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Barrie resident Isaak Phillips drafted by Chicago Blackhawks

BARRIE — The Chicago Blackhawks have drafted 19-year-old Isaak Phillips from Barrie. Phillips got the news Wednesday afternoon while watching the NHL draft from his home in Barrie. He was selected 141st overall in the fifth round by the Blackhawks. Phillips, made a name for himself in minor hockey as a talented defenceman with the … Read more

Lewis Hamilton ‘won’t stop’ his fight against racism as FIA rules out investigation into Breonna Taylor T-shirt

Lewis Hamilton says he remains undeterred in his fight against racial injustice. His comments came as the FIA, motorsport’s global governing body, announced it will not investigate the Formula One champion for wearing a T-shirt honouring Breonna Taylor at the Tuscan Grand Prix. Hamilton, a six-time world champion who claimed the 90th race win of … Read more

Minnesota wins NBA draft lottery, rights to No. 1 pick

Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:00PM EDT The NBA draft lottery was delayed three months. The Minnesota Timberwolves are certainly feeling like the wait was worthwhile. The Timberwolves won the lottery Thursday night, giving them the No. 1 pick. The lottery was conducted virtually because of the pandemic, with NBA … Read more

Oiler fans charged multiple times for 50/50 tickets

EDMONTON — Despite the Edmonton Oilers loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, the team said that they had broken the 50/50 jackpot record set Wednesday. However, the draw has many looking for a refund after they were charged multiple times when they tried to buy tickets. Shannon Low was trying to buy $300 worth … Read more

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

Barry Wilner, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:44PM EDT A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defence opted out before Thursday’s deadline. … Read more

MLB temporarily suspends Marlins’ season through weekend amid outbreak

MIAMI — Major League Baseball suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday, and the Philadelphia Phillies will remain idled by the coronavirus pandemic until Friday, while the rest of baseball forges ahead with trepidation. “There’s real fear, there’s real anxiety for me, for all my teammates,” Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said Tuesday. “I think … Read more

Former Edmonton Huskies football player, 22, drowns in B.C. lake

EDMONTON — A 22-year-old man from Edmonton drowned in a B.C. lake last week. The man drowned in Shuswap Lake, near Salmon Arm, on Thursday. His body was recovered a day later in the Canoe Beach area of the lake, the BC Coroners Service told CTV News Edmonton. The victim has been identified online as … Read more

6 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba announced Sunday

WINNIPEG — The province is announcing six new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, the largest single day uptick since April 11. Health officials said they identified the new cases as of 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The total number of lab-confirmed and probable cases now sits at 343. Data on the number of active cases, people recovered, … Read more