November 12th, 2019

National Sports

Adam Werner shines in NHL debut, MacKinnon with four points as Avs beat Jets 4-0

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Adam Werner made 40 saves in his NHL debut and Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and two assists as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Tuesday for their third straight victory. Werner’s shutout is shared with Pavel Francouz, who started in net for the Avalanche but only lasted 31 seconds ... Read More »

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Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

By Janie McCauley, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired at the end of the season following 13 years and three championships with San Francisco. The Giants made the announcement late ... Read More »

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Jonathan Drouin scores winner, Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in shootout

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

MONTREAL – Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored in the third period for the Canadiens (10-5-3), who were down 1-0 after two. Carey Price stopped 33-of-35 shots. Eric Robinson and Zach ... Read More »

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Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Washington went against baseball’s trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39 per cent of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team’s 51-season history, Houston came within one win of its second championship ... Read More »

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Reaction to Don Cherry marks ‘a divisiveness in Canadian social life,’ says prof

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

TORONTO – When sociology professor Kristi Allain saw that “Hockey Night in Canada” commentator Don Cherry was fired for on-air, anti-immigrant remarks Monday, she was hopeful that it spoke to a change in Canadian social values, and an intolerance of racism. But then she logged onto Twitter and saw the reactions. While some have been ... Read More »

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Nurse, who flew 26 hours to play for Canada, says every game crucial

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

Every game is important in Canada’s quest for an Olympic women’s basketball medal in Tokyo. That’s why Canadian star and globetrotter Kia Nurse was nonchalant about flying 26 hours to Edmonton for her team’s second round of Olympic qualifying this week. Or about dropping everything once again for the third and final qualifying round in ... Read More »

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Raptors’ Anunoby diagnosed with eye contusion, will not play against Blazers

By The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

TORONTO – Raptors forward OG Anunoby has been diagnosed with a contusion to his right eye and will not play in Toronto’s game at Portland on Wednesday. The Raptors said on Twitter that Anunoby saw a specialist today in Los Angeles, who made the diagnosis. The Raptors did not provide any further details or a ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs getting Zach Hyman back, but are now without Mitch Marner

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

TORONTO – As the Maple Leafs sluggishly went about the early part of the NHL schedule, head coach Mike Babcock would often point to the new faces in the lineup and the new systems being implemented as reasons for his team’s uninspiring start. Toronto’s head coach also went out of his way to mention the ... Read More »

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Drug violation threatens Canadian show jumping team’s entry into Tokyo 2020

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

Canada’s participation in show jumping at the 2020 Olympic Games is in peril because of a doping infraction at the Pan American Games. Canadian rider Nicole Walker has been provisionally suspended by equestrian’s world governing body for testing positive for a cocaine metabolite at this year’s Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru. After finishing fourth ... Read More »

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Popular Coach’s Corner segment at crossroads after Cherry departure

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

TORONTO – Sportsnet brass made the call to end Don Cherry’s nearly four-decade run on Hockey Night in Canada’s “Coach’s Corner” after his rant over the weekend. Their next big decision may be even tougher. With his bombast, insight, experience and over-the-top delivery, Cherry created an institution with his appearances on the popular Saturday evening ... Read More »

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Canada’s Lakatos races to 13th career world para championship gold

By The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos claimed his 13th career gold medal at the world para athletics championships with a win in the men’s T53 800-metres Tuesday. Lakatos, from Dorval, Que., won in a time of one minute 40.59 seconds. He also set a new championships record in the event when ... Read More »

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