November 1st, 2014

National Sports

McDavid Mania takes hold in Buffalo leaving Sabres fans buzzing over 17-year-old junior phenom

By John Wawrow, The Associated Press on November 1st, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The most talked-about hockey player in Buffalo, home of the Sabres, is a 17-year-old phenom who hasn’t even been drafted yet. At 6-foot-1 and 187 pounds, Connor McDavid plays for the Erie Otters, a 90-minute drive from Buffalo in Erie, Pennsylvania. That hasn’t stopped Buffalo fans from dreaming of what might be. ... Read More »

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Gaudreau plays big part in Calgary’s win over Nashville

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

CALGARY – Johnny Gaudreau was on full display in the third period for the Calgary Flames on Friday night. The dynamic 5-foot-9 rookie set up the tying goal, drew the penalty that led to the go-ahead power-play goal, then scored what would end up being the game winner as three goals in a span of ... Read More »

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Flames score three in third period to come from behind and beat Predators 4-3

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

CALGARY – Johnny Gaudreau sparked a third-period comeback with a goal an and assist Friday night as the Calgary Flames scored three times in a span of just over four minutes to win 4-3 over the Nashville Predators. Trailing 2-1, Jiri Hudler got the rally started with the tying goal 2:36 into the third period. ... Read More »

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Koe puts up five points in sixth end in rout over Laycock in Grand Slam curling

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

SELKIRK, Man. – Calgary’s Kevin Koe put up five points in the sixth end en route to a 10-1 win over Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock in Draw 13 action at the Masters Grand Slam of Curling on Friday night. The win improved Koe’s rink to 3-1 in round-robin play and earned them one of eight spots ... Read More »

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Tiger-Cats find multiple ways to score in 34-25 win against Redblacks

By Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

OTTAWA – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats had a special team’s touchdown and two defensive touchdowns Friday night in a 34-25 win over the Ottawa Redblacks. Both Ottawa quarterbacks, Henry Burris and Danny O’Brien, threw a pick six while their counterpart Zach Collaros tossed a touchdown pass and no interceptions. The Tiger-Cats (8-9) needed the win because ... Read More »

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Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each have 3 points in Maple Leafs’ 4-1 win over Blue Jackets

By Rusty Miller, The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who ... Read More »

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Russian football coach refuses to sign black players, jokes over Ebola

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

MOSCOW – The coach of Russian Premier League team FC Rostov said Friday he will not sign black players and joked that Ebola had spread to the club. Igor Gamula told local media the club had “enough dark-skinned players, we’ve got six of the things” when asked in a post-match news conference Friday about rumours ... Read More »

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Frustrated Jets fans create website urging team to fire GM John Idzik

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A few frustrated – and creative – New York Jets fans have created a website urging the team to fire general manager John Idzik just 24 games into his tenure. FireJohnIdzik.com is a creation of a few season ticket holders as the Jets are off to a 1-7 start that includes ... Read More »

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Canucks’ Burrows suspended 3 games without pay by NHL for hit on Canadiens’ Emelin

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin. Burrows slammed into Emelin at 8:23 of the second period of the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime victory over the Canadiens on Thursday ... Read More »

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New York Mets say former team executive was fired justly; she said it was discrimination

By The Associated Press on October 31st, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married. Team Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Wilpon made his argument on the club’s behalf in court papers filed Friday in federal ... Read More »

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