January 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Carey downs Englot 10-5 for Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open title

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

CAMROSE, Alta. – Chelsea Carey won the Canadian Open curling tournament Sunday, downing Michelle Englot 10-5. Carey scored four in the eighth end to turn a close game into a blowout. The Calgary skip started strong with a deuce in the first end but Englot replied to tie it in the second. Carey also scored ... Read More »

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Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goal

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, England – Harry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st goal of the season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton on Sunday. Kane has scored 99 Premier League goals overall. Southampton went ahead at St. Mary’s Stadium in the 15th minute after Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez deflected the ball into his own ... Read More »

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Canada’s Blondin wins gold in 3,000 metres at speedskating World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

ERFURT, Germany – Canada’s Ivanie Blondin won gold in the women’s 3,000-metre race Sunday at the ISU World Cup while compatriot Alex Boisvert-Lacroix took bronze in the men’s 500. Blondin, from Ottawa, won her fourth individual medal on the World Cup circuit this season and first gold. It’s also the first win for the Canadian ... Read More »

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Oilers hire four-time Stanley Cup champion Coffey as skills development coach

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

EDMONTON – The Oilers have hired former Edmonton star and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Paul Coffey as a skills development coach. The team announced the hiring Sunday in a release. Coffey, who played over 21 seasons in the NHL, won four Stanley Cups, including three with the Oilers. The Weston, Ont., native ranks second ... Read More »

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US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher says the organization is “beyond shocked and ... Read More »

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Jesse Puljujarvi’s three-point effort leads Oilers over Canucks

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

EDMONTON – Jesse Puljujarvi had a goal and two assists and Patrick Maroon scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers had a strong showing in their return from a week-long break, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Saturday. Jujhar Khaira and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (21-23-3), who have won three games in a ... Read More »

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Wiggins scores 29 as Wolves rally past Raptors 115-109

By Andres Ybarra, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had all 22 of his points in the second half as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-109 on Saturday night. Playing without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, the Wolves managed to overcome Towns’ early foul trouble and ... Read More »

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Wozniacki into Aussie Open quarterfinals vs Suarez Navarro

By John Pye, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia – Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova on Sunday. After her close call in the second round – she had to save two match points and ... Read More »

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Englot beats Jones, will face Carey in Canadian Open women’s final

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

CAMROSE, Alta. – The finals are set at the Canadian Open. Winnipeg’s Michelle Englot toppled Sochi Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones 10-4 in the semifinals on Saturday to grab her spot in the championship draw at the fourth Grand Slam of Curling event of the season. She will play Calgary’s Chelsea Carey, who downed South ... Read More »

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Carrick caps third-period comeback, Maple Leafs beat Senators 4-3

By Darren Desaulnier, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – Connor Carrick scored the winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs erased a two-goal deficit in the third period Saturday to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3. Carrick took a wrist shot from the point that went over the shoulder of Craig Anderson and in at 8:58 of the third period. The Ottawa netminder didn’t ... Read More »

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Pastrnak scores twice as Bruins extend point streak to 16, beat Habs 4-1

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – David Pastrnak scored two goals and set up another as the Boston Bruins defeated Montreal on Saturday night 4-1 to sweep a set of three games in an eight-day period over the Canadiens. Torey Krug had a goal and two assists and Riley Nash added an empty-net goal for Boston (27-10-8), which extended ... Read More »

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