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World Cup showcases Canadian rugby's potential — and its challenges

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The Rugby World Cup Sevens is undoubtedly a massive platform for the game, but several key members of the Canadian rugby community know that there are significant challenges facing the sport in their country.

Watch Road to the Olympic Games: Diamond League track & field - London

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Road to the Olympic Games is our weekly program spotlighting the best high performance athletes from Canada and around the world. Watch coverage of Day 2 the IAAF track and field Diamond League series event in London beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

New Zealand retains Rugby World Cup Sevens women's crown

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The women's Rugby World Cup Sevens trophy will remain in Kiwi hands after New Zealand successfully defended its title with a 29-0 win over France on Saturday.

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Markus Thormeyer claims 4th medal at Canadian Swimming Trials

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Markus Thormeyer is piling up the medals at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials. The Delta, B.C. product became the most successful athlete to date at the 2018 Trials on Saturday, winning his third gold and fourth medal at the event.

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Ryan Straschnitzki returns to the ice for 1st time since Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki returned to the ice Friday in Okotoks, Alta. — as a sledge hockey player.

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World championship medallist Dori Yeats retires from wrestling

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Former world championship silver medal-winning wrestler Dori Yeats has retired from the sport. The 24-year-old Montreal native used social media to make the announcement Friday.

Brewers' Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

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One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game.

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Canada falls to U.S. on last-second goal in world field lacrosse final

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Thomas Schreiber scored his third goal of the game in the final second of play as the United States edged Canada 9-8 on Saturday to win the world field lacrosse championship.

Golden Knights resolve trademark dispute with U.S. Army

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The Vegas Golden Knights have resolved a trademark dispute with the U.S. Army over the NHL franchise's name and gold and black colours.

Blue Jays' Stroman provides strong start in 2nd straight win over Orioles

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Marcus Stroman struck out seven in seven innings, Randal Grichuk and Luke Maile had RBI hits in a three-run fourth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Saturday afternoon.

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Tiger roars up leaderboard as 3 tie for lead at Open Championship

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Americans Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner share the lead on 9-under par heading into the final round of the British Open, with Tiger Woods four shots back in his bid for a first major title in 10 years.

Saturday, Jul 21

Watch FIBA 3x3 Basketball World Tour - Saskatoon Masters

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CBC Sports is providing a free live stream of the Saskatoon Masters 3x3 basketball World Tour event.

Injury forces Eugenie Bouchard out of Swiss Open semis

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Canada's Eugenie Bouchard lost to top seed Alize Cornet of France in the semifinal of the Swiss Open on Saturday after retiring from the match with a right-thigh injury.

Watch the Diamond League track & field event in London

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CBC Sports is providing a free live stream of the 11th stop of the IAAF Diamond league season in London. Day 2 coverage begins on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

Colourful fans and fast-paced rugby? Only at sevens

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The expression "only at sevens" is often used as a catch-all response to the colourful, unusual and visually compelling experience at a rugby sevens tournament, but it's further amplified at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

Friday, Jul 20

Canadian teams fall at Rugby World Cup Sevens

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Canada's women's and men's rugby sevens team were both knocked out of title contention on Friday night at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Watch Rugby World Cup Sevens (all day)

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CBC Sports is providing a free live stream of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens from San Francisco. Today's coverage includes the men's championship bronze and gold matches.

Por Mexico: How a Canadian coach helped an unlikely women's rugby 7s team

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At first glance, Mexico's women's rugby sevens team and its Canadian coach have little in common, but Robin MacDowell and his charges have a shared trait that unites them — perseverance against daunting odds.

Thursday, Jul 19

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018: Schedules & Results

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Stay up to date on the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 with the full schedules and results for both the men's and women's tournaments in San Francisco.

Denis Ten's death leaves figure skating community devastated

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Denis Ten's senseless death has left the figure skating world shaken to its foundation. Devastated upon hearing the news, CBC Sports analyst Pj Kwong will remember Ten as one of the most genuine human beings she's ever met.

Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten stabbed to death

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Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed Thursday after a dispute with people who tried to steal a…

Chasing Canadian steeplechase record secondary for Matt Hughes

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Canada's Matt Hughes continues to threaten his personal-best and national-record time, but he'll be focused on winning at Friday's 31st Herculis EBS Meeting in Monaco (CBCSports.ca, 2 p.m. ET) when he meets a tough Kenyan trio in the men's…

Wednesday, Jul 18

Raptors, Ujiri betting on themselves with acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

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Even after a franchise-best, 59-win regular season and an off-season that already saw their longtime nemesis LeBron James leave for the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors weren’t convinced they could remain with the status quo and…

Watch the 2018 Canadian swimming trials

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CBC sports is providing a free live stream of the 2018 Canadian swimming trials, resuming on Saturday at noon ET through to the end of the competition on Sunday.

Raptors, Spurs complete blockbuster swap of all-stars DeRozan, Leonard

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The Toronto Raptors shipped DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that sees star forward Kawhi Leonard come north of the border. Toronto also gets three-point threat Danny Green in the deal with backup centre…

Tuesday, Jul 17

CFL expansion to Halifax reaches crucial crossroad

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The optimism surrounding yet another attempt at CFL expansion to Atlantic Canada has been extremely cautious. But the next four to six weeks could determine if a 10th CFL team becomes reality.

Herdman: Canada's path to World Cup starts with Nations League

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Head coach John Herdman sees a clear path to the 2022 and 2026 World Cups for Canada's men's soccer team, and it begins with the Nations League.

Bryce Harper delights home crowd with Home Run Derby win

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Bryce Harper has won the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark, providing another memory to Nationals fans in what could be his final season in Washington.