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‘I share this honour with every Canadian’: Larry Walker inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6168889.1631140486!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/walker-larry-090821.jpg That the ceremony was delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic didn't matter much to Larry Walker, the second Canadian elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon with a few sprinkles in the air and adoring fans chanting his name, former New York Yankees star shortstop and captain Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller were inducted alongside Walker after the long wait.Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C., gave up hockey when he was 16 to

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Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies clarifies cryptic social-media post

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6168839.1631138913!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/davies-alphonso-090821.jpg Injured Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies found himself having to explain a social media post Wednesday on the eve of Canada's World Cup qualifying game against El Salvador. Davies, who flew to Germany on Tuesday night to return to his club for injury assessment, left more than a few scratching their head when he posted a photo of himself in Munich smiling with the caption: "They won't realize how big a part you play, until you're not there to

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Andre De Grasse eyes more sprint double success in Zurich, 1st Diamond League Trophy

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6168434.1631128174!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/de-grasse-andre-bednarek-210804-1180.jpg It began at the 2015 Pan Am Games, continued the following summer at Canadian championships and Rio Olympics, and has since occurred at 2017 nationals, 2019 world championships and last month at the Olympics in Tokyo. On Thursday, Canada's Andre De Grasse will try to add the 2021 Diamond League Final to the list of major track and field championships at which he has finished among the top three in the 100 and 200 metres."When the lights are shining

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Canada’s Leylah Fernandez turning heads with big wins at U.S. Open

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6167263.1631045296!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/fernandez-leylah-svitolina-210907-1180.jpg Leylah Annie Fernandez swooped into the U.S. Open with so little fanfare that tennis observers were barely paying attention to the young Canadian in the early days of the tournament. Ranked No. 73 in the world when the major began on Aug. 30, the teenager from Laval, Que., didn't seem poised for a magical run as the final slam of the season got underway. But then she beat four-time major champion Naomi Osaka of Japan in the third

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North Korea suspended from IOC until end of 2022

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6168240.1631121405!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/olympics-ioc.JPG North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics. The unspecified amount — potentially millions of dollars — had been withheld because of international sanctions. Individual athletes from North Korea who qualify to

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CF Montreal bans rowdy supporters groups for violence, unauthorized pyrotechnics

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6001260.1619295104!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/montreal-nashville-240421.JPG CF Montreal is closing its supporters section indefinitely following what the club calls a "rash of incidents" that include violence, intimidation and unauthorized pyrotechnics. The club issued a statement Wednesday saying the Ultras Montreal 2002 and affiliated groups are banned from Stade Saputo and all official team activities beginning Sept. 11, when Montreal (8-7-7) hosts Nashville SC.The club says the move follows repeated warnings over violence, physical and verbal aggression, intimidation and vandalism, and unauthorized pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and

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Glen Grunwald retires as president, CEO of Canada Basketball

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5881522.1611188593!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/grunwald-glen-012021.jpg Glen Grunwald is retiring as president and CEO of Canada Basketball, but believes he's leaving the game in great hands. Michael Bartlett has been appointed the national organization's president and CEO, effective Oct. 1."The last three years with Canada Basketball have featured some of the most rewarding and impactful moments of my career, thanks in large part to all the passionate people who are deeply invested and committed to seeing the game continue to grow," Grunwald said a statement.

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University scolds former NHLer Theo Fleury for ‘reprehensible’ remarks against vaccine passports

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6167868.1631106084!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hko-graham-james-20111207.jpg Recent remarks against vaccine passports by former NHL star Theoren Fleury are "reprehensible" and a "stain on his legacy," according to a Manitoba university that gave him an honorary doctorate.  Fleury, over the weekend, posted a message on Twitter linking vaccine passports to pedophilia, and responded to criticism with a screenshot highlighting several of his past awards, including his honorary degree from Brandon University. The university condemned his "espousing of conspiracy theories," in a statement on Tuesday. "Honorary degrees are awarded

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Brandon University calls Theo Fleury’s comments on COVID-19 vaccine passports a ‘stain on his legacy’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.1912772.1429805831!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/theo-fleury.jpg Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing former NHLer Theo Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories. The school in southwestern Manitoba granted Fleury an honorary doctorate in 2015.Fleury was awarded the degree for "his significant contributions" to combating child sexual abuse. Brandon University says Fleury's recent public statements about COVID-19 vaccine passports are "a stain on his legacy." The school issued the statement after Fleury tweeted that vaccine passports would be used by pedophiles to track

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Broadcasters urged by human rights groups to cancel coverage of Beijing Olympics

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6167740.1631072954!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/beijing-boycott-090271.jpg Some of the world's largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others.The letter, obtained by the Associated Press, was sent Tuesday to NBC Universal chief executive officer Jeff Shell and other

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