Canadian sailing coach wants her job back6 minute read Monday, May. 29, 2023
Lisa Ross wants her job back.
The two-time Olympic sailor for Canada was named to the national sailing team's coaching staff three years ago.
Nine days after telling Sail Canada in March that she was pregnant and would take maternity leave later this year, Ross was fired.
Ross was in Andora, Italy, where she'd been coaching Canadian sailors at the European championship. She was about to head to Spain for more competitions and training camps.
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Mislawchuk ninth at New Plymouth World Triathlon2 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 27, 2023
NEW PLYMOUTH, New Zealand - Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk finished ninth Sunday at the New Plymouth World Triathlon Cup on Sunday.
Despite cramping in his legs, the 28-year-old posted a time of 57 minutes, 18 seconds.
"Athletes always want a little more, but it was a solid race," said the resident of Oak Bluff, Man.
Mislawchuk finished the 750-metre swim just 19 seconds behind the leaders before embarking on the 20-kilometre bike portion around Mt. Taranaki.
Canada’s Olympic gold medallists in speedskating have eye on world record4 minute read Preview Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
Canadian gymnasts call for independent investigation into ‘abusive practices’5 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 28, 2022
Canada’s Woods finishes runner-up in Gran Camino3 minute read Preview Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022
SARRIA — Canadian Michael Woods finished runner-up to Spain's Alejandro Valverde in the Gran Camino road race after Sunday's closing time trial.
The 35-year-old from Ottawa, riding for the Israel-Premier Tech team in the four-stage race, held a 10-second lead over Valverde after Saturday's 148.4-kilometre stage from Maceda to Luintra.
Ukraine's Mark Padun won the 15.8-kilometre time trial in 20 minutes, 19 seconds. Valverde was fourth, 10 seconds behind, while Woods was 11th, another 17 seconds back.
Ottawa's Derek Gee, another Israel-Premier Tech rider, finished fifth in the time trial and 23rd overall.
Winnipeg’s Katie Saull kicking up a storm to move up MMA ladder5 minute read Preview Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
Winnipeg MMA fighter working out in garage, but he's making the most of it7 minute read Preview Monday, Apr. 27, 2020
Today’s lineup2 minute read Preview Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020
Today in Music History
In 2017, The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie gave what turned out to be his last public performance, invited onstage at the last minute to take part in Blue Rodeo’s encore (Lost Together) to end a concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Downie died on Oct. 17, 2017, after a nearly two-year battle with incurable brain cancer.
Born This Day
Today’s lineup2 minute read Preview Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Today in Music History
In 1998, U.S. Congressman Sonny Bono died after hitting a tree while skiing in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was 62. With his wife Cher, he formed the duo Sonny and Cher in 1963. Their first hit was the chart-topping I Got You Babe in 1965. Nineteen other chart records followed over the next eight years, including such top-10 hits as Baby Don’t Go and The Beat Goes On. Beginning in 1971, the couple had a hit TV series — The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. It ended with the couple’s divorce three years later. Sonny went into politics — first as mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., from 1988-92, then as a Congressman in 1994. His widow, Mary Bono, was elected to his seat three months after his death. In a magazine interview that appeared in November 1998, Mary Bono claimed that Sonny’s use of pain-killing prescription drugs contributed to his death because they impaired his judgment.
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Magic number for marathon man5 minute read Preview Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
VIENNA — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019?
Like the sub-four-minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time, there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books.
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometres (26.2 miles) in one hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt.
Ahead of the event, Kipchoge even compared the feat to being “like the first man on the moon.”
Today’s lineup2 minute read Preview Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
Today in Music History
In 2010, the cast of Glee, the Fox TV musical series about a high school glee club, overtook the Beatles for the most appearances by a non-solo act on the Billboard Hot 100. Six more songs debuted on the chart, giving them a total of 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71. (The show went on to overtake Elvis Presley (108) for the most appearances on the chart with 207.)
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Britt Ekland, 1942
Winnipeg's Katona added to UFC Vancouver card1 minute read Preview Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
Canadian bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona has been added to the UFC televised card Sept. 14 in Vancouver.
The 135-pounder from Winnipeg, who trains in Dublin, will meet Hunter Azure (7-0-0), an American who won last time out on Dana White's Contender Series.
