February 22nd, 2018

National Sports

Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor deal

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training. The Pirates announced the move Wednesday. The 31-year-old Victoria native hit a combined .202 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 73 games for Philadelphia and Toronto last ... Read More »

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Schmaltz scores in 7th round of SO, Blackhawks edge Senators

By Matt Carlson, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

CHICAGO – Nick Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks’ second victory in 11 games. Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex DeBrincat connected ... Read More »

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Canadiens goalie Price uncertain to play after taking shot off mask

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2018

BROSSARD, Que. – Goaltender Carey Price missed practice Wednesday as Montreal Canadiens medical staff checked him out a day after he was struck on the mask by a shot in Philadelphia. Coach Claude Julien said Price did not suffer a concussion but more would be known about his condition after tests are taken. It is ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions sign fullback Rolly Lumbala to two-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2018

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Lions signed fullback Rolly Lumbala to a two-year contract extension Thursday. The six-foot-two, 245 pound University of Idaho product is the Lions’ longest serving player currently on the roster. “Rolly is not only an incredibly durable and valuable part of our club, he’s one of the most respected players in our ... Read More »

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Montreal Canadiens deal defenceman Jakub Jerabek to Washington Capitals

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Jakub Jerabek to the Washington Capitals for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick Wednesday. Jerabek, a 26-year-old native of the Czech Republic, had a goal and three assists in 25 games this season with Montreal. He also registered a goal and 10 assists in 17 contests with the AHL’s ... Read More »

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Olympic Roundup: Leman wins skicross gold; women bobsledders take bronze

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2018

Canada’s Brady Leman has earned his Olympic redemption. Leman, from Calgary, won gold in the men’s skicross at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday, making up for a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Canada also secured a bronze medal as Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George of Markham. Ont., were third in women’s ... Read More »

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CAS to hear doping case against Krushelnitsky on Thursday

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of – The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear the doping case against Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky on Thursday. Krushelnitsky returned a positive test for meldonium at the Pyeongchang Olympics after winning a bronze medal in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Russian athletes are participating in Pyeongchang ... Read More »

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Scores and Schedule

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2018

Tuesday’s Games NHL Philadelphia 3 Montreal 2 (OT) Tampa Bay 4 Washington 2 Columbus 2 New Jersey 1 Toronto 1 Florida 0 Nashville 3 Detroit 2 San Jose 3 St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 4 Winnipeg 3 Boston 3 Edmonton 2 Colorado 5 Vancouver 4 (OT) — Wednesday’s Games (All times Eastern) NHL Ottawa at ... Read More »

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Olympic Roundup: Leman earns redemption with skicross gold; Homan out early

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2018

Canada’s Brady Leman has earned his Olympic redemption. Leman, from Calgary, won gold in the men’s skicross at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday, making up for a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Toronto’s Kevin Drury was last in the four-man big final after crashing with Sergey Ridzik, an Olympic Athlete from Russia. ... Read More »

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Toronto FC downs Rapids 2-0 on the road in Champions League opener

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2018

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Sebastian Giovinco set up a goal and scored another, helping Toronto FC down the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League series. Giovinco assisted on Canadian Jonathan Osorio’s goal in the 55th minute. The 31-year-old Italian striker added an insurance goal in the 73rd. ... Read More »

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