April 22nd, 2024

National Sports

Canadian Cory Johnston moves closer to registering first Elite Series victory

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

PALATKA, Fla. – Canadian Cory Johnston is the man to beat heading into the final round of the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River. Johnston, of Cavan, Ont., will carry a 14-pound lead into Sunday’s round as he chases his first-ever Elite Series win. Johnston’s five-fish bag weighed 23 pounds two ounces ... Read More »

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Red-hot Scheffler posts 63, leads RBC Heritage by one shot

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was relentless as ever Saturday with another bogey-free round at the RBC Heritage, an 8-under 63 that gave him a one-shot lead and left him one round from joining some rare company. Not since Bernhard Langer in 1985 has a Masters champion won the following ... Read More »

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Adzija, Kosta guide Boston to 2-1 PWHL victory over New York

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Lexie Adzija and Nicole Kosta both had a goal and an assist to propel Boston to a 2-1 victory over New York in Professional Women’s Hockey League action on Saturday. Adzija used an assist from Kosta to score her sixth goal of the season for Boston (6-4-2-9). Boston grabbed a 1-0 ... Read More »

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Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge strikes out four times, hears boos on promotional bobblehead day

By Larry Fleisher, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees captain Aaron Judge was booed by New York fans on his bobblehead day after he struck out for the fourth time in Saturday’s 2-0, 10-inning loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. “I’ve heard worse and I’d probably be doing the same thing in their situation,” Judge said after his 10th ... Read More »

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Two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza retires from tennis

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

MADRID (AP) – Two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza announced she’s retiring from professional tennis at age 30 after an extended time away from the court. “I feel that it is time to retire and open up a new chapter in my life,” the former world No. 1 told a news conference in Madrid on Saturday. ... Read More »

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Norris Trophy favourites Hughes, Josi headline Canucks-Predators playoff series

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

Vancouver Canucks coach Rick Tocchet knows the Nashville Predators are looking for ways to shut down his star defenceman. He and his staff are doing the same to the Predators The work isn’t easy, though. Starting on Sunday, the first-round playoff series between the Canucks and Predators pits two favourites for this year’s Norris Trophy ... Read More »

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Manchester City beats Chelsea with late Silva goal to make FA Cup final

By James Robson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2024

Manchester City’s European rule is over – its domestic dominance is not. Bernardo Silva’s late goal secured a 1-0 win against Chelsea in their FA Cup semifinal Saturday. That ensured City maintained its pursuit of back-to-back domestic doubles in the week its Champions League defence was ended by Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola’s team had to ... Read More »

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Nurse scores twice, Toronto beats Montreal 3-2 in OT before record crowd in PWHL

By Daniel Rainbird, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

MONTREAL – Sarah Nurse scored twice, including the overtime winner, and Kristen Campbell made 37 saves as Toronto defeated Montreal 3-2 before a record crowd in the Professional Women’s Hockey League on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre. The 21,105 attendance set a high-water mark for a women’s hockey game, exceeding the 19,285 set when ... Read More »

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Canadian men face tough road at Paris Olympic rugby sevens qualifier in Monaco

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

The Canadian men have been drawn in Pool B with Britain, China and Uganda at the World Rugby Sevens Repechage in June in Monaco. Twelve men’s and 12 women’s teams will compete in the last-ditch qualifier to decide the last remaining men’s and women’s team to complete the rugby sevens field at this summer’s Paris ... Read More »

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Canada’s Marco Arop wins men’s 800 metres in Diamond League opener

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

XIAMEN, China – Canadian runner Marco Arop won Saturday’s men’s 800 metres in the season-opening Diamond League meet. The 25-year-old from Edmonton posted a time of one minute 43.61 seconds and held off a charge by Kenyan runner-up Wycliffe Kinyamal, who crossed the line in 1:43.66 at Egret Stadium. “It’s my fastest season opener and ... Read More »

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Nylander’s status for Maple Leafs’ playoff opener against Bruins remains unclear

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2024

BOSTON – William Nylander’s status for the Maple Leafs’ playoff opener remains unclear. The Toronto winger missed Friday’s practice and wasn’t on the ice for his team’s morning skate Saturday ahead of Game 1 against the Boston Bruins. Head coach Sheldon Keefe declined to discuss Nylander’s availability following both on-ice sessions. Nylander, 27, reached 40 ... Read More »

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