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Pole vaulter Alysha Newman to miss track and field nationals with knee injury

Canadian-record holder Alysha Newman won’t be defending her pole vault title at this weekend’s track and field nationals in Ottawa because of a partially torn patellar tendon in her left knee. Newman, who hasn’t competed since being forced out of the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic by the injury in late May, would risk further damage […]

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Quintero’s hat trick powers Minnesota United past Toronto FC

Darwin Quintero scored three times for the first hat trick in Minnesota United FC history, helping the Loons beat Toronto FC 4-3 on Wednesday night. Minnesota United (6-1-10) snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. Ramon Quintero’s three goals powered Minnesota United FC […]

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Report: Sens offered Karlsson $80M; now deep in trade talks

The Ottawa Senators’ contract offer to defenceman Erik Karlsson was for eight years and $80 million US, and they are now in serious trade talks with multiple highly interested suitors, according to an NBC Sports report on Tuesday. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Sunday the team had offered Karlsson — who is entering the final year of a seven-year, $45 million deal he signed in June […]

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Banned in Australia, controversial cricketer chosen to captain new Winnipeg pro team

Controversial Australian cricketer David Warner has been appointed captain of the Winnipeg team in Canada’s newest professional cricket tournament. Earlier this year, Warner was banned from international and domestic state cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia following the ball-tampering row that blew up during the national team’s tour of South Africa. He had been […]

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Watch the 2018 Canadian Track & Field Championships

Click on the video player above to watch live action from the Canadian Track & Field Championships. The six-day event is taking place in Ottawa and features many of Canada’s top track and field athletes, including three-time Olympic sprint medallist Andre De Grasse. Thursday’s coverage includes qualifying in the men’s and women’s 200 metres. For more video coverage, go to athleticscanada.tv.

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World Cup QF: France’s speed vs. Uruguay’s defence

​France picked up two trophies in 1998: One, of course, was the country’s only World Cup title, won on home soil. It was also the birth year of Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old who’s emerging as one of the biggest stars of the World Cup. “Well, that was a good year for him to be born, even if […]

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Pole vaulter Shawn Barber aims to top his meet record, defend title at nationals

Pole vaulter Shawn Barber is in position to break his meet record at this weekend’s Canadian track and field championships, according to his coach, despite mixed results this season on the Diamond League circuit. Jeff Hartwig says the defending champion has overcome his struggles with consistency from a year ago, noting the 24-year-old Barber has met a […]