April 20th, 2018

National Sports

Judge homers, Robertson escapes jam to lift Yanks over Jays

By Jake Seiner, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge hit his fifth home run, David Robertson pitched out of an eighth-inning jam and the New York Yankees overcame some shaky defence on a chilly night to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Thursday night. Judge lofted a solo shot to make it 4-2 in the seventh. He turned ... Read More »

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Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 to grab 3-1 series lead

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday to grab a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk had the other goals for the Bruins, who can ... Read More »

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Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron late scratch for Game 4 with upper-body injury

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will miss Thursday’s playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury. The team made the announcement minutes before warmup of Game 4, while adding he’s day-to-day. The 32-year-old showed no signs that he would be out of the lineup as he spoke with media earlier ... Read More »

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After two straight playoff seasons, Bombers no longer have element of surprise

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Attendance is up and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have become a profitable, stable franchise but Mike O’Shea takes no satisfaction from that. That’s because the Winnipeg head coach has a different measuring stick for success. O’Shea’s annual goal is winning the Grey Cup and he doesn’t deem anything less as a worthy achievement. Winnipeg finished ... Read More »

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AHL defenceman of the year Sami Niku gets call-up as Jets prepare for Game 5

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Captain Blake Wheeler isn’t too worried if rookie defenceman Sami Niku fills a hole in the Winnipeg Jets’ depleted defence. Niku was called up from the Manitoba Moose on Thursday, where he posted 54 points in 76 regular-season games and was named American Hockey League defenceman of the year. The 21-year-old Finnish native ... Read More »

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Tired of waiting for Stevenson, Alvarez lands title bout with Kovalev

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Light heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez was fed up with waiting for Adonis Stevenson to give him a title fight, so now he’s landed an even bigger bout with Russian Sergey (Krusher) Kovalev. Alvarez (23-0), a Colombian based in Montreal, is to face Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 knockouts), the World Boxing Organization champion, in late ... Read More »

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Patience in new ball-sharing style is paying off for Toronto Raptors

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Dwane Casey remembers the “powwow” he had with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. The Toronto Raptors were in Utah, wrapping up their uninspiring season-opening road trip, and Casey’s all-stars weren’t fitting into the team’s new ball-sharing style of play as seamlessly as he would have liked. The coach asked DeRozan and Lowry to ... Read More »

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Olympic great Walsh Jennings announces beach volleyball tour

By Jimmy Golen, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in ... Read More »

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Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

By Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced ... Read More »

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Nichols, Blue Bombers no longer have element of surprise in West Division

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – Quarterback Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers no longer have the element of surprise in the West Division. In a conference call, Nichols said he expects the Bombers to be marked men in 2018 after compiling a combined 23-13 record over the last two years, reaching the CFL playoffs both times. Winnipeg ... Read More »

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