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As we approach the halfway point in the WNBA season, the standings continue to fall more and more into place. Standing alone at the top is the Las Vegas Aces, and their new head coach Becky Hammon – who broke a franchise record by winning nine of her first 10 games behind the bench.
The Aces will play the sole Saturday night game this weekend against the Los Angeles Sparks – who just shook up the league by letting their general manager/head coach Derek Fisher go earlier in the week. They will be led by interim coach Fred Williams. That game is at 8 p.m. ET.
Friday’s lineup has Chicago facing Connecticut, New York playing Indiana, Seattle against Dallas, Washington facing Minnesota and Atlanta playing Phoenix. Games start at 7 p.m. ET and take you all through the night.
Sunday is another big day for WNBA action starting at 2 p.m. ET when the Chicago Sky tip off against the New York Liberty. Then at 4 p.m. ET the Seattle Storm will face the Dallas Wings again, followed by Phoenix and Washington tipping off at 6 p.m. ET and Indiana and Minnesota starting at 7 p.m. ET!
NWSL soccer is kicking its way back onto our screens this weekend!
And though there are big matches, there is also big news in certain more serious sides of the league.
As part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against players, Orlando Pride head coach Amanda Cromwell and lead assistant Sam Greene have been placed on administrative leave. This was announced on Tuesday and was said to be related to “alleged retaliation in violation of the NWSL policy to prevent and eliminate workplace discrimination, harassment, and bullying.”
This also comes after Houston Dash head coach/general manager James Clarkson was suspended in April 2022 over similar allegations.
The NWSL has frozen any roster changes in Orlando to prevent players from being traded or waived during this time. And assistant coach Seb Hines is taking over the team for now as they prepare to play the third-ranked Chicago Red Stars on Sunday.
The Stars last played on Wednesday against the No. 8 Washington Spirit, leaving with a 0-0 draw. And although Canadian defender Bianca St-Georges didn’t manage to score for the Stars like she did in the team’s last meeting with the Spirit… they will still have the upper hand in this coming match at their home stadium.
Shoprite LPGA Classic
The ShopRite LPGA Classic has begun in Galloway, New Jersey and there are some BIG names to look out for.
That includes World No. 1 Jin Young Ko from Korea (who holds an all-time LPGA Tour record with 34 consecutive rounds under par) and Canada’s Brooke Henderson. Ko and Henderson were actually tied for second place in last year’s event. During the U.S. Women’s Open last week, Ko claimed fourth place and Henderson tied for 15th.
The tournament’s defending champion, France’s Celine Boutier, will also be participating this year. The 28-year-old has been playing golf since the age of 7 and is ranked No. 17 in the world. Will she be able to power past Ko, Henderson, and whoever else stands in her way to reclaim the title?
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship
The Beach Volleyball World Championship is going down in Rome this weekend and we have some Canadians playing for the chance to win it all — including none other than superstars Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes.
BUT that’s not all! Make sure to follow along as Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec, as well as Nicole and Megan McNamara (who are twins by the way!) also represent Canada on the beach.
Wilkerson and Bukovec will play Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, with the McNamara twins starting at 11 a.m. ET. Pavan and Humana-Paredes will play Sunday at 11 a.m. ET!
Pavan and Humana-Paredes won the World Championships in 2019. The duo also won gold last weekend at the Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 volleyball competition. They’re looking hot sooooo look forward to them making it far in the competition with the chance to top the podium!
Catch the games all weekend on CBC Sports!
2022 FINA Diving Grand Prix Canada Cup
After two years away, the FINA Diving Grand Prix Canada Cup is making its way back to Calgary for a big splash!
Canada will host 68 of the world’s best divers, representing eight countries, in the lone Canadian stop of the international series.
Three of the 19 Canucks hail from Calgary in Olympian Caeli McKay, fellow veteran Diving Canada senior national team member Aimee Wilson and young phenom Margo Erlam. BUT we won’t be seeing McKay dive this weekend due to a long-term injury.
Each year, the FINA Diving Grand Prix invites top divers from around the world to compete for medals and world ranking points in a circuit of four-day meets. The intent is to provide the international diving elite with a high-level competition that takes place in countries or locations which have a strong tradition in the sport.
The schedule includes all the Olympic events, including women’s and men’s 3-metre springboard, 10m platform, 3m springboard synchro and 10m platform synchro, along with two mixed synchro finals.
Tune in to the FINA Diving Grand Prix Canada Cup on CBC Sports!
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