January 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Rec league boots youth team over racist, offensive jerseys

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

CINCINNATI – A youth basketball team with a sexually suggestive team name has been kicked out of a Cincinnati recreational league after wearing jerseys printed with individual names that observers deemed racist. The team from suburban Kings Mills was dismissed from the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League after an opponent raised concerns during the fourth ... Read More »

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Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

ATLANTA – President Donald Trump got his own national anthem moment Monday when he took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Months after wading into the culture war over protests during the anthem, the president was greeted by tens of thousands in Atlanta with cheers and ... Read More »

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North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

By Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea and reopen a military hotline. The meeting, the first of its kind in about two years, was arranged after North ... Read More »

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Alabama is No. 1 in final AP poll for 11th time; UCF 6th

By Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

ATLANTA – Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game. Unbeaten Central Florida finished sixth. The Crimson Tide received 57 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel after its 26-23 overtime win on Monday night. UCF received the ... Read More »

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Seoul: North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

By Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to co-operate in the Olympics and improve their long-strained ties. The Koreas’ first talks in two years ... Read More »

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Monday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2018

Monday’s Games NHL Columbus 3 Toronto 2 (OT) — AHL Grand Rapids 3 Manitoba 2 (OT) — NBA Toronto 114 Brooklyn 113 (OT) Indiana 109 Milwaukee 96 Houston 116 Chicago 107 Minnesota 127 Cleveland 99 New Orleans 112 Detroit 109 San Antonio 107 Sacramento 100 L.A. Clippers 108 Atlanta 107 Golden State 124 Denver 114 ... Read More »

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Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title

By Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press on January 8th, 2018

ATLANTA – Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at halftime, replacing a struggling Jalen Hurts, and threw three touchdown passes, including the game-ender to give ... Read More »

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Artemi Panarin scores in overtime, Blue Jackets come back to beat Leafs

By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2018

TORONTO – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a difficult time holding back his smile after his team’s come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Bobrovsky made 35 saves, and kept his team hanging around in the third period long enough to erase a two-goal deficit en route to a 3-2 overtime ... Read More »

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Sharks players name Winnipeg worst NHL city to play in during video

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2018

Some members of the San Jose Sharks aren’t too fond of Manitoba’s capital. In a video posted on the Sharks on NBC Sports California Twitter account, three players were asked what the worst city to play in is. All three answered Winnipeg. “Winnipeg. Dark, cold, Internet is a little questionable,” defenceman Justin Braun said. “Internet ... Read More »

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DeRozan helps Raptors beat Nets in OT after Lowry hurt

By Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press on January 8th, 2018

NEW YORK – DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 26.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors shook off a late injury to Kyle Lowry to beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-113 on Monday night. The Raptors lost a 10-point lead in the final 4 1/2 minutes of regulation and ... Read More »

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Raptors’ Lowry lifted to locker-room by teammates after hard fall against Nets

By The Canadian Press on January 8th, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry had to be lifted to the locker-room by teammates after landing hard on his back Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Lowry had just grabbed a rebound with both hands with 1:09 remaining in overtime when he fell hard to the ground. The three-time NBA all-star got ... Read More »

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