January 20th, 2017

National Sports

Murray, Wawrinka advance to 4th round at Australian Open

By John Pye, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – Andy Murray showed no signs of trouble with his sore ankle as he advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the ninth straight year, avoiding an upset against Sam Querrey on a mild Friday afternoon. Five-time runner-up Murray served out for a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Querrey, ... Read More »

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Ryan Ellis scores twice as Predators hold off late rally for win over Flames

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

CALGARY – Ryan Ellis had his first career two-goal game as the Nashville Predators held off a late rally to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night. James Neal scored his team-leading 15th goal while Filip Forsberg added the other for Nashville (21-17-7). The Predators moved past Los Angeles into the second wild-card spot ... Read More »

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Michael Grabner burns former team as Rangers cool red-hot Maple Leafs

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

TORONTO – Michael Grabner observed a different-looking Toronto Maple Leafs squad than the last-place group he left behind last season, one with plenty more speed and skill. “Obviously the young guys coming in, they’re just flying around out there,” Grabner said. “It’s fun to watch, but it’s also nice when you get the win against ... Read More »

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Defending champ Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe

By John Pye, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defence, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round victory with an eight-game streak against Kristyna Pliskova on Friday. Top-ranked Kerber beat the other Pliskova twin, Karolina, in the final of the last U.S. Open to capture her second ... Read More »

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Michael Grabner scores pair as Rangers slow down red-hot Maple Leafs

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

TORONTO – The rising Toronto Maple Leafs were cooled off by Michael Grabner and the New York Rangers on Thursday night, bounced 5-2 at the Air Canada Centre. Grabner scored a pair of goals to help slow down his former team while also helping the Rangers snap a three-game losing streak. Toronto entered the night ... Read More »

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Coco Vandeweghe beats Bouchard, into 4th round in Australia

By John Pye, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – Coco Vandeweghe was the first player into the round of 16 at the Australian Open when she recovered from an early break in the third set to beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday. Vandeweghe converted her only break to take the first set but Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open ... Read More »

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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard falls to Vandeweghe in third round of Australian Open

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, falling to Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. The American took the match in two hours 22 minutes. Vandeweghe broke the Westmount, Que., native in the third set to even the score at 4-4, helped in the process ... Read More »

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Senators beat inconsistent Blue Jackets 2-0

By Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kyle Turris and Ryan Dzingel scored goals and Mike Condon made 42 saves to lead the Ottawa Senators past the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Thursday night. Condon was always where he needed to be for the Senators, who have won four of their last five and handed Columbus its fifth loss ... Read More »

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DeRozan, Curry, Durant, LeBron, Irving to start NBA All-Star Game

By Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

NEW YORK – Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan won a tiebreaker to join Cleveland’s LeBron James among the East’s starters for the NBA All-Star Game. DeRozan beat out Boston’s Isaiah Thomas Thursday in the new voting system that included players and media for the first time this season. The rest of the East lineup for the Feb. ... Read More »

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Kerber, Murray, Federer ready for action at Australian Open

By The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – A rainy morning gave way to mostly cloudy skies on Friday as defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray prepare for their third-round matches at the Australian Open. Kerber was scheduled to play Kristyna Pliskova in a Rod Laver Arena match, while Murray, who injured his ankle in his second-round match, ... Read More »

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