The track and field world championships begin Friday (CBCSports.ca, 12:50 p.m. ET) with some of Canada’s 57 athletes legitimate contenders for a podium finish and looking to help the team build on its record eight-medal performance of two years ago in Beijing.
Canadian runner Mohammed Ahmed continues to battle with travel problems. In early May, Ahmed, a Muslim, was flagged at security at the Portland airport and the flight left without him. As a result, he missed a Diamond League event, costing him immeasurable experience and exposure.
After the stunning news that Andre De Grasse is out of the world track and field championships, who’s left with a shot at dethroning the great Usain Bolt in his final 100-metre race?
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will miss next week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto due to an injury. Organizers say she is suffering from “pain in her left forearm.”
They had high hopes for an Olympic medal but decided to break up the partnership after a disappointing performance in Rio. Now, almost a year later, Canadians Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley could be squaring off against each other with their new partners in the semifinals at the beach volleyball world championships in Vienna.