National Sports News

Nerwinski helping to fill defensive void as Whitecaps prepare to visit Minnesota

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Jake Nerwinski didn't want his chance to come about this way.

The rookie defender for the Vancouver Whitecaps earned two league starts during the club's busy early...

Reports have Canada's Chris Boucher headed to Golden State Warriors

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:16pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

Three months after his college career was cut short by a torn ACL, Canada's Chris Boucher appears to be headed to the Golden State Warriors.

The 24-year-old from...

Impact head to Columbus short at left back after Oyongo, Lovitz injuries

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 12:10pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact will have to improvise at the left back position with Ambroise Oyongo and Daniel Lovitz both out with knee injuries.

Right back Chris...

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 11:56am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

CHICAGO — The Arizona Coyotes acquired Niklas Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, adding a dependable defenceman during a time of turmoil for the...

B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos both optimistic ahead of season opener

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 11:44am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

VANCOUVER — T.J. Lee was always the one to encourage a teammate felled by injury.

When the B.C. Lions defensive back went down early last season with a ruptured Achilles...

Canadian women move up one spot to No. 4 in FIFA world soccer rankings

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 9:10am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 9:45am

TORONTO — Coach John Herdman is a step closer to his goal of taking the Canadian women's soccer team to the top.

Canada has moved up one spot to No. 4 in the new FIFA...

Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 8:32am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 9:15am

PARIS — High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some...

Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 7:54am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 8:30am

NEW YORK — Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society.

King and friends of the Women's Sports Foundation gathered...

Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 7:12am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:45am

SOCHI, Russia — The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it is withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question....

NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 7:11am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:45am

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A North Korean taekwondo demonstration team arrived in South Korea on Friday for its first performances in the rival country in 10 years.

The...

Player jailed for punching referee twice after being ejected from championship

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 6:50am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:15am

CHARLOTTETOWN — An 18-year-old hockey player from P.E.I. who punched a referee twice in the face, cutting his lip, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Cole Trevor...

Thursday's Games

By The Canadian Press June 22, 2017 - 11:51pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 12:15am

Thursday's Games

CFL

Montreal 17 Saskatchewan 16

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MLB

American League

Texas 11 Toronto 4

Chicago White Sox 9 Minnesota 0...

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