October 22nd, 2017

National Sports

Fajardo’s late TD helps Argonauts hold on for wild home victory over Blue Bombers

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

TORONTO – Cody Fajardo’s one-yard TD run with 1:57 remaining rallied the Toronto Argonauts to a wild 29-28 home win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday night. Fajardo’s score erased a 28-23 deficit, but he was stopped on the attempted two-point convert. That left Toronto (8-9) to protect a precarious one-point lead before an ... Read More »

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Raptors’ DeRozan good to go against Sixers after suffering flu-like symptoms

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan was listed in the Toronto Raptors’ starting lineup against Philadelphia on Saturday, despite suffering from flu-like symptoms earlier in the day. “He’s fine, he’s going to be OK, little stomach virus this morning,” coach Dwane Casey said prior to tipoff. The Raptors had listed DeRozan as questionable in their morning game ... Read More »

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Simmonds’ late goal lifts Flyers over struggling Oilers, 2-1

By Mike Cranston, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Wayne Simmonds scored on a feed from Valtteri Filppula with 2:15 left to break a tie and lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Filppula skated into the slot and found Flippula to his right, who one-timed a shot past Cam Talbot to give the ... Read More »

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Flu-like symptoms has DeRozan listed as questionable for game against Sixers

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

TORONTO – Flu-like symptoms could sideline DeMar DeRozan for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Toronto Raptors listed DeRozan as questionable in their game notes, but were expected to make the final call later in the day. Newcomer C.J. Miles and Norman Powell could play increased minutes in DeRozan’s absence. DeRozan struggled in Thursday’s ... Read More »

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Canadian ice dancers Gillies, Poirier finish fourth at Rostelecom Cup

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

MOSCOW – Canadian ice dancing pair Piper Gillies and Paul Poirier opened the Grand Prix figure skating season with a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Rostelecom Cup. ”We did what we needed to do here,” said Gilles. ”It’s a good start for us.” American brother-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani won the ice dance, placing ... Read More »

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City only unbeaten EPL side after Man U lose at Huddersfield

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2017

LONDON – Manchester City comfortably beat Burnley 3-0 to remain the only unbeaten side in the English Premier League after Manchester United lost at Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in 65 years that Huddersfield beat United, which was made to pay dearly for defensive errors. Chelsea came from behind to beat ... Read More »

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Canadian Olympic ski cross champion Thompson suffers knee injury in training

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

Canadian Olympic ski cross gold medallist Marielle Thompson sustained a serious knee injury while training in Switzerland this week, Alpine Canada said Friday. The 25-year-old from Whistler, B.C., who won the gold medal at the Sochi Games in 2014, ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) during a fall while training ... Read More »

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Ji fires 69 for 6-stroke lead at Taiwan Championship

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Eun-Hee Ji carded a 3-under 69 to open up a six-stroke lead after the third round of the Taiwan Championship on Saturday. Ji, who shared the overnight lead with Jenny Shin, recovered from a bogey on the par-4 5th with four birdies for a total of 10-under 206. Lydia Ko carded seven ... Read More »

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Thomas fires 70 to share lead after 3rd round of CJ Cup

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2017

JEJU, Korea, Republic Of – Justin Thomas fired a 2-under-par 70 to share the lead with fellow American Scott Brown after the third round of the CJ Cup on Saturday. Thomas offset a lone double bogey and a bogey with five birdies to reach the clubhouse at 9-under 207. Brown had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. ... Read More »

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Carter scores defensive TD for Roughriders in 30-7 win over Stampeders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

CALGARY – Duron Carter would have liked a sack, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver was otherwise satisfied with his night at defensive back. Saskatchewan’s top receiver with eight touchdowns added a defensive one Friday, returning an interception in a 30-7 win over the Calgary Stampeders. “I’m supposed to be putting touchdowns on the board ... Read More »

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