Naylor’s Kickoff: CFL navigating twists and turns of first COVID-19 season

Dealing with positive COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated players and coaches is just one more variable thrown into a CFL season that has already been unlike any other, Dave Naylor writes.

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Giants' Jones: Golladay frustrated, but 'everything's good'

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones downplayed what appeared to be a heated discussion with wide receiver Kenny Golladay late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team, saying that Golladay was simply "frustrated."

Giants' Jones: Golladay frustrated, but 'everything's good'

Three tied for lead at in Portland; Henderson two shots back

Carlota Ciganda overcame an early double bogey in chilly morning conditions Thursday for a 4-under 68 and a share of the first-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. Gemma Dryburgh and Pajaree Anannarukarn also shot 68. Brooke Henderson, the 2015 and 2016 winner, was two strokes back at 70.

Three tied for lead at in Portland; Henderson two shots back

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CFL Inside the Numbers: QB injuries lead to Week 6 mismatches

TSN CFL stats guru Jon Perlberg takes a closer look at how key injuries at the quarterback position have created a couple of mismatches that can be exploited.

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Fajardo 'felt fine' after big hit last week, ready to go against Argos

Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo explains that he was feeling fine despite appearing to be injured after taking a big hit last week, and that he has comfortably passed all of the medical testing ahead of Saskatchewan's game with the Argos.

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Price skates for first time since undergoing knee surgery

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price skated for the first time since undergoing knee surgery on July 22nd. John Lu joins SportsCentre to discuss if he was surprised to see Price on the ice at this time.

Zary, Pelletier have sights set on making Flames roster this season

The Calgary Flames spent much of their off-season shoring up their depth, and on paper it doesn't look like there are many roster spots up for grabs. Despite that, the team's top two prospects, Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier are approaching the rookie camp and next week's main camp with the mindset of making the big club. Salim Valji has more.

Perfetti: 'My goal is to earn a spot with the Jets'

Cole Perfetti, the 10th overall pick in 2020, discusses his desire to make the Jets opening night roster, his goals for rookie camp and main camp, areas he's improved in the offseason, and much more.

Subban executive producing upcoming docuseries 'Black Life: A Canadian History'

Homegrown hockey star P.K. Subban says he hopes to educate audiences and spark conversation with the new docuseries, "Black Life: A Canadian History."

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Kane 'never' bet on hockey, but admits to gambling problem

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane admitted to having a gambling problem, but categorically denied the claims made by his estranged wife in the summer that he had bet on his own games. While calling his wife's statements "incredibly false," the 30-year-old Vancouver native told ESPN's Linda Cohn that his gambling sometimes affected his judgment.

How many wins down the stretch do Jays need to grab a Wild Card spot?

The Twins have nothing to play for right now, so could this be a 'trap' series coming up for the Blue Jays? How many of the 16 remaining regular season games does Toronto need to win to get a Wild Card spot? TSN MLB analyst Steve Phillips shares his thoughts on this and more.

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How Robbie Ray has transformed himself into a Cy Young candidate

Robbie Ray has been the most pleasant surprise for the Blue Jays this season. When he came to Toronto last August he had an ERA over seven. Now he's in the midst of a Cy Young worthy season with an ERA well under three. So how has he made such a drastic improvement? Baseball Insider Steve Phillips explains.

CFL Week 7

Fajardo offering monetary incentive to receivers who come down with 50/50 balls

Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo explains the incentive he's offering to his receivers who catch 50/50 balls.

Steinauer discusses decision to start Watford against Stamps

Ticats head coach Orlondo Steinauer discusses the decision to go with David Watford as the starting QB for Friday's game against the Stamps, and explains how close Jeremiah Masoli was to getting the nod. Meanwhile, David Watford discusses how excited and ready he is for his first career start.

Bombers not getting overconfident with Harris out of Elks' lineup

With Trevor Harris not suiting up against Winnipeg when they take on Edmonton on Saturday, the Bombers say the Elks still have great athletes on both sides of the field and they're there to play ball against them, no matter who lines up.

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Morning Coffee: Washington capitalizes on Giants’ mistakes

Dustin Hopkins kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Washington Football Team the 30-29 win on Thursday Night Football. Hopkins missed his first attempt at the winner, but a defensive offside gave him a second chance to from five yards closer, and he hit the second attempt to clinch the victory. Here’s the Morning Coffee for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

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Greer: The Giants shot themselves in the foot

How did the Giants let the game slip away against Washington? While Taylor Heinicke had an impressive stat line, can he help Washington move forward? When can we expect Saquon Barkley to return to form? TSN NFL analyst Jabari Greer joins Jay Onrait to discuss this and more.

Garafolo: Why hasn't OBJ rejoined the Browns lineup?

Is the rivalry between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes starting to simmer? Why hasn't Odell Beckham Jr. rejoined the browns lineup? Can Tom Brady seriously play until the age of 50? NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo has more.

Donald turns 30, closes in on more records for Rams

No matter how many sacks Aaron Donald racks up, he doesn't stop thinking about the quarterbacks who got away.

Can Brady play until 50?: 'I think I can, I think it's a yes'

In the newest episode of Tommy & Gronky on the Buccaneers website, Tom Brady was asked about how long he would be able to keep playing in the NFL.

NHL expects 98 per cent of players to be vaccinated before season

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the NHL expects 98% of players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season.

