October 16th, 2021

National Sports

Run Down: Eagles’ ground game obsolete in 28-22 loss to Bucs

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The loudest ovation of the game from Eagles fans came on a routine 5-yard run by Miles Sanders. Oh, the fans in their green jerseys stood and cheered, sarcastic ones directed at coach Nick Sirianni for calling only the third running play of the game and with Philadelphia trailing by 21 points ... Read More »

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Cavalry FC sit atop CPL soccer standings after 2-1 win over York United

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

CALGARY – A goal by Sergio Camargo and an own-goal by York lifted short-handed Cavalry FC 2-1 over United on Thursday, and into first place in the Canadian Premier League. Isaiah Johnston put York on the scoreboard with a goal in the fifth minute, taking a through ball from Julian Ulbricht and beating Cavalry ‘keeper ... Read More »

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Kartye’s hat trick lifts the Soo Greyhounds to 6-3 OHL win over Barrie

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

BARRIE, Ont. – Tye Kartye scored a hat trick to lead the Soo Greyhounds to a 6-3 victory Thursday over the Barrie Colts in Ontario Hockey League action. All three were power-play goals, his third the insurance goal at Sadlon Arena. Luc Brzustowski, Cole Mackay and Bryce McConnell-Barker scored one apiece for Sault Ste. Marie. ... Read More »

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Sabres, minus Eichel, open season with 5-1 rout of Canadiens

By John Wawrow, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Victor Olofsson and Anders Bjork scored 2:01 apart in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres followed a tumultuous summer with a stunning season-opening 5-1 win over the injury-depleted Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Overcoming initial questions of lacking offense and leadership with deposed captain Jack Eichel’s future in Buffalo uncertain, ... Read More »

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Senators beat Leafs 3-2 just hours after signing Tkachuk on a solid opening day

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators couldn’t have asked for a better start to the regular season. Not only did they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday, they signed Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year contract extension hours earlier. Tyler Ennis led the way with a goal and an assist, while Chris Tierney and Alex ... Read More »

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Bloemen, Weidemann set records en route to more national titles

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

Olympic champion Ted-Jan Bloemen and rising Canadian star Isabelle Weidemann raced to records and more national titles at the Canadian long-track speedskating championships on Thursday. The 35-year-old Bloemen, who won gold and silver at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, set an Olympic Oval track record in the men’s 10,000 metres, finishing in a time of 12:41.55. ... Read More »

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Priestman looks to turn her Olympic champion team into a perennial contender

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

One day after the Canadian men turned heads with an impressive 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Panama, Canada women’s coach Bev Priestman talked of turning her Olympic champion team into a perennial contender. “I think the challenge that I’ll put to the group moving forward is to really change the face of this country, ... Read More »

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Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan scores twice in Lyon’s Champions League Group D win

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

DÉCINES-CHARPIEU, France – Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan scored twice Thursday in Lyon’s 5-0 win over Portugal’s Benfica in UEFA Women’s Champions League Group D play Thursday. The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ont., opened the scoring off a corner after goalkeeper Carolina Vilao’s attempted clearing punch only sent the ball off the back of teammate Catarina Amado. ... Read More »

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Oatmeal, protein and rest are key for Canadian 80-and-over Boston Marathon champion

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

When Canada’s Keijo Taivassalo was about 100 metres from the Boston Marathon finish line earlier this week, he noticed a runner with grey hair ahead of him. Taivassalo thought it was possible the man could also be in the 80-and-over age group, so he made a furious sprint to the finish to catch him. “My ... Read More »

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Canada says spitting incident triggered bad blood in World Cup win over Panama

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – The melee after the final whistle of Canada’s 4-1 win over Panama on Wednesday was apparently triggered by a spitting incident. A Canada Soccer spokesman confirmed Thursday that Canadian wingback Richie Laryea said a Panama player had spat at him in the dying minutes of the World Cup qualifying game at BMO Field. ... Read More »

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Elizondo turns to rookie quarterback Cornelius as Elks continue to struggle

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

Edmonton Elks head coach Jaime Elizondo wants to ignite a spark for his reeling team, but his plan has burned franchise quarterback Trevor Harris. A healthy Harris won’t dress for Friday’s rematch at home against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Instead, Elizondo has tapped rookie backup Taylor Cornelius as the starter and Dakota Prukop comes off ... Read More »

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