Soccer

Bale leads Wales against Switzerland on TSN

Two teams that made the knockout stage at Euro 2016 begin play in the 2020 European Championship on Saturday as Gareth Bale leads Wales against Granit Xhaka and Switzerland in the second Group A game. Coverage begins on Saturday morning on TSN1/3 at 8:30am et/5:30am pt. You can also watch the game on TSN.ca, the TSN app and TSN Direct.

Top Headlines

Nats' Scherzer exits after 12 pitches with apparent injury

Nationals ace Max Scherzer exited with an apparent injury after throwing just 12 pitches in Friday night's start against San Francisco. There was no immediate report on Scherzer's condition. Washington typically doesn't announce information on player injuries until after a game ends.

Henderson withdraws from MEDIHEAL Championship

Canadian Brooke Henderson has withdrawn from the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship ahead of the second round. Henderson’s agent confirmed to TSN senior golf analyst Bob Weeks that her withdrawal is due to a non-COVID relate illness.

Djokovic downs 13-time champ Nadal in French Open semis

Novak Djokovic stopped Rafael Nadal’s bid for a 14th French Open title and handed the King of Clay just his third loss in 108 matches at the tournament by coming back to win their thriller of a semifinal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Friday night.

Suns spoil Jokic's MVP party, rout Nuggets to take 3-0 lead

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns spoiled Nikola Jokic's MVP celebration with a 116-102 victory over Denver on Friday night in Game 3 that put “The Joker” and the rest of the reeling Nuggets on the brink of a quick second-round exit.

Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks to take 2-1 lead

Joel Embiid scored 27 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rode a dominant third quarter to a 127-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Price vs. Fleury sets up a dream goalie matchup

Marc-Andre Fleury and Carey Price are the highest selected goalies from the last 18 drafts and this series will represent the first time two top five goalies have squared off against one another. The TSN Hockey panel looks at how important goaltending will be when the Habs and Golden Knights get things started on Monday.

Habs preparing to face former captain Pacioretty

When Max Pacioretty left Montreal for Vegas, the Habs received quite a haul that included Nick Suzuki, Tomas Tatar and a second rounder. That's Hockey looks back on the deal that worked out for both sides with Vegas and Montreal set to start their series on Monday.

What do the Jets need to prioritize moving forward?

Mike Johnson joins That's Hockey to share his takeaways from the Jets' postseason run and discuss what Winnipeg needs to prioritize moving forward.

Did Scheifele's absence magnify other needs for the Jets?

Mark Scheifele's suspension was a crushing blow to the Jets, but did it magnify other needs Winnipeg should be looking into this offseason? Sara Orlesky joins That's Hockey to discuss.

Habs 'not very confident' on Petry, Evans or Merrill for Game 1

It appears the Montreal Canadiens will not be back to full health when they begin their third-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.

Soccer

EURO 2020

Finland, Denmark kick off Group B action on TSN

Saturday’s Group B opener might be the closest thing to a Battle of Scandinavia that Euro 2020 has to offer as the Finns kick off their tournament against Denmark in Copenhagen. Coverage begins on Saturday on TSN1/3 at 11am et/8am pt. You can also watch the game on TSN.ca, the TSN app and TSN Direct.

Belgium faces tough task vs. host Russia on TSN

Belgium's Red Devils are the heavy favourite to win Group B, but before they can do that, they must take care of a Russian side playing in front of a boisterous home crowd on Saturday. Coverage begins on TSN1/3 at 2pm et/11am pt. You can also watch the game on TSN.ca, the TSN app and TSN Direct.

What to expect from Bale when Wales takes the pitch?

How will Belgium fare without Kevin De Bruyne in the lineup? As well, will Gareth Bale be able to lift up Wales? Kevin Kilbane and Julian De Guzman join Luke Wileman to discuss Saturday's Euro 2020 matchups.

How will Belgium fare without De Bruyne?

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury in the Champion's League final and will likely be unavailable to Belgium to start the Euro. As Kevin Kilbane, Julian De Guzman and Luke Wileman discuss, Belgium will be in tough without their star.

Italy wins to open EURO 2020

Azzurri cruise past Turkey in Euro opener

After 45 minutes of frustration, Italy's dominance was rewarded in the second half as the Azzurri cruised past Turkey 3-0 to open Euro 2020.

Strong start against Turkey signals different Italian side

While their dominance against Turkey was impressive, what was perhaps most impressive was the way in which Italy took their victory. Kevin Kilbane and Julian De Guzman join Luke Wileman to break down how Roberto Mancini has changed the style of Italian football.

Euro 2020 extended highlights: Turkey vs. Italy

Watch the extended highlights of Italy's possession-domineering, assertive three-goal second half and convincing three-nil win over Turkey to open the Euro 2020 tournament.

