April 22nd, 2024

National Sports

Czechs wrap up third place in Group A with rout of Swiss at women’s hockey worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2024

UTICA, N.Y. – Natalie Mlynkova had three goals and an assist as Czechia wrapped up third place in Group A at the world women’s hockey championship with a 6-1 win over Switzerland on Tuesday. Tereza Vanisova and Daniela Pejsova each had a goal and an assist for the Czechs, who finished with two wins and ... Read More »

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Devils All-Star Jack Hughes out for the rest of the season, will have shoulder surgery

By Tom Canavan, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Devils All-Star forward Jack Hughes is going to miss the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury that will require surgery this week. The Devils announced the decision Tuesday less than two hours before they were to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in their penultimate home game ... Read More »

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Injured Demko, Lindholm nearing returns to Vancouver Canucks

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2024

VANCOUVER – A couple of key players could soon be back in the Vancouver Canucks’ lineup as the team prepares for the post-season. All-star goalie Thatcher Demko and forward Elias Lindholm were both on the ice for practice Tuesday, although Demko left before the session ended. Head coach Rick Tocchet said the Canucks (48-22-8) have ... Read More »

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Prank war: Wild’s Marc-André Fleury, Avalanche’s Brandon Duhaime decorate each other’s vehicles

By Pat Graham, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

DENVER (AP) – Colorado forward Brandon Duhaime has put the brakes on pulling pranks after losing all four of his tires and seeing a garden planted on the hood of his car. Chalk up another win for Minnesota goaltender Marc-André Fleury, Duhaime’s former teammate who is the master of mischief. Duhaime started the prank war ... Read More »

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Athletes drove the choice of Toronto for swim trials, says Swimming Canada chief

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2024

Athletes in favour of Toronto as a Plan B for the Olympic and Paralympic swim trials drove the decision to relocate there from Montreal, says the head of Swimming Canada. Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Centre was built for the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games and was the site of Olympic and Paralympic trials in 2016 ... Read More »

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Red Sox honour 2004 championship team, Tim Wakefield’s family ahead of home opener

By Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

BOSTON (AP) – When the Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals to capture the World Series title in 2004 to end their 86-year title drought, Johnny Damon was one of the first to grab the trophy. He immediately found Tim Wakefield – who’d bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to the ... Read More »

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McIlroy brimming with confidence as he sets out to complete career Grand Slam

By Dave Skretta, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Rory McIlroy made that familiar turn off Washington Road and onto Magnolia Lane a year ago, the one that seems to suck in those fortunate enough to make it back in time, and felt as certain as ever that it was his time to win the Masters. After all, McIlroy had ... Read More »

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Champions League matches go ahead despite Islamic State terror threat

By The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

NYON, Switzerland (AP) – This week’s Champions League games are going ahead as scheduled despite an Islamic State terror threat, the governing body of European soccer said Tuesday. Several posters circulated on social media alleging to be from the Al-Azaim Foundation – a media arm of ISIS-K – called for attacks at the four stadiums ... Read More »

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John Calipari departs Kentucky after 15 years, saying the program ‘needs to hear another voice’

By Gary B. Graves, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – John Calipari is stepping down as Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach after 15 years, saying Tuesday on social media that the “program probably needs to hear another voice” amid reports that he’s closing in on a deal with Arkansas to take over that Southeastern Conference program. Calipari posted a video on X, ... Read More »

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Veteran cornerback Peters anxious to join Hamilton Tiger-Cats

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2024

HAMILTON – He’s still adjusting to life with a different team, but Jamal Peters is comfortable with his new colours. The veteran cornerback will suit up with Hamilton in 2024 following three seasons with the archrival Toronto Argonauts. While that means getting used to a new city and team, Peters will have no issues donning ... Read More »

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Jones beaten 9-2 by Wrana in wild opening draw of Players’ Championship

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2024

TORONTO – Jennifer Jones’s final tournament as part of a four-player team got off to a rocky start with a six-end 9-2 loss to Sweden’s Isabella Wrana on Tuesday at the Grand Slam of Curling’s season-ending Players’ Championship. Winnipeg’s Jones, who started with the hammer, scored twice in the first end before Wrana scored the ... Read More »

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