Elks place QB Harris on six-injured list with neck injury

Elks place QB Harris on six-injured list with neck injury

The Edmonton Elks are placing quarterback Trevor Harris on the six-game injured list with a neck injury. The team said Harris first sustained the injury in Edmonton's win over Calgary Stampeders last week, but was cleared to practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Yankees toss it away in 9th, fall to Hays, Orioles in 10th

Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning that let the tying run score, then Austin Hays chopped an RBI single in the 10th that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win Thursday night, dropping New York back in the AL wild-card race.

Rays beat Tigers, extend AL East lead

Yandy Díaz hit a leadoff home run and Mike Zunino later connected, reliever Dietrich Enns pitched four solid innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Thursday night.

Correa HR triggers seven-run 4th, Astros roll past Rangers

Carlos Correa triggered a seven-run fourth inning with a three-run homer, replacement starter Luis Garcia took a shutout into the sixth, and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Thursday night.

Harper homers, rallies Phillies from seven down to win over Cubs

Bryce Harper keeps earning those “MVP!” chants in Philly. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the Philadelphia Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night with a three-run home run in the seventh.

Angels' Ohtani has sore arm, may not pitch again this season

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season.

Tatis powers Padres over Giants to gain on Cardinals

Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th home run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Thursday to earn a series split.

Royals' Perez ties Bench's homerun mark loss to Atheltics

Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench's record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th, but Chad Pinder's two-run single spurred a third-inning rally and the Oakland Athletics held off the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Thursday.

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Solskjaer wants Lingard to stay at United

Solskjaer wants Lingard to stay at United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Jesse Lingard's future is at Old Trafford. The Manchester United manager says he's intent on keeping the 28-year-old England forward at the club as he enters the final months of his contract.

Canadian men rise to No. 51 in FIFA rankings

Canadian men rise to No. 51 in FIFA rankings

Canada continues its climb up the world soccer ladder, moving eight places to No. 51 in the latest FIFA rankings. It's the highest position for the Canadian men since they were 53rd in October 2009. The country's best ranking was No. 40 in December 1996.

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Louisiana-Lafayette rolls past Canadian Rourke, Ohio

Freshman Montrell Johnson rushed for four short touchdowns, the first of his collegiate career, Levi Lewis passed for 212 yards and Louisiana-Lafayette fended off Ohio 49-14 Thursday night.

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TFC in search of answers after controversial call in loss to Inter Miami

Toronto FC GM Ali Curtis worked the phones Wednesday, trying to get an explanation for a disallowed goal in his club's controversial 1-0 loss to Inter Miami CF the night before.

Grealish nets on CL debut in City’s wild win vs. Leipzig

Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with the pick of the goals in Manchester City’s wild 6-3 win over Leipzig, whose forward Christopher Nkunku scored a hat trick in vain in the teams’ opening group-stage match on Wednesday.

Henderson clinches win for Liverpool over AC Milan in CL

Jordan Henderson capped Liverpool’s second-half comeback with a brilliantly controlled finish to clinch a 3-2 win over AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

PSG superstars held by Club Brugge in Champions League

PSG’s formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé was left frustrated by a spirited Club Brugge on Wednesday in a 1-1 draw in the Champions League.

Griezmann jeered as Atletico Madrid held by Porto

With Antoine Griezmann loudly jeered by the home fans, Atlético Madrid couldn’t manage more than a 0-0 draw against Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Haller scores four goals, Ajax routs Sporting Lisbon

Ajax added to its scoring spree early in the season with debutant Sébastien Haller finding the net four times in the team’s 5-1 win at Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Haaland scores as Dortmund beats Besiktas away

Erling Haaland scored again to help Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win at Turkish champion Beşiktaş in their Champions League opening game on Wednesday.

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The Shift: Episode 13

In Episode 13 of the The Shift, Kayla Grey talks with World Junior gold medalist and L.A. Kings forward Akil Thomas about his entrepreneurship. Plus, she sits down with Canadian writer and actor Bilal Baig to talk about their upcoming show ‘Sort Of', and how first generation Canadians are changing the national sports stigma.

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Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11

This Sept. 11, ESPN has teamed up with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to celebrate its newest exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which explores how sports helped to unite a nation after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Breakaway

The story of Maya Moore, who was one of the best basketball players in the world when she stepped away from the sport to fight for a man she believed was wrongly improsoned.

Project 11: Alex Smith's Final Drive

The final chapter of one of the most incredible comebacks in NFL history, a new extended version of Project 11 - Alex Smith’s Final Drive

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

Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story

In May of 2020, the Philadelphia Phillies will retire Hall of Famer Roy Halladay’s number to mark the tenth anniversary of the perfect game he threw against the Miami Marlins. Two and a half years ago, Major League Baseball lost one of its most revered figures, when Halladay died doing the thing he loved most- not pitching, flying. While most baseball fans know about Roy Halladay’s on the field accomplishments- a postseason no-hitter, the perfect game, two Cy Young awards, they don’t know much about the man- someone who struggled with mental health issues and an addiction to prescription painkillers. In exclusive E60 interviews with Halladay’s wife, family, close friends and teammates, correspondent John Barr tells the story of one man’s obsessive pursuit of perfection and how that led to a complicated life.

The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius (Part 1)

The story of Oscar Pistorius will always be one of the most shocking stories in the history of sports

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