October 19th, 2017

National Sports

Canada’s Rebecca Marino to return to competition after five-year absence

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – Canadian tennis player Rebecca Marino will return to competition next week for the first time in nearly five years. Marino, a former world No. 38 from Vancouver, stepped away from the sport in early 2013 after revealing her battle with depression. Now 26, she is set to play in upcoming ITF tournaments in ... Read More »

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San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

By Doug Feinberg, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – The WNBA says the San Antonio Stars are being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas, joining the NFL and NHL with teams tied to the gambling mecca. The Stars will begin play next season with home games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. MGM, an owner of about ... Read More »

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Jaguars apologize to local military for anthem demonstration

By Mark Long, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month. Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was “remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration ... Read More »

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Winnipeg’s Fogg, Toronto’s Green, Saskatchewan’s Carter named CFL top performers

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

TORONTO – Winnipeg defensive back Kevin Fogg, Toronto receiver SJ Green and Saskatchewan receiver Duron are the CFL’s top performers for Week 17. Fogg had a key 88-yard punt return touchdown and an interception in the Blue Bombers’ 26-20 win over the B.C Lions on Saturday. Fogg piled up 127 punt return yards in total, ... Read More »

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Tour champion Froome could face Dumoulin test on 2018 route

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

PARIS – Defending champion Chris Froome can expect a stern challenge from Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in next year’s Tour de France. Froome is chasing a record-equaling fifth victory to move level with Belgian great Eddy Merckx, French riders Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, and Spanish great Miguel Indurain. Froome and Dumoulin won the three ... Read More »

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Lawmaker: Mascot wrong to rally for kneeling cheerleaders

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

KENNESAW, Ga. – A Georgia lawmaker says Scrappy the Owl, the mascot at the university where five cheerleaders have been kneeling during the national anthem, had no business leading students in a march through campus to support the cheerleaders. The five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders vow to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the anthem ... Read More »

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Scores and Schedule

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

Monday’s Games NHL Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 2 — MLB Post-season American League Championship Series New York 8 Houston 1 (Astros lead series 2-1) — NFL Tennessee 36 Indianapolis 22 — Tuesday’s Games (All times Eastern) NHL Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Vancouver at ... Read More »

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Monday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

Monday’s Games NHL Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 2 — MLB Post-season American League Championship Series New York 8 Houston 1 (Astros lead series 2-1) — NFL Tennessee 36 Indianapolis 22 &#... Read More »

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Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on October 16th, 2017

NASHVILLE – Marcus Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left , and the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 on Monday night to snap an 11-game skid tied for the NFL’s longest active losing streak against one team. Mariota didn’t move around much on a cool night after missing ... Read More »

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Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on October 16th, 2017

NEW YORK – Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting New York’s deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series. Sabathia allowed three hits over six scoreless innings for his first post-season win ... Read More »

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