May 24th, 2015

National Sports

Desrocher overtime goal lifts Generals to 5-4 win over Remparts at Memorial Cup

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2015

QUEBEC – Defenceman Stephen Desrocher whipped a shot under the crossbar at 18:07 of overtime to give the Ontario Hockey league champion Oshawa Generals a 5-4 victory over the host Quebec Remparts on Sunday at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Oshawa’s Tobias Lindberg forced extra time with a one-timer from close range on a power play ... Read More »

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With clutch par-saving putt at No. 18, Kirk wins Colonial by a shot over trio including Spieth

By Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth career PGA Tour victory. With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under 268, one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, ... Read More »

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Aaron Sanchez delivers solid start as Blue Jays top Mariners to avoid sweep

By Daniel Girard, The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2015

TORONTO – Aaron Sanchez is getting more comfortable with each outing on the mound. The Blue Jays right-hander, making just his ninth career start, had another solid performance on Sunday as Toronto defeated the Seattle Mariners 8-2. “It’s been flowing and we’re just kind of running with it,” Sanchez (4-4) said after going 6-2/3 innings. ... Read More »

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Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” author, given award by Charlotte Motor Speedway

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – The wife of “American Sniper” subject Chris Kyle was honoured with the Stonewall Jackson Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600. Taya Kyle was introduced to the crowd before NASCAR’s longest race Sunday night. Kyle said her late husband became a NASCAR fan and a supporter of racer Dale Earnhardt ... Read More »

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Former junior star Esposito relives glory days with 2006 Mem Cup champs

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2015

QUEBEC – Attending a reunion of the Quebec Remparts’ 2006 Memorial Cup championship team brought back the good times for former hockey prodigy Angelo Esposito. In those days, the smooth skating centre was considered a candidate to go first overall in the 2007 NHL draft and, while not quite a generational player like Connor McDavid, ... Read More »

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Juan Pablo Montoya edges Penske Racing teammate Will Power to capture second Indy 500 victory

By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable – even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to win the Indianapolis 500. With the same confidence he showed 15 years ago when he routed the field, Montoya sliced his way through the field ... Read More »

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Goins, Encarnacion hit long ball to lead Blue Jays over Mariners 8-2

By Daniel Girard, The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2015

TORONTO – Ryan Goins and Edwin Encarnacion hit two-run homers and Aaron Sanchez had a second straight solid pitching performance as the Toronto Blue Jays pounded the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday. Goins, with his first home run of the season, and Encarnacion, with his eighth of the month, both homered in the fifth inning ... Read More »

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Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indianapolis 500 after late duel

By The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya held off Penske Racing teammate Will Power over the final two laps Sunday to win his second Indianapolis 500. After watching Power jockey for the lead with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon for several laps, Montoya went high into Turn 3 to take over second place, then darted right past ... Read More »

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Too close for comfort: Federer startled by selfie-seeking fan after French Open 1st-round win

By Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

PARIS – Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos – a cellphone selfie. At first, Federer seemed startled. ... Read More »

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Hull relegated, Newcastle survives on final day of EPL season; Allardyce exits West Ham

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on May 24th, 2015

LONDON – Hull was relegated and Newcastle ensured its survival as the Premier League season ended with a series of farewells on Sunday. The final relegation place was the main matter to be determined, with Hull joining Queens Park Rangers and Burnley in the second tier in August after being held 0-0 by Manchester United. ... Read More »

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Canada’s Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital as Indianapolis 500 begins

By The Canadian Press on May 24th, 2015

Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed as the Indianapolis 500 began on Sunday. The photo – of Hinchcliffe in his hospital gown with girlfriend Kirsten – was posted on the Oakville, Ont., native’s Instagram and Twitter accounts. “Kills me not being there, but wishing all 33 (drivers) ... Read More »

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