National Sports News

Giovinco scores twice to lift Toronto FC to win over Montreal, and Canadian title

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 9:31pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 10:00pm

TORONTO — Sebastian Giovinco stood alone on the BMO Field grass for several minutes Tuesday night, watching the celebratory fireworks that lit up the Toronto sky.


Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 7:25pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say...

Calgary Flames win Spencer Foo sweepstakes, will sign college free agent

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 5:14pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 9:45am

CALGARY — Coveted college free agent Spencer Foo has committed to signing with the Calgary Flames.

A standard players' contract with the 23-year-old forward from...

Toronto Blue Jays designate veteran reliever Jason Grilli for assignment

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

TORONTO — A cardboard box, some cleats and a few dry-cleaned shirts were all that remained at Jason Grilli's stall in the Toronto Blue Jays' locker-room Tuesday afternoon....

One More Shot: Andre De Grasse has sights set on retiring 'legend' Usain Bolt

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 4:15pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

VANCOUVER — Andre De Grasse knows the questions are coming — they always do.

The Canadian sprinter is holding court with reporters under a tent on the ninth-floor...

Toronto Wolfpack feeling the pain as injury list continues to grow

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:38pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack may be steamrolling everyone in their path, but that success is coming at a cost.

The rugby league team's injured list keeps growing....

FIFA publishes Garcia report on 2018-2022 World Cup bidding

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:36pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

SOCHI, Russia — After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report Tuesday that showed how voters exploited the murky...

Oilers sign defenceman Eric Gryba to two-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:07pm Updated: June 28, 2017 - 10:00am

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension.

Gryba, 29, appeared in 40 games with the Oilers last season, posting...

Canadian rugby coach Ric Suggitt dies suddenly at age of 58

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 2:37pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:00pm

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Canadian rugby coach Ric Suggitt, who guided national teams on both side of the border, has died. He was 58.

Suggitt, head coach of the women's team...

Whitecaps teen star Davies headlines young Canadian Gold Cup squad

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 1:29pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Vancouver Whitecaps rising star Alphonso Davies headlines a young Canadian squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Canadian Soccer Association announced its 23-player...

Randy Chevrier retires a Calgary Stampeder after 16-year pro football career

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 11:09am Updated: June 27, 2017 - 12:15pm

CALGARY — Longtime long-snapper Randy Chevrier has retired a Calgary Stampeder.

The 41-year-old from Montreal played the majority of his 16-year professional football...

Serena's latest shot: pregnant and nude on magazine cover

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 10:46am Updated: June 27, 2017 - 11:15am

NEW YORK — Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair.

The tennis superstar is seen in profile with...