December 15th, 2017

National Sports

Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

By Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

PARIS – Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year. Froome won his fourth Tour title this year and followed it with a victory at the Vuelta. But Team ... Read More »

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Canadian wingback Raheem Edwards criss-crosses North America in one day

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2017

TORONTO – It’s been four days and three teams since Raheem Edwards celebrated winning the MLS Cup final with Toronto FC. The 22-year-old wingback from Mississauga found himself – briefly – a member of Los Angeles FC when he was taken with the fifth and last pick of Tuesday’s expansion draft. LAFC promptly flipped Edwards ... Read More »

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U Sports all-stars ready to take on Canadian juniors at selection camp

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on December 13th, 2017

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – In the midst of exam season, Spencer Abraham’s study break is pretty unique. The 24-year-old Queen’s University law student will put down his books, lace up his skates, and play against Canada’s junior team before getting back to his studies. Abraham is a defenceman for an all-star team of U Sports ... Read More »

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Canseco tweets could jeopardize his job on A’s telecasts

By The Associated Press on December 13th, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A series of tweets by Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio analyst on Oakland Athletics telecasts. The former A’s slugger posted several times Tuesday on Twitter. Among them: “What is going on with all these politicians molesting women I’ve been ... Read More »

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Packers’ Rodgers says he’s been medically cleared to return

By The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery five days later. He returned to practice on ... Read More »

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Granlund’s shootout goal lifts Wild to 2-1 win over Flames

By Patrick Donnelly, The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Mikael Granlund scored the winning goal in a shootout and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night. The shootout reached the fifth round before Granlund beat Mike Smith. Alex Stalock stopped Michael Ferland to give Minnesota its third straight victory, the first two coming in overtime. Ferland ... Read More »

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Couturier lifts Flyers over Maple Leafs 4-2 for 4th straight

By Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Sean Couturier scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:55 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Couturier and Claude Giroux each had a goal and an assist, and Travis Konecny also scored as Philadelphia snapped a six-game home losing streak. Scott Laughton ... Read More »

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Oilers beat Blue Jackets 7-2 behind McDavid, Brassoit

By Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, and Laurent Brossoit stopped 28 shots as the Edmonton Oilers routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Tuesday night. Mark Letestu, Matt Benning and Jesse Puljujarvi each had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who chased Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from ... Read More »

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2nd period surge leads Sabres over Senators 3-2

By Jonah Bronstein, The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Evander Kane, Kyle Okposo and Benoit Pouliot scored in the second period, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Rasmus Ristolainen had two assists as Buffalo extended its season-best point streak to four games at 2-0-2. Robin Lehner made 24 saves against his ... Read More »

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Orioles star Machado could move – new position, or new team

By Ben Walker, The Associated Press on December 12th, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move. To a new position – or a new team. Big names emerged in trade talk Tuesday, with Machado, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Detroit pitcher Michael Fulmer heating up the winter meetings. And no surprise, the busy New ... Read More »

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