Rapper J. Cole and Scarborough Shooting Stars lose CEBL debut to Guelph Nighthawks

GUELPH, Ont. – The expansion Scarborough Shooting Stars and rapper J. Cole left as losers Thursday night in their Canadian Elite Basketball League debut. The Guelph Nighthawks won 89-80 in their season opener with Ahmed Hill, an undrafted free agent who played four pre-season games for the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019-20 season, showing a […]

Canadian men take a breath before looking to seal a World Cup berth in Qatar

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:18PM EST Four years into his tenure as coach of the men’s soccer team, John Herdman is now one win away from taking Canada to the World Cup – ending a 36-year absence from the world showcase. A Canadian tie in Costa Rica on March […]

Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil named best female athlete of Tokyo 2020

ATHENS, Greece – Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil was named best female athlete of the Tokyo Games on Sunday by the Association of National Olympic Committees. Mac Neil, from London, Ont., won gold in the 100-metre butterfly and added silver and bronze in relay events in her Olympic debut. The ANOC Awards were first presented […]

Montreal Canadiens: head coach Dominique Ducharme not happy with Habs preseason

BROSSARD, QUE. — Dominique Ducharme clearly didn’t like what he saw from his team during the preseason. The Montreal Canadiens’ head coach insisted after the team’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday that his team has a lot of work to do before the season begins. On Saturday, he reiterated that his […]

Loosened capacity limits at some Ontario venues take effect today

Loosened capacity limits are now in effect at certain Ontario venues where proof of vaccination is required including arenas, stadiums, concert halls and theatres. Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health, says the change is due to key public health measures stabilizing in recent days. The province says capacity limits at outdoor events where […]

Manchester United re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Manchester United have completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus on a two-year deal, the Premier League side confirmed on Tuesday, as the Portuguese forward returns to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003-2009. United announced that they had agreed a deal with Juventus to bring the 36-year-old […]

Rachel Nichols removed from ESPN NBA coverage, ‘The Jump’ is cancelled

LOS ANGELES — ESPN is cancelling Rachel Nichols’ show, “The Jump,” and pulling her off NBA programming, almost two months after it was revealed she was caught on audio tape suggesting a colleague’s promotion was diversity-related. David Roberts, who was named last week to oversee the network’s NBA coverage, said in a statement that “we […]

9 Sask. players make Riders roster ahead of home opener

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the final roster Friday afternoon, ahead of next week’s season opener. Forty-nine players have been named to the active roster, while six players sit on the six-game injured list. The team added 15 players to the practice roster and returned two players to school. On Saturday, general manager Jeremy […]

Storm damage delays start of Queen City Ribfest

REGINA — Queen City Ribfest said it is delaying its start date after a Thursday night storm caused damage to some barbecue rigs on site. Rob Reinhardt, organizer of Queen City Ribfest, said the wind knocked one trailer on it’s side and two others suffered some damage. “There’s no question, one of our operations is […]