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Olympic countdown: 8 Canadian storylines to follow
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are now one year away, and a lot can happen in 365 days. Athletes can emerge, or disappear. Teams will begin to know their fate, whether they’ve qualified or will be missing out on the trip. Here are eight Canadian storylines to keep an eye on in the lead-up to the Games.
Inspired by Raptors, Canada's men's soccer team hopes for same success in Gold Cup
With electricity pulsing through the veins of Canadian sports fans, there’s another tournament for the country to keep their eyes on. The CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on Saturday, and the Canadian men’s squad will try to use the energy of the Raptors championship high and the Women’s World Cup to a successful tournament.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
After 19 years, Christine Sinclair is on the verge of making history
Christine Sinclair is arguably the greatest soccer player in Canadian history. Now she's entering the women's World Cup tournament four goals shy of becoming the greatest international scorer ever. But she's not focused on the record. Instead, she's spent her entire career putting the team first.
Kawhi Leonard 'King Of The North' billboard now overlooking Oakland
New Balance, the sponsor of Kawhi Leonard, has paid for a billboard in Oakland with a picture of the star and the caption, "The King Of The North is Coming."
Oleksiak, Masse lead Canadian contingent at FINA Champions Swim Series
All eyes will be on Canada's top swimmers this weekend as Penny Oleksiak and Kylie Masse compete at the FINA Champions Swim Series in Indianapolis. This isn't your regular swim meet. The world's top swimmers participate in the invitation-only event, where every race features only four swimmers.
Sharks and zebras: The NHL kingdom's unintentional best friends
Complaining about the refereeing is something you can count on from fans and media alike every NHL season and in every playoff game. These Stanley Cup playoffs are no different, but they do contain an added twist: the controversial calls are aiding the San Jose Sharks.
Kawhi Leonard's mesmerizing shot: From release to euphoria
One of the greatest moments in Toronto Raptors history happened on Sunday night. Here is Kawhi Leonard's moment broken down in pictures.
Game of Thrones — NHL Playoffs edition: A song of ice and Stanley
This week, battles for two separate thrones are set to resume. On Wednesday, the NHL playoffs begin as 16 teams jostle for the right to raise the Stanley Cup. On Sunday, the final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. The two wars have more in common than you may think.
Seattle becomes NHL's 32nd team after league unanimously approves expansion bid
The NHL confirmed Tuesday the addition of a Seattle team after the board of governors voted unanimously in favour of the expansion.
Remember 2011 Canada? These Russians sure do
Five years ago, the Russian junior team humiliated Canada with an epic third-period comeback to win the world junior championship. Five members of that team will line up against Canada on Saturday.