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Hockey Night in Canada: Stanley Cup playoffs on desktop & app   13%


CBC Sports will provide a live stream of Stanley Cup playoff games on Hockey Night in Canada.


Winnipeg Jets' home arena to be renamed Canada Life Centre  


The arena that hosts Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games will have a new name starting on Canada Day, when Bell MTS Place becomes Canada Life Centre.


10 surprising facts about Jewish Americans to emerge from the latest Pew Report   4%

What do American Jews value more – prayer or a game of fetch with Spot? Is eschewing pork or performing stand-up more integral to Jewish identity? Pew’s latest Jewish community survey offers some unexpected insights


Carli Lloyd scores after 24 seconds as USWNT ease past Jamaica   -10%


  • US unbeaten streak at home now stretches to 55 games
  • Lloyd also becomes oldest ever scorer for USWNT

Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series.

The US women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third-longest streak in team history. The team are undefeated in 55 games on American soil. Lloyd’s goal was the fastest for the Americans since Alex Morgan scored after 12 seconds against Costa Rica in 2016. Lloyd also became the oldest woman at 38 years, 332 days to score a goal for the national team. It was Lloyd’s 303rd appearance with the team.

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French Open Champion Krejcikova Thanks Her Mentor, Novotna   -10%


Barbora Krejcikova developed her multifaceted game with the help of the former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, who died in 2017.


Suga tells Japanese to watch Olympics on TV, as state of emergency eases   -7%


Japan’s government on Thursday approved lifting Tokyo’s virus emergency just over a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit fans at Games events.The state of emergency in place in Tokyo began in late April and largely limits bar and restaurant opening hours and bans them from selling alcohol.That measure will now end in the capital and eight other regions on June 20, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced. It will stay in place in Okinawa.Tokyo Olympics:…


Clippers make it a series with Game 3 rout of Utah Jazz   -40%


Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combine for 65 points in a 132-106 win over Utah in Game 3 of their playoff series, which the Clippers trail 2-1.


Clippers' Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 6 vs. Jazz   -5%


Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 6 of their playoff series on Friday night against Utah because of a strained right knee.


Storm snare 5th straight win behind Stewart's 21-point, 15-rebound effort   20%


Breanna Stewart had 21 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, Sue Bird added 13 points with seven assists, and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 79-69 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.


The Bucks Respond With a Star Performance of Their Own   -40%


Giannis Antetokounmpo helped force a Game 7 with 30 points and 17 rebounds.


Israeli soccer: Inter Aliyah tops Shikma Chen   -17%

While Shikma Chen controlled the game early on, Inter raised the game in the second half to defeat league-leading Shikma Chen 2-0


Christen Press spurs USWNT to victory over Nigeria as Olympic cuts loom   1%


  • USA 2-0 Nigeria: US’s home unbeaten run is now 53 games
  • Vlatko Andonovski will decide Olympic squad soon

The winning was expected for the US women’s national team. The harder part for coach Vlatko Andonovski may be trimming the roster to the final 18 players for the Olympics.

Christen Press scored late in the first half, Lynn Williams added a goal in the final moments and the US wrapped their Summer Series with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Wednesday night in the last match before setting the Tokyo lineup.

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Sondheimer: Fully vaccinated, group of retired coaches resume poker games   22%


Debate about top players and memorable games resume with monthly poker games of vaccinated former high school coaches.


Tanzania: National Women T20 Begins in Tanga Today   -40%

[Daily News] THE T20 National Women Championship 2021 is set to begin today with Dar Women Combine taking on Moro Women Combine in the opening game.


Organizers drawing up guidelines on how spectators can watch Tokyo 2020 Games live   13%


The Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee is drawing up guidelines on how spectators can watch the Games live, a senior official said on Friday.Organizers have not yet made a decision on whether to allow


Overboard! review ingenious cruise-ship thriller casts you as the villain   10%


iOS, PC, Switch; Inkle
You are the murderous starlet forced to concoct your alibi in Inkle’s fresh and beautifully detailed paperback crime novel of a game

Aboard an ocean liner travelling from Britain to New York in the late 1930s, a famous actor murders her husband by throwing him from the upper deck into the raging sea. If this were a piece of golden age detective fiction, the fate of the drowned man would form the basis of an intriguing whodunnit, but in the hands of narrative game specialist Inkle – a team that skilfully turned Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days into a luscious interactive adventure – it was never going to be so straightforward.

