Tampa Bay opened at +1200 to win it all in 2021, but have since seen their odds move to +700.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 2:15 pm
They may have long odds now, but they could look like real contenders by the end of the week.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:58 pm
Early struggles for men's hoops, women's gymnastics and women's soccer mean that traditional Team USA dynasties will have to work for gold this year.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:58 pm
TOKYO — Standing atop the Olympic podium, Maggie Mac Neil flashed a double "thumbs up" to the small but vocal crowd of staff and teammates that watched her pick up Canada's first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. The swimmer's casually cool gesture at an event that carries a sense of occasion illustrated the unflappable nature Mac Neil had demonstrated moments ago in the Tokyo Aquatic Centre, when she mowed through the competition in the second length of the women's 100-metre butterfly to touch
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:54 pm
Men’s Freestyle Relay and Skeet Shooting sweep adds to Team USA's growing Gold Medal count | What You Missed
After a wild weekend of action, the fun didn’t stop early Monday morning, as Team USA found itself tied atop the Gold Medal Standings with Japan thanks to a Skeet Shooting sweep and a fourth-straight gold in the 4x100M Freestyle Relay. Katie Ledecky notched a silver and the US Rugby Sevens team got off to a flying start.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:53 pm
On Sunday, Boston had a comeback win that will be a highlight of their fine season.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:50 pm
Al-Rashidi, known for his mustache, won bronze in 2016 but had to compete as an independent athlete.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:44 pm
SAITAMA, Japan — Their first game together in more than 17 months got off to a shaky start, with one missed shot after another. Canada's women's basketball team arrived in Tokyo intent on climbing the medal podium for the first time in history, but now face a steeper path after a 72-68 loss to Serbia in Monday's opener. If the rust of that long pandemic-induced layoff had something to do with Canada's sluggish start to the Tokyo Olympics, coach Lisa Thomaidis wasn't making any excuses. "It'd bee
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:44 pm
Canada's women's basketball team opened the Olympics with a 72-68 loss to Serbia on Monday, a blow out of the gate to a team intent on climbing the medal podium in Tokyo.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:44 pm
Shohei Ohtani didn't miss a beat after an All-Star break performance that would have exhausted most mere mortals.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:36 pm
Penny Oleksiak remains strong in her pursuit of Canadian swimming history. The Toronto native finished second behind reigning Olympic champion Katie Ledecky of the United States on Monday in qualifying for the women's 200-metre freestyle semifinals at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Oleksiak, 21, touched the wall in one minute 55.38 seconds, 10-100ths of a second behind Ledecky, who won the second of four heats and topped the field of 16 for the Olympic semifinals. That race is set for Wednesday morn
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:20 pm
TOKYO — Margaret Mac Neil shrugged off the bull's-eye she felt on her to win Canada's first gold medal of Tokyo's Olympic Games. The reigning world champion in the women's 100-metre butterfly blitzed the back half of that race Monday at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Seventh at the 50-metre turn, Mac Neil mowed through the pack to win in 55.59 seconds, which is the third-fastest time in the history of the event. "It was more than I was hoping for at this point," said the 21-year-old from London, Ont.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:05 pm
The Chicago Bulls forward joined the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast to discuss the longevity of his NBA career - as Young is one of only seven players from the 2007 NBA draft still in the league. Hear the full conversation on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Ariarne Titmus and Luka Doncic made memorable Olympic debuts. Titmus lived up to the billing of her nickname the “Terminator” when she chased down Katie Ledecky in the 400 freestyle Monday to win one of the most anticipated races of the Summer Games. Doncic scored 48 points in his first Olympic appearance to tie for the second most ever in men’s basketball history, leading Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina. Titmus trailed by nearly a full body-length at the halfway mark o
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:42 pm
The all-time great swimmer earned silver even with a fast time. Such is the sport.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:39 pm
What happens with Pascal Siakam this week will speak volumes about the direction the Raptors are headed.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:33 pm
TOKYO — Here's a look at five things to know from Monday at the Tokyo Olympics. MOMENTOUS MEMENTO Canada's Maggie Mac Neil became Canada's first gold medallist at the Games, as well as the country's first multi-medallist in Tokyo, when she roared to victory in the women's 100-metre breaststroke. How does she plan to remember the occasion? With a little bit of ink. She said she plans to get an Olympic rings tattoo when she returns to Canada, even if her mother might not be thrilled about it. "She
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:31 pm
TOKYO — Forty-eight hours before the finals of the 10-metre synchro event with his partner Nathan Zsombor-Murray, Vincent Riendeau worried that his diving career would end with a forfeiture. The 24-year-old injured himself in training on Thursday, and his back pain was so severe that all options were on the table. "Yes, there was a doubt because there wasn't a lot of time left," Riendeau said. So much, in fact, that the team considered whether Zsombor-Murray could dive instead with Saskatchewan'
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:28 pm
TOKYO — Caroline Veyre has big ambitions, and during her first boxing match at the Tokyo Olympics, she made sure everyone took note. Veyre qualified for the quarterfinals with a dominant performance over her opponent on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics. The French-born Montreal boxer won over Croatia's Nikolina Cacic by unanimous decision in the 57 kg category, with three scores of 30-26 and two of 30-25 from the five judges. "I had an excellent strategy against her. I also know what the judges are
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:28 pm
Departing a country that's opening back up for the Games, which are still under omnipresent protocols, is a privileged but also rather jarring experience.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:07 pm
Canada women's water polo team fell to 0-2 at the Tokyo Olympic Games, losing to Spain 14-10 Monday at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. The Canadians, participating in their first Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004, went back and forth with the reigning world runner-ups in the early going. But the Spaniards pulled away late, with a pair of goals in the fourth quarter by defender Roser Tarragó – a silver medallist at the London Olympics in 2012. Montreal's Elyse Lemay-Lavoie led the way for Ca
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:03 pm
The 18-year-old Luciana Alvarado is the first Costa Rican gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 12:01 pm
Johnson is considered the best goalie on the planet, and while no one figures to take that mantle anytime soon, she'd like it if more people who look like her would try.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:49 am
TOKYO — Annie Guglia's time in Tokyo was brief, but that didn't stop the Montreal skateboarder from enjoying it. After learning she'd become an Olympian only after landing in Tokyo on Saturday, the 30-year-old didn't have any unrealistic expectations heading into the women's street event. Guglia only got one chance to train at the Ariake Urban Sports Park. "I learned with 36 hours notice that I would take part in the competition," she said after finishing 19th out of 20. "My goal was to enjoy my
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:48 am
TOKYO — Carling Zeeman had just finished her race on the first day of rowing at the Tokyo Olympics. After taking time to cool off in Japan's searing summer temperatures — all while sporting one of the ice vests that have already become staples for many Canadian athletes at the Games — she approached reporters to break down the performance. Before the first question came her way, however, the Cambridge, Ont., native politely asked for the conversation to be moved under an umbrella and into some p
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:43 am
TOKYO — From the end of an inspiring Olympic journey to another action-packed day for Olympic swimmers, here are five things to look for Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics. Sevick seeks storybook ending to Olympic journey Canada gets its first shot at a rowing medal when Jessica Sevick of Strathmore, Alta., and Toronto's Gabrielle Smith compete in the women's double sculls final on Tokyo Bay. Sevick's journey to Tokyo has been an incredible one. At 12 years old, she suffered a severe brain injury d
Posted: July 26, 2021, 11:27 am
Maria Belen Perez Maurice's coach proposed during a post-match interview.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 10:53 am
It was an emotional day in Tokyo on Monday, as Canadians posted national records and earned a historic bronze medal in judo. Judoka Jessica Klimkait won the bronze in an explosive performance in the under-57 kilogram event. The reigning world champion from Whitby, Ont., became the first Canadian woman to take home an Olympic medal in judo. The 24-year-old yearned for a chance in the gold-medal contest. CBC Sports's Devin Heroux recounts Klimkait's dominance on the mat against Kaja Kajzer of Slov
Posted: July 26, 2021, 10:45 am
Bulls veteran Thaddeus Young on his longevity, starting a business empire, teammate fights and guarding Carmelo
Chicago Bulls veteran forward Thaddeus Young stops by Posted Up with Chris Haynes for a conversation about his 14-year career, his reputation as one of the league's most reliable big men and more.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 10:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Amber English erased the disappointment of barely missing the two previous Olympics by winning a gold medal. Vincent Hancock made history about an hour later, becoming the first skeet shooter to win three golds. Two shotgun events, two American golds, one sweet skeet sweep. “It sets the tone of what can happen at USA Shooting,” Hancock said. “Our athletes have been shooting at a really high level for quite a few years now. Because we’re a small sport, we don’t quite get the recognit
Posted: July 26, 2021, 10:26 am
Canada's Jessica Klimkait has won bronze in the women's under-57 kilogram category at the Tokyo Olympics.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 10:12 am
Sudanese Olympic officials did not provide a reason for Mohamed Abdalrasool dropping out of the event.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 9:54 am
Vincent Hancock rebounded from a disappointing Rio to win his third gold in skeet shooting.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 9:10 am
Sanda Aldass is truly an inspiration.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 7:57 am
Momiji Nishiya and Rayssa Leal are having better summers than most 13-year-olds.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 6:07 am
Margaret Mac Neil won Canada's first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and reflected on what it means to accomplish it in her first Summer Games.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 3:54 am
Australian swimming coach Dean Boxall's body could not be stopped after Ariarne Titmus won gold.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 3:31 am
Margaret Mac Neil delivered Canada's first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 100m butterfly.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:36 am
Source says Olympic organizers have held discussions about the possibility of allowing a limited number of fans at the Tokyo Games.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:20 am
In its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan claimed "this period provides an ideal climate for athletes to perform." It doesn't, and they lied.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:06 am
Camera boat nearly runs over swimmers with outboard motor in bizarre false start at Olympics triathlon
This could have ended up a lot worse than a false start.
Posted: July 26, 2021, 1:02 am
The Padres picked up one of the best hitters in baseball for the second half of the season.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 11:17 pm
Pete Alonso homered again, pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil broke a tie with a two-run double and the New York Mets beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Sunday.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 9:05 pm
With a score of 14.166, the eight-time Olympian competing for Uzbekistan just missed the event final, but that didn’t stop the chorus of cheers from the few in attendance and Chusovitina’s emotional response.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 8:42 pm
Jalen Green could be available to the Raptors in the NBA draft. Here's what he would bring to the team.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 8:19 pm
Defenseman Marc Staal is staying put in Detroit, while the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Jake Virtanen on waivers on Sunday.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 6:07 pm
Tom Brady’s social media team deserves a raise.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 5:45 pm
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are reportedly interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers but the numbers just don't add up.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 4:04 pm
The Tokyo Olympics just gave us a vision of a nightmare future: a basketball-shooting robot.
Posted: July 25, 2021, 1:25 pm
The moments before a race can be chaotic. Canada's Maggie Mac Neil reveals what she thinks about before getting in the pool.
Posted: July 22, 2021, 3:13 am