January 20th, 2018

National Sports

Former Stampeders quarterback Jerry Keeling dies at 78

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

Former Calgary Stampeder Jerry Keeling, who quarterbacked the team to the 1971 Grey Cup title, has died. He was 78. The Stampeders announced his death Saturday in a press release. Keeling – known as “Bones” to his teammates because of his slender build – joined the Stampeders in 1961 after a standout career at the ... Read More »

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Canadians Drury, Serwa take fourth place in ski cross World Cup races

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

KANANASKIS, Alta. – Canadians Kevin Drury and Kelsey Serwa finished just off the podium Saturday in their respective World Cup ski cross races. Drury, of Toronto, crashed mid-race in the men’s four-man big final, bringing down two other competitors with him. Paul Eckert of Germany easily won the race, while Austria’s Christoph Wahrstoetter and Switzerland’s ... Read More »

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Jones advances to semifinals at Canadian Open, Homan loses in quarters

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

CAMROSE, Alta. – Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg downed Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 6-3 on Saturday in quarterfinal play at the Canadian Open. Jones scored a deuce in the second end and three in the fourth before adding a single in the seventh and final end. She shot 82 per cent to Tirinzoni’s 74. ... Read More »

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Kingsbury’s streak of 13 straight moguls wins ends; finishes second to Horishima

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Mikael Kingsbury’s winning streak is over. The Deux-Montagnes, Que., freestyle moguls skier finished second to Japan’s Ikuma Horishima at a World Cup meet on Saturday at Mont-Tremblant. That ended Kingsbury’s streak at 13 consecutive World Cup wins dating to Jan. 28, 2017. The 25-year-old appeared to stumble briefly after the first of ... Read More »

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Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal power

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LONDON – Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick to inspire runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday. The Argentina striker put City in front in the 34th minute before adding a second goal from the penalty spot in the 63rd. Jacob Murphy briefly worried home ... Read More »

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Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen wins bronze in 5,000 metres at speedskating World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

ERFURT, Germany – Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen won the bronze medal in the men’s 5,000 metres at a long-track speedskating World Cup on Saturday for his fourth podium finish in as many races in that distance. Bloemen, who holds the world record in the 5,000 set earlier this season, finished Saturday’s race in six minutes 17.11 ... Read More »

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Kripps, Humphries win bobsled World Cup titles

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Canada’s Justin Kripps won his first overall World Cup title after placing third in the last 2-man bobsled race of the season, while compatriot Kaillie Humphries claimed her fourth women’s title on Saturday. Francesco Friedrich, pushed by Thorsten Margis, was fastest in both runs of the men’s race for a combined time ... Read More »

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Chelsea and Arsenal turn on the power with 4-goal shows

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LONDON – Turbo-charged London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal warmed up in style for their midweek League Cup showdown by turning on the goal power in the Premier League on Saturday. Chelsea ended its recent struggles in front of goal with a 4-0 demolition of Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Hazard (2), Willian and Victor Moses ... Read More »

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Canada’s Humphries, George take silver in women’s bobsled World Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

KOENIGSSEE, Germany – Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries won a World Cup silver medal Saturday in women’s bobsled. Humphries, pushed by former track star Phylicia George of Toronto, finished in one minute 41.64 seconds – 0.29 seconds behind Germany’s Stephanie Schneider. The 32-year-old Humphries won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2010 and 2014. She paired up with ... Read More »

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Medals unlikely as 22 North Koreans head to Winter Olympics

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Winter Olympics next month are unlikely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea. Of all the athletes given late entries in five sports, only the figure skating pair met the qualifying standard on merit. North Korea’s wait ... Read More »

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