May 26th, 2017

National Sports

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

PARIS – It won’t be easy for Canada’s Milos Raonic if he makes it through the first few rounds of the French Open. The fifth seed from Thornhill, Ont., could potentially meet Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16 and may face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals. Raonic, who’s in the bottom of the draw ... Read More »

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Canada loses by six wickets to Malaysia in cricket one-dayer in Uganda

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

ENTEBBE, Uganda – Canada suffered its first loss in ICC World Cricket League Division 3 play Friday, beaten by six wickets by Malaysia. Canada had opened the eight-country tournament with wins over host Uganda and Oman. Canada is one of six teams looking to win one of two promotion spots to Division 2 and continue ... Read More »

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Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov looks to keep rising up the UFC ranks

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

A winner of eight straight fights, Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov can now also lay claim to surviving a run-in with UFC boss Dana White. Cirkunov found himself on the outs with the volatile UFC president after contract talks went sour. “You’ll see him somewhere,” White was quoted in February. “It just won’t be here.” Cooler ... Read More »

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Belarus president calls national hockey team ‘spineless’

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

MOSCOW – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called the country’s national hockey team “spineless” after it failed to qualify for the playoffs at the world championships. Lukashenko, an authoritarian leader who has held power since 1994, told government officials the Belarusian players lack ambition, have “no commitment at all” and are “absolutely spineless.” Skill, fitness and ... Read More »

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Michael DiPietro doing his part to get Windsor to the Memorial Cup final

By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

WINDSOR, Ont. – Windsor Spitfires coach Rocky Thompson isn’t asking his team to play a perfect game at the Memorial Cup. It hasn’t been needed with Michael DiPietro in net. “When we make mistakes we have a great goaltender who can make a save for us,” said Thompson. “In a tight game, playoffs, whatever, you’re ... Read More »

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Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with Game 7 win over Senators

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby took a moment to arrange themselves in the correct order before they picked up the Prince of Wales Trophy together. They wanted to recapture the moment from last year’s Eastern Conference final where they broke from tradition and touched the trophy, a move that superstitious hockey ... Read More »

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Sens nearly defy the odds to Stanley Cup final, fall just short in Game 7

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Bobby Ryan was standing right beside the net, helplessly watching Chris Kunitz beat Craig Anderson to end the Ottawa Senators’ season in double overtime of the Eastern Conference final. It all felt like it was happening in slow motion, the hopes of a team that was never supposed to get this far suddenly ... Read More »

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Thursday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

Thursday’s Games NHL Playoffs Pittsburgh 3 Ottawa 2 (2OT) (Penguins win series 4-3) — NBA Playoffs Cleveland 135 Boston 102 (Cavaliers win series 4-1) — MLB American League Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, ppd. Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 0 Boston 6 Texas 2 Houston 7 Detroit 6 National League Pittsburgh 9 Atlanta 4 Philadelphia ... Read More »

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Kunitz scores in double OT as Penguins beat Senators in Game 7 of East final

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The Ottawa Senators remarkable ride has finally come to an end. Sidney Crosby set up Chris Kunitz for the double overtime winner and his second goal of the night as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Sens season 3-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Ottawa twice rallied in pursuit of a ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with 3-2 OT win over Senators

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed back to the Stanley Cup final. Chris Kunitz scored in double overtime to lift Pittsburgh over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Ottawa’s Ryan Dzingel tied the game 2-2 with 5:19 left to play in the third period. The Penguins beat the ... Read More »

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