April 24th, 2018

National Sports

Amir Khan stuns Canada’s Phil Lo Greco to win first fight in 2 years

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

LIVERPOOL, England – Former world champion Amir Khan won his first fight in two years by stopping Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds on Saturday. Fighting in a British home ring for the first time in five years, Khan sent Lo Greco to the canvas inside 30 seconds. Moments later, he pinned the Toronto native ... Read More »

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Bouchard impressive, Andreescu injured as Canada splits Fed Cup openers

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – Playing at home and being back with Canada’s Fed Cup team had Eugenie Bouchard looking like her old dominant self again. The Westmount, Que., native, aiming to regain the form that once put her among the world’s best players, defeated Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-2, 7-5 in World Group II action Saturday. The ... Read More »

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Quioto, Dynamo snap 4-game winless skid, beat Toronto FC 5-1

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

HOUSTON – Romell Quioto had a goal and two assists, Joe Willis made six saves and the Houston Dynamo beat Toronto FC 5-1 on Saturday to snap a four-game winless streak. Mauro Manotas, a 22-year-old in his fourth season with the Dynamo (2-2-2), scored in the third minute, Jose Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva made added ... Read More »

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Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series. Braden Holtby made 16 of his 39 saves in the third period to help Washington get to ... Read More »

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Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

By Fred Goodall, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career post-season goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday to end the first-round series in five games. ... Read More »

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76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

MIAMI – Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round. The 76ers lead the Eastern Conference series 3-1 and can close out the Heat ... Read More »

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White Sox reliever Farquhar has brain hemorrhage during game

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

CHICAGO – White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and regained ... Read More »

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Once among the best in the league, Raptors bench has struggled in the playoffs

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Toronto Raptors’ second unit was so strong in the regular season that the team ran a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign suggesting their entire “bench mob” win the NBA’s sixth man of the year award. But the second unit that could once be counted on to maintain leads, and even close out games ... Read More »

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Ciman makes mark in return to Montreal, LAFC beats 10-man Impact 5-3

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – Former Impact defender Laurent Ciman could not have anticipated a better return to Montreal. Ciman scored in his first game back at Saputo Stadium since being traded in the off-season as expansion-side Los Angeles FC overcame an Ignacio Piatti hat trick to defeat the 10-man Impact 5-3 on Saturday afternoon. Ciman’s goal, a ... Read More »

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White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

CHICAGO – White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning , and was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital ... Read More »

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Judge homers, Yankees use 7-run 6th to beat Blue Jays 9-1

By Jeffrey Metallo, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge hit an early homer off respected Twitter rival Marcus Stroman, then scored on a disputed play during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 Saturday. Judge put the Yankees up 2-0 with his sixth homer, a two-run drive ... Read More »

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