Soccer

Canadian women's soccer team settles for draw with Czech Republic

Canada had its chances but had to settle with a 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic in a women's soccer friendly Friday.

Soccer

Beckie to miss friendlies after injury at Canada training camp

Canadian women’s soccer team forward Janine Beckie has suffered an unspecified injury and will not take part in the team’s upcoming friendlies, but a spokeswoman for Canada Soccer said "she is not in doubt" for next month’s Tokyo Olympics.

Meaghen Johnson

Five finalists named for Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Jrue Holiday, Tobias Harris and Juan Toscano-Anderson are the finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award.

Martenzie Johnson

Auger-Aliassime through to Stuttgart semifinals; Shapovalov out

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime is through to the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open after posting a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8) win over France's Ugo Humbert on Friday.

Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova to meet in French Open final

It is, fittingly, a surprising matchup at the end of a surprise-filled two weeks at Roland Garros. Watch it LIVE on TSN4 and TSN Direct Saturday at 9am et/6am pt.

Swiatek, Mattek-Sands advance to women's doubles final

2020 French Open singles champion Iga Swiatek and two-time women's doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Nadia Podoroska and Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-4 in 94 minutes to advance to the final.

NBA Playoffs

Leonard: Clippers 'up for challenge' down 0-2 again

The LA Clippers find themselves trailing 2-0 for the second straight series, but Kawhi Leonard says his team has "a lot of fight" left in it.

Ohm Youngmisuk

Bucks blow big lead, hold on to edge Nets in Game 3

Jrue Holiday made a go-ahead driving layup with 11.4 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks edged the Brooklyn Nets 86-83 on Thursday night in Game 3 after two blowout losses in New York. Khris Middleton scored 35 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 33 for the Bucks. They won after blowing a 21-point lead and now trail the series 2-1.

Mitchell, Jazz stifle Clippers late to take 2-0 lead

Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points and the Utah Jazz forced nine straight misses down the stretch to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 117-111 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

MMA

Figueiredo vs. Moreno - Round 6

It was one of the best fights of 2020 - Last December, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno put on a show. The two went five grueling rounds only to see it end in a draw. Tonight the pair will step into the ring once again to try and settle the score. TSN's Aaron Bronsteter is calling it "Round 6."

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Nate Diaz: Combat Genius

He has just four fights in the last five years, but Nate Diaz remains one of the most compelling fighters in the UFC. The 36-year-old makes his much anticipated return to the Octagon Saturday at UFC 263, and despite losses in two of his last three fights, Diaz is just as popular as ever. So how do you explain it? Robin Black has more.

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Golf

Dream Bouts: Koepka vs. DeChambeau

Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau is a fascinating fantasy matchup - two young men, both in their athletic primes, both with something to prove. Analyzing a potential fight like this starts by dissecting the dynamics at play and, in this case, the difference in their body types is a primary factor. Robin Black imagines what a grudge match between the two would look like in this edition of 'Dream Bouts'.

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Around MLB

Chisholm: Jays could look to package a catcher at the deadline add to roster

Toronto Star Gregor Chisolm joins Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill on OverDrive to discuss the Jays surplus of catchers on the 40-man roster, how close George Springer is to returning to the lineup, and why the Rays are still the best bet to win the AL East.

Right move for MLB to crack down on pitchers’ use of foreign substances

There is speculation that a vast majority of pitchers in the majors are using illegal substances to gain an advantage with a practice that needs policing. Hopefully we will soon see the rules enforced and integrity return to the game, Steve Phillips writes.

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips

How did the Giants become the best team in baseball?

The Giants, baseball's best and most intriguing/mystifying/idiosyncratic/just plain weird team, are a mostly interchangeable collection of players orbiting around a few foundational players.

Tim Keown

Keuchel, Grandal lead White Sox past Blue Jays

Dallas Keuchel pitched six effective innings, Yasmani Grandal homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night. Led by Keuchel, Chicago closed out a 5-2 homestand and improved its AL Central lead to a season-high 4 1/2 games over idle Cleveland.

Mitchell explains what he's liked from Manoah so far

Scott Mitchell joins SC with Jay Onrait to explain what he's liked so far from Alek Manoah, discuss if George Springer will automatically go into the leadoff spot when he returns to the Blue Jays' lineup, and if Cavan Biggio is Toronto's third baseman moving forward.

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

CF Montreal's loan agreement for defender Binks to be terminated early

CF Montreal says the loan agreement with Italian club Bologna FC 1909 for English defender Luis Binks is being terminated early.

Mostovoy tests positive, cut from Russia's Euro 2020 squad

Russia winger Andrey Mostovoy was cut from the national team for this year’s European Championship on Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus.

NFL Mini-Camps

Fields signs rookie deal with Bears

Justin Fields signed his rookie contract with the Chicago Bears Friday, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting it is worth nearly $19 million guaranteed.

