January 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Blue Bombers sign veteran quarterback Darian Durant to one-year deal

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added veteran depth to the quarterback position by signing Darian Durant to a one-year contract. Winnipeg announced the deal on Saturday night. Durant, a 12-year CFL veteran, is expected to play behind starter Matt Nichols. The 35-year-old Durant spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes after 10 years with ... Read More »

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Jordyn Huitema scores three goals, Canada qualifies for semis at U-20 championship

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

COUVA, Trinidad And Tobago – Jordyn Huitema scored three times as Canada beat host Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 on Saturday at the CONCACAF women’s under-20 championship, securing the Canadians a spot in the tournament semifinals. Aaliyah Prince put Trinidad and Tobago (0-2-0) ahead in just the third minute before Canada responded with four straight goals. ... Read More »

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Australian Open: Nadal, Wozniacki to play 4th-round matches

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia – Top-seeded Rafael Nadal was set to continue his quest for a second Australian Open title when he played Diego Schwartzman in an afternoon match on Rod Laver Arena. Fourth-round singles play began Sunday, with third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov facing local hope Nick Kyrgios in a marquee night matchup. Also playing in the round ... Read More »

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Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new coach after quick search

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans have hired Houston defensive co-ordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey. The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news conference is scheduled for Monday. Vrabel was the ... Read More »

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Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler score in shootout as Jets edge Flames

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

CALGARY – Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Flames 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, snapping Calgary’s seven-game winning streak. Little opened the shootout with a wrist shot inside the goal post on Mike Smith. After Mark Jankowski and Sean Monahan were stopped by Connor Hellebuyck and Smith ... Read More »

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Drury, Serwa fourth in World Cup races; Simmerling’s Olympic dream over

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – A series of crashes left Canada off the podium in the last ski cross World Cup before the Pyeongchang Games, and one ended one athlete’s Olympic dreams completely. After winning her quarterfinal heat, Vancouver’s Georgia Simmerling crashed in her semifinal just before the last jump leading up to the finish line, breaking ... Read More »

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Former Stampeders quarterback Jerry Keeling dies at 78

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

Former Calgary Stampeder Jerry Keeling, who quarterbacked the team to the 1971 Grey Cup title, has died. He was 78. The Stampeders announced his death Saturday in a press release. Keeling – known as “Bones” to his teammates because of his slender build – joined the Stampeders in 1961 after a standout career at the ... Read More »

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Canadians Drury, Serwa take fourth place in ski cross World Cup races

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – Canadians Kevin Drury and Kelsey Serwa finished just off the podium Saturday in their respective World Cup ski cross races. Drury, of Toronto, crashed mid-race in the men’s four-man big final, bringing down two other competitors with him. Paul Eckert of Germany easily won the race, while Austria’s Christoph Wahrstoetter and Switzerland’s ... Read More »

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Jones advances to semifinals at Canadian Open, Homan loses in quarters

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

CAMROSE, Alta. – Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg downed Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 6-3 on Saturday in quarterfinal play at the Canadian Open. Jones scored a deuce in the second end and three in the fourth before adding a single in the seventh and final end. She shot 82 per cent to Tirinzoni’s 74. ... Read More »

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Kingsbury’s streak of 13 straight moguls wins ends; finishes second to Horishima

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Mikael Kingsbury’s winning streak is over. The Deux-Montagnes, Que., freestyle moguls skier finished second to Japan’s Ikuma Horishima at a World Cup meet on Saturday at Mont-Tremblant. That ended Kingsbury’s streak at 13 consecutive World Cup wins dating to Jan. 28, 2017. The 25-year-old appeared to stumble briefly after the first of ... Read More »

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Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal power

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LONDON – Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick to inspire runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday. The Argentina striker put City in front in the 34th minute before adding a second goal from the penalty spot in the 63rd. Jacob Murphy briefly worried home ... Read More »

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