Canadiens Notebook: Habs hire Éric Raymond as goalie coach

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey Montreal native was goalie coach under Dominique Ducharme with Halifax Mooseheads and also with Team Canada at world junior championship. Author of the article: Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Jul 30, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  4 minute read  •  23 Comments Éric Raymond (left) was the goalie coach and Dominique Ducharme (right) was the head coach when Team Canada won the gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Photo by Mark Blinch /THE…

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Six-pack and sweet 16: Isner continues Atlanta dominance

When it comes to dominating the Atlanta hard courts, nobody does it better than John Isner. The 36-year-old American captured his record sixth title at the Truist Atlanta Open on Sunday, taking down 19-year-old compatriot Brandon Nakashima, 7-6(8), 7-5 for his 16th ATP title. Age is just a number for Isner Isner has played sparingly on the ATP Tour this year (23 matches in total), but the American has found his form over the past two weeks in Los Cabos and Atlanta. The former world No 8, currently ranked 35,…

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Mick Schumacher refused to ‘crack’ under Hungarian GP pressure

Mick Schumacher found himself in the points hunt for the first time as a Formula 1 driver, and he stood up to the pressure. The first lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix was complete chaos, with Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll instigating crashes which left the running order almost flipped on its head. That put Schumacher in the conversation for a first point in Formula 1, and although he ultimately fell short with a P12 finish, the German racer certainly succeeded in making a statement. He would enjoy two fierce…

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James Rodriguez reportedly ‘not in Benitez’s plans’ for coming season

By Conor Laird Published: August 2, 2021 11:04 pm Last Updated: August 2, 2021 11:08 pm   Mounting reports across the European media on Monday suggest that James Rodriguez has no place in the plans of new Everton manager Rafael Benitez. James back in form Colombian international Rodriguez of course only made the move to Goodison Park last summer. On the back of another testing season on the books of Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, during which he struggled for game-time, the 29-year-old opted to try his hand in the Premier…

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The Death Pool – The BCHL Is Lying By Deceptive Press Releases

Lets get this straight once and for all, the BCHL is Tier II, it is not even close to the level of the USHL or Major Junior. Not close by a mile. The BCHL is now LYING by making statements of players being “ACQUIRED” from USHL teams when in FACT those players are FREE AGENTS signing in the BCHL. The USHL does not, and CAN NOT trade players to the BCHL. The BCHL CAN NOT trade players to the USHL, and the USHL would NEVER allow it to happen. The…

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Kyrgios admits he’s ‘no longer playing for himself’ in navigating his career

Nick Kyrgios admits he’s ‘no longer playing for himself’ as he navigates his career Nick Kyrgios sees himself and his approach differently from how he has before, revealing as much ahead of the Citi Open in Washington DC. The unorthodox talent is back on-court in the US, having played the Atlanta Open before moving on to the Washington DC event as US Open build-up continues. And Kyrgios is relishing the chance to play in front of more and more crowds after so many Covid restrictions, suggesting that they are one…

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Horner: Verstappen had less downforce than Schumacher!

Red Bull’s Christian Horner says the extent of the damage suffered by Max Verstappen’s car in Hungary meant that Mick Schumacher’s Haas “had more downforce” in Sunday’s eventful race. At the start, Verstappen followed poleman Lewis Hamilton into the first corner but the Dutchman was then collected by the McLaren of Lando Norris who had been rammed from behind by Valtteri Bottas. Despite the damage inflicted to Verstappen’s car which was missing most of its right-hand bargeboard and a large section of its floor, the Red Bull driver was able…

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East Bengal will play ISL, differences with Shree Cement will be sorted: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee once again has come forward and assured the fans of East Bengal that the club would play in the Indian Super League despite its management’s ugly tussle with investors Shree Cement Limited (SCL). Banerjee, who had played a key role in the tie-up of SCL with East Bengal in their last minute bid to play in ISL last season, took a dig at the club management for being adamant in not signing the final agreement. “Ektu chere khelun, ektu chere khelle ota hoe jabe…

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Olympics Hockey: How Spain’s canny penalty corner routine rocked Great Britain

Was it a case of being cooped up in hotel quarantine or were the Red Sticks waiting for the knock-out stages to unleash a brilliant PCA routine which caught Great Britain women off guard in the Tokyo Olympic quarter-final? With their only penalty corner of the game, an injection was thrust out to Maria Lopez. Only that she received the ball close to a stick’s length outside the top of the D. Immediately space opened as the GB runners chased down the trap. Garcia’s slap found Belen Iglesias, who crouched…

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The day Lindsay Davenport locked down Olympic Gold

What happened exactly on that day and why it is memorable in tennis history On this day, August 2, 1996, 20-year old Lindsay Davenport defeated Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (7-6, 6-2) to obtain the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. It was the first major title ever claimed by the future world No 1. Just a few months earlier, Davenport dropped down to world No 14, out of shape and struggling with family issues. The players Lindsay Davenport was born in 1976. She turned professional in 1993, and during that…

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