January 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen wins bronze in 5,000 metres at speedskating World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

ERFURT, Germany – Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen won the bronze medal in the men’s 5,000 metres at a long-track speedskating World Cup on Saturday for his fourth podium finish in as many races in that distance. Bloemen, who holds the world record in the 5,000 set earlier this season, finished Saturday’s race in six minutes 17.11 ... Read More »

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Kripps, Humphries win bobsled World Cup titles

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Canada’s Justin Kripps won his first overall World Cup title after placing third in the last 2-man bobsled race of the season, while compatriot Kaillie Humphries claimed her fourth women’s title on Saturday. Francesco Friedrich, pushed by Thorsten Margis, was fastest in both runs of the men’s race for a combined time ... Read More »

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Chelsea and Arsenal turn on the power with 4-goal shows

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LONDON – Turbo-charged London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal warmed up in style for their midweek League Cup showdown by turning on the goal power in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea ended its recent struggles in front of goal with a 4-0 demolition of Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Hazard (2), Willian and Victor Moses ... Read More »

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Canada’s Humphries, George take silver in women’s bobsled World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries won a World Cup silver medal Saturday in women’s bobsled. Humphries, pushed by former track star Phylicia George of Toronto, finished in one minute 41.64 seconds – 0.29 seconds behind Germany’s Stephanie Schneider. The 32-year-old Humphries won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2010 and 2014. She paired up with ... Read More »

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Medals unlikely as 22 North Koreans head to Winter Olympics

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea. Of all the athletes given late entries in five sports, only the figure skating pair met the qualifying standard on merit. North Korea’s wait ... Read More »

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Defence wins championships, or at least the NFC title

By Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – One team has a suffocating defence. The other has the NFL’s No. 1 unit. Defence should win at least the NFC championship. Two of the league’s elite defences go at it Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the conference title game. “They have a great defence, we ... Read More »

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Jaguars don’t fear Patriots’ history in AFC title matchup

By Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback’s injured throwing hand . Plenty of intrigue for when the Jaguars and Patriots meet in Sunday’s AFC championship game? New England (14-3), the defending Super Bowl champion, ... Read More »

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Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

The Rock told jabronis to know their role long before he travelled to Jumanji. Batista defended championships before he guarded the galaxy. Steve Austin left losers in his path with “Stone Cold” stunners instead of Skullbusters . Before the trio of WWE stars stretched into other entertainment avenues, they had talked trash, flipped middle fingers, ... Read More »

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Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

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

MELBOURNE, Australia – Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open. The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she’ll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second week in the women’s ... Read More »

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England posts huge win over Canadians at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand – England had its way with Canada at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday, winning by a massive 282 runs. England, which won the tournament in 1998, ran up a score of 383 for seven after being put in to bat first. Centuries by Liam Banks (120) and Will Jacks ... Read More »

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IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony. A total of 12 North Korean women’s hockey players will join their South Korea neighbours in a united roster ... Read More »

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