August 14th, 2020

National Sports

Ottawa Aces make English forward Sam Wilde their sixth player signing

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Aces have made English forward Sam Wilde their sixth player signing. The 24-year-old arrives from the Widnes Vikings. He previously played for the Warrington Wolves and had loan spells with Widnes, the Rochdale Hornets and London Broncos before joining the Vikings permanently in 2018. “It is an incredible coup to have ... Read More »

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Canadian international Alphonso Davies sits out Bayern Munich practice

By The Canadian Press on August 12th, 2020

LAGOS, Portugal – Canadian international Alphonso Davies sat out training Wednesday ahead of Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona. Bayern, citing an adductor problem, said it was a precautionary measure and Davies, a 19-year-old fullback named Bundesliga rookie of the year in June, was expected to be available Friday. The two European powerhouses meet ... Read More »

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Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

By The Associated Press on August 11th, 2020

EDMONTON – Shea Theodore and William Carrier scored 2:17 apart midway through the second period, Robin Lehner made 19 saves against his former team, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round matchup on Tuesday night. Riley Smith scored twice in the third period ... Read More »

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Tuesday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

Tuesday’s Games (All Times Eastern) NHL Playoffs First Round Tampa Bay 3 Columbus 2 (5 OT) (Lightning lead series 1-0) Calgary 3 Dallas 2 (Flames lead series 1-0) Carolina vs. Boston Ppd. (Series tied 0-0) Vegas 4 Chicago 1 (Golden Knights lead series 1-0) — MLB American League Chicago White Sox 8 Detroit 4 Tampa ... Read More »

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Portland beats Orlando 2-1 to claim MLS is Back championship

By Mark Long, The Associated Press on August 11th, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Dario Zuparic’s first goal of the season gave Portland a 2-1 victory against Orlando in the MLS is Back finale Tuesday night. Orlando was slow to react to Diego Valeri’s corner kick in the 66th minute, allowing Eryk Williamson to collect the ball, change direction and take a shot that ... Read More »

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Wingin’ it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th

By Mike Haim, The Associated Press on August 11th, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Barred from playing in Toronto by the Canadian government over concerns ... Read More »

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Canadian featherweight T.J. Laramie earns UFC contract with Las Vegas win

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – Canadian featherweight T.J. (The Truth) Laramie earned a UFC contract Tuesday night with a victory on Dana White’s Contender Series when injured opponent Daniel (Agent Orange) Swain was unable to come out for the second round. The Contender Series, held at the UFC Apex production facility, offers fighters a chance to impress ... Read More »

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Point scores in 5th OT as Lightning beat Blue Jackets 3-2

By The Associated Press on August 11th, 2020

TORONTO – Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way ... Read More »

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Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller

By The Associated Press on August 11th, 2020

TORONTO – Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way ... Read More »

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NHL pushes game back a day after 4 overtimes in playoff opener

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

TORONTO – The opening game of the Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes NHL playoff series was pushed back to Wednesday morning after the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets remained tied at 2-2 after four overtimes on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena. The Bruins-Hurricanes game was originally to start at 8 p.m. ET. It will now start ... Read More »

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Calgary Flames edge Dallas Stars 3-2, strike first in NHL playoff series

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

EDMONTON – Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period and the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday. Rasmus Andersson also scored for Calgary, which advanced to the best-of-seven series by beating the Winnipeg Jets in four games in the best-of-five qualifying round. Denis ... Read More »

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