Sports

It’s official: Capitales, Aigles merge to become Équipe Québec

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Photo: Équipe Québec

It was probably the worst-kept secret in the world of baseball. The Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles have merged for the 2021 season to form Équipe Québec, which will play in the Frontier League.

The announcement was made official on April 24, in a press release from the team.

European football’s Super League project: Super greed!

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European football fans (“soccer” in North America) were stunned to hear the announcement of the creation of a Super League by 12 of the wealthiest clubs in Europe on April 18.

Road to Tokyo 2020: Meet your regional athletes

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

The 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23 and run to Aug. 8. Postponed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will go on as scheduled in 2021, with or without fans.

It’s finally playoff time for the Quebec Remparts

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Photo: QMJHL

After three weeks out of competition due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within the team, the Quebec Remparts finally played the first game of their best-of-five playoff series against the Drummondville Voltigeurs on April 27 (score not available at press time).

Capitales sign former Toronto Blue Jay Dalton Pompey

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Patrick Scalabrini, manager of the Québec Capitales, has found a leadoff batter who will be a threat to opposing teams in 2021. The Capitales have signed Mississauga native and former Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Dalton Pompey.

Pompey, who will wear number 45 this season, joins another former Blue Jay, Gift Ngeope, who the Caps signed earlier this spring.

Québec 2030 insists the city should host the Winter Olympics

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Photo: Québec 2030 by Luc Lang

The Québec 2030 committee is clear: Quebec City and the region can and should host the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. That was the message Mark Charest and his team of businesspeople sent during an April 21 press conference.
The committee is well aware, however, that Mayor Régis Labeaume and other local elected officials have repeatedly said no to the project.

Team Quebec to replace Capitales, Aigles, and Titans in Frontier League

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Frontier Baseball League officially announced on April 17 that the Québec Capitales, the Ottawa Titans and the Trois-Rivières Aigles won’t play in 2021.

QMJHL playoffs: Remparts, Voltigeurs set to start playoffs

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Photo: QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts and the Drummondville Voltigeurs are set to begin the 2021 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) playoffs. League officials announced on April 19 that the first game of the series will be played on April 27. Game 2 will be the next night. The complete series will be played at the Centre Marcel-Dionne in Drummondville.

FAA stumbles in Monte Carlo; Auclair hopes to make it big in Texas

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Photo: Houston Texans/Kevin Sabitus

Tennis player Félix Auger-Aliassime of L’Ancienne-Lorette did not have a great tournament at the Monte Carlo Masters Open in Monaco.

Joe Malone joins hockey legends at Place Jean-Béliveau

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Hockey legend and NHL record-holder Joe Malone, with a hockey stick in hand and Togo the bulldog by his side, stands tall at Place Jean-Béliveau. After weeks of planning and assembly, this aluminum masterpiece joins those of other hockey greats in the commemorative alley beside the Pavillon de la Jeunesse at ExpoCité.

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