Catch Canadian Brooke Henderson go for her 12TH TITLE - plus swimming, basketball and more
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2022 FINA World Aquatics Championship
Budapest is set to hold the 19th edition of the 2022 FINA World Championships, which start THIS WEEKEND!
Katie Ledecky and Kaylee McKeown are just some of the Olympic gold medallists in action at the biggest swimming, diving and water polo event in the world outside the Olympics.
There is so much excitement around Swimming Canada right now. And I, for one, can’t wait to see young star Summer McIntosh shine at this weekend’s championship. There is going to be a talented veteran squad of Canadian swimmers competing in the events but among them is a mix of new talent ready to perform. Fourteen athletes will compete in their first world championships, including Olympians Katrina Bellio, Tessa Cieplucha, Ruslan Gaziez, Finlay Knox and McIntosh.
There is so much to see! We’ve also got a water polo tournament, diving competition, open water swimming AND artistic swimming. LET’S GO!
You don’t want to miss this! Tune in on CBC Sports all weekend long.
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship
TWO Canadian teams headed into the quarter-finals of the Beach Volleyball WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS this morning – pairs Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec, and Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan!
Both pairs absolutely CRUSHED the round robin phase to make it to the quarter-finals in Rome, Italy.
Unfortunately, Humana-Paredes and Pavan were eliminated by a Brazilian pair and will not advance to the semifinals. The Canadian pair won the world championship in 2019.
Wilkerson and Bukovec will play in their quarter-final match Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. If they advance, they will compete again tomorrow.
The semis will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, with the bronze and gold medal matches going down Sunday at 10 a.m. ET!
Tune in to all the beach volleyball action on CBC Sports!
We’re nearing the halfway point of the WNBA season (already?!) and both the regular season standings and the Commissioner's Cup standings are starting to fall into place. With the Las Vegas Aces having already clinched the Western Conference spot in the Commissioner’s Cup game, this weekend’s games will determine their opponent.
In regular season standings, the Seattle Storm have won their last FOUR games, and will play against the Connecticut Sun on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. The Sue Bird goodbye tour (*cries*) will continue in her home state as the Storm take
s on the New York Liberty at 12 p.m. ET Sunday.
The Friday night lineup also includes a game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Dallas Wings AND the Chicago Sky will face the Atlanta Dream – both at 8 p.m. ET.
The action resumes Sunday, and after the Storm and Liberty game, the Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun game will start at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the Los Angeles Sparks taking on the Dallas Wings at 4 p.m. ET, and then the Minnesota Lynx vs. the Las Vegas Aces wraps up the weekend slate starting at 6 p.m. ET!
The NWSL kept up its milestone-making streak this past week! And there’s bound to be more to come.
Let’s start with 16-year-old Olivia Moultrie’s first NWSL goal. The Portland Thorns midfielder became the youngest-ever scorer in the league, helping the Thorns to a big 4-0 win over the Houston Dash.
Portland Thorns FC @ThornsFCWriting her name in the history books ✏️ @olivia_moultrie | #BAONPDX https://t.co/s6yuZOfkig
The Thorns will surely hope to keep up the momentum this coming Sunday as they take on Orlando Pride.
In sad news, Angel City forward Christen Press tore the ACL in her right knee. It happened in the 64th minute in last Saturday’s game against Racing Louisville and because of it, she will miss the remainder of the season. Jun Endo, Savannah McCaskill, and Simone Charley are among those that could step in for Press in the future.
The league’s summer transfer window remains open until August 23. And this means there will be much to keep up with until then, such as a recent deal between OL Reign and Paris Saint-Germain for 21-year-old Canadian forward Jordyn Huitema.
British Columbia-born Huitema has been with PSG her whole career and
has participated in the 2019 World Cup squad and the 2020 Olympics, where Team Canada won gold!
As for this weekend, OL Reign will meet Angel City this Saturday at their home field.
Meijer LPGA Classic
The Meijer LPGA Classic is underway!
Last week, Canadian Brooke Henderson took the top spot at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. She finished with a score of 12-under and won in a playoff, leaving American Lindsey Weaver-Wright in second and the U.K.’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff in third.
This is her 11th career title and she will be looking for her 12th this weekend. Henderson previously took the Meijer twice, in 2017 and 2019.
Reigning champion American Nelly Korda will also return. This is her second tournament back after recovering from a blood clot. At the U.S. Women’s Open, she tied in eighth place. Still, Korda is currently ranked No. 2 in the world and is surely going to fight to stay there. Will she manage to claim the title for the second year in a row?
To find out, tune in on Golf Channel!
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