April 21st, 2018

National Sports

Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron ‘optimistic’ he can play Game 5

By Matt Kalman, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

BOSTON – Centre Patrice Bergeron is “optimistic” he can play Saturday when the Boston Bruins face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their first-round series. Bergeron missed the Bruins’ 3-1 Game 4 victory on Thursday with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins lead the series 3-1 lead and can advance with a victory. If ... Read More »

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Curry cleared for modified practice after knee injury

By The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team’s medical staff Friday and is making progress in recovering from the grade 2 left ... Read More »

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Brian Boyle, Roberto Luongo, Jordan Staal nominees for Masterton Trophy

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes were named the finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Saturday. The award is given to the NHL player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and ... Read More »

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Colin Kaepernick honoured by Amnesty for inequality protests

By Mike Corder, The Associated Press on April 21st, 2018

AMSTERDAM – Human rights organization Amnesty International has honoured former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the award at a ceremony Saturday in the Dutch capital by onetime teammate Eric Reid. Kaepernick first took ... Read More »

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Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NASHVILLE – Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the ... Read More »

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Defence found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

By Genaro C. Armas, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics ... Read More »

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Russell has hat trick, Sporting KC routs Whitecaps 6-0

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Johnny Russell had his first career MLS hat trick and Sporting Kansas City routed the nine-man Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Friday night for the largest margin of victory in Children’s Mercy Park history. Kansas City (5-1-2) is undefeated in its last seven matches – with five victories. Vancouver (3-4-1), which was ... Read More »

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Wild struggle on road, eliminated by Jets with Game 5 loss in Winnipeg

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Minnesota Wild never found a way to get it going on the road against the Winnipeg Jets and now find their season over. Minnesota dropped a 5-0 decision in Game 5 against the Jets on Friday to get bounced from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild lost all ... Read More »

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Gurriel Jr. has 3 RBIs in MLB debut, Blue Jays top Yanks 8-5

By Adry Torres, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made an impressive major league debut with two hits and three RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-5 Friday night. Teoscar Hernandez homered and drove in three runs and Yangervis Solarte also connected for the Blue Jays, who have won nine of their last ... Read More »

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Beal, Wall combine for 56 points in Wizards’ 122-103 victory over Raptors

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Bradley Beal and John Wall scored 28 points apiece and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 122-103 on Saturday, cutting the Raptors’ lead in their opening round playoff series to 2-1. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points to lead the Raptors on a chippy night, while Kyle Lowry had 19. Jonas Valanciunas finished with 14 ... Read More »

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