January 25th, 2021

National Sports

Priestman includes six uncapped players in her first roster as Canada soccer coach

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

Bev Priestman has named six uncapped players in her first roster as coach of the Canadian women’s team. The 34-year-old Priestman, who took over the team in November after Kenneth Heiner-Moller stepped down to take a coaching job in his native Denmark, has named a 29-player squad for a two-week camp ahead of next month’s ... Read More »

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Player with Kamloops Blazers critically injured in weekend snowboard accident

By The Canadian Press on January 25th, 2021

CALGARY – A player with the Western Hockey League Kamloops Blazers has suffered what the league describes as “life-altering injuries” following a weekend snowboarding accident in Saskatchewan. A statement posted by the league says the news about Kyrell Sopotyk is devastating. The 19-year-old forward from Aberdeen, Sask., was entering his third year with the Blazers. ... Read More »

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Kriechmayr edges Odermatt to win super-G in Kitzbühel, Canadian comes sixth

By The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

KITZBÃœHEL, Austria – Austrian skier Vincent Kriechmayr bounced back from two disappointing results in downhill over the weekend to win a men’s World Cup super-G on Monday, while Toronto’s Jack Crawford posted a career-best sixth-place finish. Kriechmayr didn’t have a clean run but he charged all the way down the Streifalm course to edge Marco ... Read More »

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Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through 2nd season

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

LONDON – Frank Lampard was fired by Chelsea on Monday halfway through his second season in charge of the London club after being unable to replicate his success as the club’s record scorer in his first Premier League managerial job. Chelsea has lost five of its last eight Premier League games and dropped to ninth ... Read More »

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Russia confirms it won’t appeal Olympic team restrictions

By The Associated Press on January 25th, 2021

MOSCOW – The Russian anti-doping agency confirmed Monday that it will not file an appeal to further loosen restrictions on its teams at the Olympics and other major sports events. The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia’s name, flag and anthem would be barred from the next two Olympics after backing ... Read More »

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Draisaitl’s game-winner with one second left pushes Edmonton over Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Leon Draisaitl scored the game-winning goal with less than a second left to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Sunday night at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kyle Turris, and Kailer Yamamoto also scored for Edmonton. Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets. The ... Read More »

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Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game

By Dave Skretta, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo’s secondary with ruthless efficiency Sunday night, helping the Chiefs roll to ... Read More »

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Jessica Korda rallies to beat Kang in playoff at LPGA opener, Henderson ninth

By Jeff Babineau, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – For Jessica Korda, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions was all about her ability to just hang in there. Trailing by three shots headed to the back nine at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando on Sunday, she first caught Danielle Kang with a late four-birdie burst to shoot ... Read More »

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A little luck propels Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-2 win over Calgary Flames

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

CALGARY – The Toronto Maple Leafs enjoyed puck luck scoring three goals off deflections in a 3-2 win Sunday over the host Calgary Flames. Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf, Jake Muzzin earned his first of the season and Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto (5-2-0) in an afternoon matinee. Toronto ... Read More »

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4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19

By Marcelo Silva De Sousa, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO – Four soccer players from Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash Sunday while travelling separately from the team after testing positive for the coronavirus, the club said. The club’s president also died in the crash after the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end of the runway while ... Read More »

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Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

By Steve Megargee, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field. Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. With ... Read More »

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