Archive for June, 2011

France hammers Canada at World Cup

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Gaetane Thiney scored two goals to guide France to a 4-0 win over Canada Thursday at the FIFA Womens World Cup in Bochum, Germany.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/fifawomensworldcup2011/story/2011/06/30/sp-can-fra.html?ref=rss

Wickenheiser honoured with Order of Canada

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
The countrys top female hockey player can add the Order of Canada to her brimming trophy shelf. Hayely Wickenheiser was among 50 appointments made by Governor General David Johnston on Thursday for her achievements as an athlete and for her contributions to the growth of womens hockey.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/06/30/sp-order-canada-wickenheiser.html?ref=rss

Kvitova silences Azarenka to reach Wimbledon final

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova became the first left-hander in 17 years to reach the womens final at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over fourth-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Thursday.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/06/30/sp-wta-wimbledon.html?ref=rss

Sinclair to start for Canada at Women s World Cup

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
CBC Sports has learned that Christine Sinclair, coping with a broken nose, will start for Canada against France on Thursday at the FIFA Womens World Cup (CBC, CBCSports.ca, noon ET).

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/fifawomensworldcup2011/story/2011/06/30/sp-christine-sinclair.html?ref=rss

Contador shrugs off Tour de France scrutiny

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Defending Tour de France champion and three-time winner Alberto Contador told reporters Thursday that he has sufficient mental fortitude to race amid the scrutiny of an ongoing doping case.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/06/30/sp-uci-tourdefrance-contador.html?ref=rss

Chennai grouped with Mumbai in Champions League T20

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Defending champion Chennai Super Kings, led by India captain MS Dhoni, has been grouped with Sachin Tendulkars Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/moresports/story/2011/06/30/sp-icc-championsleague.html?ref=rss

Avalanche sign leading goal scorer Jones

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
The Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday announced a one-year deal for forward David Jones.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/06/29/sp-avs-jones.html?ref=rss

Hotchkiss remembered as important figure terrific man

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
A steady stream of Flames greats, past and present, as well as business associates and politicians - including former Alberta premier Ralph Klein - filed into the cavernous First Alliance Church in southeast Calgary to pay tribute to former team owner Harley Hotchkiss.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/06/29/sp-hotchkiss-memorial.html?ref=rss

Actor Sheen took steroids for Major League role

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids for like six or eight weeks while filming the 1989 movie Major League.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/06/29/sp-sheen-steroids.html?ref=rss

Stampeders sign veteran QB Bishop

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
The Calgary Stampeders have added some insurance at quarterback by signing Michael Bishop. He will back up fellow import Henry Burris.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2011/06/29/sp-cfl-stampeders-bishop.html?ref=rss