You again? Canada, U.S. to meet in rematch of controversial 2012 Olympic women’s soccer semi

Canada and the United States will square off in the women’s soccer semifinals at the Olympics — again (Monday, 4 a.m. ET, CBCSports.ca). Here’s a look at what to watch for in a rematch of the 2012 Olympic semifinals that saw the U.S. win 4-3 despite a hat trick from Canada’s Christine Sinclair.

Elaine Thompson-Herah repeats as Olympic 100-metre champion in Games-record time

Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title in the women’s 100 metres on Saturday, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to lower Florence Griffith Joyner’s Summer Games record by 1-100th of a second. Canada’s Andre De Grasse advanced to the men’s semifinals in a season-best 9.91.

Canada’s women can control their Olympic basketball fate with win over Spain

Barring disaster, the Canadian women’s basketball team should reach the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. But Saturday’s game against Spain (9 p.m. ET, CBCSports.ca) will be crucial in determining the path for a team with a stated goal of playing for a medal following consecutive Olympic quarter-final defeats.

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe ready to defend Olympic title in Tokyo

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe headlines a group aiming to bring home Canada’s fourth Olympic wrestling gold medal. With two returning Olympians and two athletes making their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Canada looks to improve upon its single-medal performance from 2016.

Elaine Thompson-Herah repeats as Olympic sprint champ in stacked women’s 100m

Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title in the women’s 100 metres on Saturday, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to lower Florence Griffith Joyner’s Summer Games record by 1-100th of a second. Canada’s Andre De Grasse advanced to the men’s semifinals in a season-best 9.91.

Why the delta variant is spreading COVID-19 so quickly — and what that means for Canada

The highly contagious delta variant, which was first discovered in India in late 2020, has spread around the world and now accounts for the majority of cases in Canada and various other countries. So why is this particular variant advancing so rapidly?

Inspired by 14th century poem, The Green Knight is latest Arthurian legend on big screen

David Lowery’s cinematic vision of a 14th century epic poem has excited critics and medievalists. The text, whose author is unknown, makes rich use of historical Middle English and was virtually unknown until discovered by a 19th century British researcher.

Here’s what Canada’s business leaders think about heading back to the office

After 500 days of working from home, CBC News reached out to dozens of business leaders across the country for their thoughts on the looming return to offices. Across the spectrum, one sentiment was echoed: Things definitely won’t be going back to how they used to be.

Grassy Narrows funding pact for mercury-poisoning care home spurs joy and bitter memories

After decades of activism and suffering from mercury poisoning, the Grassy Narrows community is celebrating the long-awaited agreement with Ottawa to fund a one-of-a-kind, specialized mercury treatment centre in the northwestern Ontario First Nation.

CBC Radio’s The House: The NDP at 60

On this week’s show: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi reacts to Alberta’s recent announcement that it will end self-isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19. We take an in-depth look at the NDP a week before the 60th anniversary of that party’s founding, including an interview with Jagmeet Singh. Also: two economists discuss why… Continue reading CBC Radio’s The House: The NDP at 60

Yamada’s 4 RBIs help Japan beat Mexico to advance to quarter-finals in Olympic baseball

Former Central League MVP Tetsuto Yamada had four RBIs and broke open the game with a three-run homer, Hayato Sakamoto went deep off former big league pitcher Manny Banuelos and Japan beat Mexico 7-4 Saturday to win Group A at the Olympics.