National Sports News

Canadians Vallee and Chamandy win gold on FINA Grand Prix circuit

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 4:01pm Updated: May 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

MADRID — Canada's Mia Vallee and Olivia Chamandy won gold in the women's three-metre synchro Saturday at a FINA Grand Prix diving competition.

Vallee, from Beaconsfield...

Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 3:37pm Updated: May 27, 2017 - 4:15pm

MADRID — Barcelona won the Copa del Rey in coach Luis Enrique's final game with the club after defeating Alaves 3-1 in the final on Saturday.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, and...

Five things to know ahead of Memorial Cup final between Windsor and Erie

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 3:14pm Updated: May 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

WINDSOR, Ont. — It'll be an all-Ontario Hockey League matchup on Sunday in the Memorial Cup final when the Windsor Spitfires play the Erie Otters.

The host Spitfires (3-...

Warner, Johnson-Thompson lead Hypo Meeting after 1st day

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm Updated: May 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

GOETZIS, Austria — Canadian decathlete Damian Warner led the Hypo Meeting after the first five events on Saturday, while Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson built a slim lead...

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 12:37pm Updated: May 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

LONDON — Arsene Wenger's turbulent year ended with a third FA Cup success in four seasons after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to deny the English Premier League champion a double on...

Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 12:15pm

ASIAGO, Italy — Nairo Quintana held on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday but couldn't be sure of victory. The 100th race will be...

282 pitches! UCLA freshman Rachel Garcia guts out 2 games

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 11:25am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK — UCLA freshman Rachel Garcia seemed to have earned a night off. After all, she threw 232 pitches.

But she didn't get one. Instead, she was back at work and...

Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 11:24am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 11:45am

LONDON — Prince William laid a wreath on the Wembley Stadium pitch before a minute's silence to honour the victims of the Manchester bomb ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday...

Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 11:06am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 11:30am

MONACO — While resurgent Ferrari keeps improving, Mercedes is at a loss to explain the difference in performance between its two cars.

Ferrari will start the Monaco...

FRENCH OPEN '17: 30 is the new 25 in men's tennis right now

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 10:11am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 10:45am

PARIS — The very top of men's tennis has never been this old.

For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men...

Pathirana leads the way as Canada defeats U.S. in cricket one-dayer

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 9:59am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 10:30am

KAMPALA, Uganda — Dhanuka Pathirana smashed nine fours and added a six en route to 87 runs Saturday as Canada defeated the U.S. by 96 runs in ICC World Cricket League Division...

Memorial Cup Flashback: Jeff Larmer sets tournament points record with powerhouse Kitchener

By The Canadian Press May 27, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: May 27, 2017 - 6:30am

Most players would be disappointed to return to junior after starting a career in the NHL.

But Jeff Larmer considered it the best demotion of his life.