January 21st, 2018

National Sports

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

By Barry Wilner, The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Fly Eagles Fly. With the wind and against it. With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defence getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. Foles directed brilliant marches of ... Read More »

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Cole fire: Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring Pirates ace

By The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

HOUSTON – The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five-player trade. The deal was announced Saturday. The Pirates got right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin for their ace. Cole will join ... Read More »

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Virtue, Moir haven’t stopped pushing boundaries in their final season

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on January 13th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are big believers in pushing boundaries. So when they returned to the competitive arena last season after a two-year hiatus, the three-time world champions weren’t content with being the same skaters that left the sport after their silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics. Virtue and Moir won ... Read More »

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Eggert, Benecken win their 30th luge World Cup; Canada’s Gough slides to seventh

By The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

OBERHOF, Germany – It wasn’t the result she was looking for, but Alex Gough will take a lot of positives out of a seventh-place finish at the luge World Cup in Oberhof, Germany. The 13-year veteran of the Canadian squad rebounded from a challenging first run to finish in seventh place with a time of ... Read More »

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

By The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania – LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7. The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their team lost 95-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys. LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the field ... Read More »

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Canadian sleds finish fourth in women’s and men’s bobsled World Cup

By The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Canada’s Alysia Rissling and Heather Moyse and the team of Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden both finished fourth on Saturday in women’s and men’s World Cup bobsled action. Rissling and Moyse, chalked up their best result in just four races together after finishing with a two-run time of two minutes 16.07 ... Read More »

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Where’s the VAR? Contentious goal denies Southampton in EPL

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

Video assistant referees were trialed in domestic English soccer for the first time this week. Unfortunately for Southampton, they aren’t being used in the Premier League. Southampton conceded a 90th-minute equalizer in its 2-2 draw at Watford on Saturday after Abdoulaye Doucoure forced the ball into the net with his right hand. Southampton’s players protested ... Read More »

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Julien Locke top Canadian in cross-country World Cup sprint

By The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

DRESDEN, Germany – Julien Locke cranked out a career-best 15th-place finish at a World Cup cross-country skiing city sprint race in Dresden, Germany on Saturday. The second-year member of the National Ski Team from Nelson, B.C., broke through with a solid performance in the unique sprint course laid out through the downtown streets of Dresden. ... Read More »

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Where’s the VAR? Controversial goal costs Saints win in EPL

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on January 13th, 2018

Video assistant referees were deployed for the first time in domestic English soccer this week. Unfortunately for Southampton, they aren’t being used in the Premier League. Southampton conceded a 90th-minute equalizer in its 2-2 draw at Watford on Saturday after Abdoulaye Doucoure forced the ball into the net with his right hand. Southampton’s players protested ... Read More »

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Team World closes in on Team North America at curling’s Continental Cup

By The Canadian Press on January 13th, 2018

LONDON, Ont. – Team World took two of three mixed doubles matches Saturday morning to climb within a point of Team North America at curling’s Continental Cup. The seventh end was the downfall for Team North America. Manuela Siegrist and Benoit Schwarz (who had replaced Marlene Albrecht and Peter De Cruz) scored two in the ... Read More »

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