TSN hits the pitch with live coverage of Rugby Canadas national senior womens team as they compete in the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP at the Centre National du Rugby in Marcoussis, France. . TSNs exclusive coverage runs August 1-17 and includes every Canada matchup, plus the semifinals and final (see below for complete broadcast schedule). This marks the first time that TSN has broadcast the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP. “As the official broadcaster of Rugby Canada, we are proud to showcase Canadas womens rugby team as they compete on the international stage,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. “With the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP and next years IRB RUGBY WORLD CUP, we look forward to following both of Canadas national rugby teams on the road to World Cup glory.” TSN delivers coverage of all three games from Canadas womens rugby team, kicking off with Canada vs. Spain this Friday (Aug. 1) at 8:45 a.m. ET. In their second matchup, Canada takes on Samoa on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN and then faces off against 2010 Womens Rugby World Cup runner-up England in their final Pool Round game on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN2. TSN subscribers can follow TSNs coverage of the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP live and on demand via TSN GO. Throughout the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP, TSN.ca/Rugby provides news and highlights of all the action. At the IRB WOMENS RUGBY WORLD CUP, Canada s womens rugby team will be captained by Kelly Russell of Bolton, Ont., who helped lead Canada to a best-ever Plate Final win at last years RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS. As the official broadcaster of Rugby Canada, TSN is home to Rugby World Cup qualifiers and international test matches, as well as exclusive Canadian coverage of the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Broadcast Schedule* Canada vs. Spain – Friday, Aug. 1 at 8:45 a.m. ET on TSN Canada vs. Samoa – Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN Canada vs. England – Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN2 Semifinal #1 – Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN Semifinal #2 – Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN Finals – Sunday, Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 . Appearing on TSN 1050 on Tuesday, Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England reported that the Blue Jays, along with a number of other playoff contenders were in the mix for the Boston ace. . At quarterback, all agree that Andy Dalton has been a wonderful surprise, but to truly progress he has to play his best in the playoffs. The two losses in the wildcard rounds keep the evaluation on Dalton open -- just like it did for Peyton Manning many years ago and Matt Ryan until last year.The Philadelphia Flyers are ramping up their efforts to find a suitor for centre Vincent Lecavalier. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported Thursday that Lecavaliers agent Kent Hughes has permission to speak to other teams regarding a trade for his client. Dreger adds that making a deal will be tough for the Flyers in the days leading up to July 1, as Lecavalier is owed a $2 million bonus on that date. Dreger reported earlier this month that Lecavalier was in play in the trade market, though he has a no-move clause in his contract. The 34-year-old scored 20 goals and added 17 assists with a minus--16 rating in his first season with the Flyers. . Lecavalier spent the first 14 years of his career with the Tampa Bay Lightning before the club bought him out after the 2012-2013 season. The Flyers signed him to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.5 million. He has 403 goals and 508 assists for 911 points in 1106 career games with the Lightning and Flyers. Lecavalier won a Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2004 and the Maurice Richard Trophy as the NHLs top goal scorer in 2007. Lecavalier was selected by the Lightning first overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ' ' '