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CFL great Neil Lumsden the oldest competitor on next 'Amazing Race Canada' season

When the teams line up for the start of season 3 on "The Amazing Race Canada," keep your eye on the old guy. The 62-year-old CFL Hall of Famer is racing with his daughter, Kristin, 31. In the early '80s, the elder Lumsden won three Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos.

  • Backers of Boston Olympics forecast operating surplus Reuters - Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Backers of Boston's controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games unveiled a revised plan for the Games on Monday that they said … More »Backers of Boston Olympics forecast operating surplus

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Backers of Boston's controversial bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games unveiled a revised plan for the Games on Monday that they said would run a $210 million operating surplus, addressing concerns the event would leave city taxpayers on the hook. "This could be the largest economic development …

  • Malaysian fighter gifted chance at famed Wild Card gym Reuters - Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

    Malaysian fighter Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron almost threw in the towel two years ago but is now dreaming of a world title after being gifted a two-year training stint … More »Malaysian fighter gifted chance at famed Wild Card gym

    Malaysian fighter Muhamad Farkhan Mohd Haron almost threw in the towel two years ago but is now dreaming of a world title after being gifted a two-year training stint at the Wild Card Boxing Club by a generous royal. The opportunity to train at the world famous gym in Los Angeles, owned by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie …

  • Hearn: Froch Likely To Hang Up His Gloves
    Hearn: Froch Likely To Hang Up His Gloves Sky News - Fri, 26 Jun, 2015

    Carl Froch may have fought his last fight after promoter Eddie Hearn admitted there is a "strong possibility" the former WBC and IBF super-middleweight champion will … More »Hearn: Froch Likely To Hang Up His Gloves

    Hearn: Froch Likely To Hang Up His Gloves

    Carl Froch may have fought his last fight after promoter Eddie Hearn admitted there is a "strong possibility" the former WBC and IBF super-middleweight champion will retire. Froch's team opened negotiations with Gennady Golovkin’s representatives last month over a possible Wembley showdown. Golovkin, the WBA champion, …

  • Trainer Gallagher: Smith Should Quit Now
    Trainer Gallagher: Smith Should Quit Now Sky News - Thu, 25 Jun, 2015

    Trainer Joe Gallagher is urging Paul Smith to call time on his career in the wake of his defeat to Andre Ward in America. The 32-year-old struggled to make the 172lbs … More »Trainer Gallagher: Smith Should Quit Now

    Trainer Gallagher: Smith Should Quit Now

    Trainer Joe Gallagher is urging Paul Smith to call time on his career in the wake of his defeat to Andre Ward in America. The 32-year-old struggled to make the 172lbs catchweight and was unable to keep up with ruthless WBA (super) super-middleweight champion Ward, prompting Gallagher to throw in the towel in the ninth …

  • Former professional boxer Oscar de la Hoya poses at the premiere of "McFarland, USA" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood
    'Golden' oldie De La Hoya '50-50' on fight comeback at 42 Reuters - Tue, 23 Jun, 2015

    Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told … More »'Golden' oldie De La Hoya '50-50' on fight comeback at 42

    Former professional boxer Oscar de la Hoya poses at the premiere of "McFarland, USA" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood

    Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told ESPN.com on Monday. De La Hoya, who quit boxing soon after retiring on his stool at the end of the eighth round of a lopsided 2008 defeat against Manny …

  • David Lemieux, centre, of Montreal, stands over Hassan N'Dam, of France, after knocking him down in the 5th round as they battle for the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight championship Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Montreal. Lemieux won the bout with a unanimous decision.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
    Canada's Lemieux has four knockdowns, defeats N'Dam to win IBF middleweight title The Canadian Press - Sun, 21 Jun, 2015

    David Lemieux of Montreal knocked down Frenchman Hassan N'Dam four times and won the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight title with a unanimous decision … More »Canada's Lemieux has four knockdowns, defeats N'Dam to win IBF middleweight title

