March 23rd, 2017

Southern People

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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The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

LONDON – The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the terrorist attack outside the British Parliament in London was the first subject of discussion when he met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia on Thursday morning in Canberra. Li says that “together, we ... Read More »

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Exhibition adjusts expansion plans

By Lethbridge Herald on March 22nd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Many popular trade shows held at Exhibition Park are big in attendance, but they could be much bigger. Which is why Exhibition Park management hope to secure the funds needed to build a new Trade and Convention Centre that would more than double the space available today. They’ll be coming ... Read More »

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National Arts Centre Orchestra seeks to entertain and educate on Canada 150 tour

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the road this fall with stops in Central and Western Canada from Oct. 19 to ... Read More »

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Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

By Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

TOKYO – Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises for tax and regulatory reform. KEEPING SCORE: ... Read More »

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Alberta government earmarks money for protecting province’s watersheds

By The Canadian Press on March 22nd, 2017

EDMONTON – The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world’s water crisis. The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed councils to address health and ... 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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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

By Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

WESTON, Wis. – A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody. The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex, where officers, including ... 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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