Canada wins third-straight relay gold in FINA world junior championships

Canada captured its third-straight relay gold in the FINA world junior championships with a win in the 4×100-metre freestyle on Friday. Ruslan Gaziev, Alexander Pratt, Taylor Ruck and Olympic star Penny Oleksiak completed in three minutes 26.65 minutes to defend Canada’s name in case. “The combined 4×100 free relay was our toughest challenge to win. … [Read more…]

Doyle: Netflix’s Icarus opens our eyes to the world of doping in atheltics

Keep in Mind that the 2016 Rio Olympics? Sure you do if you consider it — Canada’s large medal accumulation and the pleasure taken in that. However, you might have forgotten that, before those Summer Olympics, there was considerable controversy about enabling Russian athletes to compete. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had advocated a blanket … [Read more…]

Pliskova sweeps Nadal comes

Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled a doubleheader sweep off at the amp Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of games with rest in-between. Rafael Nadal could not do the same. Pliskova finished a game that was suspended due to rain. She had just 67 minutes to beat a relaxed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, … [Read more…]