    David Lemieux, centre, of Montreal, stands over Hassan N'Dam, of France, after knocking him down in the 5th round as they battle for the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight championship Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Montreal. Lemieux won the bout with a unanimous decision.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    David Lemieux of Montreal knocked down Frenchman Hassan N'Dam four times and won the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight title with a unanimous decision early Sunday morning. Lemieux (34-2) dominated the bout, flooring N'Dam (31-2) once in the second round, twice in the fifth and again with a left hook …

  • David Lemieux from Canada, left, lands a blow to Robert Swierzbinski from Poland during their middleweight bout in Montreal, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Boxing greats Oscar de la Hoya and Bernard Hopkins see a bright future for Montreal middleweight Lemieux, if he can take the vacant IBF title wit a victory over Frenchman Hassan N'Dam. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
    Canada's Lemieux has stars on his side for first title bout against N'Dam The Canadian Press - Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

    Canada's David Lemieux has some big-name backing going into his first shot at a world boxing title. Former welterweght star Oscar de la Hoya and ex-middleweight king … More »Canada's Lemieux has stars on his side for first title bout against N'Dam

    David Lemieux from Canada, left, lands a blow to Robert Swierzbinski from Poland during their middleweight bout in Montreal, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Boxing greats Oscar de la Hoya and Bernard Hopkins see a bright future for Montreal middleweight Lemieux, if he can take the vacant IBF title wit a victory over Frenchman Hassan N'Dam. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    Canada's David Lemieux has some big-name backing going into his first shot at a world boxing title. Former welterweght star Oscar de la Hoya and ex-middleweight king Bernard Hopkins were both on hand Thursday to support Lemieux ahead of his showdown with French veteran Hassan N'Dam for the vacant International Boxing Federation …

  • UFC fighter Rory MacDonald of Canada trains during a training session at EA Sports in Burnaby, B.C., on June, 12, 2014. Rory MacDonald is happy to fly under the radar leading into his long-awaited UFC title bout. The welterweight battle between MacDonald (18-2), a Quesnel, B.C., native, based out of Montreal, and Robbie Lawlor (25-10) has not drawn nearly the attention of the main event fighters, featherweights Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, whose pre-fight promotional tour has been high on theatrics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
    Canada's MacDonald glad to fly under the radar for UFC title bout against Lawlor The Canadian Press - Wed, 17 Jun, 2015

    Rory MacDonald is happy to fly under the radar leading into his long-awaited UFC title bout. The welterweight battle between MacDonald (18-2), a Quesnel, B.C., native, … More »Canada's MacDonald glad to fly under the radar for UFC title bout against Lawlor

    UFC fighter Rory MacDonald of Canada trains during a training session at EA Sports in Burnaby, B.C., on June, 12, 2014. Rory MacDonald is happy to fly under the radar leading into his long-awaited UFC title bout. The welterweight battle between MacDonald (18-2), a Quesnel, B.C., native, based out of Montreal, and Robbie Lawlor (25-10) has not drawn nearly the attention of the main event fighters, featherweights Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, whose pre-fight promotional tour has been high on theatrics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    Rory MacDonald is happy to fly under the radar leading into his long-awaited UFC title bout. The welterweight battle between MacDonald (18-2), a Quesnel, B.C., native, based out of Montreal, and Robbie Lawlor (25-10) has not drawn nearly the attention of the main event fighters, featherweights Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, …

  • Thurman Looking For Clash With Mayweather
    Thurman Looking For Clash With Mayweather Sky News - Mon, 15 Jun, 2015

    WBA world welterweight champion Keith Thurman is confident of securing a big-money fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Thurman defends his title against Luis Collazo on … More »Thurman Looking For Clash With Mayweather

    Thurman Looking For Clash With Mayweather

    WBA world welterweight champion Keith Thurman is confident of securing a big-money fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Thurman defends his title against Luis Collazo on 11 July in Tampa and believes another eye-catching performance can help him earn a bout with WBA (super), WBO and WBC champion Mayweather. Mayweather is now …