Seahawks' Wilson wants to stay in Seattle, shuts down trade rumours

As frustrated as Russell Wilson was after last season, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback never wanted to play anywhere else. He made that point clear Thursday as he spoke with reporters for the first time since February, when his public criticisms of the organization led to speculation about a possible trade.

Brady Henderson

McVay in better mood, says he's better coach with Stafford

Sean McVay has finally given a bit of real insight into the reasons why the Los Angeles Rams traded Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford. Most notably, McVay said he's a happier, better head coach after the Rams' high-profile quarterback change in March.

Julio Jones practices for first time as member of Titans

Star receiver Julio Jones practiced on Thursday for the first time as a member of the Tennessee Titans after being acquired from the Falcons. Over in New England, first round pick Mac Jones was back on the field practicing for the Patriots.

WFT to have open competition for starting QB job

Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera learned a lesson last summer, one he doesn't want to repeat. That's why he said there will be a quarterback competition, even if Ryan Fitzpatrick will enter training camp with a firm grip on the starting job.

John Keim

TSN Edge

Reading Between The Lines: Dart throws of the week

Aaron Bronsteter is changing things up a little bit with his dart throw of the week, offering up not one, but three long shot plays for UFC 263. Check out which plays he likes as his dart throws.

Daily Wager: Jazz at Clippers Game 3

Donovan Mitchell has averaged 32.7 points per game while leading the Jazz to six straight wins in these playoffs. Can the Clippers draw up anything to slow down Mitchell in Game 3? ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler joined the Daily Wager to answer that question.

Daily Wager: Nets at Bucks Game 4

The Nets are currently a small favourite over Milwaukee for Game 4 of their best-of-seven second round series on Sunday. ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler joined the Daily Wager to discuss whether the Bucks have the potential to bounce back and beat Brooklyn in the series following their Game 3 win.

Jimmy Fallon took no prisoners with his chirps about NHL players

Hockey players are known for being masters of the chirp, so it’s always entertaining to see what comes flying out of their mouths in the when tensions are high during games.

The Preds got the last laugh when the Golden Knights tried to make a banner joke

Ever had an embarrassing moment you just can’t seem to escape? One where no matter what happens, people seem to remember that one really embarrassing thing you did?

The Shift: Episode 3

On Episode 3 of The Shift, we discuss Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open because of mental health and why that has opened the door for very necessary conversations when it comes to athletes. Also on the show, Majid Jordan drops by to discuss their upcoming new album which includes the single “Waves of Blue”, unbox summer performance heat and talk about why The Kings should be on your list of things you need to watch.

Storm stay unbeaten on road with victory over Dream

Jewel Loyd scored 20 points, Breanna Stewart pitched in with a double-double and the Seattle Storm remained unbeaten on the road with an 86-75 victory over the Atlanta Dream in WNBA action on Friday.

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in the WNBA

TSN's Kate Beirness tees up an exciting weekend of compelling matchups in the WNBA that will pit some of the top players and teams against each other.

NHL Videos

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TSN Columnists

That's Hockey Videos

Habs preparing to face former captain Pacioretty

When Max Pacioretty left Montreal for Vegas, the Habs received quite a haul that included Nick Suzuki, Tomas Tatar and a second rounder. That's Hockey looks back on the deal that worked out for both sides with Vegas and Montreal set to start their series on Monday.

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Doc Collection Staff Picks

The Day Sports Stood Still

The Day Sports Stood Still is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the unprecedented sports shutdown in March of 2020 and the remarkable turn of events that followed. Emmy®-winning director Antoine Fuqua (HBO’s “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali”) will chronicle the abrupt stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic, and the complex return to competition in the summer and fall. ‌

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Full Circle - Freddie Freeman

National League MVP Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves opens up as never before on life, his battle with COVID-19 and his struggles with building a family

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After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports, the WNBA created a single site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where 144 players across 12 teams played 147 games from July to October 2020. Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.

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ESPN SC Presents: espnW - History in the Making

Celebrating Women's History Month, a vast and diverse line-up of stories will highlight the voices, achievements and contributions of contemporary sports figures including Serena Williams, WNBA activism, Sarah Fuller, Sarah Thomas, and Claressa Shields

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Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC

Notre Dame football’s historic 2020 season will be chronicled with Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC, the story of the Fighting Irish’s unprecedented season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Latest Overdrive Videos

What’s the formula for Montreal to beat Vegas?

TSN Hockey Analyst Ray Ferraro joins Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill on OverDrive to discuss Jeff Petry’s bizarre finger injury, the formula for Montreal to pull off the upset over Vegas in round 3, and whether the play of Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury has improved the outlook in net for Team Canada at the Beijing Olympics.

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