October 22nd, 2017

National Sports

Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

By The Associated Press on October 20th, 2017

MOSCOW – The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S., his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin meant “state (structures), including through social and non-government organizations.” Putin said the effort aimed ... Read More »

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Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

By Josh Dubow, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. With their season on the line ... Read More »

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OG Anunoby impresses in regular-season debut for Toronto Raptors

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

TORONTO – OG Anunoby, already in motion at the three-point line, took a hard feed from Delon Wright and drove to the net. The Toronto Raptors rookie got Chicago guard Quincy Pondexter to plant his feet with a couple of left-handed dribbles and then spun to his right, putting the Bulls defender on his back ... Read More »

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Mark Letestu scores in OT, Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1

By Matt Carlson, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

CHICAGO – Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Letestu beat Anton Forsberg on the short side with a one-time shot from the left circle after taking a pass from Oscar Klefbom. Edmonton’s 4-on-3 ... Read More »

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Justin Williams scores winner as Hurricanes hold on to beat Flames

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

CALGARY – Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Skinner opened the scoring in the second before setting up Justin Williams for the eventual winner 1:09 into the third. Williams scored his first of the season on the ... Read More »

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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

By Jay Cohen, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

CHICAGO – Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by Hernandez’s home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Los Angeles ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Dodgers beat Cubs in Game 5 of NLCS, advance to World Series

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

CHICAGO – The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading to the World Series after beating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will face either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in the World Series. The Yankees lead the American League Championship Series 3-2, with Game 6 ... Read More »

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Hischier scores first NHL goal, Moore scores in OT as Devils beat Senators

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – John Moore scored at 1:20 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils produced three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night. This year’s No. 1 draft pick Nico Hischier scored twice for New Jersey, with his opening goal being the first of his NHL career. Kyle Palmieri and ... Read More »

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Bergeron leads Bruins over Canucks 6-3 with goal, 3 assists

By Doug Alden, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2017

BOSTON – Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists in his season debut, moving up to seventh on Boston’s career scoring list as the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Thursday night. Anders Bjork scored twice for Boston, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and David Pastrnak added a goal and ... Read More »

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Valanciunas scores 23, Miles has 22 in Raptors’ victory over Bulls

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2017

TORONTO – Veteran C.J. Miles and the Raptors’ young second unit guaranteed Toronto opened the new NBA season with a victory on Thursday. Miles had six three-pointers and 22 points to lift the Raptors to a 117-101 victory over the depleted Chicago Bulls. Jonas Valanciunas anchored the starting five with 23 points and 15 rebounds. ... Read More »

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