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Quebec women rugby players to play pro in France

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Photo: Photo archives U Laval

The quality of rugby players in la belle province is gaining worldwide attention as 15 Québécoise players will play professionally in France this coming season.

With the COVID-19 pandemic making it difficult to practise contact sports, including rugby, the Quebec women took a gamble to head overseas to play the sport they love.

Quebec City softball leagues in full swing

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Photo: Bardy League

COVID-19 has cancelled or postponed many things in our lives, including the activities of most sports leagues around the globe. It has affected not only the professional and minor league teams and adults who go to gyms to play basketball, badminton or floor hockey, but also the various amateur baseball and softball leagues.

Football Quebec gets the green light for a return to action in 2020

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Photo: Luc Lang

The provincial health authorities have given Football Quebec the green light to go ahead with the sport at different levels this coming fall.

U Sports has already decided to cancel the presentation of the 2020 Vanier Cup, along with all its fall national championships.

Hockey teams one step closer to playing this winter

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) got some great news when the provincial health authorities approved the league’s return-to-play plan. The only other obstacle for the league is the same approval from the Maritime provinces’ health authorities.

Gary Sheehan: coaching from Loretteville to Switzerland

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Photo: HC Ajoie

This is my first story about hockey for the QCT. At the same time, it’s a story about one of our own, Gary Sheehan, son of James (Dougie) Sheehan and Gisèle Gagnon of Loretteville.

Scalabrini takes over as manager of the Charlesbourg Alouettes

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Photo: Luc Lang

The winless Charlesbourg Alouettes of the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ) have hired the manager of the Québec Capitales, Patrick Scalabrini, to be at the helm of the team.

The hiring of Scalabrini came after the resignation of Frédéric Lajoie. In his first season as manager of the Alouettes, Lajoie, from Trois-Rivières, did not have one win in nine games.

City sports: Lauriane Genest going to Tokyo 2021 Olympics

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Photo: Bataillon Facebook page

Track cyclist Lauriane Genest of Lévis is one of eight athletes from the province of Quebec to make the Olympic team that will go to Tokyo, Japan, in 2021.

Diamants, Alouettes play to empty stadiums

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Photo: Christian Gingras-ISQ media

The Québec Diamants and the Charlesbourg Alouettes baseball organizations decided to play their games last weekend in front of empty stadiums at Stade Canac and Parc Henri-Casault. The teams played each other on July 24 and July 25, in Charlesbourg and Quebec City respectively.

Hockey fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs are (finally) here

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Photo: Luc Lang

Fans in Quebec City and around the world can start celebrating as the National Hockey League resumes its 2019-2020 season.

QMJHL teams to play 60 games in three divisions in 2020-2021

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

According to several reports, the Quebec Remparts and the other 17 teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will play a reduced schedule in 2020-2021.

Guillaume Lefrançois of La Presse reports that each team will play 60 games, down from the regular 68 that each club normally plays.