Signa Butler

Signa Butler is a host and play-by-play commentator with CBC Sports, where she has worked for nearly two decades. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer will be her 10th with the network.

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Wumi Agunbiade among several budding young coaches proving themselves in CEBL

Wumi Agunbiade, a former national team forward from Pickering, Ont., is now an assistant coach with the Guelph Nighthawks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League and one of several up-and-coming coaches in the fledgling professional league.

Canadian cyclists Simmerling, Mitchell using Olympic delay to their advantage

The postponement of this summer's Tokyo Olympics until 2021 has meant different things for different athletes. For alpine skier-turned-ski-cross racer-turned-cyclist Georgia Simmerling, it's meant putting off retirement. For track cycling up-and-comer Kelsey Mitchell, it's meant another year of seasoning.

Timing is right for Mike Woods as Canada announces Olympic cycling team for Tokyo

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has been a blessing in disguise for Canadian road cycling star Mike Woods. The 33-year-old Ottawa native is back on his bike healthy again after breaking his femur in a crash mid-March, which put his dream of competing in a second Olympics in doubt.

Secret to her success: NWSL commissioner guiding league through pandemic

Just five months into her tenure, National Women’s Soccer League commissioner Lisa Baird navigated a return to sport during a pandemic, negotiated a landmark broadcast deal, secured big-name sponsors and announced a flashy new expansion team in Los Angeles. Now just imagine what she can do for the league in a regular year.
Preview

NWSL Challenge Cup's stunning quarter-finals pave way for wild finish

A spot in the championship is on the line when the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals get underway Wednesday in Utah — and if the matches are anything like the quarters, soccer fans will be entertained. 

Canadian keeper Sheridan says other pro leagues should follow NWSL's restart model

While other North American pro leagues have been stalled by positive tests, training facilities closing and re-opening and choosing hub cities, it’s more or less been business as usual for the National Women's Soccer League.

Canadian Desiree Scott pulls out of NWSL's Challenge Cup for personal reasons

It's been a topsy-turvy four months since COVID-19 put the sports world on hold. For Canadian national team midfielder Desiree Scott, it's been full of uncertainty. As her Utah Royals begin a Challenge Cup journey, the 32-year-old Winnipeg native said she will not be playing.
Analysis

14 Canadians set to play as NWSL becomes 1st pro league in North America to restart

FIFA World Cup champions, Olympic medallists and 14 Canadians will be among the first North American professional athletes to resume play when the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup kicks off Saturday in Utah.

Support from family, community helps female athletes overcome obstacles to participation

According to a new report on female participation in Canadian sport, 43 per cent of adolescent girls said the quality of the experience was a barrier to staying in sport, whether it be a lack of programming or qualified coaching.

1 in 3 girls drops out of sports by late teens, study finds

Teenage girls continue to drop out of sport at starkly different rates than their male peers, says a recent national study on sport participation. A report released Thursday found that among girls who have participated in sport, one in three leave sport by their late teens.

Canada Soccer announces women's coach Heiner-Møller to step down from program

The Canadian women’s national soccer team will have a new head coach as it chases a third-straight Olympic medal next summer in Tokyo.

U Sports athletes in limbo as pandemic threatens coming season

Seven months ago, Leah Adams celebrated her high school's first women's soccer title in 27 years. But now, she's unsure when she'll again be able to play the sport she loves as she and nearly 20,000 student athletes from 56 U Sports schools wait to see how the current COVID-19 situation will impact their 2020-21 varsity season.

Canada's Erin McLeod eager to make return to NWSL, comfortable with precautions made for return

Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod smiles each time she hits the pitch to train with the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, though, she could never have imagined she'd be playing under these circumstances. 
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Canada's Sébastien Toutant inspires next generation following 2018 Olympic gold

Two years ago, as Canadian snowboarder Sébastien Toutant captured gold in the inaugural Olympic big air competition in Pyeongchang, halfway around the world, a teenage Nic Laframboise pulled into a Tim Hortons to watch from his cell phone.
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Canadian women conquer Germany at 2014 world wheelchair basketball championship

Eight years ago, the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team upset Germany 54-50 in the gold-medal game in the 2014 world championships at Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre.

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