January 24th, 2022

National Sports

Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark; Flyers lose 12th straight

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Keith Yandle tied the NHL record for consecutive games played with 964 and the Philadelphia Flyers tied a franchise record with their 12th straight winless game, losing 3-1 to the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Jason Robertson scored the go-ahead goal with 3:25 left and Joe Pavelski added an empty-netter to seal ... Read More »

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Duszak’s ovetime goal gives Toronto Marlies 4-3 road win over Grand Rapids Griffins

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Joseph Duszak scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Marlies a 4-3 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins in an American Hockey League game Tuesday night. Brett Seney scored at 18:05 of the third to force overtime for Toronto (19-12-2-1). Antti Suomela and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the other goals. ... Read More »

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At least 6 reported dead in crush at African Cup soccer game

By Edwin Kindzeka Moki And Isifu Wirfengla, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) – At least six people died in a crush outside a stadium hosting a game at Africa’s top soccer tournament in Cameroon on Monday, a local government official said, realizing fears over the capacity of the Central African country to stage the continent’s biggest sports event. Naseri Paul Biya, the governor of ... Read More »

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Lions QB Michael Reilly announces retirement after 11 seasons

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly has announced his retirement after 11 seasons and two Grey Cup titles. Reilly first joined the Lions in 2010, playing three seasons before departing to play for Edmonton for six more seasons. In 2019 he returned to B.C. to play out the remainder of his CFL career. The ... Read More »

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Argonauts re-sign Canadian defensive back Boateng, add receiver Coxie

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed Canadian defensive back Matt Boateng and signed American wide receiver Damonte Coxie. The 25-year-old Boateng played in 12 games with Toronto last season. The native of Ajax, Ont., had three defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. Boateng had eight defensive tackles and one special teams tackle in ... Read More »

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6 reported killed in stampede at African Cup soccer game

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) – At least six people have died in a stampede outside a stadium hosting an African Cup of Nations soccer game in Cameroon, an official said Monday. Naseri Paul Biya, governor of the central region of Cameroon, said there could be more casualties. The stampede happened as crowds struggled to get access ... Read More »

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Herdman draws on players from clubs in 11 countries for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

Coach John Herdman has drawn on players from clubs in 11 different countries for three crucial World Cup qualifiers. While some players were still in transit after weekend club matches, the Canadian men held their first practice Monday afternoon at Inter Miami’s training ground in Fort Lauderdale. They face a challenging schedule with three matches ... Read More »

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Vancouver Canucks name former agent Emilie Castonguay assistant GM

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Emilie Castonguay to be assistant general manager. She is the first female assistant GM in Canucks history. Jim Rutherford, Vancouver’s president of hockey operations and interim GM, said in a statement that Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations, and managing ... Read More »

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Cooper Gallant looking to become fourth Canadian on Bassmaster Elite Series circuit

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

He caught his first largemouth bass at age five. Nineteen years later, Cooper Gallant is aiming to join the world’s top professional bass circuit. The articulate 24-year-old from Bowmanville, Ont., is preparing for the opening Bassmaster Open event Feb, 3-5 in Kissimmee, Fla. It’s the first of nine tournaments Gallant will fish this year in ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan Roughriders sign receiver Darvin Kidsy, defensive back Will Sunderland

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

The Saskatchewan Roughriders bolstered their roster on Monday with the signings of wide receiver Darvin Kidsy and defensive back Will Sunderland. Both players are U.S. imports with National Football League experience. Kidsy, who split his college football career between North Texas and the University of Texas, spent parts of two seasons with the Washington Football ... Read More »

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Offensive lineman Zack Williams re-signs with Calgary Stampeders

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian offensive lineman Zack Williams. Williams, who was set to become a free agent next month, played all 14 games with the Stamps last season, including 13 starts at left guard. “I’m thankful to the Stampeders organization for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to the season,” Williams, ... Read More »

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