January 25th, 2021

National Sports

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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Morgan Reilly’s three assists lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 win over Flames

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

CALGARY – Morgan Reilly’s three assists helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the host Calgary Flames on Sunday. 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 the afternoon matinee. Mitch Marner assisted ... Read More »

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Minnesota Whitecaps overcome four-goal deficit for 6-5 shootout win over Toronto Six

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Jonna Curtis and Hayley Mack scored in the shootout to earn the Minnesota Whitecaps a come-front-behind 6-5 win over the Toronto Six in National Women’s Hockey League action Sunday. Minnesota (2-0) trailed 5-1 during the second period. Mikyla Grant-Mentis had the lone shootout goal for Toronto (0-1-1). Mack, Sydney Baldwin, Haylea ... Read More »

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Suter scores first 3 NHL goals as Blackhawks beat Red Wings

By Jay Cohen, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

CHICAGO – Pius Suter scored his first three NHL goals, Kevin Lankinen made 25 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Sunday for their second straight win. Connor Murphy and Mattias Janmark each had a goal and an assist as Chicago swept its two-game set with Detroit after beginning the ... Read More »

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Canadian speedskater Heather McLean just misses out on winning World Cup bronze medal

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS – Winnipeg’s Heather McLean was fourth in a World Cup long-track speedskating event Sunday. McLean posted a time of 37.522 seconds in a women’s 500-metre race, finishing just 0.11 seconds from winning a bronze medal. McLean won bronze Saturday over 500 metres. She also finished 11th in the 1,000-metre race Sunday. Ottawa’s Isabelle ... Read More »

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Canadian bobsleigh teams just miss out on medals at World Cup event

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

KONIGSSEE, Germany – Canadians Christine De Bruin and Sara Villani just missed capturing a medal Sunday in a women’s two-man World Cup bobsleigh event. De Bruin, of Stony Plain, Alta., and Villani, of Norval, Ont., posted a time of one minute 42.27 seconds. That left them just .10 seconds out of third behind Americans Elana ... Read More »

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Canada’s David scores winner as Lille joins Paris Saint-Germain atop French league

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

RENNES, France – Canadian international Jonathan David scored in the 16th minute to lift Lille to a 1-0 win over Rennes in French Ligue 1 play Sunday. The victory at Roazhon Park moved Lille (13-2-6) level on points with league-leading Paris Saint-Germain (14-4-3). David’s fourth league goal of the season came off an in-swinging corner ... Read More »

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‘I think it’ll be a perfect fit’: Dubois eager for fresh start with Winnipeg Jets

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2021

Pierre-Luc Dubois isn’t about to let his final moments with the Columbus Blue Jackets colour his future. The star centre had already publicly expressed his desire to move on from Ohio when Columbus coach John Tortorella benched him early in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay for a listless performance. On Saturday, Dubois got ... Read More »

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Chelsea, Leicester beat second-tier clubs in FA Cup

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

LONDON – Tammy Abraham scored three times as Chelsea beat Luton 3-1 while Leicester had to rally against another second-tier club before ousting Brentford by the same score to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Abraham scored twice in a seven-minute span in the first half. Jordan Clark profited from the ... Read More »

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Elderly fan’s streak of Packers playoff games will go on

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. – An 85-year-old Green Bay Packers fan who has never missed a playoff game at Lambeau Field thought her streak was coming to an end this week until two charitable brothers heard her story. Fritzie Neitzel, of Green Bay, went to her first Packers game with her father in October 1945, when ... Read More »

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Heat planning to bring back some fans, with help from dogs

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2021

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season ... Read More »

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