Montreal Sports News

Caster Semenya files legal challenge against 'discriminatory' IAAF rule

CBC Sports - 14 hours 37 min ago

Olympic champion Caster Semenya is challenging a recently introduced IAAF regulation, calling it "discriminatory." The two-time Olympic gold medallist in the 800-metre will file a legal case today before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Canadian triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk places 3rd at World Cup race in Antwerp

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:59

Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk placed third at the ITU Triathlon World Cup race in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday. The 23-year-old from Oak Bluff, Man., finished with a time of 58 minutes, 17 seconds. Belgian Jelle Geens edged New Zealand's Tayler Reid to win the event.

Eric Lamaze claims Grand Prix win at Spruce Meadows tournament

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:05

Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady won a $385,000 Grand Prix on Sunday at the Spruce Meadows Continental tournament. Lamaze and the 15-year-old Hanoverian mare claimed bronze together at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

FIFA World Cup Wrap: June 17

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:05

Mexico upset the defending champion Germans, Serbia shut out Costa Rica 1-0 and Switzerland held Brazil to a draw.

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:46

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol.

Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champion

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:36

Brooks Koepka captured his second consecutive U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y. The 28-year-old from West Palm Beach, Fla., shot a two-under 68 in the final round to finish plus-one for the major.

Canada wins 5 gymnastics medals at World Challenge Cup in Portugal

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:05

Canada's senior artistic gymnast team won five medals at a weekend World Challenge Cup event, including one gold from pommel horse champion Thierry Pellerin of Levis, Que.

Blue Jays hit back-to-back homers in 8th to sweep Nationals

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:04

Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte broke a tie with back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, Randal Grichuk added a pair of solo homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Switzerland holds favoured Brazil to draw at World Cup

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:11

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia as the five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday.

Canada drops 5-setter to top-ranked France in Bulgaria

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:05

Canada fell 3-2 to France in Volleyball Nations League play despite a match-high 23 points from Nick Hoag on Sunday in Varna, Bulgaria. Canada is eighth of 16 teams with one weekend remaining in round-robin play.

Defending champs Germany drop World Cup opener to Mexico

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:11

Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 in Moscow on Sunday.

Canada's Auger-Aliassime repeats as champ at Challenger tennis event

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:41

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime successfuly defended his ATP Challenger Sopra Steria Open title on Sunday in Lyon, France.

Serbia's Kolarov the difference-maker in win over Costa Rica

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:12

Aleksandar Kolarov's curling free kick in the 56th minute has helped Serbia to a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in its World Cup opener on Sunday in Russia.

Milos Raonic sees positives in loss to Roger Federer

CBC Sports - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:15

Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Mercedes Cup title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany.

Leafs GM Kyle Dubas revels in Marlies' Calder Cup win

CBC Sports - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:52

Kyle Dubas promised his wife he would continue to show emotion after becoming general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He kept his word — and then some — when the Marlies, Toronto's American Hockey League affiliate he oversaw the last four seasons, won the Calder Cup earlier this week.

Egypt's Mo Salah to return to pitch against Russia

CBC Sports - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:10

Mohamed Salah celebrated turning 26 with a Chechen cake, but his biggest present was the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match.

Phil Mickelson shockingly chases, swats moving ball with putter

CBC Sports - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:06

Phil Mickelson's frustrations got the best of him at the U.S. Open, as was evident when he hit a moving ball with his putter.

Family of paralyzed Broncos player preparing for 'daunting' next phase

CBC Sports - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:54

Ryan Straschnitzki, 19, is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after becoming paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the Broncos junior hockey team.

2018 World Cup: What you need to know

CBC Sports - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:27

With World Cup time upon us, Rob Pizzo breaks down what you need to know about one of the biggest events in the world. Whether you are a die-hard fan, or one that watches soccer every four years, this video has you covered.

Instant expert: 2018 FIFA World Cup

CBC Sports - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:23

While it may be the most popular game on Earth, not everyone watching the 2018 World Cup is a soccer expert — and that may include you. No worries. We're here to help you out with some snack-sized knowledge to get you sounding like a pro.