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Teen phenom R.J. Barrett added to senior Canadian men's basketball roster

Teenager R.J. Barrett has been added to Canada’s men’s basketball roster for this week’s training camp and exhibition series ahead of FIBA World Cup qualifying. Barrett, who just turned 18, led Canada to a historic gold medal at last summer’s U19 world championships in Cairo. Teammate Andrew Nembhard, who helped Canada to silver at the FIBA Americas U18 championships last ...

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Canadian U18 men's basketball team wins FIBA Americas opener

Andrew Nembhard had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead Canada to a 92-75 win over Argentina on Sunday in both teams’ first game of group play at the FIBA under-18 Americas championship in St. Catharines, Ont. A.J. Lawson and Emanuel Miller added 18 points apiece for the Canadians. Tyrese Samuel had 10 boards. Juan Ignacio Marcos led Argentina with ...

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F1 – Verstappen quickest in opening practice for Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen went quickest in the first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing just over a tenth of a second ahead of Daniel Ricciardo to split the Red Bull drivers. Verstappen moved to the top of the order in the final half hour of the 90-minute session, using Pirelli’s hypersoft tyre to post a lap ...

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MLB draft: Canadian outfielder Tristan Pompey picked by Marlins in 3rd round

Canadian Tristan Pompey was selected by the Miami Marlins in the third round of the MLB draft Tuesday while fellow countryman RJ Freure went to Houston in the sixth round. The two players bring the total of drafted Canadians to three so far this year. Noah Naylor, an 18-year-old catcher/third baseman from Mississauga, Ont., was the first Canadian selected, going ...

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Manziel embracing challenge of becoming Johnny Canadian Football

HAMILTON – Johnny Manziel handed the ball off with seven seconds left in the first half of his CFL preseason debut Friday, watched his tailback get immediately tackled, then jogged toward the locker room as the final seconds ticked off the clock. One problem: in the CFL, the clock must expire with a final play. Manziel retreated to the huddle, ...

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Canadian Gene Stefanyshyn to lead international position

Gene Stefanyshyn, former NASCAR vice president of innovation and racing development named in new leadership role at NASCAR. Stefanyshyn, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, is the new leader for the sport’s international efforts as Senior Vice President and Chief International Officer. Stefanyshyn, who’s has been at NASCAR since 2013 after a 30-plus year career in the automotive industry, was o… ...

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Canadian women's hockey league champions to meet Justin Trudeau in historic visit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited the Markham Thunder women’s hockey team to Parliament Hill to celebrate its Canadian championship this year. It marks the first time the Clarkson Cup champions have been invited to visit a Canadian prime minister after winning the league title. Thunder general manager Chelsea Purcell knew there were rumblings in April about the potential of ...

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Canadian Elite Basketball League striving to be more than a 'shoestring business'

Richard Petko is taking his ball and going his own way. Frustrated with the National Basketball League of Canada’s inability to become more than what he calls “a shoestring business,” the owner of the Niagara River Lions asked the league last May to consider hiring Mike Morreale as its commissioner. In Petko’s view, the former CFL receiver had strong ideas on how to market the league more ...

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