April 22nd, 2024

National Sports

OHL Roundup: Mangone overtime hero as Spirit take 3-2 series lead over Greyhounds

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

Calem Mangone scored 7:53 into overtime to lift the Saginaw Spirit over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3-2 on Friday in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Saginaw has a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven second-round series. Matyas Sapovaliv and Hunter Haight had goals in regulation time for Saginaw. Nolan Lalonde made 32 saves for the ... Read More »

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The Heat are headed to Boston after ousting the Bulls 112-91 in East play-in finale

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2024

MIAMI (AP) – Tyler Herro scored 24 points and was an assist shy of a triple-double, rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 21 points and the Miami Heat grabbed the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, running away from the Chicago Bulls 112-91 in a play-in tournament elimination game Friday night. Kevin Love scored 16 ... Read More »

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Nelly Korda 1 shot back through 36 holes at Chevron Championship as she chases 5th straight victory

By Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2024

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) – Nelly Korda, seeking to tie an LPGA Tour record with her fifth straight win, shot a 3-under 69 on Friday in the second round of the Chevron Championship, leaving her one shot behind leaders Atthaya Thitikul and Jin Hee Im in the year’s first major. Korda began the day two ... Read More »

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Coyotes’ move to Salt Lake City elicits opposing responses in 2 cities

By John Marshall, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2024

PHOENIX (AP) – NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sat next to the former Arizona Coyotes owner in a downtown Phoenix hotel meeting room, trying to put a positive spin on the funeral for a franchise. Later Friday, Bettman sat next to the new Coyotes owner in Salt Lake City to bask in the excitement of the ... Read More »

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Collin Morikawa part of 4-way tie for the lead at Hilton Head. Scottie Scheffler lurks 3 shots back

By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2024

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Collin Morikawa had another solid round Friday in the RBC Heritage with a 5-under 66 and appears to be getting back to the reliable form that made him a two-time major champion. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler’s form never seems to change. Even after an emotionally taxing victory at Augusta ... Read More »

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U.S. FAA to probe baseball coach in cockpit during a flight from Denver to Toronto

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

LOS ANGELES – Authorities in the United States are investigating after a video surfaced on social media of a hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies sitting in the cockpit of an aircraft “at cruise altitude,” while bound for Toronto. A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration says an investigation is underway but it will not ... Read More »

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WNBA exhibition in Edmonton rescheduled to accommodate possible Oilers playoff game

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

EDMONTON – The WNBA exhibition scheduled for next month at Edmonton’s Rogers Place has been rescheduled to accommodate a potential Game 7 in the Oilers’ first-round NHL playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings. The pre-season game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm had originally been scheduled for Sunday, May 5. However, ... Read More »

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Canadian pro fisher Cory Johnston moves into top spot in Elite Series event

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

PALATKA, Fla. – Canadian pro fisher Cory Johnston took a huge step toward securing his first-ever Elite Series win Friday. Johnston, of Cavan, Ont., brought in a five-fish limit weighing 27 pounds eight ounces — the day’s heaviest bag — to take the overall lead at 50 pounds 11 ounces after the second day of ... Read More »

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Winning culture, new arena keys to player retention in Calgary, say Flames

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

CALGARY – Winning more games and the construction of a new arena will convince more NHL players that Calgary is a desirable place to play, some Flames said as they headed for the exits Friday. Calgary finished 17 points out of the playoffs with a 38-39-5 record, and missed the post-season a second straight year. ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs, Bruins set to renew playoff hostilities: ‘Here we go again’

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

BOSTON – Auston Matthews has closed the book on his staggering regular season. The Maple Leafs sniper came one shot – one crossbar – short of becoming just the ninth player in NHL history to reach 70 goals in a campaign. Toronto’s star attraction and his teammates limped over the finish line with four straight ... Read More »

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TSS Rovers FC replace Victoria Highlanders in Canadian Championship field

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2024

TSS Rovers FC are replacing the inactive Victoria Highlanders in this year’s Canadian Championship and will face Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League in the preliminary round. The Highlanders secured the Canadian championship berth by winning League1 B.C. in July. But the club announced earlier this month that it will not operate a men’s ... Read More »

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