Archive for June, 2015

Canoeist Mark Oldershaw chosen to carry Canada’s flag at Pan Am Games

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Canadian canoe star Mark Oldershaw has been named flag-bearer for the Pan American Games at Parliament Hill on Canada Day. The third-generation Olympian will lead Canada's largest Pan Am team into the opening ceremony at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on July 10.

Drew Stafford re-signs with Jets

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Drew Stafford has re-signed with the Winnipeg Jets for two years at a cap hit of $4.35 million US per year. The 29-year-old former Buffalo Sabre was set to hit free agency on July 1.

Lions RB Joique Bell: ‘I’m going to rush for over 1,200 yards’ (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Sepp Blatter will not attend Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not travel to Vancouver for the final of the Women's World Cup on July 5 and has told organizers that personal reasons will prevent him from going, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.

Usain Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meets with injury

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Slowed by an injured left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month's Diamond League meets in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defence preparations for the world championships in August.

Raptors acquire Luke Ridnour from Thunder

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Toronto Raptors have acquired veteran guard Luke Ridnour and cash from Oklahoma City. It's the fourth time in the past week that the veteran guard has been traded.

Top-ranked Germany faces unpredictable U.S. in Women’s World Cup semis

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Familiar foes Germany and the United States open the semifinal round at the 2015 Women's World Cup Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal (7:00 p.m. ET), while England plays in their first-ever semifinal match against Japan on Wednesday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (5:00 p.m. ET).

Eskimos QB Reilly out 10-12 weeks with knee injury

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly is expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks the result of a knee injury suffered in the club's season-opening game.

Brian Flynn agrees to 2-year extension with Canadiens

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a two year contract with the Montreal Canadiens, the NHL club announced Tuesday.

Dougie Hamilton, Flames agree to new deal

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Calgary Flames have locked up newly acquired defenceman Dougie Hamilton with a six-year contract.