Canadiens will open 2021-22 season on Oct. 13 against Leafs in Toronto

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey Home opener at the Bell Centre will be on Saturday, Oct. 16, against the New York Rangers. Author of the article: Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Jul 23, 2021  •  July 25, 2021  •  5 minute read  •  14 Comments Canadiens defenceman Brett Kulak battles with the Maple Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev in Game 2 of first-round playoff series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on May 22. Photo by Claus Andersen /Getty Images Article content The NHL released…

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Roger Federer To Miss US Open, Will Undergo Further Knee Surgery

Roger Federer said on Sunday he will undergo further knee surgery and admitted he “will be out for many months”, a decision which casts more doubt on his future in the sport at the age of 40. The decision immediately rules him out of the US Open, where he has been champion five times and which starts in two weeks’ time. Federer, who has played just 13 matches in 2021, underwent two knee surgeries in 2020 when he played only six times. “I will be on crutches for many weeks…

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De Vries clinches FE title as Nato wins Berlin E-Prix 2

Nyck de Vries and Mercedes sealed the FIA Formula E world titles following the series’ chaotic finale at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport won by Venturi’s Norman Nato. The action-packed last round of the all-electric series saw two title contenders – Mitch Evans and Edoardo Mortara – eliminated at the outset following a startline crash, while Jake Dennis also crashed into retirement on the race’s restart. De Vries’ Mercedes ally Stoffel Vandoorne lined up on pole for the final round flanked by Dams’ Oliver Rowland and with Evans and Mahindra’s Alexander Sims…

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Pep Guardiola confirms Gundogan injury concern following Spurs defeat

By Conor Laird Published: August 15, 2021 10:25 pm Last Updated: August 15, 2021 10:32 pm   Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has, on Sunday evening, confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan may have picked up an injury versus Tottenham. Son makes the difference Premier League champions City of course got the defence of their title underway earlier today. The Sky Blues made the trip to North London, for a highly anticipated showdown with Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham Hotspur. The latter were viewed as heavy underdogs on the day, in their first…

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How hockey pitches are torn up to make way for 3G and football

There is hope is that football and hockey can coexist despite the rise in 3G pitches. Ewan Hincks reports Rewind to Summer 2019. Paddington Recreation ground, home of Hampstead & Westminster hockey has become a swamp of inch-thick sludge and decay. The HWHC 1s routinely check for mud on their shoes before entering the pitch. Their shoes are clean. Stud marks on the water-based astroturf betray the real offenders.  Now, the pitch is new and beautiful, but the scars of football trampling hockey remains in tact. In 2013, the Football…

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Roger Federer releases statement confirming he will be out for months

Roger Federer faces ‘many months’ out as he prepares for further knee surgery (Picture: Getty) Roger Federer has confirmed he will be out for ‘many months’ as he prepares for further knee surgery. The 40-year-old had two knee operations last year and will go under the knife again as he looks to prolong his tennis career. Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals and then withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics. ‘I’ll be on crutches for many weeks, and also out of the game…

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Jean-Eric Vergne finds Monaco more scary in FE car than F1

Jean-Eric Vergne finds driving the streets of Monaco to be more scary in Formula E machinery than Formula 1. The Frenchman competed in Formula 1 between 2012-14, starting 58 races for the Toro Rosso team. It would be his move to Formula E which followed though where he found success, winning back-to-back titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Formula 1 and Formula E rarely race at the same venue, with the later focused on racing primarily around street circuits, but this is where Monaco comes into play for both. And having…

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West Ham Come Back From Behind Twice To Edge Newcastle In 6-Goal Thriller

Premier League: West Ham beat Newcastle 4-2.© Twitter West Ham twice came from behind to get their Premier League season off to a flying start with a 4-2 win at Newcastle in front of over 50,000 fans at St James’ Park on Sunday. Roared on by the Magpies’ first capacity home crowd for 17 months, Newcastle started brightly as Callum Wilson headed home Allan Saint-Maximin’s teasing delivery. An intended cross by Aaron Cresswell crept in to quickly get West Ham level before Jacob Murphy’s header restored Newcastle’s lead at half-time.…

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NHL to require everyone that interacts with club personnel to be vaccinated

The NHL sent a memo to teams Friday stating that any worker or people with access to personal interactions with club personnel, including players, are required to be fully vaccinated, per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman. There are some limited exceptions — such as valet parking attendants. NHL/NHLPA protocols for players are not yet completed. (2/2) — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 13, 2021 The league defined “personal interactions” as within 12 feet. The memo also outlined some limited exceptions, for example, valet parking attendants. Per Friedman, NHL/NHLPA protocols for players have yet…

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Federer out of US Open, needs surgery

Roger Federer has confirmed that he will require further surgery on his injured right knee and will not be able to compete at the forthcoming US Open. “It’s just not the way to go forward…[the doctor] told me that to feel better I will need surgery,” he said in a video on Instagram. He went on to hint that it may be tricky if not impossible to recover fully and compete at the highest level – but added that he needed to be as healthy as possible for his day-to-day…

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