April 28th, 2017

National Sports

Brad Gushue beats Mike McEwen to improve to 3-0 at Champions Cup

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

CALGARY – Brad Gushue remained undefeated at the Champions Cup curling competition with a 5-4 win over Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen in Thursday’s evening draw. Gushue (3-0), the only men’s skip without a loss through nine draws, broke a scoreless tie with three in the fourth end. McEwen (2-1) scored a deuce in the fifth, but ... Read More »

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Erik Karlsson outshines Henrik Lundqvist as Senators snatch Game 1

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Erik Karlsson was hoping for a good bounce and got a great one. Karlsson’s shot from an almost impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with less than five minutes to go in regulation and snatched Game 1 for the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. The 26-year-old’s first attempt was blocked by Rangers captain Ryan ... Read More »

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Lundqvist makes 41 saves, gives Rangers a chance in Game 1 loss to Senators

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Henrik Lundqvist didn’t care about all the great saves he made Thursday night, he was only concerned about the ones he didn’t. Lundqvist stopped 41-of-43 shots but the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 2-1 in the opening game of its Eastern Conference semifinal as Erik Karlsson scored the winner on a ... Read More »

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Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. In a high-profile showdown of Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, Washington’s captain also scored and Evgeny Kuznetsov ... Read More »

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Cardinals sweep doubleheader from Blue Jays

By Nate Latsch, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Dexter Fowler, Greg Garcia and Matt Adams each had three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4 on Thursday night to sweep a day-night doubleheader. The Cardinals won the opener, 8-4, in 11 innings on Matt Carpenter’s grand slam. St. Louis scored three times in the first ... Read More »

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Raptors advance to conference semis with nailbiting 92-89 victory over Bucks

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Minn. – The Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference semifinals. But they didn’t take the easiest path in getting there. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points as the Raptors held on to beat the Bucks 92-89, but not before watching their 25-point lead vanish in a fierce Milwaukee comeback. The Raptors clinched the ... Read More »

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Karlsson beats Lundqvist late as Senators win Game 1 against Rangers

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in regulation as the Ottawa Senators snatched Game 1 from the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night. The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist on an innocent shot from just above the goal-line – one that pinged off Rangers centre Derek Stepan and into ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Raptors advance to second round with 92-89 win over Bucks

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

MILWAUKEE – The Toronto Raptors have advanced to the second round of the NBA’s playoffs. Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final. The Raptors blew a 25-point lead but recovered for the win. More coming... Read More »

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Canada loses round-robin finale at world mixed doubles championship

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Canada’s Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers lost their final round-robin game Thursday afternoon at the world mixed doubles curling championship, falling to American siblings Becca and Matt Hamilton 8-6. Canada finished third in its round-robin pool with a 5-2 record, behind the U.S. (7-0) and the Czech Republic’s Zuzana Hajkova and Tomas ... Read More »

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Plenty of empty seats at Senators-Rangers second round playoff series opener

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Hundreds of empty seats dotted the crowd at Canadian Tire Centre for Game 1 of the second-round series between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers on Thursday night. Dozens of rows in the upper bowl were completely void of fans and there was even a noticeable smattering of vacant seats in the ... Read More »

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Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn’t Disneyland. No, it’s on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against the Anaheim Ducks this season, including a goal and three assists in a Game 1 win on Wednesday night. Draisaitl ... Read More »

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