August 19th, 2017

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Nicolas Hasler breaks tie, Toronto FC beats Fire 3-1

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Nicolas Hasler scored his first goal of the season off a header to give Toronto FC the lead for good in a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday night that ended the Fire’s 11-game home unbeaten streak. MLS-leading Toronto (14-3-8) is undefeated in seven games. Chicago (12-8-5) has lost three straight and ... Read More »

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Nicolas Hasler breaks tie, Toronto FC beat Fire 3-1

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Nicolas Hasler scored his first goal of the season off a header to give Toronto FC the lead for good in a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday night that ended the Fire’s 11-game home unbeaten streak. MLS-leading Toronto (14-3-8) is undefeated in seven games. Chicago (12-8-5) has lost three straight and ... Read More »

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Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

By Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy’s single worst loss at sea. The fate of its crew ... Read More »

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Colin Meads, greatest All Black of 20th century, dies at 81

By Steve McMorran, The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Colin Meads, a famously tough All Blacks lock hailed New Zealand’s greatest rugby player of the twentieth century, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 81. Verna Meads said her husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. Meads played 55 tests among 133 games for New ... Read More »

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Ignacio Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Real Salt Lake for fourth straight win

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

MONTREAL – Ignacio Piatti scored twice for the second straight game to give the Impact a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, extending Montreal’s winning streak to four games. The victory propelled Mauro Biello’s men into sixth place, and the final playoff position, in the MLS Eastern Conference standings. Piatti, who is in ... Read More »

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Samuel Girard, Kim Boutin qualify for Canada’s short track Olympic team

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

MONTREAL – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin will compete at the 2018 Olympics Games in Pyeongchang after qualifying for the provisional Canadian short-track team on Saturday. Girard, from Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., clinched the first spot in the men’s standings by winning his second-straight 1,000-metre race. Girard has also won each of the first two 500 events ... Read More »

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Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy

By The Associated Press on August 19th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland. The talkative half of the Penn & Teller magic and comedy act called Newfoundland “a euphemism for stupid” during Friday’s “Overtime with Bill Maher.” Jillette also said that residents of the frozen North, in his words, “club seals” and are his people. ... Read More »

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Blue Jays acquire right-hander Tom Koehler from Marlins for Gutierrez

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-handed pitcher Tom Koehler from the Miami Marlins on Saturday night for minor league pitcher Osman Gutierrez. Koehler, 31, is 1-5 this season with a 7.92 earned-run average in 12 starts for the Marlins. He was optioned to triple-A New Orleans on July 24, where he’s 1-2 with ... Read More »

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Don Cherry leads seventh inning stretch at Blue Jays game at Wrigley Field

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

CHICAGO – Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry showcased his vocal skills Saturday during the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cherry, wearing a white suit covered in a red cherry pattern, led the seventh inning stretch by singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” into a microphone from the ... Read More »

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Man and children, 13 and 4, die when minivan and semi collide in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A man and two children are dead after the minivan they were in collided with a semi in Manitoba. RCMP say the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon and collided with the westbound semi while attempting to turn north onto Highway 16 west of Portage ... Read More »

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Wolfpack down Thunder 50-0 in first Super 8s game at Lamport Stadium

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

TORONTO – Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e scored two tries in a five-minute span in the second half as the Toronto Wolfpack downed the Newcastle Thunder 50-0 on Saturday in the fourth round of Kingstone Press League 1’s Super 8s playoffs. Liam Kay also had two tries, one in each half, for the Wolfpack (17-1-1) and captain Craig ... Read More »

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