October 24th, 2020

National Sports

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on October 20th, 2020

ARLINGTON, Texas – Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series played amid the pandemic. Kershaw dominated for six innings, Bellinger and Betts homered and the Dodgers chased a wild Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning for ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs sign forward Ilya Mikheyev to two-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Ilya Mikheyev have agreed to a two-year, US$3.29 million contract extension. The team announced the deal, which carries an average annual value of $1.645 million, on Tuesday. Mikheyev was a restricted free agent and reportedly heading to arbitration before the two sides agreed to the extension. The ... Read More »

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Déjà vu: Rashford haunts PSG as United wins 2-1 in Paris

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on October 20th, 2020

PARIS – It was a case of déjà vu as Marcus Rashford returned to haunt Paris Saint-Germain, scoring with another late winner as Manchester United won 2-1 in their opening Champions League group game on Tuesday. Two seasons ago United knocked PSG out in dramatic style to reach the competition’s quarterfinals, with a nerveless Rashford ... Read More »

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CONCACAF League match postponed after positive COVID-19 tests ahead of kickoff

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

A Scotiabank CONCACAF League match between Haiti’s Arcahaie FC and Belize’s Verdes FC was postponed just hours before kickoff Tuesday after four players and four staff members from Verdes FC have tested positive for COVID-19. There was no immediate word from CONCACAF on when the preliminary-round match might be rescheduled. It was scheduled to take ... Read More »

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Team Tracy Fleury adds longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

Team Tracy Fleury, a foursome that appears close to a breakthrough on the Canadian women’s curling scene, has brought in longtime skip Sherry Middaugh as coach to help get them to the top. Middaugh will try to guide the rink back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this season and aim to set them up ... Read More »

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York 9 FC sign Argentine midfielder Mateo Hernandez from Club Atletico Colon

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

TORONTO – York 9 FC has signed attacking midfielder Mateo Hernandez from Argentina’s Club Atletico Colon. The 22-year-old Argentine, who can operate centrally or on either flank, signed for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season, with further options for 2022 and 2023. He made seven first-team appearances for Colon last year and played in in ... Read More »

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Mitch Marner on Maple Leafs’ off-season additions: ‘They believe in what we can do’

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

TORONTO – Mitch Marner texted Jake Muzzin the moment he heard rumblings Joe Thornton might be interested in signing with the Maple Leafs. Muzzin, who played against Thornton in the Western Conference and alongside him for Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, confirmed the chatter. The Toronto defenceman quickly followed up by offering ... Read More »

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Vancouver Canucks’ Adam Gaudette has lots to prove with new one-year contract

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

Vancouver Canucks centre Adam Gaudette knows there’s a certain amount of risk with his new one-year contract, but says the wager is nothing new. “I think a guy like me, every year’s kind of a bet-on-himself year,” he said on a video call Tuesday. “I’ve always had to work for everything I’ve got and that’s ... Read More »

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Canadian bowler Francois Lavoie back on track after pandemic lockdown rust

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

Bowling is a game of repetition, so Francois Lavoie’s game suffered when he was separated from his sport during the pandemic lockdown. But the Canadian showed he is back on track with a perfect game in the round of 16 at the 2020 PBA Playoffs, picking up a US$10,000 bonus. It marked the PBA Tour’s ... Read More »

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Raptors president Ujiri’s lawyers refer to officer’s allegations as ‘fabrication’

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – Lawyers for Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri say a law enforcement officer’s court motion should be denied, calling allegations about a confrontation between the two at the 2019 NBA Finals “a complete fabrication.” Ujiri’s legal team filed its response on Monday to Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland’s motion to the United ... Read More »

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Manitoba senior hockey team changes Indigenous name to Bombers

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2020

MORDEN, Man. – A senior hockey team in a small Manitoba city has changed its name following a push against the use of Indigenous names and caricatures as mascots. The team in Morden, located about 100 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, was previously named the Redskins, a derogatory term used to describe Indigenous people. The team’s ... Read More »

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