a match. Giorgos Vasileiadis, the cabinet member in charge of sports, met with Greece's prime minister and said league play was suspended, adding it would not restart "if there is not a new, clear framework agreed to by all so we can move forward with conditions and regulations   Read More ...
Brian McKeever wins 14th medal, breaking Canadian Winter Paralympics record
2018-03-12 12:11:10 Brian McKeever is a big fan of the line from the movie The Shawshank Redemption that advises us all to "get busy living or get busy dying." No matter the challenge or setback, McKeever clearly chooses the former on his well-beaten path to the Paralympic podium. Twenty years after learning he was losing his eyesight, the Canmore, Alta. product claimed gold Sunday — alongside guides Graham Nishikawa and Russell Kennedy — in the men's 20-kilometre cross-country ski freestyle race   Read More ...
Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 to win Canada Sevens
2018-03-12 04:08:17 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sevuloni Mocenacagi scored two tries as Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 in the final of the Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday to become the first team to win two titles in this season's Sevens World Series. Mocenacagi touched down on either side of halftime, first to draw Fiji level with Kenya at 12-12 at the break, then to begin a run of 19 unanswered points in the second half   Read More ...
BC-RGU--Canada Sevens,1st Ld-Writethru
2018-03-11 07:38:20 BC-RGU--Canada Sevens, 1st Ld-Writethru,386 South Africa, New Zealand into Canada Sevens quarterfinals AP Photo JOHV183, JOHV168, JOHV180, JOHV181, JOHV179, JOHV182 Eds: Adds detail. With AP Photos. New Zealand beat World Rugby Sevens series leaders South Africa 33-14 to finish top of their pool at the Canada Sevens tournament on Saturday and set up a quarterfinal showdown with the United States. The New Zealanders, who trailed South Africa (92 points) by 10 points going into Vancouver's sixth leg on the 10-stop circuit, beat Scotland 31-26, Russia 31-5 and then struck a psychological blow with victory over the South Africans   Read More ...
Woods closes to within 1 shot of Canadian rookie Conners
2018-03-11 02:00:11 PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods chipped in from behind the ninth green and the roar was unmistakable, the tree-rattling variety that belongs to only one player in golf. Moments later, Woods raised the putter in his left hand as another birdie putt dropped for a share of the lead at the Valspar Championship. Corey Conners heard the whole round and it made him smile   Read More ...
Daly: 2022 China Games possible for NHL, but long way off
2018-03-11 00:04:41 AUSTIN, Texas -- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country. The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL players to compete in the recent Olympics in South Korea. China could be different as the NHL eyes a market of 1   Read More ...
5 books that inspired CBC Paralympic Winter Games host Stephanie Dixon | CBC Books
2018-03-10 14:16:59 Stephanie Dixon is an accomplished athlete and a 19-time Paralympic Games medallist. She'll be providing expert analysis as part of the CBC broadcast team for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which is taking place March 9-18, 2018. Below, Dixon shares five books she loved reading. My Camino by Sue Kenney "This book was recommended to me when I was in the thick of my swimming career and feeling incredible pressure to perform   Read More ...
Tennis - Teenager Auger-Aliassime beats Pospisil in all-Canada battle
2018-03-10 11:31:25 REUTERS: Teenage qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a superb 6-2 7-6(4) first-round victory over fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Friday. The 17-year-old displayed lightning-quick footwork in his bright pink shoes, and delighted the packed crowd with his formidable serve and powerful forehand. He pounded down 11 aces and saved all three break points he faced en route to his first career victory   Read More ...
Canada wins first medals at Paralympic Games
2018-03-10 09:52:59 JEONGSEON, Korea, Republic Of – Mollie Jepsen has won the first medal for Canada at the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games.The 18-year-old from Vancouver captured bronze on Saturday in the women’s standing downhill event with a time of one minute 34.60 seconds at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, behind winner Marie Bochet of France (1:30.30) and runner-up Andrea Rothfuss of Germany (1:32.53).Calgary’s Alana Ramsay just missed the podium, finishing fourth with a time of 1:35   Read More ...
Kenya rugby coach Simiyu warns against complacency ahead of Canada Sevens
2018-03-10 00:18:01 By John Kwoba. NAIROBI, March 8 (Xinhua) — Kenya Sevens rugby head coach Innocent Simiyu on Thursday warned his players against underrating their opponents in the group stages of the Canada Sevens in Vancouver. Kenya has been pooled alongside with Spain, France, and Fiji in what analysts believe is a weak group for Fiji and Kenya to sail through, but Simiyu is concerned it might play a trick to his player’s mind not to give in their best   Read More ...
