April 20th, 2018

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Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

NASHVILLE – Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the ... Read More »

Smoke in the air at 420 celebration

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com It was a clear blue day in Lethbridge on Friday, but things were a little hazy downtown as hundreds took part in the second annual 420@ThePark event. They joined Canadians across the country in their festivities with April 20 being a common date to celebrate and advocate cannabis. During previous ... Read More »

Defence found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

MILWAUKEE – Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics ... Read More »

Russell has hat trick, Sporting KC routs Whitecaps 6-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Johnny Russell had his first career MLS hat trick and Sporting Kansas City routed the nine-man Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Friday night for the largest margin of victory in Children’s Mercy Park history. Kansas City (5-1-2) is undefeated in its last seven matches – with five victories. Vancouver (3-4-1), which was ... Read More »

Wild struggle on road, eliminated by Jets with Game 5 loss in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – The Minnesota Wild never found a way to get it going on the road against the Winnipeg Jets and now find their season over. Minnesota dropped a 5-0 decision in Game 5 against the Jets on Friday to get bounced from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild lost all ... Read More »

Strike at CP Railway postponed, commuter and freight service to continue

CALGARY – A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job. Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer ... Read More »

Gurriel Jr. has 3 RBIs in MLB debut, Blue Jays top Yanks 8-5

NEW YORK – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made an impressive major league debut with two hits and three RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-5 Friday night. Teoscar Hernandez homered and drove in three runs and Yangervis Solarte also connected for the Blue Jays, who have won nine of their last ... Read More »

Beal, Wall combine for 56 points in Wizards’ 122-103 victory over Raptors

WASHINGTON – Bradley Beal and John Wall scored 28 points apiece and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 122-103 on Saturday, cutting the Raptors’ lead in their opening round playoff series to 2-1. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points to lead the Raptors on a chippy night, while Kyle Lowry had 19. Jonas Valanciunas finished with 14 ... Read More »

Touchdown Bucks! Packers’ Rodgers becomes buys into NBA team

MILWAUKEE – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics. The Bucks say that Rodgers is the ... Read More »

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. ... Read More »

Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

NEW YORK – Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star’s home in the Tribeca neighbourhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and ... Read More »