December 19th, 2014

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Obama: Change won’t come overnight to Cuba, no end to embargo or presidential visit soon

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he doesn’t expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation. “This is still a regime that represses its people,” Obama said Friday at ... Read More »

Former Blue Bomber, Argo Dick Thornton dies at age 75

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Toronto Argonaut (Tricky) Dick Thornton, who won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg in the 1960s, has died at age 75 after a bout with lung cancer. The Argos confirmed the news Friday night. Thornton, who played as a defensive back, wide receiver, quarterback and running back, was part of the ... Read More »

Backup goaltender Hutchinson makes 30 saves to helps Jets past Bruins

WINNIPEG – Michael Hutchinson enjoyed the view from his crease, rather than the bench, as the Winnipeg Jets battled the Boston Bruins on Friday. Winnipeg’s backup goalie got the start against the team that drafted him and only faced four shots in the first period, but later made some key saves on the way to ... Read More »

Canada’s Stevenson KOs Sukhotsky in fifth to defend WBC light heavyweight belt

QUEBEC – Canada’s Adonis Stevenson floored Dmitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round to defend his WBC light heavyweight title for a fourth time at the Pepsi Colisee on Friday night. The power-punching Stevenson (25-1), of Montreal, broke through a Sukhotsky’s (22-3) defence with a short left early in the fifth, then knocked him down twice ... Read More »

Several people familiar with deal to AP: Umpires, MLB reach agreement on 5-year labour contract

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labour contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because both sides still need to ratify the deal next month. The previous five-year agreement was set to ... Read More »

No winning ticket for Friday`s $21 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO – There was no winning ticket for Friday night`s $21 million Lotto Max jackpot. That means the grand prize for next Friday`s draw will be approximately $30 million... Read More »

Jamie Benn leads Dallas Stars in 2-1 win over Calgary Flames

CALGARY – Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars edged Calgary 2-1 on Friday to hand the Flames their seventh straight loss. Trevor Daley also scored for the Stars (15-10-4), while Kari Lehtonen, starting his fifth game in a row, made 21 saves. After being held without a point Wednesday ... Read More »

Searching for the city’s largest Christmas tree

Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald It’s an annual tradition for many — finding that perfect Christmas tree. David Agema took that search to the extreme this season, however, as he began a quest earlier this month to find the city’s biggest tree. He came up with the idea, ignited by... Read More »

Perrault scores winner as Winnipeg Jets beat Boston Bruins 2-1

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault tipped home a Dustin Byfuglien point shot with 23 seconds left in the second period for the eventual the winner as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday. Evander Kane had Winnipeg’s other goal while Michael Hutchinson, who was a Boston draft pick in 2008 (77th overall), stopped ... Read More »

Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens won the World Cup 2-man bobsled race

CALGARY – Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis and brakeman Daumants Dreiskens won the World Cup two-man bobsled race on Friday at Canada Olympic Park. Melbardis and Dreiskens had a two-run time of 1 minute, 49.60 seconds. Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Martin Grothkopp were second, 0.03 seconds back. Switzerland’s Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann were third... Read More »