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Divers McKay, Benfeito secure Olympic spots for Canada in women's 10m platform

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:50:56 EDT


Divers Caeli McKay of Calgary and Montreal's Meaghan Benfeito secured two spots for Canada at next summer's Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday by placing third and fourth, respectively, in the women's 10-metre platform semifinals in Gwangju, South Korea.

'I don't want to disappoint Canada': Penny Oleksiak's roller-coaster ride continues

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:49:08 EDT


Penny Oleksiak didn't quite understand the gravity of her accomplishment after she won four medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Now, after a tumultuous three years, Oleksiak is back in the pool trying to live up to the expectations set by her 16-year-old self.

Penny Oleksiak | The First and Last 25 metres

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:12:00 EDT

Penny Oleksiak | The First and Last 25 metres

The 4x Olympic medallist takes us through her race strategy for the 100m freestyle.

Penny Oleksiak's life changed after Rio Olympics

Wed, 3 Jul 2019 22:03:00 EDT

Penny Oleksiak's life changed after Rio Olympics

The Canadian Olympic champion had to adjust to the pressure that comes with winning gold.

2019 Calgary Stampede ties as 2nd deadliest year for chuckwagon horses

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:29:33 EDT

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The 2019 Calgary Stampede is now tied for second place as the deadliest year for chuckwagon horses in more than three decades — with the total tally of animal deaths surpassing 100.

Canada falls to Hungary despite late charge in women's water polo

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:43:52 EDT


Despite a late push, Canada fell 15-14 against Hungary in women’s water polo at the world aquatics championships on Tuesday, in Gwangju, South Korea.

A Grand Slam?: Novak Djokovic looks like he could catch Federer, Nadal

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:01:53 EDT


Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count. Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, there is little reason to think the 32-year-old Serb doesn't have a realistic shot at catching his two great rivals at the top of tennis.

Diver Jennifer Abel becomes most decorated Canadian athlete at world aquatics

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:57:48 EDT


Canada collects a silver medal at the world aquatics championships as Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu finish second in the women’s three-metre synchronized event. Abel now owns nine career world medals, surpassing retired diver Alex Despatie and swimmer Ryan Cochrane for the most medals won by a Canadian.

CBC Sports Plays of the Week

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:01:00 EDT

CBC Sports Plays of the Week

A look at some of the best plays in the world of sports.

Red Sox ride hot start to fend off Jays' late rally

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:59:18 EDT


Rookie Michael Chavis hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs for Boston on Monday night to lead the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Olympic boxing champion Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:23:31 EDT


Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medallist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.

Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in Montreal after losing Wimbledon final

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 20:19:38 EDT


After losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer has decided to withdraw from the Rogers Cup, which is being held in August in Montreal, on Sunday.

Eugenie Bouchard loses 7th straight match, falls in Switzerland

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:19:53 EDT


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost her seventh straight WTA singles match on Monday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Germany's Tamara Korpatsch in first-round action at the Lausanne Open tennis tournament.

Convincing go-to player Taylor Hall to stay is Devil of a task for New Jersey

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:14:24 EDT


After New Jersey acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted GM Ray Shero a green checkmark. "I guess that's good," Shero says. But the Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince the top forward to not leave as a free agent next summer.

Ben Simmons, 76ers agree to $170-million US deal: reports

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:24:22 EDT


A person familiar with the situation says the Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million US, five-year contract extension. The max deal is the latest big commitment by the team.

Canada's Malindi Elmore returns to marathon at 39 after lengthy break

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:08:48 EDT

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Malindi Elmore who walked away from track and field disheartened and unfulfilled in 2012, has reinvented herself as a marathon runner. And what began as a whim has the 39-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., within striking distance of an Olympic berth next summer in Tokyo.

Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu claim silver at aquatics worlds

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:23:00 EDT

Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu claim silver at aquatics worlds

Canada's Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu place 2nd in women's three-metre synchronized event at the world aquatics championships.

Gafur Rakhimov steps down as president of troubled boxing body AIBA

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:42:08 EDT


Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events.

Suspended NHL defenceman Slava Voynov joins KHL's Avangard Omsk

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:42:06 EDT


Former Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League on Monday as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension.

Caleb Smidt edges 3 former champs to win on Showdown Sunday

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 21:32:11 EDT


Caleb Smidt took on and beat three former champions to win $100,000 on Showdown Sunday at the Calgary Stampede rodeo.