August 14th, 2020

National Sports

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

By Mike Haim, The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Magneuris Sierra hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins overcame Toronto’s seven home runs to outlast the Blue Jays 14-11 Wednesday night in the final game of their season-opening, three-week road trip. Bo Bichette went 5 for 5 for the Blue Jays, a day after homering during ... Read More »

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Carter Hart, Flyers beat Canadiens 2-1 in Game 1

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied the game, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in the opener of their first-round playoff series Wednesday. Ivan Provorov had the other goal for the Flyers, who will look to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup ... Read More »

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Raptors rally past Sixers to give Griffin a coaching win

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining, giving the Toronto Raptors a 125-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday that made a winner of Adrian Griffin. Raptors coach Nick Nurse let his assistant coach run the team and they responded with a late ... Read More »

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Canada’s Taylor Pendrith ready for first major on PGA Tour at U.S. Open

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Taylor Pendrith is ready to showcase his game on the biggest stage in golf. The product of Richmond Hill, Ont., earned his way into his first career major on Sunday when he qualified for the U.S. Open as one of the top five players in the Korn Ferry Tour rankings. It’s been a long road ... Read More »

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Bruins beat Hurricanes 4-3 in 2 OT in game delayed 15 hours

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Patrice Bergeron scored early in the second ovetime and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start. The game scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday night started the next morning at 11 after the Columbus ... Read More »

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Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

By The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

EDMONTON – Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday. Colorado dominated the Coyotes through the first two periods, outshooting them 29-7, yet couldn’t get anything ... Read More »

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Simon Fraser University drops the ‘Clan’ as sports team name

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

VANCOUVER – Varsity sports teams at Simon Fraser University will soon have a new name after the school’s president announced it is retiring the ‘Clan’ moniker following a community engagement process. In a letter, Andrew Petter says student views were the most important factor influencing the decision to change the Clan name, which is a ... Read More »

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Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

By John Wawrow, The Associated Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – Josh Bailey scored a shorthanded goal 6:52 into the third period and the New York Islanders overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Wednesday in a hard-hitting opener to the first-round playoff series. Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee scored 1:54 apart spanning the second intermission. Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 ... Read More »

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Nurse steps down for a night, promotes Griffin to head coach vs. Philly

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Whether it’s as a player or coach, Adrian Griffin said there’s no better practice than actual games. The Toronto Raptors assistant was promoted to head coach for Wednesday’s seeding-round game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and planned to cherish the opportunity. “Well, I think coach (head coach Nick Nurse) is an awesome human being. He understands ... Read More »

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Leafs dissect another disappointing season: ‘Words aren’t going to fix this’

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

TORONTO – One by one, the Maple Leafs sat down in front of their laptops, iPads and smart phones to face the music – from a distance via video conferencing, of course – following another season that started with big dreams and ended with a resounding thud. Long faces and monotone responses greeted reporters’ questions ... Read More »

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Canada’s Taylor Pendrith ready for pro debut on PGA Tour at U.S. Open

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

Taylor Pendrith is ready to showcase his game on the biggest stage in golf. The product of Richmond Hill, Ont., earned his way into the second major of the season on Sunday when he qualified for the U.S. Open as one of the top five players in the Korn Ferry Tour rankings. It’s been a ... Read More »

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