  • Canada's Mandy Bujold, right, and Colombia's Ingrit Valencia fight during a women's 51 kg final boxing bout at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold will have a chance to defend her title at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Arnulfo Franco
    Defending champion Bujold highlights Canadian Pan Am boxing team The Canadian Press - Sun, 14 Jun, 2015

    Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold will have a chance to defend her title at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Bujold was one of 10 boxers named to Canada's Pan Am team … More »Defending champion Bujold highlights Canadian Pan Am boxing team

    Canada's Mandy Bujold, right, and Colombia's Ingrit Valencia fight during a women's 51 kg final boxing bout at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold will have a chance to defend her title at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Arnulfo Franco

    Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold will have a chance to defend her title at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Bujold was one of 10 boxers named to Canada's Pan Am team on Sunday. The 51-kilogram fighter, along with Montreal's Ariane Fortin in the 75-kg category, gives Canada a solid shot at a medal in women's boxing.

  • Anderson, Lampard On Birthday Honours List
    Anderson, Lampard On Birthday Honours List Sky News - Sat, 13 Jun, 2015

    Cricketer James Anderson and footballer Frank Lampard have been awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Four-time super middleweight boxing world champion … More »Anderson, Lampard On Birthday Honours List

    Anderson, Lampard On Birthday Honours List

    Cricketer James Anderson and footballer Frank Lampard have been awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Four-time super middleweight boxing world champion Carl Froch, rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson and legendary Wales rugby players Gareth Edwards and Jonathan Davies are also honoured.

  • Beterbiev gagne son combat contre Johnson La Presse Canadienne - Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

    CHICAGO - Artur Beterbiev s'est assuré de ne laisser aucun doute dans la tête des juges, alors qu'il poursuit sa route pour devenir l'aspirant obligatoire … More »Beterbiev gagne son combat contre Johnson

    CHICAGO - Artur Beterbiev s'est assuré de ne laisser aucun doute dans la tête des juges, alors qu'il poursuit sa route pour devenir l'aspirant obligatoire à Sergey Kovalev.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) closes his eyes during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
    Experts say James' flash almost impossible to stop on television The Canadian Press - Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

    His team getting clobbered in the NBA Finals and his head bloodied in a collision with a camera was bad enough for LeBron James. Now he's trapped in the endless online … More »Experts say James' flash almost impossible to stop on television

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) closes his eyes during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    His team getting clobbered in the NBA Finals and his head bloodied in a collision with a camera was bad enough for LeBron James. Now he's trapped in the endless online loop of the moment he got caught with his pants down on national television. James' wardrobe adjustment — briefly lowering his compression pants in the …

  • Cain Velasquez will make a long-waited return to face Werdum at UFC 188 The Canadian Press - Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

    Nearly two years after his last fight, Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return to the octagon Saturday night in a fight against Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight … More »Cain Velasquez will make a long-waited return to face Werdum at UFC 188

    Nearly two years after his last fight, Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return to the octagon Saturday night in a fight against Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight title at UFC 188. Velasquez (13-1), who has not fought since an impressive victory over Junior Dos Santos at UFC 166 in October 2013, was scheduled …

  • Klitschko Willing To fight Fury In Britain
    Klitschko Willing To fight Fury In Britain Sky News - Fri, 12 Jun, 2015

    Wladimir Klitschko says his next fight will be against Tyson Fury - and is willing to do it back in the United Kingdom. The 39-year-old Ukrainian has revealed that talks … More »Klitschko Willing To fight Fury In Britain

    Klitschko Willing To fight Fury In Britain

    Wladimir Klitschko says his next fight will be against Tyson Fury - and is willing to do it back in the United Kingdom. The 39-year-old Ukrainian has revealed that talks about fighting Fury have almost been completed, although a possible venue is yet to be decided. Klitschko, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, has fought …