By The Canadian Press on March 20th, 2018
DUNEDIN, Fla. – J.A. Happ will be the Toronto Blue Jays’ opening day starter this season. The veteran left-hander will pitch against the New York Yankees next Thursday at Rogers Centre. It will be the first time in his 10-year career that he will start opening day. Right-hander Aaron Sanchez, whose 2017 season was hampered ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Associated Press on March 20th, 2018
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country’s diplomats to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation’s drug scandals. Putin says the Foreign Ministry should try to alter the key treaty underpinning anti-doping work worldwide. He adds Russian diplomats working with UNESCO should aim to “refine” the existing ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jose M. Romero, The Associated Press on March 19th, 2018
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice late in the third period to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Max Domi also had two goals for Arizona, including an empty-netter with 21 seconds left, and had an assist on Ekman-Larsson’s tiebreaking goal. Richard Panik scored early ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
MONTREAL – Aaron Ekblad scored in the first period and the Florida Panthers inched closer to a playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida (36-27-7), which moved to three points behind idle New Jersey for the second NHL Eastern Conference wild-card spot with ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press on March 19th, 2018
STORRS, Conn. – Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and top-seeded UConn beat in-state neighbour Quinnipiac 71-46 on Monday night to advance to a 25th straight Sweet 16. Azura Stevens added 14 points and Hamilton’s Kia Nurse chipped in with 13 for the Huskies (34-0), who found themselves in a much slower-paced game than their 140-52 ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
TORONTO – The CFL will use a slightly different football this season. The new ball will be made of slightly harder leather and upon inflation could be up to an eighth of an inch larger. But it will sport the same laces and stripes as usual. “The new ball is virtually identical, to the eye, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
OTTAWA – Disgruntled Ottawa Senators fans want team owner Eugene Melnyk to know exactly how they feel, and their message is hard to miss. Four billboards with the message #MelnykOut went up at four different locations across the city Monday thanks to a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $10,000 in less than a month. ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
NORTH BAY, Ont. – Canada had its first scare at the world women’s curling championship on Monday afternoon but recovered for a 9-5 victory over China. Skip Jennifer Jones came through with a hit for a deuce in the ninth end and tacked on two more points in the 10th for her fourth straight round-robin ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
Larry Kwong, the first player of Asian heritage to appear in an NHL game, has died at age 94. Kwong, who played a shift with the New York Rangers in a March 13, 1948 game against the Montreal Canadiens, died on Thursday in Calgary according to an obituary posted online. Born in Vernon, B.C., on ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on March 19th, 2018
WINNIPEG – There was an unexpected twist to the Winnipeg Jets’ injury update after Monday’s practice. Coach Paul Maurice said defenceman Dmitry Kulikov decided not to have back surgery planned for Monday after meeting with surgeons. “It’s never clearly one way or the other that he should go (for surgery),” Maurice said. “So when he ... Read More »Be the first to comment!