January 16th, 2017

National Sports

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

By Josh Dubow, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Joel Ward scored a short-handed goal and took a hard hit to assist on Timo Meier’s goal, helping the San Jose Sharks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Monday for just their third win in eight games. Brent Burns and Chris Tierney also scored and Joe Thornton had an empty-netter as ... Read More »

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Red Wings’ Vanek scores, Coreau blanks Canadiens in 1-0 win

By Larry Lage, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

DETROIT – Thomas Vanek scored late in the second period and Jared Coreau earned his second shutout, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Detroit won consecutive games at home for the first time since starting the season 4-0 at Joe Louis Arena as part of its ... Read More »

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Los Angeles Charger Orlando Franklin purchases home-town association

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Orlando Franklin is looking to give back. The Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman purchased the Scarborough Minor Football Association on Monday. It’s the same program Franklin played for as a youth before moving to Florida, where he played high school football in Delray Beach. Franklin went on to play collegiately at Miami before ... Read More »

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Senators believe big second half will land them NHL playoff spot

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators aren’t in a playoff spot at the halfway mark of the season, but considering the challenges they’ve faced through the first 41 games of the year they feel pretty good that won’t be the case by the end of the season. After starting the season with a new head coach, ... Read More »

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‘Empowered’ rookies driving Maple Leafs; franchise records likely to fall

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – When Mike Babcock first pondered his potential lineup for the 2016-17 season, he was uncertain whether the Maple Leafs could dress so many rookies and still find success. “For me to be able to tell you who was all going to be on the team and that, I couldn’t even do that for ... Read More »

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Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office. On what usually is a sleepy federal holiday at the White House, Cubs players filed into the White House East Room on Martin Luther King Day for Obama’s final ceremony for a championship sports team. Even sweeter for ... Read More »

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Chiefs’ playoff loss tough for Canadian Duvernay-Tardif to accept

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

It’s an ending Laurent Duvernay-Tardif didn’t see coming and will need time to accept. The NFL season came to a bitter close for Kansas City’s Canadian offensive lineman Sunday night with Pittsburgh’s 18-16 road win over Chiefs in an AFC divisional playoff game. The loss was the Chiefs’ ninth in 10 playoff games and fifth ... Read More »

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Edmonton Eskimos sign international wide receiver Vidal Hazelton

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos have signed Vidal Hazelton, who joined the team’s practice roster last year after being part of a wide receiver purge by Toronto. The New York native had 27 receptions for 361 yards and three touchdowns in eight games for the Argonauts last season when he was cut along with Kevin ... Read More »

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AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on return

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are “working really hard” to bring him back to the club. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because negotiations are ongoing. The sides are discussing one-, two- and three-year agreements. The ... Read More »

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Backstrom named first star of the week as surging Capitals move to top of NHL

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

NEW YORK – Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left-wing Brock McGinn are the NHL’s three stars of the week. Backstrom led the league with seven assists and 10 points in four contests as the Capitals extended their overall winning streak to nine games and moved to the ... Read More »

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Canadian midfielder Bernier signs final one-year contract with Impact

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

MONTREAL – Midfielder Patrice Bernier has signed to play one last season with the Montreal Impact. The MLS club announced Monday that the 37-year-old from Brossard, Que., will play this season and then become a coach in the team’s academy next year. “I am very excited to be able to finish my playing career at ... Read More »

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