March 28th, 2017

National Sports

Monday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

Monday’s Games NHL Buffalo 4 Florida 2 Nashville 3 N.Y. Islanders 1 Detroit 4 Carolina 3 (OT) Tampa Bay 5 Chicago 4 (OT) St. Louis 4 Arizona 1 Calgary 4 Colorado 2 — NBA New York 109 Detroit 95 Toronto 131 Orlando 112 San Antonio 103 Cleveland 74 Oklahoma City 92 Dallas 91 Sacramento 91 ... Read More »

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Monahan scores team-leading 26th goal as Flames double up Avalanche

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

CALGARY – Sean Monahan scored his team-leading 26th goal and added three assists Monday night as the Calgary Flames inched closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 4-2 victory over the floundering Colorado Avalanche. With six games remaining, Calgary can clinch a playoff spot for just the second time in the last eight seasons ... Read More »

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Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again

By Joedy McCreary, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. – Andreas Athanasiou crashed into Eddie Lack as he scored in overtime Monday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory over Carolina on a play that left the Hurricanes goalie with a frightening injury. Lack remained down for several minutes before he was taken off on a stretcher, with both teams ... Read More »

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DeMar DeRozan leads Raptors past Magic 131-112; Toronto wins sixth straight

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points to lead the Toronto Raptors in a 131-112 rout of the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Cory Joseph had a double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 assists as Toronto (45-29) won its sixth straight. Norman Powell’s shooting was lethal for the Raptors, getting 16 points including ... Read More »

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Aaron Sanchez allows five runs in spring training loss to Phillies

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Aaron Sanchez allowed five runs, four of them earned, in 3 1/3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 7-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night in Grapefruit League action. Sanchez gave up five hits, walked three and struck out two in his short start. Roberto Osuna was charged with the ... Read More »

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Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women’s team

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women’s national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women’s world championship, which players threatened to boycott if ... Read More »

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UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

By Doug Feinberg, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night. Hamilton’s Kia Nurse added 11 points for top-seeded UConn (36-0), which will face Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas in the national semifinals. The ... Read More »

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Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

By Eric Olson, The Associated Press on March 27th, 2017

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the spotlight during Final Four week. They also don’t think it will matter once the games begin. “You can play in the national championship game nine years in ... Read More »

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‘Only have 15 or 20 minutes:’ Backcountry enthusiasts can’t count on fast rescue

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

CALGARY – Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn’t assume help will arrive quickly if something goes wrong. Snowboard star Mark McMorris, already an Olympic medallist and a favourite at next year’s Winter Games, was hurt badly while attempting a jump in the backcountry near ... Read More »

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Carroll misses second game in a row with sore back as Raptors host Magic

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

TORONTO – Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll will miss his second consecutive game tonight as Toronto hosts the Orlando Magic. Carroll has a sore back from a bad fall he took in Thursday’s 101-84 win in Miami. P.J. Tucker was slated to start in Carroll’s place. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey also said that all-star point ... Read More »

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Anderson’s quiet perseverance as wife Nicholle battles cancer inspires Senators

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Craig Anderson’s quiet perseverance has spoken volumes for the Ottawa Senators. The Senators’ No. 1 goaltender has missed parts of the season to be with his wife Nicholle as she battles a rare form of throat cancer. Yet through 34 games Anderson is 22-10-0-2, and his ability to remain focused has been an ... Read More »

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