April 24th, 2018

National Sports

Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

By Matthew Coles, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah’s first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Joe Ingles, who ... Read More »

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Andersen makes 42 saves as Maple Leafs down Bruins 4-3 to force Game 6

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

BOSTON – Frederik Andersen finished off an energy drink as he prepared to speak with reporters. Then he paused to take a sip of water in the middle of his first answer. The exhausted Toronto goalie had earned every drop. Andersen made 42 saves as the Maple Leafs survived a furious third-period charge from the ... Read More »

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Canada fails to advance to quarters at World Rugby Sevens Series in Japan

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

KITAKYUSHU, Japan – Kathy Baker scored a try in extra time as Ireland topped Canada in a consolation Challenge Trophy semifinal Sunday at the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Canada, which failed to advance to the Cup quarterfinals for the first time, will play Japan for 11th place later Sunday. The Canadian team was ... Read More »

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Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

By Dave Campbell, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota’s slow-to-develop, up-and-down defence has finally started to shine, against this high-octane Houston team no less. There’s been no wait quite like the one for a win by the Timberwolves in the playoffs, though. Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to ... Read More »

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A’s lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – A’s lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem Saturday night in Oakland’s 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox. Manaea struck out 10, walked two and threw 108 pitches to finish off Oakland’s first no-no since Dallas Braden tossed a ... Read More »

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Leafs down Bruins 4-3 to force Game 6

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

BOSTON – Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday to force a sixth game in their first-round playoff series. Connor Brown and Andreas Johnsson also scored for the Leafs, who still trail ... Read More »

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Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Rockets 121-105 in Game 3

By Dave Campbell, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 in Game 3 on Saturday night for their first post-season victory in 14 years. Jeff Teague scored ... Read More »

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NBA fines Wizards’ Markieff Morris, Celtics’ Marcus Morris

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games. Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against ... Read More »

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Short-handed Toronto FC fall to Houston Dynamo 5-1

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

HOUSTON – With its top stars sidelined in preparation of the second leg of Toronto FC’s CONCACAF Champions League final against Chivas Guadalaraja in Mexico next week, head coach Greg Vanney still expected his reserves to compete against Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Despite their efforts, Toronto FC fell 5-1 to Houston, putting the defending MLS ... Read More »

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Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

By Brett Martel, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday. Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point ... Read More »

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Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron returns to lineup for Game 5 against Leafs

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

Boston centre Patrice Bergeron returned to the Bruins’ lineup for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Bergeron was a surprise late scratch with an upper-body injury ahead of Boston’s 3-1 victory in Game 4 on Thursday in Toronto. The Bruins lead the series 3-1 and can ... Read More »

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