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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Despite Coleman's withdrawal, De Grasse must maintain top form at Diamond League

Andre De Grasse must keep focus even with the absence of Christian Coleman, who pulled out of the 100-metre race Friday ahead of the Müller Grand Prix Diamond League track and field event on Sunday in Birmingham, U.K. (, 9 a.m. ET).

Blue Jays' Bo Bichette extends hit streak to 10 games to start MLB career

Bo Bichette made it 10 consecutive games with at least one hit to start his MLB career, doubling in three at-bats Wednesday afternoon as the Toronto Blue Jays took a three-game series at Tampa with a 4-3 victory over the Rays.
World Aquatics

Champion again: Kylie Masse repeats as 100m backstroke gold medallist at swimming worlds

Canada's Kylie Masse made it back-to-back world titles in the women's 100-metre backstroke, clocking 58.60 seconds at the world aquatics championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on Tuesday.

Canadian teen Maggie MacNeil wins shocking gold at swimming worlds

Maggie MacNeil of London, Ont., knocked off three-time world champion and defending Olympic gold medallist Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden to win the women’s 100-metre butterfly, posting a Canadian-record time of 55.83 seconds at the world aquatics championships on Monday.
Diamond League

Canadian hurdler Sage Watson posts season-best time at Müller Anniversary Games

Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., continues to lower her time in the women's 400-metre hurdles, posting another season-best with a 55.32-second clocking at the Müller Anniversary Games at London Stadium on Sunday.
Diamond League

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford shatters longstanding Canadian 1,500m record

Make it five Canadian records for runner Gabriela DeBues-Stafford in 2019 after the Toronto native broke Lynn Kanuka's near-34-year-old mark on Saturday, placing third in 4:00.26 in the women's 1,500 metres at the Müller Anniversary Games at London Stadium.

Andre De Grasse runs 9.99 seconds in 100m at London Diamond League

Canada's Andre De Grasse put himself back in the conversation as one of the world's top sprinters Saturday with his 9.99-second clocking at the Müller Anniversary Games in London, his first sub-10-second performance in legal wind since the 100-metre final at the 2016 Olympics.

'I was so tired of being in pain:' Runner Lanni Marchant's long road back from hip surgery

Canadian marathoner Lanni Marchant, who needed only two races in her comeback from hip surgery to remember how much fun it is to compete, is running pain-free for the first time in years and may attempt to reach the Olympic standard later this year.
Diamond League

'We're not completely back:' Andre De Grasse working to catch elite runners

Canada's Andre De Grasse will be focused on running a fast opening 30 metres in the men’s 100 at the Müller Anniversary Games on Saturday (, 9 a.m. ET) that his coach says is needed to close the gap on the world’s elite sprinters.

Pavan, Humana-Paredes eliminated in beach volleyball quarters at Gstaad Major

Reigning women's beach volleyball world champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada fell 2-1 in sets to Brazil’s Rebecca Cavalcanti and Ana Patricia Silva in quarter-final play on Saturday at the Gstaad Major tournament in Switzerland.
Diamond League

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford to honour late runner Gabriele Grunewald in Monaco

Canadian-record holder Gabriela DeBues-Stafford is competing at Friday's Diamond League Herculis meet in Monaco (CBCSports, 2 p.m. ET), racing the women's Brave Like Gabe Mile in honour of the late Gabriele Grunewald, who inspired many with her long and public fight against cancer.

Brandon McBride motivated after missing 2018 Diamond League final

A confident and more mature Brandon McBride seeks his third consecutive podium finish to start the season when the Canadian-record holder races the 800 metres at Friday's Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland (, 2 p.m. ET).
Diamond League

Caster Semenya runs to 31st straight 800m win at 45th Prefontaine Classic

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa returned to running the 800 metres on Sunday, winning for the 31st consecutive time in the event and extending her title reign at the Prefontaine Classic to three years.

Maple Leafs name ex-Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol to staff

Former Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Dave Hakstol on Saturday was named an assistant to Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. One-time Florida assistant coach Paul McFarland also joined the Toronto staff last month.
Diamond League

'Caster blessed and cursed with her talent': Semenya set for 800m at Prefontaine Classic

All eyes will be on Caster Semenya at Sunday's 45th Prefontaine Classic (, 4 p.m. ET) as she races the 800 metres for the first time since the IAAF was ordered to suspend the implementation of testosterone limits for the South African runner and others.