René Robert of Sabres' famed 'French Connection' dead at 72

Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres' famed "French Connection Line," died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.In this Feb. 23, 2011 file photo, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, second from right, poses with former Sabres players René Robert (14), Rick Martin (7)…

Burritogate: Banned U.S. runner Shelby Houlihan's steroid excuse falls flat

On the latest episode of the CBC Sports video series Bring It In, hosts Morgan Campbell and Meghan McPeak are joined by guest panellist Dave Zirin to discuss Houlihan's four-year ban for an anabolic steroid and the believability of her burrito excuse. Shelby Houlihan, the U.S. record-holder in the 1,500 and 5,000 metres, saw her four-year ban for nandrolone…

Canadian men beat Australia in historic sweep in Volleyball Nations League

Canada defeated Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-20) on Tuesday in Volleyball Nations League, the first time the team has swept four consecutive matches in VNL or World League play.Ryan Sclater, of New Westminster, B.C., right, was Canada's leading scorer in the victory over Australia on Tuesday. (Volleyball World)Canada defeated Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-20) on Tuesday in…

Player's Own Voice podcast: Janine Beckie's forward march

Player's Own Voice podcast, dropping new episodes, before, during and after Tokyo. This week: Canadian Soccer forward Janine Beckie.Canada forward Janine Beckie is seen during a friendly match against England in Stoke-on-Trent in April. (Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)If you want inside knowledge about Canadian, American, and British soccer, you could buttonhole three players from the three systems,…