October 24th, 2020

National Sports

Skate America opens shortened, coronavirus-impacted season

By Barry Wilner, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

When U.S. figure skaters and a few foreigners training in this country kick off the season at Skate America this weekend, it could be a rare opportunity to display their wares. So they will relish the chance to get on the ice for competition, knowing that two Grand Prix series events and the Grand Prix ... Read More »

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Milestone sponsorship deal keeps pro women’s hockey association goals in sight

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic has been harder for women’s pro sports than men’s because of the financial gap between the two. Women’s hockey in Canada was already in transition before the pandemic threatened to halt its progress. The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) will continue its pursuit of a pro league this winter with ... Read More »

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Canadian Milos Raonic earns spot in quarterfinals at European Open

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

ANTWERP, Belgium – Canada’s Milos Raonic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Open. The No. 5 seed, from Thornhill, Ont., beat Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie 7-5, 7-6 (4) in a second-round match at the ATP Tour 250 hard-court event on Thursday. Raonic never faced a break point. He had 19 aces and won ... Read More »

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Rays win to square series…Chambers leaves Penn State

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The World Series is tied at a game apiece following the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brandon Lowe (low) drove in three runs with a pair of homers while the Rays were building a 5-0 lead. Joey Wendle added a two-run double and three RBIs for ... Read More »

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The Latest: Werder Bremen player tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ German soccer club Werder Bremen says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team’s training session has been cancelled. The club didn’t name the player. It says he is isolating at home and is not ... Read More »

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Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

By Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas – Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied after two in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended post-season slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at one game apiece. ... Read More »

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CPL champion Forge FC ready for CONCACAF League opener in El Salvador

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Forge FC returns to action Thursday, almost five weeks after capturing its second straight Canadian Premier League title. This time the Hamilton team’s opposition is El Salvador’s CD Municipal Limeno in a CONCACAF League preliminary-round game at Estadio Cuscatlan. “I think the guys are in good spirits,” Forge coach Bobby ... Read More »

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Financially troubled Toronto Wolfpack could learn fate soon as early as next week

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – It looks like the future of the Toronto Wolfpack could be decided as early as next week. The financially troubled transatlantic team faces a Friday deadline to file its response to questions from English rugby league authorities. And potential new owner Carlo LiVolsi is expected to address a subsequent Super League board meeting ... Read More »

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Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles’ 8-3 win received a 5.1 rating and was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox from 8:06 p.m. to 11:41 p.m. EDT on ... Read More »

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Bayern routs Atlético 4-0 to start Champions League defence

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

MUNICH – Bayern Munich picked up where it left off in the Champions League, starting its title defence with a 4-0 rout of Atlético Madrid on Wednesday after overcoming the club’s first coronavirus case. Kingsley Coman netted twice as Bayern took its winning streak to 12 straight games in Europe’s premier competition, with Leon Goretzka ... Read More »

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Tagliafico’s own-goal gives Liverpool 1-0 win at Ajax

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

AMSTERDAM – Liverpool’s makeshift defence held firm and a fortunate goal earned Jurgen Klopp’s team a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in their Champions League opener at the empty Johan Cruyff Area. Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico turned a mishit shot by Sadio Mane into his own net in the 35th minute for the only ... Read More »

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