National Sports News

Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Hungarian government spokesman...

Veteran CFL GM Jim Popp the leading candidate for Toronto Argonauts post

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

TORONTO — Former Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp is the leading candidate for the Toronto Argonauts' vacant GM position.

A source said Wednesday that Popp ...

Staying upright in curling not so easy, even for the best in the sport

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:57pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — From funny to frightening, falling is a fact of life in curling.

Elite curlers are not immune. An informal survey of women at the Canadian...

Tiz a Slam installed as early 3-1 favourite for Queen's Plate thoroughbred race

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:53pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — Tiz a Slam, a three-time winner in four juvenile starts, was installed Wednesday at the early 3-1 favourite for the 158th edition of The Queen's Plate.

Should...

Nylander already a PP wizard for Leafs; Swede approaching franchise rookie record

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

TORONTO — With Winnipeg's penalty killers closing in, William Nylander looks to be cornered and out of options. Then the Maple Leafs forward brushes off Joel Armia, protects...

Leafs' Marner to miss fourth game to injury when Toronto hosts NYR

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 11:56am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Toronto forward Mitch Marner will miss his fourth consecutive game with an apparent right shoulder injury when the Maple Leafs host the New York Rangers on Thursday night....

Montreal Impact gets international roster spot from D.C. for $75,000

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 11:11am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 11:30am

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact acquired an international roster spot from D.C. United in exchange for US$75,000 in general allocation money on Wednesday.

The club is...

Chasing Bobby Orr: Brent Burns has a real shot at history this season

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 11:30am

Brent Burns has a chance to move into the rarefied air of legendary defenceman Bobby Orr.

The 31-year-old from Barrie, Ont., could become only the second defenceman to...

Wrestler's dad sues to attend matches at rival school

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 9:35am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 10:00am

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man has sued to overturn a ban that could keep him from attending his son's high school wrestling tournaments at a rival school.

Liberty...

Heather Nedohin coming off the bench for Alberta at Tournament of Hearts

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 9:26am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 9:45am

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Holding Alberta's broom at the Canadian women's curling championship made Heather Nedohin realize how much she missed it.

The 41-year-old quit...

Oduro says Montreal better than Toronto despite Eastern Conference final result

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 9:45am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Montreal Impact forward Dominic Oduro's hair is in pre-season mode — a simple au-naturel mohawk, so to speak — but his trash-talking is in fine form when...

Coach John Herdman picks young squad to defend Algarve Cup in Portugal

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 6:30am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 8:15am

Captain Christine Sinclair leads a young roster featuring seven teenagers as Canada looks to defend its title at the Algarve Cup.

John Herdman's fourth-ranked team...

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