Katona (8-1-0) is coming off a decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili in May. Katona, competing as a featherweight, won "The Ultimate Fighter Undefeated" reality TV show in July 2018.
The main event at Rogers Arena pits Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone, ranked fourth among UFC lightweight contenders, against No. 5 Justin Gaethje.
Sideline Chatter: If only they could’ve forced them into a few reversals4 minute read Preview Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019
Joey Chestnut 71, Hot Dogs 0.
“Now you know how we felt,” said the Washington Generals.
Net lossWimbledon docked Aussie Bernard Tomic his entire purse —$56,100 —for “not meeting professional standards” in a lackluster opening-round defeat.Baltimore Orioles players are suddenly shaking in their cleats.Around the hornMLB bumper sticker waiting to happen: “Honk if you haven’t hit 20 homers this season.”Getting lots of pubBruce Masters, a 74-year-old retired English rail worker, has visited 51,784 pubs in 40 years.Somewhere Harry Caray is hoisting an ice-cold Budweiser in his honor.Wrong backup plan
A 35-year-old serial toilet clogger in Sheboygan, Wis., just got sentenced to 150 days in jail.
Sideline Chatter: Garden section does have dirt to rub on it6 minute read Preview Sunday, Jul. 7, 2019
Think Derek Dietrich might have a Target endorsement in his future?
The Reds slugger got hit by pitches six times June 20-22 againstw the Brewers —thrice in one game —to break the MLB record for a single series.
Headlines—At Fark.com: “Santa Anita Park might as well be sponsored by Elmer’s at this point.”—At TheOnion.com: “Norfolk Tides third baseman sent down to Baltimore Orioles.”Opening a canSpinach a PED? Ecdysterone, a “naturally occurring steroid hormone,” can be found in the leafy vegetable, say scientists at Freie Universitat Berlin.“Believe me now?” exclaimed Bluto.Naked bootlegging
According to Le’Veon Bell’s 911 call, the last time the Jets running back saw those two “girlfriends” who allegedly stole $500,000 of his stuff, he was leaving for the gym and they were still naked in his bed.
70-year-old grandmother mowing down records as a world-class powerlifter6 minute read Preview Friday, Jul. 5, 2019
Sideline Chatter: Coaches hope he will remember which jersey to wear4 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
Look who’s back!
Bru McCoy, the five-star receiver who signed with USC and then bolted to Texas, has transferred back to USC again —all in a span of six months.
But say this for the guy: He doesn’t need any work on his comeback pattern.
Bay Area headlines—At SportsPickle.com: “Warriors GM Bob Myers announces Kevin Durant tore Achilles, clears him to play Game 6.”—At Fark.com: “Raiders to be the subject of ‘Hard Knocks’ this year, giving us our long-awaited sequel to ‘COPS’.”Seeing Red Dept.
Sideline Chatter: Tonya Harding clinched the title with a recipe called ‘The Gillooly’3 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019
So what was the winning entree, a club sandwich?Ex-figure skater Tonya Harding —yes, the one of Nancy Kerrigan kneecapping infamy —has captured the Season 16 title for “Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition” on the Food Network.“I can’t believe I did this,” Harding told The Oregonian. “This time, I’ll say it was me —I did it.”Headlines—At SportsPickle.com: “What if our best ‘Jeopardy!’ players played soccer?”—At Fark.com: “The Wentz Wagon is now a Brinks truck.”Cooking up a winnerBrewers pitcher Jhoulys Chacin walked in three straight runs with the bases loaded.Lovers of the George Foreman Grill are just dying to know: So when is Jhoulys Chacin Wok Night?Going, going, goneMajor league hitters blasted a record 1,135 home runs in May.Which might be why you’re seeing more pitchers sporting neck braces between starts.Tweet of the WeekFrom Whitney Cummings: “Straight guys already have a pride parade —it’s called NASCAR.”Brown-&-Out Dept.
The Browns cut Desmond Harrison, who started half their games last season, after he missed his flight to attend a mandatory minicamp.
Updated scouting report: He isn’t very good in space.