Instead, Overboard! is told from the killer’s perspective, the player taking on the role of faded screen idol Veronica Villensey who launches her spouse Malcolm into the Atlantic in order to claim his life insurance. From this point on, your job is to create an alibi for Veronica as well as perhaps implicating another passenger in Malcolm’s watery demise. This is achieved by touring the ship and chatting to other characters – some of whom can be useful allies, while others may have secrets to hide that can be exploited to divert attention or even set up ulterior suspects. The game has an internal clock that ticks towards your arrival in New York, so any plan you formulate has to be tidily and swiftly enacted, relying on certain characters being in the right place at the right time, and important objects such as keys, sleeping pills and damning documents being discovered and utilised.

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Kenya: The 'Beast' Is Back! Geoffrey Kamworor Seals Olympics Slot At Kasarani  

[Nation] The 2015 World 10,000m silver medallist Geoffrey Kamworor shrugged of the challenge from National Cross Country champion Rogers Kwemoi to win the men's 10,000 metres race during the Kenyan trials for Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday at the Moi International Sports Centre.


Game Builder Garage review Nintendo lets you loose on its building blocks   63%


Switch; Nintendo
From Mario Kart racers to 2D platforms, this charming game-maker gives you access to the Nintendo toolkit

One of the most wonderful elements of Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker titles, which give players the chance to build their own platformers, is that they provide a glimpse at how Nintendo thinks about game design. You get to see how every element matters, from the exact length of platforms, to the precise angle of Mario’s jump. It’s like going to a painting lesson with Picasso.

Game Builder Garage broadens the canvas offered by its predecessors by allowing users to construct pretty much any kind of game, from racers to 3D action adventures – all via a cute, powerful visual programming language. Here, the coding experience is represented on a graph paper screen, with each component, whether that’s objects, actions or outcomes, represented as anthropomorphised blocks named Nodons, that you can pick up, move around and link together to create programs. Want to be able to move a character on screen? Simply select a Person Nodon, then an “Input” Nodon and link them together. Each object has a series of properties, that can be switched on or off, making them, say, destructible, transparent and/or movable depending on their role in your masterpiece.

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Baseball's Sticky Situation With Ball Doctoring  


Doctoring baseballs with ultra-tacky substances has pitchers dominating and some questioning the game’s integrity. Can cleaning up the balls liven up the sport?


Carly Telford called up by Team GB despite not being on standby list   -15%


  • Chelsea reserve replaces injured Karen Bardsley
  • Telford defends decision not to leave WSL champions

Carly Telford said she is honoured to have been called up to the Team GB squad for the Olympics following injury to Karen Bardsley but understands that her “position will always be questioned” given her limited game time at Chelsea.

Telford has joined the squad for Tokyo despite Everton’s Sandy MacIver being on the reserve list, with the Chelsea goalkeeper’s greater experience playing a part.

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N.B.A. All-Stars Set a Painful Record for Missing Playoff Games  


Injury woes are not new, but they have been acute during the playoffs. Never before have eight All-Stars missed at least one postseason game in the same year.


U.S.A. Track & Field Olympic Trials: Schedule and Events Details  


The top three finishers in each event qualify for the Tokyo Games, provided they have reached the Olympic standard.


Soccer: Inter Aliyah finished first half with draw against Bnei Yehud   -4%

In final game of the season’s first half, Inter failed to convert its many chances and was left to rue leaving the field with just a point


Manuel Locatelli strikes twice as Italy cruise into round of 16 with win over Switzerland   -5%


Midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored two goals Wednesday and Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 to become the first team to reach the last 16 at Euro 2020, and they did it with a game to spare.


George RR Martin, console-less games and a Final Fantasy fail: the biggest news from E3 2021   -15%


This year’s online-only E3 video game expo was hardly the usual explosion of blockbuster games, but there were still some standout stories

We all wanted to see Metroid Prime 4, the long-anticipated first-person science-fiction shooter-adventure that has been in development at Nintendo for an absolute age. But instead we got a whole new Metroid – a 2D one in the vein of the SNES and Game Boy Advance classics, the first game in the series in this style for about 19 years. Metroid Dread features Samus Aran being chased by distressing, transforming drone-robots who appear to be largely impervious to her ever-expanding array of weapons, and it looks genuinely scary. It’ll be out on 8 October on Nintendo Switch.

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Cyrille Tchatchet wants Olympic team to send message of hope to fellow refugees  


The 25-year-old Cameroonian is part of the Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo.


