April 22nd, 2024

National Sports

Musgrove goes 7 innings and Bogaerts homers as the Padres beat the Blue Jays 6-3

By Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2024

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Joe Musgrove pitched seven innings for the first time since July 4 and Xander Bogaerts homered for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Musgrove improved to 4-0 against the Blue Jays, who picked him in the first round of ... Read More »

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QMJHL: Voltigeurs beat Phoenix 6-1 to advance to final four

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The Drummondville Voltigeurs have punched their ticket to the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League semifinals. The visiting Voltigeurs zapped the Sherbrooke Phoenix 6-1 on Sunday at Palais des Sports Leopold-Drolet to win their best-of-seven quarterfinal series in six games. Noah Reinhart scored twice and added two assists for the Volts, who led ... Read More »

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Canadian Cory Johnston registers first career Elite Series victory in Florida

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

PALATKA, Fla. – Cory Johnston finally has his first Elite Series victory. Johnston, of Cavan, Ont., emphatically captured the circuit event on the St. Johns River on Sunday. Johnston’s final five-fish limit weighed 19 pounds nine ounces, giving him 93 pounds six ounces overall to finish over 21 pounds ahead of runner-up Brad Whatley of ... Read More »

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Leafs look regroup, solve Bruins’ riddle in Game 2; Nylander’s status remains unclear

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

BOSTON – Sheldon Keefe’s team was in a similar position 12 months ago. The Maple Leafs dropped their playoff opener to the Tampa Bay Lightning before roaring back to capture the Original Six franchise’s first series in nearly two decades. A weight was finally lifted. The fan base rejoiced, if only briefly. Despite suffering a ... Read More »

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Canada thumps Czechs, Dutch to stay unbeaten at mixed doubles curling worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Kadriana Lott and Colton Lott finished off a dominant Sunday with an 11-0 victory over the Netherlands’ Vanessa Tonoli and Wouter Goesgens at the world mixed doubles curling championship. The Canadians earned an 8-3 win over Czechia’s Zuzana Paulova and Tomas Paul earlier Sunday. Canada improved to 3-0 to sit atop Group ... Read More »

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Bus carrying Quebec youth baseball players crashes, injuring coach

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

MONTREAL – A Quebec youth baseball coach was seriously injured after a bus carrying players to a training camp in Florida veered off the road early Saturday morning. Mathieu Adam, who coaches the team from Marie-Rivier secondary school in Drummondville, QC, says the bus was travelling through the state of Virginia when the incident occurred, ... Read More »

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Canada stays unbeaten with 8-3 victory over Czechia at mixed doubles curling worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Kadriana Lott and Colton Lott continued their winning ways with an 8-3 victory over Czechia’s Zuzana Paulova and Tomas Paul on Sunday at the world mixed doubles curling championship. The Canadians got off to a hot start before the Czechs conceded with two ends remaining. Ahead 2-1 after the second end, Canada ... Read More »

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Strong Canadian showing in NHL playoffs is good news for fans

By Thomas MacDonald, The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

For Russ Jericho, seeing the Edmonton Oilers enter the Stanley Cup playoffs is the culmination of an unlikely passion. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Jericho said he was first exposed to hockey at age 13 when he was searching for something to watch on TV one evening and came across a new channel ... Read More »

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Five things to know about the NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2024

In 1993 Kim Campbell became Canada’s first female prime minister, the fidget spinner and Beanie Babies were rolled out, the World Wide Web became a thing, Jurassic Park was the most popular film, the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series – and the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. In fact, those talented Canadiens ... Read More »

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Whitecaps take advantage of Sounders’ red cards to net 2-0 win

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

SEATTLE (AP) – Seattle’s Jackson Ragen was sent off for a red card in the 43rd minute, Alex Roldan was forced to leave in the 75th and the Vancouver Whitecaps took full advantage to post a 2-0 Major League Soccer victory over the Sounders on Saturday night. Ragen left the Sounders (1-4-3) a man down ... Read More »

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Sports scoreboard for Saturday, April 20, 2024

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

Saturday’s Scoreboard NHL Playoffs First Round Boston 5 Toronto 1 (Boston leads best-of-seven series 1-0) Carolina 3 N.Y. Islanders 1 (Carolina leads best-of-seven series 1-0) — PWHL Toronto 3 Montreal 2 (OT) Ottawa 4 Minnesota 0 Boston 2 New York 1 — AHL Abbotsford 3 Calgary 2 Manitoba 4 Texas 1 Cleveland 4 Toronto 3 ... Read More »

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