December 21st, 2014

National Sports

Liverpool grabs injury-time equalizer to draw with Arsenal, Sunderland wins northeast derby

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on December 21st, 2014

Liverpool required an injury-time goal to avoid a morale-sapping defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, while another late strike settled the northeast derby in Sunderland’s favour once again. Martin Skrtel’s powerful header in the seventh minute of stoppage time rescued Liverpool a 2-2 draw at Anfield, with Arsenal unable to hold on ... Read More »

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Connor McDavid, Eugenie Bouchard among must-follow Twitter accounts in 2015

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on December 21st, 2014

Social media has become as much a part of sports fandom as chicken wings, jerseys and watching the big game with friends. Here’s a look at 10 must-follow sports personalities of 2015. — Connor McDavid (@cmcdavid97) hockey player A forward with the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters, Connor McDavid will be the cornerstone of Canada’s ... Read More »

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Desjardins says Hansen looks OK after collapsing on bench and leaving game

By The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER – Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins says forward Jannik Hansen looks to be OK after he appeared to collapse on the bench following a hit during Saturday’s game. “I think everything’s good,” Desjardins said following the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. “He was at the hospital, everything’s checking ... Read More »

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Saturday’s Scoreboard

By The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

Saturday’s Games NHL Los Angeles 4 Arizona 2 Colorado 5 Buffalo 1 Philadelphia 7 Toronto 4 Montreal 4 Ottawa 1 Washington 4 New Jersey 0 N.Y. Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 1 Pittsburgh 3 Florida 1 N.Y. Rangers 3 Carolina 2 (SO) Columbus 3 Chicago 2 (SO) Nashville 6 Minnesota 5 (OT) Vancouver 3 Calgary 2 ... Read More »

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Machida needs just 62 second to finish Dollaway at UFC Fight Night

By John Morgan, The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

BARUERI, Brazil – Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida proved he is still one of the world’s best mixed martial artists, needing just 62 seconds to dispose of C.B. Dollaway. The contest served as the headlining bout of Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway” event. It was Dollaway (15-6) who came out looking ... Read More »

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Tanev’s OT winner helps Canucks snap five-game losing streak over Flames

By Jason Keller, The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER – Chris Tanev scored in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. Radim Vrbata and Yannick Weber scored in regulation for the Canucks (18-11-2), who snapped a five-game winless skid. Ryan Miller made 26 saves in his first win since Dec. 2 at Washington. Johnny Gaudreau and David ... Read More »

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Chargers stay alive in playoff race on Nick Novak’s field goal in OT, beat 49ers 38-35

By Janie McCauley, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime after Philip Rivers rallied San Diego back from a 21-point deficit in the second half, keeping the Chargers’ slim playoff hopes alive with a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. Rivers threw a tying 11-yard ... Read More »

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Canucks forward Jannik Hansen leaves game after collapsing on bench

By The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER – Canucks forward Jannik Hansen appeared to collapse on the bench after taking a hit during the second period of Vancouver’s game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The Canucks announced that Hansen would not return to the game as a precautionary measure. Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman hit Hansen in the corner of ... Read More »

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Spokesman: Muhammad Ali in hospital with ‘mild’ pneumonia; prognosis good, short stay expected

By The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Spokesman: Muhammad Ali in hospital with ‘mild’ pneumonia; prognosis good, short stay expected... Read More »

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Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek have big nights as Flyers down Maple Leafs 7-4

By The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

TORONTO – Claude Giroux scored twice and added two assists, and Jakub Voracek chipped in with four helpers as the Philadelphia Flyers erased an early deficit to thump the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4. Voracek’s four points give him 42 on the season, three more than Dallas Stars’ forward Tyler Seguin. It was Voracek’s second career ... Read More »

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