Closing Ceremonies, US Open, FA WSL, NWSL & WNBA ACTION
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Through 10 days of competition, the Canadian team has earned 20 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games!
Over the weekend, Tokyo 2020 will officially come to an end with the closing ceremony on Sunday morning. BUT there are still Canadians competing with the hopes of bringing home an Olympic medal.
You can also watch Paralympic action on the CBC TV network from 3-5 p.m., 7-8 p.m. and 12:30-2:30 a.m. in your local time. These shows will be streamed on the platforms mentioned above from 2-4 p.m. ET, 6-7 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. ET.
See a detailed streaming schedule with links to watch live events here.
The US Open is back and some of the biggest names in tennis are competing for this year's title.
Leylah Fernandez and Naomi Osaka face off at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York in the third round of the US Open TODAY! The match started at 11am ET but you still have time to tune in. The odds are heavily in favour of Osaka but Fernandez may surprise us with the win.
Fernandez of Canada and Osaka of Japan have yet to play against each other at this tournament or any other WTA event, and it promises to be an exciting clash! The winner of this matchup will go on to face the better side of Sloane Stephens of the US vs. Kerber/Kalina due in the round of 16.
ALSO, Canadian legend Bianca Andreescu is advancing to the third round after defeating Lauren Davis last night. Next up for Andreescu is a matchup with the tournament’s lucky loser, Belgium’s Greet Minnen. Will Andreescu pull this one out tomorrow? Will she go all the way? I really hope so!
FA Women’s Super League
The 2021/22 FA Women’s Super League (WSL) season gets under way TODAY with Manchester United and Reading FC kicking off at 2:45pm ET! PLUS… five of Canada’s Olympic gold-medal soccer players are preparing to tackle the WSL… I couldn’t be more excited.
22 year old forward, Deanne Rose is taking a massive leap and beginning her professional career with Reading FC. Other Canadians playing in the WSL include Jessie Flemming with Chelsea, Shelina Zadorsky with the Spurs, Adriana Leon with West Ham United and Janine Beckie with Manchester City.
The weekend game schedule:
Manchester United vs. Reading FC - Friday at 2:45pm ET
Leicester vs. Aston Villa - Saturday at 7:30am ET
Everton vs. Manchester City - Saturday at 8:30am ET
Tottenham vs. Birmingham City - Saturday at 10am ET
Arsenal vs. Chelsea - Sunday at 7:30am ET
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. West Ham United - Sunday at 9am ET
Tune in to the WSL opening games all weekend long on Sportsnet!
The Tokyo Olympic Games are in the rearview mirror but the summer of competition has hardly slowed down as the NWSL regular season remains competitive as ever!
Under the new playoff format, the top six teams will clinch a spot, with the top two teams receiving first-round byes. They third and fourth-place finishers will also have the benefit of hosting their opening playoff matches, making every point pivotal in this highly competitive season.
With 32 points through 16 games, the Portland Thorns sit at number one in the standings and are looking to win the NWSL Shield for the first time since 2016. The Thorns have huge momentum after winning the Women’s Champions Cup AND after having captain Christine Sinclair take home Olympic gold and I don’t think their dominance will end any time soon.
NWSL games the weekend:
Gotham FC vs. Chicago Red Stars - Saturday at 7pm ET
Racing Louisville vs. OL Reign - Saturday at 7:30pm ET
Portland Thorns vs. Washington Spirit - Saturday at 10:30pm ET
Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash - Sunday at 4pm ET
Kansas City vs. North Carolina Courage - Sunday at 7pm ET
Check out this weekend’s NWSL lineup, Saturday and Sunday on Twitch!
With some highly contested battles and just three weeks left in the regular season, who will contend for the final playoff spots?! The margins are slim and the result of every game makes a huge impact on the standings.
The security of a sealed playoff spot isn’t a reality for teams like the Chicago Sky, Dallas Wings, New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics, who are all struggling to enter the postseason. BUT the Sky do hold a sizeable advantage over the other teams with their 14-13 record.
WNBA games the weekend:
Mercury vs. Fever - Saturday at 1pm ET
Mystics vs. Lynx - Saturday at 8pm ET
Aces vs. Sky - Sunday at 3pm ET
Dream vs. Wings - Sunday at 4pm ET
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