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 […]

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 […]

Top Olympic sponsor Toyota pulls Games-related TV ads

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota won’t be airing any Olympic-themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games despite being one of the IOC’s top corporate sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s top automaker underlines how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. “There are many […]

Montreal withdraws from FIFA World Cup 2026 host bidding, citing lack of funding

Montreal is withdrawing its candidacy as a host city for FIFA World Cup 2026. The city said today in a brief statement it made the decision because the provincial government had withdrawn its support. Quebec had said it wouldn’t fund the event, citing cost overruns that would have been difficult to justify to taxpayers. Canada […]

Alarm bells ringing louder as Toronto FC falls to fifth straight defeat

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ten games into Toronto FC’s season and the alarm bells are ringing louder every time out. Toronto’s nightmarish start continued Saturday, beaten 2-0 by FC Cincinnati for its fifth straight loss. A long way from home, TFC is digging itself a deep hole. With his team playing its third game in a […]

Canadians in Japan say Olympics should be cancelled

Canadian Jordan Dallaire-Gagne just wanted to be part of the largest sporting event in the world. Working or volunteering at the Tokyo Olympics was top of mind when the Montrealer moved to Japan a little over a year ago. But Dallaire-Gagne said the Games should be cancelled as parts of the world face surging waves […]

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 […]

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 […]