September 30th, 2020

National Sports

Finally! Freeman leads Braves over Reds 1-0 in 13 innings

By Paul Newberry, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

ATLANTA – Freddie Freeman singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, finally ending the longest scoreless duel in post-season history as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 in the opener of their NL wild-card series on Wednesday. The East champion Braves won the first game of a post-season series for the ... Read More »

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Canada’s Alphonso Davies helps Bayern beat Dortmund 3-2 to lift German Super Cup

By The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

MUNICH – Canadian Alphonso Davies set up a goal as Bayern Munich added to its trophy haul Wednesday, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to hoist the German Super Cup. Bayern has already won the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup trophies in a congested 2020 due to the pandemic. The victory helped erase ... Read More »

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Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffs

By Dave Campbell, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory Wednesday that sent the Twins to a record 18th straight post-season loss. Nine months after Houston’s rules-breaking, sign-stealing system was revealed, the Astros advanced ... Read More »

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Canadiens sign goaltender Michael McNiven to one-year, two-way contract

By The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Michael McNiven to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract is worth US$700,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the American Hockey League. The 23-year-old McNiven played three games with the AHL’s Laval Rocket in 2019-20, posting a 3-0-0 record, a 2.33 goals-against average and a .919 save ... Read More »

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Mighty Heart’s Triple Crown quest giving Canadian horse racing a definite boost

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

TORONTO – A one-eyed colt is giving thoroughbred racing in Canada a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mighty Heart captured the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on Tuesday to move to within a victory of claiming the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. Earlier this month, Mighty Heart emphatically won the $1-million Queen’s Plate, going wire-to-wire for ... Read More »

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Canadian Michael Woods finishes third in Fleche Wallonne classic race

By The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

HUY, Belgium – Canadian Michael Woods added to his cycling resume with a third-place finish Wednesday at the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic. The 33-year-old from Ottawa was runner-up in the 2018 Liege-Bastogne-Liege, another leg of the three-race Ardennes classics series. Swiss rider Marc Hirschi won Wednesday, going clear in the last 100 metres to win ... Read More »

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Virus outbreak pushes Steelers-Titans to Monday or Tuesday

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

NASHVILLE – The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday after a new positive coronavirus test result Wednesday among the Titans, the NFL announced Wednesday. The NFL said a new date and time would be announced as soon as possible and that the postponement would allow additional time for ... Read More »

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Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s contract

By Tom Canavan, The Associated Press on September 30th, 2020

NEW YORK – The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few players have been as important to the Rangers franchise as Henrik Lundqvist, ... Read More »

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Baby fat proves to be a boon for Toronto FC’s Silva, prompting move to goalkeeper

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

TORONTO – Kevin Silva can thank pre-teen baby fat for a move that helped turn soccer into a profession. “I grew up as a striker actually,” he explained. “I was a bit chubby growing up so at the point when one of our goalkeepers went down, the next person to go in goal is always ... Read More »

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Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

By The Canadian Press on September 30th, 2020

PARIS – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is heading to the third round of the French Open. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., beat Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday. It will mark Bouchard’s first appearance in the third round of a Grand Slam since the world’s 168th-ranked player won two matches at the 2017 Australian Open. ... Read More »

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