Autoracing

Calgary’s Piper Logan gets chance to shine on Rugby World Cup Sevens stage – Winnipeg Free Press

Piper Logan, who turned heads at the Commonwealth Games in July in her rugby sevens international debut, will get another chance to shine on the world stage next week. The 21-year-old from Calgary, named to World Rugby’s Women’s Dream Team after Canada’s fourth-place finish at the eight-country Commonwealth competition in Birmingham, England, is on the Canadian roster for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, which run Sept. 9-11 in Cape Town,
Autoracing

South Korea objects to World Bank’s order to pay Lone Star – Winnipeg Free Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it plans to challenge a World Bank tribunal’s order to pay $216.5 million plus interest to Texas-based Lone Star Funds following a decade-long dispute over the private equity firm’s sale of the Korea Exchange Bank. South Korean Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said Wednesday that his government finds the ruling unacceptable because there is no fault in the way financial authorities handled the
Horse Racing

US beats Canada 5-2 at women’s hockey world championship – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The setting was Herning not Beijing, but the United States will still be pleased with a 5-2 comeback win over Olympic champion Canada in group play at the women’s hockey world championship on Tuesday. Megan Keller had a goal and an assist to help the Americans beat their longtime rival and close out group play undefeated in central Denmark. The teams are heavy favorites to
Horse Racing

Canada’s Jessie Eldridge earns her world hockey championship chance – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] HERNING, Denmark – Jessie Eldridge’s journey to wearing the Maple Leaf at her first women’s world hockey championship took a few twists and turns. The detours the COVID-19 pandemic imposed on her sport made the walls of that maze feel even higher at times, but Eldridge says she felt part of Canada’s team even when she wasn’t. “I think everyone in our room has their own unique journey of
Autoracing

New Zealand wins LA 7s; Australia secures World Series title – Winnipeg Free Press

CARSON, California (AP) — New Zealand beat Olympic champion Fiji 28-21 in the final of the Los Angeles rugby sevens tournament Sunday immediately after Australia clinched its first World Series title, a championship decided in the penultimate match of a season which began nine months ago. Several teams were in the hunt for the title when the last tournament began and new potential winners emerged as fortunes changed over two
Horse Racing

Canada takes 99-87 win over Argentina in World Cup qualifying – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] VICTORIA – Canada’s national men’s basketball team responded to a solid test in defeating world No. 7 Argentina 99-87 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Thursday night. Coach Nick Nurse’s charges remain undefeated in FIBA 2023 World Cup qualifying play in the Americas group at 7-0. The 18th-ranked Canadians earned a key victory in Group E play which comes a year after a gut-wrenching overtime loss in the B.C. capital
Autoracing

US tops Uruguay in World Cup qualifier, 105-71 – Winnipeg Free Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Things could not have gone better for USA Basketball on Thursday night. John Jenkins scored 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting — including a 6-of-7 effort from 3-point range — and the U.S. had little trouble on the way to a 105-71 victory over Uruguay in a World Cup Americas Region qualifying game. The win, combined with Puerto Rico’s win over Brazil in another qualifier Thursday, put
Horse Racing

Standing room only for India-Pakistan match at T20 World Cup – Winnipeg Free Press

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup organizers have had to release standing-room-only tickets for the India-Pakistan group-stage encounter after all seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground were sold out within five minutes. Organizers said an additional 4,000 tickets would be sold for the Oct. 23 blockbuster for areas where standing is the only option for spectators. The MCG can can hold up to 100,000 for Australian rules football
Autoracing

World Cup teams Ghana, Switzerland fit in warmup friendly – Winnipeg Free Press

GENEVA (AP) — World Cup teams Ghana and Switzerland are taking advantage of their late start at the tournament in Qatar to play each other in a warmup friendly in the United Arab Emirates. The Swiss soccer federation said Monday the game will be played in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 17 — one week before the teams play their opening group games at the World Cup. The tournament starts Nov.
Autoracing

Will Power ties Mario Andretti’s IndyCar pole record at World Wide Technology Raceway

MADISON, Ill. -- IndyCar points leader Will Power won the pole for the Saturday night race at World Wide Technology Raceway and tied Mario Andretti for series pole record.The 67th pole of Power's career was won Friday on the short oval near St. Louis. The Australian turned a lap at 183.089 mph to easily earn the top starting spot for the critical race in the IndyCar championship fight.Power goes into