Doug Harrison

Doug Harrison has covered the professional and amateur scene as a senior writer for CBC Sports since 2003. Previously, the Burlington, Ont., native covered the NHL and other leagues for Follow the award-winning journalist @harrisoncbc

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Hammer thrower Camryn Rogers grabs silver behind reigning world champion in Poland

It was a North American sweep in women's hammer throw at the fifth Irena Szewinska Memorial meet on Tuesday, with Brooke Andersen of the U.S., Canada's Camryn Rogers and American Janee' Kassanavoid placing 1-2-3, as they did at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

Howe lifts Canada's women over reigning world champs in Volleyball Nations League

With a game-high 24 points, outside hitter Hilary Howe of Calgary was the offensive star in Canada's upset five-set victory over reigning world champions Serbia on Sunday to conclude the first leg of women's Volleyball Nations League play.

From 'surviving' to pain-free: How runner DeBues-Stafford overcame serious injuries

Olympic runner and four-time Canadian champion Gabriela DeBues-Stafford returned to the Diamond League circuit at Friday's Golden Gala meet in Florence, Italy, placing 12th in the women's 1,500 metres after spending much of the past year recovering from two serious injuries.

Alexa Gray shines for Canada in Volleyball Nations League opening loss to Poland

Outside hitter Alexa Gray from Calgary topped all players with 37 points on Tuesday but it wasn't enough as Canada lost three sets to two to Poland in the women's Volleyball Nations League season opener for both teams in Antalya, Turkey.

Canadian bobsledder Cynthia Appiah returns to shot put roots, in 'incredible' shape

Cynthia Appiah has long admired Welsh shot putter Adelé Nicoll, a member of the Great Britain bobsleigh team at the 2022 Beijing Olympics before she returned to win shot put gold at her national championships. This bobsled off-season, Appiah has returned to her shot put roots.

Record-setting runners Ahmed, Levins taking 'friendly rivalry' to the road at Ottawa 10K

On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET, Moh Ahmed and Cam Levins will stand on the start line for their Ottawa 10K debut, the first head-to-head matchup between the star distance runners since 2016. It also marks the 32-year-old Ahmed's first road race since high school.

Aaron Brown sprints to 1st 200-metre win of season, holding off Kyree King in Kenya

Despite a delayed start, Toronto sprinter Aaron Brown maintained his composure on the straightaway and finished strong, posting his third top-three placing in as many 200-metre races this season and first victory on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sarah Mitton aims to add Diamond League hardware to collection and other storylines

Finishing second in women's shot put at last year's Diamond League Final served as motivation for Canada's Sarah Mitton, who set a national indoor mark in January and then beat outdoor world champion Chase Ealey. Mitton will open her Diamond League season May 28.

Aaron Brown sprints to 2nd in 200 metres, topping Canadian relay teammates in Botswana

Toronto's Aaron Brown picked up where he ended last season over 200 metres on the track, crossing the line in 20.00 seconds and finishing second to local favourite Letsile Tebogo (19.87) at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix on Saturday.

It's 'Canada against the world' in men's 200m sprint at Botswana Golden Grand Prix

They won world championship gold in the 100-metre relay last summer, but the batons will be tucked away Saturday when Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney are foes for about 20 seconds in the men's 200 metres at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix.