National Newswatch

Domestic TV coverage improves for CP Women’s Open, but issues remain

Aug 25 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — AURORA, Ont. — Domestic television coverage of the CP Women's Open improved significantly from last year but Canadian golf fans eager to watch Brooke Henderson's every move were left only partially satisfied. TSN picked up Golf Channel's three-hour feed each day of the four-round tournament at Magna Golf Club. Jin Young Ko of South Korea pulled away Sunday to win by […]

Canadian Brooke Henderson goes low in opening round of CP Women’s Open

Aug 22 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — AURORA, Ont. — Canada's Brooke Henderson is quite comfortable in the role of defending champion. She showed why during a strong opening round Thursday morning at Magna Golf Club. Henderson fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot clubhouse lead before American Annie Park set a competitive course record at 7-under 65 in the afternoon group to take sole possession of first. […]

Henderson back to defend CP Women’s Open title, 12-year-old Liu also in field

Aug 20 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — AURORA, Ont. — Brooke Henderson remembers being rather star-struck when she made her first appearance at the CP Women's Open. It's a feeling that fellow Canadian Michelle Liu is experiencing herself this week at the Magna Golf Club. Henderson played in the 2012 tournament in Coquitlam, B.C., at age 14, about two years older than Liu is now. She recalled her friendship with fellow Canadian Alena Sharp taking […]

Retired NWHL player Browne weighs in on hockey journey as transgender man

Jun 21 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — For years, something always felt off when Harrison Browne heard his name announced after scoring a goal. Browne, who played as Hailey Browne early in his career, is believed to be the first publicly transgender player in professional hockey. He went public with his story in 2016 and finally got to hear the different pronoun and name called out after scoring for the National Women's Hockey League's Buffalo Beauts […]

Win or lose, Toronto Raptors’ deep playoff run puts franchise in the spotlight

Jun 11 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Win or lose, the Toronto Raptors' deep run into the basketball post-season has put Canada's lone NBA team in the spotlight around the league and across the country. Considered a hockey-town hoops outpost in the team's early days, the Raptors are playoff regulars now and the city's basketball equity has risen exponentially. Being on the cusp of a league […]

Rivalry Renewal: A look back at the last great Oakland-Toronto playoff series

Jun 7 2019 — Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — With one swing of the bat in a mid-October game in 1992, Roberto Alomar helped change the perception of the Toronto Blue Jays. After years of playoff failure or late regular-season collapses, the Blue Jays had arrived and showed the juggernaut Oakland Athletics that they were the real deal. Forget the Toronto 'Blow Jays' of yesteryear. The '92 crew would finally win […]