January 20th, 2018

National Sports

Walther edges Friedrich to win 4-man bobsled World Cup

By The Associated Press on January 7th, 2018

ALTENBERG, Germany – Nico Walther edged German rival Francesco Friedrich by five-hundredths of a second to win his second four-man bobsled World Cup of the season on Sunday while Canada’s Justin Kripps settled for a fourth-place finish. Walther, pushed by Kevin Kuske, Christian Poser and Eric Franke, finished in a combined time of 1 minute, ... Read More »

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Dario Cologna and Heidi Weng take Tour de Ski titles, Canada’s Harvey third

By The Associated Press on January 7th, 2018

CAVALESE, Italy – Dario Cologna of Switzerland tied the record with his fourth Tour de Ski title Sunday while Canadian Alex Harvey finished third overall. Heidi Weng of Norway repeated as women’s champion. On the final climb up Mount Cermis, Cologna won with a comfortable margin of one minute 26.5 seconds ahead of Martin Johnsrud ... Read More »

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‘Falling apart?’ Trump’s insults not forgotten in Atlanta

By Kate Brumback And Russ Bynum, The Associated Press on January 7th, 2018

ATLANTA – When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football’s biggest game, he’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as “falling apart” and “crime infested.” The insults tweeted by Trump a week before his inauguration may seem like ancient history to most Americans ... Read More »

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Dougie Hamilton scores late winner, Flames hold on to beat Ducks 3-2

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

CALGARY – Dougie Hamilton scored with 16 seconds left in the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Hamilton took a pass from Micheal Ferland and then tucked a shot past Anaheim goalie John Gibson to give the Flames their third ... Read More »

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Ryan leads Falcons’ 26-13 playoff win over upstart LA Rams

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on January 6th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons showed the upstart Los Angeles Rams what playoff poise is all about. Ryan passed for 218 yards and hit Julio Jones for an 8-yard touchdown with 5:48 to play, and the defending NFC champion Falcons advanced from the wild-card round with a methodical 26-13 victory over ... Read More »

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Canucks injury woes continue but coach sees positives in shootout loss to Leafs

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

TORONTO – The Vancouver Canucks’ injury woes continued Saturday night but coach Travis Green still liked what he saw in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before Green met the media, defenceman Chris Tanev emerged, his lip bloody and swollen and his mouth missing teeth after taking a shot to the face ... Read More »

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Toronto Maple Leafs down Canucks for second straight shootout victory

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs won by shootout for the second game in a row, surviving a close call in overtime to edge the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Saturday night. Canucks rookie star Brock Boeser appeared to have won the game with a blistering shot 45 seconds into overtime but replays showed the puck went ... Read More »

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Ryan Dzingel scores twice, Senators beat league-leading Lightning 6-3

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

OTTAWA – Ryan Dzingel scored twice and Mark Stone had a goal and two assists as the Ottawa Senators beat the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Saturday. The Senators have won consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 13-16 after a come-from-behind 6-5 victory Friday night over the San Jose Sharks. Matt Duchene, ... Read More »

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Speedskater Denny Morrison an Olympian again after motorcycle crash, stroke

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

CALGARY – Denny Morrison moved the goalposts on himself. To make Canada’s Olympic long-track speedskating team in 2018 seemed a longshot after his motorcycle crash in 2015, followed by a stroke less than a year later. Morrison earning his Olympic berth Saturday at trials had been the goal, but once achieved, the decorated speedskater felt ... Read More »

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Speeskater Denny Morrison an Olympian again after motorcycle crash, stroke

By The Canadian Press on January 6th, 2018

CALGARY – After a motorcycle crash and a stroke, decorated Canadian speedskater Denny Morrison took another step in his comeback by qualifying for the Winter Olympics. The 32-year-old from Fort St. John, B.C., finished second behind Vincent de Haitre of Cumberland, Ont., in the men’s 1,500 metres Saturday at national trials. Both men booked their ... Read More »

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