October 19th, 2018

National Sports

After loss, Boston Celtics look forward to another crack at the Toronto Raptors

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The Celtics saw a familiar sight when they looked down the floor at the Raptors on Friday night. “They’re a good team and they’re a lot like us in they’ve got a lot of talent, a lot of depth,” said Boston forward Gordon Hayward. “They’re also like us in that they’re pretty versatile. ... Read More »

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Rinaldo gets winner as Predators come out on top in 5-3 battle with Flames

By Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

CALGARY – Zac Rinaldo’s first goal of the season in the third period was the game-winner on Friday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Filip Forsberg, into an empty net, also scored for Nashville (6-1-0), which has won four straight. The Predators wrap up ... Read More »

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Kawhi Leonard pours in 31 points to lead Raptors to 113-101 win over Celtics

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Kawhi Leonard had 15 of his 31 points in the third quarter Friday to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in a marquee Eastern Conference matchup. Leonard, who was serenaded by chants of “M-V-P!,” also hauled in a team-high 10 rebounds in his second real NBA game ... Read More »

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Redblacks on verge of East Division title with 35-31 win over Tiger-Cats

By Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Backup quarterback Dominique Davis had three touchdowns on QB sneaks and the Ottawa Redblacks took a huge step toward winning the East Division with a 35-31 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday. The Redblacks (9-7) need just one win in their final two games to win the division, while the Tiger-Cats (8-8) ... Read More »

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Jordin Tootoo, first Inuk player in NHL, retires after 13 seasons

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

BRANDON, Man. – Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk player in the history of the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league after 13 seasons. Tootoo made history when he was selected by Nashville in the fourth round, 98th overall, of the 2001 NHL draft. He played most of his career with the Predators and ... Read More »

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Roughriders reverse decision, suspend Hughes for key game against Stampeders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

CALGARY – The Saskatchewan Roughriders will face the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday without CFL sack leader Charleston Hughes after all. The Roughriders announced Friday that Hughes has been removed from the team’s active roster and fined the maximum disciplinary amount allowed – half a game cheque – after the veteran rush end was arrested and ... Read More »

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Outgoing Sportsnet president Moore weighs in on his past, present and future

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

TORONTO – It’s hard not to be distracted when you walk into outgoing Sportsnet president Scott Moore’s corner office. A variety of sports highlight shows are playing on a dozen different television monitors on the wall and on a single big-screen TV that hangs near his desk. Sports paraphernalia is spread throughout the spacious quarters. ... Read More »

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Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri staying positive despite goal drought

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Nazem Kadri collected a pass before steadying the puck and ripping a shot inside the near post. A Maple Leafs assistant coach tapped his stick on the glass in celebration – it was only practice, after all – as the Toronto centre put his head down and moved onto the next drill. But ... Read More »

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James Franklin leads Argos against Alouettes with two rushing records in sight

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

TORONTO – James Franklin not a big fan of running the football, yet the Toronto Argonauts quarterback is chasing two impressing rushing records. Franklin has scored a team record-tying 12 rushing touchdowns this season, which is two short of the CFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback Doug Flutie set in 1991 with the ... Read More »

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Longtime Leaf Tie Domi says cheering for son Max as a Hab comes naturally

By Michel Lamarche, The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2018

BROSSARD, Que. – It’s possible to have amassed 3,515 penalty minutes in the National Hockey League and still be a gentleman. Tie Domi proved as much this week. What began as an individual interview at the Montreal Canadiens practice facility Thursday quickly transformed into an imposing scrum as the former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer held ... Read More »

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