March 23rd, 2017

National Sports

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman

By Beth Harris, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the ... Read More »

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Ducks drub Oilers 4-3, ending goalie Talbot’s night early

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves, and Josh Manson and Patrick Eaves also scored as Anaheim passed Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division with nine ... Read More »

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Canada’s Rachel Homan beats Italy, remains undefeated at world championship

By The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

BEIJING – Canada’s Rachel Homan ran her win streak to double digits at the 2017 world women’s curling championship on Thursday, defeating Italy’s Diana Gaspari 8-5. Homan (10-0) and her Ottawa crew had already locked up first place in the round-robin standings after opening the 12-nation tournament with nine straight wins. The 10th was just ... Read More »

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Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2

By Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – William Nylander and Leo Komarov each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Wednesday night. Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri also scored, and Frederik Andersen had 32 saves as Toronto stayed in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Atlantic ... Read More »

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Calvillo, Simon headline ’17 Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

They spent their CFL careers on different squads but quarterback Anthony Calvillo and receiver Geroy Simon will now forever be teammates. The record-setting performers headline a solid 2017 class named for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Simon and Calvillo were both selected in their first years of eligibility Wednesday night at Mosaic ... Read More »

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Fraser Aird dedicates his first Canada goal to his Scottish father

By The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

EDINBURGH, Scotland – It seemed only fitting that Fraser Aird, who has ties to both countries, was the star man in Canada’s 1-1 tie with Scotland in a soccer friendly Wednesday. Aird, a former Scotland youth and ‘B’ international, scored Canada’s goal and was a threat all night as the underdog Canadians avoided defeat for ... Read More »

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Veteran quarterback Durant says he’s good with departure from Saskatchewan

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

Darian Durant has moved on from a football perspective. Closing the door on 11 years worth of personal memories hasn’t been quite so easy. The veteran quarterback is back in Regina for CFL Week, just over two months after Saskatchewan dealt his rights to Montreal. Not long after, Durant, 34, signed a three-year deal with ... Read More »

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Bertrand Charest doesn’t deny having had sex with some students: lawyer

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Bertrand Charest doesn’t deny having had sex with some of his teenage ski students but disagrees with his portrayal by the Crown and his alleged victims, one of his lawyers said Wednesday. “There were sexual relationships between Mr. Charest and certain of the (alleged) victims,” Antonio Cabral said outside the courtroom after ... Read More »

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For Oregon Ducks coach Dana Altman, it’s old home week at KC regional

By Eric Olson, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dana Altman is back in his old stomping grounds for the NCAA Midwest Regional. Until he left for Oregon in 2010, the 58-year-old Nebraska native had spent his entire childhood and all but one of his first 26 years as a head coach at schools no more than a three-hour drive ... Read More »

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With two red cards in three MLS games, discipline issues continue for Whitecaps

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

VANCOUVER – With his team starting to show attacking promise in a scoreless stalemate, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Brek Shea cut the feet out from under Toronto FC defender Nick Hagglund to earn a deserved yellow card over the weekend. Feeling aggrieved about a foul he thought should have been called seconds earlier, Shea swore at ... Read More »

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Former Eskimos defensive back Larry Highbaugh dies at the age of 67

By The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

Larry Highbaugh, the speedy defensive back-kick returner who helped the Edmonton Eskimos win six Grey Cups, has died. He was 67. The Eskimos confirmed Highbaugh’s death Wednesday. A cause was not provided. “We will forever be proud he donned the Green and Gold and extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all affected ... Read More »

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