Just wondering—Did anybody else have Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova reaching the women’s final in their French Open office pool?—If the Raptors win the Larry O’Brien Trophy, will Canada hold it hostage to get the Stanley Cup back?Stat of the WeekFrom Baseball America: The U.S. produces 15 professional baseball players per 1 million residents —compared to 191 in the Dominican Republic.Name gamesPatriots QB Tom Brady filed an application to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.”Tom Seaver fans and Mighty Manfred might have something to say about that.Talking the talk—Jim Barach of JokesByJim.blogspot.com, after Jets RB Le’Veon Bell told police that “girlfriends” stole $500,000 of his jewelry: “Although being a Jet, it’s pretty certain there were no rings missing.”—Celtics GM Danny Ainge, to reporters, on lifestyle changes he’s implemented since his heart attack in May: “I’m eating more plants, and not the kind of plants in (Bill) Walton’s garden, by the way.”Rookie of the Year
Sir Winston wins final battle in Triple Crown war4 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
ELMONT, N.Y. — Nothing bizarre happened Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, but something odd did. Nobody got disqualified as at the Kentucky Derby, and nobody jettisoned a jockey as at the Preakness.
An exhausted Triple Crown did conclude with a win for a little horse who had doubled as such a journeyman you couldn’t be sure he wasn’t a bar band.
Sir Winston — Sir Winston? — has managed to cram into his three-year-old life races at Churchill Downs, Saratoga, Woodbine, Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs, Keeneland and Belmont Park, where 56,217 turned up on an absurdly beautiful Saturday without the possibility of seeing a Triple Crown champion. He hadn’t won anything since Dec. 8. He finished fourth in the Withers on Feb. 2, fifth in the Tampa Bay Derby on March 9, seventh in the Blue Grass on April 16, and uninvited to the Kentucky Derby via a profound lack of sufficient points.
He often ran with long odds, such as 33-1 and 46-1.
Sideline Chatter: Note to self: Don’t book any massages from Thanos4 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
Note to self: Don’t book any massages from ThanosAstros shortstop Carlos Correa says he broke a rib while getting a home massage, landing him on the injured list for at least three weeks.That’s what you call getting rubbed the wrong way.Headlines—At TheOnion.com: “Blues forced to forfeit Stanley Cup after exhausting annual travel budget.”—In the New York Daily News: “Lakers’ clown car could drive free agents to Knicks.”Or was it E3PO?
The Mariners —who’ve given up a whopping 55 unearned runs per game this season —hosted Star Wars Fireworks Night on Friday.
And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when R2 E-6 threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Ups and downs
Sideline Chatter: If they were tweeting Justin Bieber, then the ban was deserved6 minute read Preview Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019
If they were tweeting Justin Bieber, then the ban was deserved
Talk about an illegal-procedure penalty.
Twitter suspended the football accounts at Iowa and Iowa State, citing “music copyright infringement” in some of the tweets they sent last year.
Sideline Chatter: But as Mars Blackmon taught us, ‘It’s gotta be the shoes’5 minute read Preview Sunday, May. 26, 2019
It’s gotta be the shoes
Apparently this guy missed the memo on what “shirts and skins” means.
Jordon Anderson, 29, was arrested for indecent exposure —as in shooting baskets totally naked —at Candy Land Park in Longwood, Fla.
According to the police report, Anderson told officers he was “working on his basketball skills” and “feels playing naked enhances his skill level.”
Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South African sporting event2 minute read Preview Sunday, May. 19, 2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared completely unaffected after a man surprised a gym full of people with a flying, two-footed drop kick to the former California governor’s back during a public appearance Saturday near Johannesburg.
Schwarzenegger, 71, was recording a Snapchat video with fans as part of his annual Arnold Classic Africa event when the unidentified assailant ran toward him and threw himself feet first at the Terminator. Video shows Schwarzenegger jolted forward but stayed on his feet as the man hit him and fell to the ground, where he was quickly subdued by a security guard.
“I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you.” Schwarzenegger tweeted shortly after the attack. “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”
The annual Arnold Classic Africa event is bringing together 24,000 athletes for three days of competition in the affluent Johannesburg suburb of Sandton. In another tweet after the attack, Schwarzenegger urged his followers to ignore his assailant and instead “put this spotlight” on the athletes “inspiring all of us to get off the couch.”