Khadija Bunny Shaw ready to play inspirational role at Manchester City   -7%


Jamaica’s record scorer has endured a ‘long and tough’ journey to the top and hopes her success can motivate others

Jamaica’s record goalscorer Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw describes herself as a “simple but very unpredictable player” when asked what fans should expect from her after her move to Manchester City.

“I could do something today and then tomorrow I do something different,” she says. “But I try to make the game as simple as possible, because if you try to complicate things then the game becomes more complicated.”

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Trae Young shines as Hawks rally past Sixers, Clippers rout Jazz   -15%

Trae Young poured in 25 points and added 18 assists as the Atlanta Hawks rallied Monday to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in game four of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series.


Clippers claw back into series with top-seeded Jazz   -20%

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 65 points as the Los Angeles Clippers showed they still have some fight left, beating the Utah Jazz 132-106 in game three of their NBA playoff series.


Clippers cruise past Jazz behind Leonard, George's big nights   -40%


Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George added 31 points, as the Los Angeles Clippers won Game 3, 132-106, against the Utah Jazz Saturday night.


Gold medalist Simone Manuel fails to advance in U.S. Olympic swim trials  


Simone Manuel won't have the opportunity to defend her 100-meter title at the Tokyo Games after failing to advance in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.


Ryan Lochte Fails to Make U.S. Olympic Swim Team  


At age 36, Lochte tried to make the team for the fifth time, five years after his turn at the 2016 Games was marred by an altercation at a Rio de Janeiro gas station.


Suns scorch Nuggets for 2-0 NBA series lead   40%

Chris Paul scored 17 points and handed out 15 assists Wednesday to propel the Phoenix Suns to a crushing 123-98 victory over Denver and a 2-0 lead in their NBA playoff series.


Lack of scoring remains a concern for Canada's soccer women heading into Olympics   8%


The Canadian women's soccer team has a respectable record with the Tokyo Olympics just over a month away. But the team has scored just six goals over the last seven games. Even more troubling is that Christine Sinclair hasn’t scored in her previous eight appearances for Canada dating back to February 2020. 


Kenya: Kiyeng, Chepkoech Book Tokyo Olympics Steeplechase Tickets  

[Nation] The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist Hyvin Kiyeng beat World champion Beatrice Chepkoech to win the women's 3,000m steeplechase race during the Kenyan trials for the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday at the Moi International Sports Centre.


Englands rare big games with no Liverpool, Man Utd or Arsenal players | The Knowledge   6%


Plus: Notts County old boys at the Euros, goalkeepers flagged for offside and much more

“There were no players from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in England’s starting XI against Croatia on Sunday,” tweets Nick Parmenter. “When was the last time this happened in a major tournament?”

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are the traditional giants of English football, so it’s pretty rare for the national team to start a Big Game without any of their players. We think that Sunday’s win over Croatia was only the third time it has happened at a major tournament. The first was England’s opening match of the 1958 World Cup, a 2-2 draw against the USSR. The legendary Tom Finney was injured during that game and missed the rest of the competition, with Liverpool’s Alan A’Court coming into the team for following games.

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Rick Salutin: The learning curve, or squiggle, of Green Party Leader Annamie Paul   4%



I had high hopes for the Greens with Paul as leader — she seemed just right to head the replacement of the NDP by a party with some clarity on why it wants power. Recent missteps have been a letdown, but Paul is learning to play the game.


Zimbabwe: Ndlovu Appointed Tokyo 2020 Olympics Chef De Mission, Takes Over From Gonye  

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Olympic Committee today announced that vice president Fredreck Ndlovu is now the country's chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


Aaron Ramsey can show Italian public he is far from an unfulfilled talent | Ben Fisher   -9%


Midfielder’s two seasons at Juventus have been frustrating but he looks fit and in fine form as he heads with Wales to Rome

In Wales Aaron Ramsey is a symbol of their finest moment, the night they rode into the semi-finals of a European Championship. Behind that comeback victory over Belgium was a peerless performance by the midfielder, with bleach-blond hair and a magnetic touch, seemingly at his peak. But two underwhelming seasons at Juventus mean that in Italy, where Wales play their final group game on Sunday, Ramsey is regarded an unfulfilled talent.

Ramsey arrived to fanfare, with television cameras following his every move in Turin and with a glowing endorsement from the then head coach, Maurizio Sarri. Andrea Pirlo, Sarri’s successor, also referenced Ramsey’s talent last December. “Ramsey was a revelation to me,” said Pirlo, who took charge of Juventus in August, after nine days in charge of the under-23s. “I had no idea he was such a good and smart player but unfortunately we have only had him at 100% on a few occasions.”

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