April 24th, 2018

National Sports

Boeser, Barzal and Keller nominated for Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

NEW YORK – Vancouver Canucks right-winger Brock Boeser, New York Islanders centre Mathew Barzal and Arizona Coyotes centre Clayton Keller were named the three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Sunday by the NHL. The Calder Trophy is awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition.” Boeser, ... Read More »

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Ak Bars Kazan upsets CSKA Moscow to win KHL’s Gagarin Cup

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

MOSCOW – Russia’s Ak Bars Kazan won the Kontinental Hockey League’s Gagarin Cup for the third time in its history on Sunday with a surprise 4-1 series win over CSKA Moscow. Ak Bars won Game 5 1-0, with ex-Edmonton Oilers wing Rob Klinkhammer scoring the winning goal on the power play early in the third ... Read More »

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Torres makes debut as young Yankees beat Blue Jays 5-1

By Mike Fitzpatrick, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

NEW YORK – Luis Severino pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, prized prospect Gleyber Torres went 0 for 4 in his big league debut and the youthful New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday. Didi Gregorius homered, No. 9 batter Austin Romine laced a two-run double and rookie Miguel Andujar had ... Read More »

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Tied up: Giannis’ tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4

By Genaro C. Armas, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Boston’s Marcus Morris missed a 14-footer at the buzzer with Khris Middleton’s hand in his face to ... Read More »

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Gardiner, Leafs feel Bruins curse lifted after 4-3 Game 5 win in Boston

By David Alter, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

TORONTO – Jake Gardiner and his teammates from the Toronto Maple Leafs have learned to keep their composure. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Saturday. Toronto held a 4-1 lead 11:55 into the second period and hung on to cut Boston’s advantage ... Read More »

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Man City celebrates title, Wenger’s farewell starts with win

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

MANCHESTER, England – Manchester City’s jubilant fans ran onto the field in their thousands, singing and dancing as the Premier League champions’ title celebrations exploded into life at Etihad Stadium. The mood was more muted at Emirates Stadium at the start of Arsene Wenger’s long goodbye to Arsenal. City and Arsenal enjoyed big home wins ... Read More »

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Bouchard outlasts Tsurenko in Fed Cup; Canada leads Ukraine 2-1

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

MONTREAL – Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., outlasted Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), to give Canada a 2-1 lead over Ukraine in a best-of-five Fed Cup World Group II playoff on Sunday. The two hours 46-minute marathon left both players barely able to remain standing in the third set, but Tsuranko looked to be ... Read More »

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Rawsthorne’s try lifts Wolfpack over Raiders 16-12; Toronto wins ninth in a row

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

BARROW-IN-FURNESS, United Kingdom – Nick Rawsthorne’s try in the 49th minute followed by a Ryan Brierley conversion gave the Toronto Wolfpack a 16-12 win over the Barrow Raiders on Sunday in the fifth Round of the Challenge Cup. Gareth O’Brien and Bob Beswick also had tries as Toronto won its ninth straight game in all ... Read More »

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Rodrigue perfect as Canada shuts out Swiss at men’s under-18 worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Olivier Rodrigue made 17 saves as Canada shut out Switzerland 5-0 on Sunday in preliminary play at the under-18 men’s world championship. Allan McShane had a power-play goal and an assist to lead the Canadian (3-0) offence. Alexis Lafreniere, Aidan Dudas, Chase Wouters and Raphael Lavoie also scored. Akira Schmid stopped 34 ... Read More »

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Nadal beats Nishikori to win Monte Carlo Masters

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2018

MONACO – Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal also became the first male tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 11 times – 13 years after his first title here. It gave him a ... Read More »

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‘When everybody leaves: Counselling key to help Humboldt move on after bus crash

By The Canadian Press on April 22nd, 2018

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Mary-Jane Wilkinson is worried about what will happen to families and a community grieving the dead and the injured in a tragic hockey bus crash earlier this month in Saskatchewan. Funerals have been held and residents of Humboldt where the junior league Broncos are based face the return to their daily routines. ... Read More »

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