May 21st, 2018

National Sports

Nepal official says 2 foreign climbers died on Mount Everest

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world’s highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. Members of their expedition teams reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday, said Gyanendra Shrestha, who is stationed at Everest’s base camp during the climbing season ... Read More »

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Flares, riots force early end to season finale in Poland

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

WARSAW, Poland – Fans of a Polish soccer team that was losing in the last game of the season threw flares onto the pitch, prompting the referee to call it off early. Home team Lech Poznan was losing 2-0 to Legia Warszawa when play was stopped in the 77th minute on Sunday. The flares gave ... Read More »

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Titan hold off 3rd-period rally from Pats to earn Memorial Cup semifinal berth

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

REGINA – The Acadie-Bathurst Titan talked in their dressing room during the second intermission about continuing to press the Regina Pats despite a four-goal advantage. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion went on to allow four goals in the third Sunday, but held on for an 8-6 victory over the hosts at the Memorial ... Read More »

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Sunday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

Sunday’s Games NHL Vegas 2 Winnipeg 1 (Golden Knights win series 4-1) — AHL Playoffs Toronto 3 Lehigh Valley 2 (OT) (Marlies lead series 2-0) Texas 3 Rockford 2 (OT) (Stars lead series 2-0) — IIHF World Hockey Championship Gold-medal game Sweden 3 Switzerland 2 Bronze-medal game United States 4 Canada 1 — NBA Playoffs ... Read More »

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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

By Janie McCauley, The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant added ... Read More »

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Canadian Kia Nurse scores 17 in WNBA debut as Sky beat Liberty 80-76

By The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

CHICAGO – Allie Quigley scored 15 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 80-76 on Sunday night. It was the Sky’s first game at the new Wintrust Arena. Quigley made 2-of-3 free throws and Diamond DeShields hit a 3-pointer to spark an 8-2 spurt ... Read More »

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Canadian Penny Oleksiak picks up 2nd gold at Atlanta Swim Classic

By The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

Canadian Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak picked up her second gold medal at the Atlanta Swim Classic after finishing in first in the women’s 100-metre freestyle on Sunday. Oleksiak, who is the reigning Olympic champion in the event, posted a winning time of 55.13 seconds, ahead of Americans Stanzi Moseley (56.26) and Amada Weir (56.48). The ... Read More »

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Titan hold off 3rd-period rally from Pats to earn berth to semis at Memorial Cup

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

REGINA – Noah Dobson had two goals and two assists while Jeffrey Truchon-Viel had two goals and an assist as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan held off the host Regina Pats 8-6 on Sunday and earned a berth in Friday’s semifinal at the Memorial Cup. Truchon-Viel leads all scorers at the Canadian major junior championship with six ... Read More »

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Fleury outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights oust Jets to advance to Cup final

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – When the buzzer sounded to end the game and the season for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, goalie Connor Hellebuyck left the bench and went back on to the ice. The netminder had been off for an extra attacker, but six skaters couldn’t tie up the game and Jets were eliminated from the ... Read More »

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Golden Knights eliminate Jets to book improbable Stanley Cup ticket

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – A group of players nobody wanted – the self-proclaimed ‘Golden Misfits’ – are heading to the Stanley Cup final. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western ... Read More »

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Titan thriving at Memorial Cup after overcoming low attendance in small market

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

REGINA – Jeffrey Truchon-Viel remembers one home game in his early years with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan where a snowstorm resulted in only 300 people attending K.C. Irving Regional Centre. Getting excited to play in a game with a crowd that small was difficult for the Titan team captain, who is in his fourth year with ... Read More »

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