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World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russian Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia’s scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports’ most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as “treachery” by the lawyer for the man who exposed the corruption. On a 9-2 vote, the […]

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Canada’s growing roster of stars has team poised for success at Women’s Basketball World Cup

Kia Nurse remembers when being a Canadian basketball player meant flying under the radar. The Hamilton, Ont., native arrived at the University of Connecticut in 2014 without the fanfare that many top recruits receive. Although Nurse was ranked 33rd in ESPN’s class of prospects that year, she believed it was only because she was attending […]

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World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia’s scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports’ most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as “treachery” by the lawyer for the man who exposed the corruption. On a 9-2 vote, the […]

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‘I’m just getting started’: Baker Mayfield leads Browns to 1st win since 2016

For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for their first win since Dec. […]

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‘Cheat and you’ll get away with it’: Canadian athletes sound off on WADA decision to reinstate Russia

Canadian athletes are not mincing their words when it comes to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reinstate Russia’s drug-testing program after a nearly three-year suspension over its widespread, state-sponsored doping scheme. “I’m profoundly disappointed,” Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott said Thursday of RUSADA’s reinstatement. “I feel this was an opportunity for WADA and they have dealt a […]

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Pole vaulter Alysha Newman to miss track and field nationals with knee injury

Canadian-record holder Alysha Newman won’t be defending her pole vault title at this weekend’s track and field nationals in Ottawa because of a partially torn patellar tendon in her left knee. Newman, who hasn’t competed since being forced out of the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic by the injury in late May, would risk further damage […]

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Report: Sens offered Karlsson $80M; now deep in trade talks

The Ottawa Senators’ contract offer to defenceman Erik Karlsson was for eight years and $80 million US, and they are now in serious trade talks with multiple highly interested suitors, according to an NBC Sports report on Tuesday. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Sunday the team had offered Karlsson — who is entering the final year of a seven-year, $45 million deal he signed in June […]

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Banned in Australia, controversial cricketer chosen to captain new Winnipeg pro team

Controversial Australian cricketer David Warner has been appointed captain of the Winnipeg team in Canada’s newest professional cricket tournament. Earlier this year, Warner was banned from international and domestic state cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia following the ball-tampering row that blew up during the national team’s tour of South Africa. He had been […]