Watch the 2022 World Athletics Championships to see 34 CANADIAN Women compete, AND MORE!
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2022 World Athletics Championships
The World Athletics Championships begin in Eugene, Oregon, this week and CBC has you covered for ALLLLLL the action! Canada is sending 59 athletes (25 men and 34 women) to compete in 16 stadium events and six road events.
With 15 Olympic medals among Canada’s representatives, they are sure to show out during this tournament! The athletes include Alysha Newman (pole vault), Sarah Mitton (shot put) -- not to mention around-the-clock coverage led by Andi Petrillo.
The last World Athletics Championships were held in Doha, Qatar in 2019, where Canada brought home five medals.
Coverage begins at 11:55 a.m. ET on Friday and continues Saturday starting at 1 p.m. ET and then Sunday at 9 a.m. ET - all the action can be found on CBC Sports!
After a jam-packed, fun-filled WNBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago, the regular season has resumed, with teams fighting to make it into a playoff spot. With only a few weeks left of a condensed season, it’s crunch time!
Who ever said the WNBA wasn’t spicy?? There are currently a handful of teams sitting on the brink of playoff contention with nearly identical records. Locking in those final playoff spots could come down to literally the final seconds of the season.
Heading into this weekend, teams will be looking to WIN and secure their place in the standings – especially since the playoff format has changed this year. Gone are the single elimination games of first-rounds past. EVERY team that makes it into the postseason this year will get to play in a series.
You’re not going to want to miss these games. Friday night, the HOT Minnesota Lynx will face the Indiana Fever with high hopes of securing the win. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports and Facebook. At 7:30 p.m. ET the Connecticut Sun will play the Atlanta Dream on TSN.
Saturday night hosts just ONE game between last year’s champs Chicago Sky and the Dallas Wings, starting at 8 p.m. ET! You can catch that one on CBS Sports!
Finally, on Sunday a full slate tips off at 1 p.m. ET with the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun facing off on TSN. At 3 p.m. ET the Minnesota Lynx will play the Washington Mystics on League Pass, followed by a 6 p.m. ET game between the Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream on Amazon Prime.
The last game of the weekend will be between the Seattle Storm and the Indiana Fever at 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports!
LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
With the stunning backdrop of Michigan to enjoy, the golfers of the LPGA tour are well into the Dow Great Lakes Bay invitational that started earlier this week. The golfers play in teams, taking turns making shots for an overall combined score.
Defending champions Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn are a bit behind in the standings, but Friday and Saturday we’ll see the final rounds go down – so there is lots of time for the leader board to shake up!
After this event, the LPGA will head to France for the fourth major of the year, the Evian Championship.
Make sure to catch the last two rounds of the LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, Friday at 1 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel and Saturday from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel and from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports!
The NWSL season continues this weekend with a packed schedule of games! In their VERY first season in the league, the San Diego Wave – led by Alex Morgan – have been making a SPLASH! They sit atop the standings, but is there still time for other teams to catch up?
Teams have been without some stars over the past few weeks as players have been called up to national team commitments. Both the CONCACAF Women’s Championships and the Women’s UEFA Euro Championships have been going on.
Luckily, both Canada and the U.S. have secured places in the FIFA Women’s World Cup through the CONCACAF championship – so players from those National Teams will be motivated as they return to their NWSL teams in the coming weeks.
Back in the good ol’ U.S of A, the NWSL has continued through the international competitions and will go on this weekend!
Friday night, catch the San Diego Wave playing Racing Louisville FC at 10 p.m. ET. The game scheduled between Angel City FC and the North Carolina Courage was postponed due to COVID-19 protocol.
Saturday’s action kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET as the Houston Dash will face the Chicago Red Stars, followed by the Portland Thorns going head-to-head with Gotham FC at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The final two games of the weekend are Sunday, as defending champs Washington Spirit will play a struggling Orlando Pride team at 5 p.m. ET and the OL Reign will face the Kansas City Current at 7 p.m. ET!
CONCACAF Women’s Championship - Canada vs. USA
Canada may have qualified for the Women’s World Cup already earlier in the week, but the CONCACAF Championship is not over yet! After beating Jamaica 3-0 in the semifinal late Thursday night, the Olympic gold-medal-winning Canadian Women’s National Team heads to the final.
They will face their biggest rivals - The United States.
The stakes? An automatic ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
A rivalry that stretches back decades, the United States and Canada are two powerhouses of women’s soccer. Not only that, but the U.S. will be out for revenge – the last time these two met in a major competition knock-out game, Canada beat the U.S. for a berth to the Olympic final. With a trip to the next Olympics on the line, these teams will be BATTLING.
Now the U.S. will be looking to prove themselves against a team made up of their professional club teammates and friends. Canada will be looking to prove that they can kick it with the No. 1 women’s soccer team in the WORLD. You DO NOT want to miss this game.
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