January 22nd, 2018

National Sports

The Latest: Djokovic into 4th round at Australian Open

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia – The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is through to the Australian Open’s fourth round after a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Djokovic took a medical timeout in the second set to have his back and legs massaged, but appeared ... Read More »

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Top-ranked Halep fends off Davis in marathon Round 3 match

By John Pye, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia – Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally fended off Lauren Davis 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 in a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon Saturday to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The third set took 2 hours and 22 minutes and, after wasting three previous chances to serve out the match, Halep ... Read More »

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John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be the oldest living former NHL player, dies

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be the oldest living former NHL player, has died. He was 97. Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969. He played in five different professional leagues between 1940 and 1952, including a stint with the New York Rangers. Webster played 14 games ... Read More »

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Canada’s Olivier Rochon finished third at Lake Placid freestyle skiing aerials

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Canada’s Olivier Rochon finished third on Friday night at a World Cup freestyle skiing aerials event. Rochon of Gatineau, Que., finished with 120.24 points after landing his full double full full, a quadruple twisting triple backflip, in qualifications and during the first final. Jia Zongyang of China won gold (126.99) and ... Read More »

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Pacioretty’s 2 goals lead Canadiens over Capitals, 3-2

By Rich Dubroff, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens break a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens. Antii Niemi, playing in place of Carey Price, who had been in goal for eight consecutive games, ... Read More »

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Kyle Lowry has 24 points as Raptors hold on for 86-83 win over Spurs

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Kyle Lowry scored 24 and added three assists as the Toronto Raptors held on for an 86-83 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, six assists and seven rebounds for Toronto (31-13), which has only lost at Air Canada Centre three times this season. Centre Jonas Valanciunas ... Read More »

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Madison Keys advances to 4th round at Australian Open

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia – Madison Keys is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after starting Saturday’s program on Margaret Court Arena with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ana Bogdan. The 17th-seeded Keys, who lost in the U.S. Open final last year to Sloane Stephens, saved three break points serving for the match, finally ... Read More »

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Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and ... Read More »

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Cardinals trade OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto for 2 pitchers

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Randal Grichuk wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He won’t have to worry about that any more. The Cardinals traded the 26-year-old outfielder to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner ... Read More »

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Whitecaps boss Carl Robinson likes versatility of top two draft choices

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – As Lucas Stauffer prepared to pose for photos with Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson at the MLS SuperDraft, the 22-year-old Creighton defender leaned in and told his new boss: “I’m going to prove you right.” Robinson, a feisty former Welsh international with no shortage of swagger, liked what he heard. “I said ‘You know ... Read More »

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Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher dead at 91

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Legendary hockey writer Red Fisher has died. The Montreal Gazette, where he worked the last 33 years of his career, reported on Friday that Fisher had died at age 91. The Montreal native covered the Canadiens through their glory years starting in 1955 until he retired at age 85 in 2012. His first ... Read More »

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