September 20th, 2018

National Sports

Fresh-faced Calgary Flames team posts 4-1 victory over Vancouver Canucks

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Spencer Foo scored the eventual winner as a young Calgary Flames squad earned a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. Matthew Phillips, Andrew Mangiapane and Jusso Valimaki also scored for the Flames. Winger Brendan Leipsic put up the Canucks’ only goal. Calgary’s David Rittich stopped all 26 of Vancouver’s shots ... Read More »

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Max Domi sucker punches Aaron Ekblad in NHL preseason game

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi’s sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was “gutless.” Domi was given a match penalty for punching Ekblad in the nose in the third period in the Panthers’ 5-2 exhibition victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Ekblad left the game, at the NHL’s request, and ... Read More »

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Luongo calls Domi ‘gutless’ after sucker punching Ekblad in pre-season game

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi’s sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was “gutless.” Domi was given a match penalty for punching Ekblad right in the nose in the third period of Wednesday’s pre-season game between Montreal and Florida, which the Panthers won 5-2. Ekblad left the game, at the league’s request, ... Read More »

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Mexico’s Tigres downs Toronto FC 3-1 in Campeones Cup battle of champions

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

TORONTO – Jesus Duenas scored twice to help Tigres UANL defeat Toronto FC 3-1 Wednesday night as the Mexican and MLS champions faced off in the inaugural Campeones Cup. The result was a measure of revenge for the Mexicans, ousted by Toronto in March in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals on the away goals rule. ... Read More »

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Dadonov and McCann power Panthers past Canadiens 5-2 in pre-season game

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Evgenii Dadonov and Jared McCann each scored twice as the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Wednesday in NHL pre-season action. Nick Bjugstad added an empty-net goal for Florida. Roberto Luongo played the first two periods, making 20 saves on 21 shots. His replacement, Michael Hutchinson, stopped 11-of-12 shots in the ... Read More »

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Oskar Lindblom helps Flyers beat Rangers 6-4

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2018

NEW YORK – Oskar Lindblom had two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 6-4 in exhibition play Wednesday night. Corban Knight had a goal and two assists, Dale Weise, Mikhail Vorobyov and German Rubtsov added goals, and Scott Laughton had three assists. Brian Elliott started for Philadelphia ... Read More »

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Orioles avoid three-game sweep with 2-1 over Blue Jays

By Todd Karpovich, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2018

BALTIMORE – Rookie DJ Stewart hit his first major league home run and the Baltimore Orioles used five pitchers to avoid a three-game sweep by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Wednesday night. The Orioles bounced back one night after taking their 108th loss of the season, the most since moving to Baltimore in 1954. ... Read More »

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Tyler Ennis leads Maple Leafs past Senators 4-1 in pre-season game

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Tyler Ennis scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Wednesday to sweep their two-game pre-season series. The two teams played Tuesday night in Lucan, Ont., as part of Kraft Hockeyville Canada with Toronto taking a 4-1 victory. Auston Matthews, and Jeremy Bracco scored for the Leafs on ... Read More »

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UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should be eligible to fight by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. The decision means the 31-year-old Jones could ... Read More »

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Canadian owner Brad Grant close to winning Pacing Triple Crown with Stay Hungry

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

DELAWARE, Ohio – A terrific 2018 harness-racing season could get even better for Canadian Brad Grant. The trucking magnate from Milton, Ont., watched his filly, Atlanta, win the Hambletonian on Aug. 4. Three hours earlier, his colt, Stay Hungry, captured the Cane Pace, the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown. Stay Hungry added the ... Read More »

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Ty Rattie, Jesse Puljujarvi stepping up on right wing for Oilers in camp

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – Ty Rattie and Jesse Puljujarvi are stepping up at training camp for the Edmonton Oilers, a team that has wide open competition at the right wing spot and needs to shore it up to rise in the standings this season. The journeyman Rattie scored twice in a pre-season game Tuesday against Vancouver, and ... Read More »

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