January 25th, 2021

National Sports

Blue Jackets deal unhappy Dubois to Jets for Laine, Roslovic

By Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After Pierre-Luc Dubois was benched for lack of effort two days ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday traded the unhappy star centre to the Winnipeg Jets for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. Dubois, Columbus’ top-line centre, made it clear when he signed a two-year contract before the season that he wanted ... Read More »

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Canadians Kripps, Stones take fourth place in World Cup two-man bobsleigh competition

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

KONIGSSEE, GERMANY – Canadians Justin Kripps and Cam Stones were fourth Saturday in a World Cup two-man bobsleigh competition. Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., and Stones, of Oshawa, Ont., finished with a combined time of one minute 39.84 seconds. Austrians Ben Maier and Kristian Huber were third in 1:39.65. “I think we executed well,” Kripps said. ... Read More »

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Patient approach helps Canadian Reece Howden capture World Cup ski cross gold medal

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

IDRE FJALL, SWEDEN. – Being patient paid off handsomely for Canadian Reece Howden on Saturday. After sitting back for most of the final, the 22-year-old from Cultus Lake, B.C., came on to capture the gold medal in a World Cup ski cross competition. It was his second World Cup win in just over a month. ... Read More »

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COVID-19 scare prompts cancellation of Canada-U. S. soccer scrimmage in Florida

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

A COVID-19 scare caused Canada’s planned scrimmage with the U.S. to be called off Saturday in Bradenton, Fla. The Canadian men had been scheduled to play two 70-minute soccer scrimmages against the Americans. Both teams are in camp, in separate bubbles, at the IMG Center. But four inconclusive tests from players/staff in the Canadian camp ... Read More »

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Kilduff, Shelly combine to lead Metropolitan squad to 3-0 NWHL win over Toronto Six

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Leila Kilduff scored two first-period goals while Sonjia Shelly stopped 19 shots to lead the Metropolitan Riveters past the Toronto Six 3-0 in National Women’s Hockey League action Saturday. Kilduff opened the scoring at 1:43 of the first for the Riveters (1-0) before putting the home team ahead 2-0 at 18:59. ... Read More »

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Blondin, Dubreuil both claim silver medals at ISU World Cup speedskating competition

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands – Canadians Ivanie Blondin, Laurent Dubreuil and Heather McLean captured medals Saturday at the ISU World Cup speedskating event. That gives Canada five medals overall at its first World Cup competition of the season. Blondin, of Ottawa, won a silver medal in the women’s mass start, finishing in eight minutes 34.460 seconds. Valerie ... Read More »

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Canadian Marion Thenault takes third spot in World Cup freestyle aerials competition

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

MOSCOW – Canadian Marion Thenault finished third in a World Cup freestyle ski aerials event Saturday. It was the first career podium finish for the 20-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que. Thenault qualified for the final in third spot and maintained that position to secure the bronze medal. The Canadian began competing on the NorAm circuit in ... Read More »

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Humphries wins another monobob gold, leads 1-2 finish for US

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Kaillie Humphries got her second win in as many attempts in a monobob sled this season Saturday, leading a gold-silver finish for USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Humphries, a Canadian now representing the U.S., had the fastest time in both heats and finished in 1 minute, 46.75 seconds. She was 0.62 seconds ahead ... Read More »

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Canadian Katherine Stewart-Jones earns career-best World Cup cross-country ski finish

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

LAHTI, FINLAND – Canadian Katherine Stewart-Jones had a career-best 24th place finish Saturday in a women’s World Cup cross-country ski event. Stewart-Jones, of Chelsea, Que., posted a time of 41 minutes 8.6 seconds in the women’s 15-kilometre skiathon. Cedrine Browne, of Saint-Jerome, Que., was 27th – her best-ever skiathon finish – in 41:30.0, marking the ... Read More »

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Winnipeg Jets acquire forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in deal with Columbus Blue Jackets

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Columbus landed forwards Patrick Laine and Jack Roslovic in the deal. Winnipeg will also retain 26 per cent of Laine’s salary. Dubois, 22, had a goal in five games this season after leading Columbus last ... Read More »

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Own goal eliminates FA Cup holder Arsenal at Southampton

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2021

SOUTHAMPTON, England – Defending-champion Arsenal was eliminated from FA Cup competition following a 1-0 fourth-round loss Satuday to Southampton. Adding insult to injury was the defeat came the result of Gabriel’s own goal. His decision to try to block a shot from Kyle Walker-Peters proved costly for Arsenal. Right-back Walker-Peters was allowed plenty of space ... Read More »

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