Inferno faces Canadiennes in final push for second place in CWHL
2018-03-10 00:09:46 Fire up the playoff preview — and quite possibly a sneak-peek at the Clarkson Cup. The Calgary Inferno play Les Canadiennes de Montreal this weekend in a battle of the second- and third-place teams in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League standings and a rematch of the last two championship finales. The final regular-season series sees the Inferno pay a visit to ‘La Belle Province’ in a crucial matchup against Les Canadiennes   Read More ...
2018 Winter Paralympics begin with opening ceremony
2018-03-09 12:07:19 Live 2018 Winter Paralympics begin with opening ceremony Thirteen-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever will lead Canada into the opening ceremony as flag-bearer at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watch live now Cross-country star Brian McKeever leads Canada into the opening ceremony of the of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Click on the video above to watch live   Read More ...
Blitzboks keen to bounce back in Canada
2018-03-08 22:15:08 Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team have enjoyed their time in Vancouver as they prepared for this weekend's Canada Sevens, but with the tournament fast approaching, it means it's time for serious business. The Blitzboks had some good training sessions, enjoyed the natural beauty of British Columbia and managed to take in some local sports culture as well by attending an ice hockey match, courtesy of a South African ex-pat who lives in the city   Read More ...
Woz Blog: DeRozan seizes the spotlight, makes his MVP case
2018-03-08 20:12:58 DeMar DeRozan has had an incredible couple of weeks. It started with his admirable decision to discuss his lifelong battle with depression, which opened up the athlete mental health conversation to a huge degree. That’s going to help thousands of people, which makes it his biggest achievement. However, he’s also a basketball player. A really, really good basketball player and he’s starting to make a case to crack the Top 5 in MVP voting and he really should be joining Vince Carter and Chris Bosh this year as the only Raptors to make the All-NBA second team   Read More ...
Ten-time Paralympic champion Brian McKeever will carry Canadian flag in Pyeongchang
2018-03-08 15:33:27 PYEONGCHANG — Ten-time gold medallist Brian McKeever will carry Canada’s flag in Friday’s opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Paralympics. The 38-year-old visually impaired skier from Canmore, Alta., has owned the top of the medal podium, going undefeated in Paralympic competition since 2006. “It’s a big honour, it’s a big deal,” McKeever said of being named flag-bearer. “The timing was good, it’s the end of my career, so it’s all these things kind of coming together   Read More ...
North, South Korea to march separately in Paralympics opening ceremony
2018-03-08 15:09:04 North and South Korea's Paralympic teams will march separately at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to a press release from the International Paralympic Committee. The IPC and the countries' Paralympic representatives met in the Paralympic Village to discuss the possibility of marching under the same conditions as their Olympic counterparts, but a deal couldn't be reached   Read More ...
Brian McKeever named Canada's flag-bearer for Paralympics opening ceremony
2018-03-08 15:08:58 Brian McKeever named Canada's flag-bearer for Paralympics opening ceremony Thirteen-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever has been named Canada's flag-bearer for Friday's opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Cross-country skier owns 13 Winter Games medals, including bronze in biathlon, and is 1 away from record Thirteen-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever has been named Canada's flag-bearer for Friday's opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea   Read More ...
Lucian Bute trains for his upcoming fight against James DeGale
2018-03-08 12:42:44 Romanian Canadian boxer Lucian Bute, former IBF super middleweight champion, trains out of the Grant Brothers Gym in Dorval, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in preparation for his upcoming fight against Britain’s IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale on November 28th in Quebec City. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE)   Read More ...
Soccer: Japan beaten by Canada to finish 6th at women's Algarve Cup
2018-03-08 05:49:10 PARCHAL, Portugal (Kyodo) -- Japan drew a blank as they lost to fifth-ranked Canada in their final Algarve Cup match Wednesday, finishing sixth in the 12-team invitational women's soccer tournament in Portugal. An early first-half goal by Janine Beckie and Ashley Lawrence's solo effort in the 50th minute lifted Canada to a 2-0 victory over the former Women's World Cup champions in the playoff for fifth place, giving them their third win in four matches   Read More ...
Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan amazed by ‘incredible’ support over his depression
2018-03-07 20:53:48 TORONTO — He may be an Olympic gold medallist, an NBA all-star and the face of the Toronto Raptors, but DeMar DeRozan has never experienced anything like the outpouring of support he’s received since speaking publicly about his ongoing struggle with depression. “The last week has been one of the most incredible things that I’ve witnessed. Period,” DeRozan said on Tuesday after Toronto’s 106-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks   Read More ...
Indigenous hockey player gets NHL breakaway with Edmonton Oilers
2018-03-07 12:58:23 Dozens of members of the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan travelled to Edmonton last week to cheer on Ethan Bear, the NHL’s newest Indigenous player. Bear, 20, is a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers. He got his first 15 minutes of ice time last Thursday in a match against the Nashville Predators. Bear is hardly the first Indigenous player in the league   Read More ...
Warnings about North American 2026 World Cup bid heard loud and clear at Telemundo
2018-03-07 06:13:39 NEW YORK — The 2018 World Cup was in the spotlight Tuesday, as Telemundo and Fox commemorated the 100-day mark until the tournament begins in Russia. But that wasn’t the only World Cup on people’s minds. More soccer coverage Last week, ESPN blew the lid off what had become an increasingly open secret among international soccer observers: the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico has sailed into rough water   Read More ...
New Zealand call up Kurt Baker and Luke Masirewa for Canada Sevens
2018-03-07 06:05:30 Kurt Baker and Luke Masirewa have made their way to Vancouver to join the New Zealand Sevens squad ahead of this weekend's Canada Sevens. Baker and Masirewa have replaced Tim Mikkelson (ribs) and Vilimoni Koroi (knee) who were injured in Las Vegas where New Zealand finished in fifth place. Both players have returned home while Baker and Masirewa trained with the team on Wednesday   Read More ...
New Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon defends women in F1
2018-03-07 02:08:16 MONTMELO, Spain — Tatiana Calderon was announced as Sauber’s test driver on Tuesday and quickly had to defend women’s presence in Formula One. The 24-year-old Colombian spoke a day after Carmen Jorda, a former development driver in F1 and a member of FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission, reportedly said women can’t compete equally with men because F1 is too physically demanding   Read More ...
‘I’m truly a baseball player’: Anthony Alford’s transition from football complete
2018-03-06 02:03:49 DUNEDIN — Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford will go to the ends of the Earth to improve his baseball skills. Literally. In 2014, Alford accepted an assignment to play for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League. He also played in the Mexican Pacific Winter League this fall and in 2016 played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League, as well as various stops in the Jays’ farm system   Read More ...
Kobe Bryant continues winning ways with Oscars victory
2018-03-05 15:11:22 Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for "Dear Basketball," a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016. He'll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards, a league MVP award and four all-star game MVP awards   Read More ...
Blitzboks drawn with NZ for Canada Sevens
2018-03-05 10:15:31 Cape Town - The Blitzboks have been drawn in Pool D alongside New Zealand, Scotland and Russia for this weekend’s Canada Sevens in Vancouver. The draw for the event at BC Place was made on Sunday after the conclusion of the USA Sevens in Las Vegas. Pool Draw: Your pools for the 6th round of the in Vancouver 10 - 11 March pic   Read More ...
McGill wins men's and women's provincial basketball titles
2018-03-04 22:36:59 McGill won Quebec university championships on Saturday in both men’s and women’s basketball. In the men’s final, played in front of 622 fans at McGill’s Love Competition Hall, Avery Dadogan scored 19 points for the Redmen as they beat the Concordia Stingers 98-79 to win the RSEQ championship for the third straight season and for the fifth time in the last six years   Read More ...
Canada's Brittany Phelan wins silver medal in skicross World Cup
2018-03-04 17:34:10 CHELYABINSK, Russia -- Canada's Brittany Phelan finished second in a skicross World Cup race Sunday. Phelan, who won silver at the Olympic Games two weeks ago behind Canadian Kelsey Serwa, finished Sunday's race behind Switzerland's Fanny Smith. Austria's Katrin Ofner took bronze and Sandra Naeslund of Sweden was fourth. Serwa did not make it past the quarterfinals.   Read More ...
Canadian Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury wins two silvers at World Cup
2018-03-04 14:03:14 TAZAWAKO, Japan — Canadian Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury completed his first World Cup event since the Pyeongchang Winter Games by adding his second silver medal. The 25-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished second on Sunday in the men’s dual moguls, a day after scoring 89.27 in moguls for silver. Kingsbury has won six straight World Cup season titles and is on track for a seventh   Read More ...