RUN, JUMP, and SPRINT to watch Track and Field, Basketball and more all weekend long!
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2022 Track & Field Wanda Diamond League - Birmingham
The 2022 Track & Field Wanda Diamond League competition is now officially underway. From Doha to Birmingham, here is what you need to know!
The start to the season in Qatar was not a breeze for everyone—even though the winds hit an incredible high of 50 km/h during some sprint races and temperatures remained above 30 degrees Celsius.
Still, runners like the United States’ Gabby Thomas, who won the opening event, the women’s 200-metre race (and tied the meet record of fellow American, Allyson Felix, with a time of 21.98) still made their marks. The Olympic bronze and No. 3 in the world was followed by Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson in second as Dina Asher-Smith faded to third place.
And yet another American took first place. Kendra Harrison (the current world record holder) won the 100-metre hurdles race in 12.43 seconds and was followed by Jamaica’s Britany Anderson and Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan.
This Saturday however, the women will compete in the 100-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre races. They will also begin their season run in the long jump, pole vault, and discus disciplines. Seriously, how excited are you?
Watch all of these competitions and more at CBC Sports!
UEFA Women’s Champions League Final: Barcelona vs. Lyon
It’s finally here! The UEFA Women’s Champions League Final has arrived and Barcelona will be facing off against Lyon this weekend at Juventus Stadium.
The Catalan giants claimed their first Champions League title in 2021 and will look to defend the trophy this weekend against the French powerhouse.
Victory in the 2022 final would confirm Barcelona as the fourth club to defend the title, alongside VfL Wolfsburg, Umea and Lyon, since its inception in 2002.
Lyon’s record of seven titles places them as the most successful club in the history of the competition, with their only championship defeats coming against German sides in 2010 and 2013.
ALSO, this is basically a rematch of the 2019 final where Lyon blew Barcelona out of the water with a 4-1 win. But these two teams are very different from their 2022 predecessors and I don’t think Barcelona will make it easy on Lyon this time around.
This could be the most eagerly anticipated match ever in the female club game…it’s going to be GREAT. Tune in on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on DAZN to catch all the UWCL action!
The WNBA continues this weekend along with its in-season tournament, the Commissioner's Cup! Each team’s first home and away game against every team in the league counts towards the Commissioner's Cup standings – then the top two teams from each conference will play in the finals later this summer!
This tournament started last season in an attempt to create more opportunities for players to showcase their talent and bring in the cash! The winning team’s players each get $30,000 in prize money and the losing team’s players get $10,000. They also give $5000 to the game’s MVP.
Most games in the WNBA schedule this weekend are Commissioner's Cup games – but don’t forget about the regular season standings as well!
Friday’s THREE-game lineup includes Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. ET, Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream at 7:30 p.m. ET, and finally Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm at 10 p.m. ET!
On Saturday afternoon, the Las Vegas Aces face the Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m. ET, which is sure to be a good game! Then, at 8 p.m. ET the Minnesota Lynx will square off against the Dallas Wings.
If you’re looking for some Sunday hoops action, catch the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever playing each other again at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the Chicago Sky vs Washington Mystics at 3 p.m. ET!
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series: Toulouse
It’s time for the World Rugby Sevens Series in Toulouse, France! In Rugby Sevens, teams are made up of seven players who play seven minute halves, as opposed to traditional rugby where fifteen players play 40-minute halves. This makes rugby sevens that much more intense, gritty and fast-paced!
These World Series events take place six times a year in various places around the world. Points are accumulated at each event and counted at the end of the six tournaments to decide a World Champion. Every four years, they also act as Olympic qualifiers.
The Canadian women’s Rugby Sevens team won the bronze medal in their Olympic debut at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Canada is considered one of the “Core 10” teams and participates in every event in the World Series!
The Canadian Women’s Rugby Sevens team will play Spain, Scotland and New Zealand in an attempt to make the final rounds of the competition on Saturday and Sunday. Catch the Canada vs New Zealand game Saturday morning at 3:50 a.m. ET.
The finals match will take place Sunday morning at 11:55 a.m. ET. Make sure to catch all the games on CBC Sports from Friday to Sunday!
It is a big week for women’s soccer! Not only are there SO many exciting NWSL games to be played, but there is also a historic moment to celebrate.
This past Wednesday, landmark collective bargaining agreements that ensure equal pay for the men’s and women’s teams under the United States Soccer Federation, were agreed upon.
This means that through 2028, there will be equal compensation for ALL competitions, PLUS the launch of an identical commercial revenue sharing mechanism for the men's and women's U.S. national teams. This includes equalization of FIFA World Cup prize money. And on top of that, conversations surrounding the expansion of the NWSL seem to be a constant for commissioner Jessica Berman—what a time to be alive!
USWNT Players @USWNTPlayersHistory has been made….and It’s About Time. https://t.co/lYYMDtgXav
And now that we can all collectively sigh in relief, let’s talk about one of this weekend’s matches.
Of course, Alex Morgan is at the top of our must-watch list. On Sunday, she and the rest of the San Diego Wave take on 2022 Challenge Cup champions, the North Carolina Courage. And though both teams have seen huge successes in the past, the Courage has found themselves at the bottom of the table at No. 12, while the Wave remain at No. 1. That said, the Courage have only played two games during the regular season due to Covid-19 protocols.
So the question is, will the Courage build up the bravery to show off their Cup abilities and begin making their way up or will we see the Wave keep them in their last place position?
That’s a question that can only be answered one way and that is to watch the game and all of the others live this weekend on Twitch and Paramount+. You can also catch the Pride vs. Red Stars match on Radio-Canada Sports!
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