April 21st, 2019

National Sports

Canadian women reach Cup final at Kitakyushu Sevens

By The Canadian Press on April 21st, 2019

KITAKYUSHU, Japan – Canada will be playing in the Cup final at the Kitakyushu Sevens. Bianca Farella scored two tries as the Canadian women beat the No. 2 United States 24-12 on Sunday in the Cup semifinal. Canada will play No. 8 England later Sunday for first place. England downed No. 5 France 19-17 in ... Read More »

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Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift. Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom’s four points, Braden Holtby’s 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly’s return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie’s absence that is arguably the biggest obstacle to Washington going back-to-back. Oh, and there were ... Read More »

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Henderson matches Canadian record for wins on LPGA or PGA Tour

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour. The 21-year-old Henderson captured her eighth career title on Saturday by shooting a 2-under 70 to win the Lotte Championship for the second year in a row. Sandra Post had eight career victories on the ... Read More »

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Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round. Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Henderson matches Canadian record for wins on LPGA or PGA Tour

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour. The 21-year-old Henderson captured her eighth career title on Saturday by shooting a 2-under 70 to win the Lotte Championship for the second year in a row. Sandra Post had eight career victories on the ... Read More »

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Angels’ Albert Pujols ties Babe Ruth with 1,992nd career RBI

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,992nd career RBI. Pujols drove home Andrelton Simmons with a double off Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi in the third inning Saturday night. The Angel Stadium crowd gave a standing ovation to Pujols, who acknowledged the ... Read More »

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Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

By Steve Overbey, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead ... Read More »

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Tossed! Umpire flings fan who runs on field in Jays-A’s game

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays-Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson put a swift end to the fan’s elusive romp at the Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base and, aided by a security officer, ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Blues take Game 6 to eliminate Jets from Stanley Cup playoffs

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The Winnipeg Jets have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Jaden Schwartz had a hat trick as the St. Louis Blues beat Winnipeg 3-2 on Saturday to take their first-round series in six games. Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little scored for the Jets. Game 6 was the first contest in the ... Read More »

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Blue Jays lose Shoemaker to knee injury, beat Athletics 10-1

By Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Matt Shoemaker sat in front of his locker late Saturday afternoon staring at a cellphone, his left knee wrapped tightly in a protective bandage. The Toronto pitcher was in no mood to talk, not after yet another injury that has imperiled his season. That the Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 10-1 ... Read More »

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