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Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime falls to Alex de Minaur at Italian Open

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime falls to Alex de Minaur at Italian Open

May 13, 2024 / 5:46 am

ROME — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime was knocked out of the Italian Open after falling 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to Australia's Alex de Minaur on Monday. The Laval,...

Djokovic follows Nadal to early exit at Italian Open in first match after being hit by water bottle

Djokovic follows Nadal to early exit at Italian Open in first match after being hit by water bottle

May 12, 2024 / 7:46 am

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic's performance was so poor on Sunday that even the 24-time Grand Slam champion admitted it was “concerning.” Djokovic put on one...

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to third round at Italian Open

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to third round at Italian Open

May 11, 2024 / 1:27 pm

ROME — Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime continued his successful run on clay with a 6-1, 7-6 (8) win over Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp in...

Canadian women defeat Australia 33-14 in Pacific Four Series rugby play Down Under

Canadian women defeat Australia 33-14 in Pacific Four Series rugby play Down Under

May 11, 2024 / 8:53 am

SYDNEY, Australia — Front-rowers Sara Cline and McKinley Hunt scored two tries apiece to help Canada to a 33-14 win over Australia in Pacific Four Series play...

Rafael Nadal reconsidering his status for the French Open after a lopsided loss in Rome

Rafael Nadal reconsidering his status for the French Open after a lopsided loss in Rome

May 11, 2024 / 6:09 am

ROME (AP) — Fifteen days before he is scheduled to play in what will likely be his final French Open, Rafael Nadal is so unsatisfied with his level of tennis...

Okanagan Firestorm takes first place in world competition

Okanagan Firestorm takes first place in world competition

Kelowna May 11, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan Firestorm Cheerleading team has made history after being crowned champions on the world stage in Orlando, Florida last weekend, becoming only the...

Bouchard lifts Edmonton Oilers to 4-3 overtime win over Canucks in Game 2

Bouchard lifts Edmonton Oilers to 4-3 overtime win over Canucks in Game 2

May 10, 2024 / 10:46 pm

VANCOUVER — Kris Knoblauch said some silent prayers as he watched his Edmonton Oilers warm up on the ice Friday night.  The head coach's team was less than...

Djokovic says he's 'fine' after being hit on the head by a water bottle

Djokovic says he's 'fine' after being hit on the head by a water bottle

May 10, 2024 / 12:23 pm

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic said he was “fine” after accidentally getting knocked on the head by a water bottle after a win at the Italian Open on Friday....

Djokovic wins his opener at the Italian Open after a month off. Defending champ Rybakina withdraws

Djokovic wins his opener at the Italian Open after a month off. Defending champ Rybakina withdraws

May 10, 2024 / 11:58 am

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic took a little while to get going in his first match in nearly a month. He cleaned up his game after dropping his first two service...

Former U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem to retire at the end of the season

Former U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem to retire at the end of the season

May 10, 2024 / 5:33 am

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem plans to retire at the end of the year after struggling to return to his top form following a wrist...

Veteran Tyson Beukeboom set to enter rugby record book as Canada faces Wallaroos

Veteran Tyson Beukeboom set to enter rugby record book as Canada faces Wallaroos

May 9, 2024 / 12:29 pm

Forward Tyson Beukeboom is set to enter the Canadian rugby record book Saturday. Named in the starting lineup for fourth-ranked Canada against No. 5 Australia...

Naomi Osaka is in a good place mentally. And her clay game is improving as she heads back to Paris

Naomi Osaka is in a good place mentally. And her clay game is improving as she heads back to Paris

May 9, 2024 / 12:12 pm

ROME (AP) — A first career victory over a top-20 player on clay. In heavy and slow conditions. In a match that was suspended for about an hour because of...

Toronto Maple Leafs fire head coach Sheldon Keefe after another early playoff exit

Toronto Maple Leafs fire head coach Sheldon Keefe after another early playoff exit

May 9, 2024 / 7:45 am

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe took his place in front of a dozen television cameras. The Maple Leafs head coach — on centre stage inside a small auditorium at the...

Rafael Nadal shows he's not quite ready for retirement in a comeback win at the Italian Open

Rafael Nadal shows he's not quite ready for retirement in a comeback win at the Italian Open

May 9, 2024 / 7:30 am

ROME (AP) — For a brief stretch on Thursday, Rafael Nadal looked every bit of a weary 37-year-old player nearing retirement. Struggling to produce pace off...

Wimbledon girls finalist suspended for doping on pro tour

Wimbledon girls finalist suspended for doping on pro tour

May 9, 2024 / 4:37 am

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon girls finalist Nikola Bartunkova was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency for doping on Thursday. The...

Osaka plays solidly in her opening match at the Italian Open. Darderi eliminates Shapovalov

Osaka plays solidly in her opening match at the Italian Open. Darderi eliminates Shapovalov

May 8, 2024 / 8:50 am

ROME (AP) — Naomi Osaka looked comfortable in her opening match at the Italian Open, beating 45th-ranked Clara Burel 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Wednesday. It was...

Two Canadians named to match officials panel for Paris Olympics rugby sevens

Two Canadians named to match officials panel for Paris Olympics rugby sevens

May 8, 2024 / 6:55 am

Canadians Moe Chaudhry and Maggie Cogger-Orr are among 23 match officials selected to work the rugby sevens competition at this summer's Paris Olympics....

Canada's Denis Shapovalov bounced in first round of Italian Open

Canada's Denis Shapovalov bounced in first round of Italian Open

May 8, 2024 / 5:46 am

ROME — Canada's Denis Shapovalov was ousted in the first round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, falling 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Luciano Darderi of Italy....

Nadal's clay game is rounding into form just in time for the French Open. 'Things are happening.'

Nadal's clay game is rounding into form just in time for the French Open. 'Things are happening.'

May 8, 2024 / 5:35 am

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s clay-court form is slowly rounding into shape. Not that nearly invincible shape that the tennis world grew accustomed to over the...

Fernandez makes early exit at Italian Open with 6-4, 6-1 loss to Bogdan

Fernandez makes early exit at Italian Open with 6-4, 6-1 loss to Bogdan

May 7, 2024 / 10:26 am

ROME — Canada's Leylah Fernandez made an early exit from the Italian Open on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-1 first-round loss to Romanian veteran Ana Bogdan. The...

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