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Pan Am Games: What you need to know for Sunday

07/12/2015 12:02 EDT | Updated 07/11/2016 05:59 EDT
Team sports take centre stage on Day 9 of the Pan Am Games as Canadians go for gold in men's baseball and aim for a spot in the finals in women's basketball and beach volleyball. Meanwhile, track cyclists Hugo Barrette and Monique Sullivan will be looking to add their third gold medals of the meet. All these events will be streamed live on our site.

Here's what you need to know for Sunday:

1. Border battle for gold

Canada has one team left in the way of its quest to repeat as Pan Am champions in baseball, and it's a familiar foe. The hosts will take on the U.S, whom they defeated for gold in 2011, in Sunday's final. Canada, which beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in Saturday's semifinal, enters the gold-medal game with a 6-1 record, while the Americans, who beat Cuba on a walk-off single in their semifinal, enter at 5-2.

The U.S. handed Canada its only loss in the tournament Friday evening, 4-1 in the round-robin finale, but the game was meaningless for Canada as it already had the top seed wrapped up.

The gold-medal game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET at Ajax Pan Am Ball Park.

2. Semifinal Sunday 

Canada's women's basketball team will have an opportunity to guarantee itself a medal for the first time since the 1999 Pan Am Games. The Canadian women, who finished with a silver medal at those Games, will face Brazil in the semifinals while the U.S. will take on Cuba in the other semifinal. Both Canada and the U.S.are undefeated in the tournament. Canada's tilt with Brazil will be at 6 p.m. ET at the Ryerson Athletic Centre. 

Meanwhile, Canada's duo of Melissa Humana-Paredes and Taylor Pischke will take on Cuba in the semifinals of the women's beach volleyball tournament. The Beach Volleyball Centre will be the location for the tilt, which will take place at 3 p.m. ET. 

3. Track trifecta 

Barrette and Sullivan will go for their third gold medals of the Pan Ams on the final day of competition at the track cycling velodrome. Barrette will compete for gold in the men's keirin, while Sullivan will participate in the women's sprint.

Canada will also go for the bronze medal in the men's team pursuit, while Jasmin Glaesser will compete in the women's omnium, aiming for her second gold medal. Preliminary action begins at 11:05 a.m. ET while finals of the events start at 6:05 p.m. ET. 

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