February 26th, 2017

National Sports

Injured Milos Raonic withdraws, Sock wins Delray Beach Open

By Cindy Shmerler, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Top-seeded Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open final because of a hamstring injury, giving the title to Jack Sock. Raonic pulled out Sunday. The 26-year-old Canadian, the fourth-ranked player in the world, slightly tore his right hamstring Saturday night in his semifinal victory over Juan Martin del Potro. ... Read More »

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double wins League Cup for Man United

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

LONDON – Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Sunday, sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho’s side. It was Ibrahimovic’s second goal in the final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking the 35-year-old ... Read More »

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Canadian tennis star Raonic withdraws from Delray Beach final with injury

By The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the final of the Delray Beach Open with an injury, according to the tournament’s Twitter account. Raonic, the tournament’s top seed, was to face American Jack Sock in the final. Sock wins the title in a walkover and will play Canada’s Jesse Levine ... Read More »

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Under coach Marty Calder, Brock University wrestlers add to medal haul

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

It was another banner weekend for Brock University’s juggernaut of a wrestling program. The Badgers dominated the U Sports championship meet, winning the women’s team title for the sixth year in row and the men for the fourth straight. Saturday’s victory at the University of Winnipeg’s Axworthy RecPlex was emphatic. On the women’s side, the ... Read More »

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Muhammad Ali’s son asked, ‘Are you Muslim?’ by border agents

By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Ali Jr., 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained about two hours, despite telling officials that he’s Ali’s ... Read More »

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Moguls star Mikael Kingsbury caps World Cup season with gold in dual moguls

By The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

ZHANGJIAKOU, China – Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury capped a dominant World Cup season with his seventh straight gold medal Sunday. The Deux-Montagnes, Que., skier finished first in dual moguls, ahead of Swiss Marco Tade and American Bradley Wilson. Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh of Quebec City was fourth, Philippe Marquis of Quebec City was seventh, Marc-Antoine Gagnon ... Read More »

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Canadian Erik Guay wins bronze in World Cup super-G

By The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

KVITFJELL, Norway – Canadian Erik Guay captured a bronze medal in a men’s World Cup super-G on Sunday. The Mont-Tremblant, Que., veteran finished 0.23 seconds behind Italy’s Peter Fill. The medal comes on the heels of a gold and silver for Guay at the recent world championships in Switzerland. Austrian Hannes Reichelt was second, 0.1 ... Read More »

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Matthews rapidly approaching franchise records; became third rookie in Leafs history to score 30

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

TORONTO – Auston Matthews had No. 31 on his stick. It was less than a minute into Saturday’s overtime and the 19-year-old was in alone opposite Montreal Canadiens all-world netminder Carey Price. Matthews had already beaten Price twice in regulation and another goal would have delivered the Maple Leafs a much-needed two points – not ... Read More »

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Saturday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

Saturday’s Games NHL Montreal 3 Toronto 2 (OT) San Jose 4 Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 4 Anaheim 1 N.Y. Rangers 4 New Jersey 3 (OT) Nashville 5 Washington 2 Columbus 7 N.Y. Islanders 0 Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 2 Colorado 5 Buffalo 3 — AHL Charlotte 6 Cleveland 1 St. John’s 5 Albany 4 Providence 4 ... Read More »

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Marleau, Jones lead San Jose Sharks over undermanned Vancouver Canucks 4-1

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Patrick Marleau scored the winner and Martin Jones made 35 saves as the San Jose Sharks downed the undermanned Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night. Tomas Hertl, Mikkel Boedker and Logan Couture had the other goals for San Jose (36-18-7). Chris Tierney added two assists. Daniel Sedin replied for Vancouver (26-29-6), which got ... Read More »

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Manitoba’s Englot, Ontario’s Homan in rematch for Canadian women’s curling title

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on February 25th, 2017

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Manitoba’s Michelle Englot needs to beat Ontario’s Rachel Homan one more time for a Canadian women’s curling title. Manitoba downed Ontario 9-8 in Friday’s playoff between the top two seeds after a 9-5 victory over them to conclude the preliminary round Thursday. So Englot needs a third straight win over Homan ... Read More »

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