January 15th, 2021

National Sports

Scoreboard for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

Thursday’s Games NHL Winnipeg 4 Calgary 3 (OT) Edmonton 5 Vancouver 2 Washington 6 Buffalo 4 Boston 3 New Jersey 2 (SO) N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 0 Carolina 3 Detroit 0 Nashville 3 Columbus 1 San Jose 4 Arizona 3 (SO) Dallas at Florida – postponed Vegas 5 Anaheim 2 Minnesota 4 L.A. 3 ... Read More »

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Connor McDavid scores hat trick, Edmonton Oilers defeat Vancouver Canucks 5-2

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday for their first win of the NHL season. Leon Draisaitl, the NHL’s top scorer last season, added four assists in the win. The game was held in front of no fans and empty ... Read More »

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Laine’s three-point night earns Winnipeg Jets 4-3 OT win over Calgary Flames

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets started their season with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday. The Finnish winger put away the winner 1:18 into extra time, using his speed to create space before beating Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom in tight. The ... Read More »

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Jets hire 49ers defensive co-ordinator Robert Saleh as coach

By Dennis Waszak Jr.., The Associated Press on January 14th, 2021

NEW YORK – The New York Jets reached an agreement in principle with San Francisco 49ers defensive co-ordinator Robert Saleh on Thursday night to hire him as their head coach. Saleh replaces Adam Gase, who was fired by on Jan. 3 after going 9-23 in two seasons. The 41-year-old Saleh emerged as the favourite for ... Read More »

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Boucher has 25 points, 10 boards in Raptors’ 111-108 win over Charlotte

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. – Chris Boucher had 25 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 111-108. Fred VanVleet had 17 points, while Kyle Lowry added 16 for the Raptors (3-8), who nearly gave away another game over the dying minutes. Pascal Siakam chipped in with ... Read More »

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CONCACAF resets men’s Olympic qualifying tournament for March 18-30

By The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

MIAMI – CONCACAF confirmed Thursday that its Olympic men’s qualifying soccer tournament, originally scheduled to be played last spring in Guadalajara, Mexico, will take place March 18-30 at the same location. The eight-country tournament will determine two teams to represent North and Central America at the Tokyo Games. The Olympic soccer competition is slated to ... Read More »

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Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden hopes his swim comeback is for Tokyo

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

Brent Hayden will take that “seniors discount” at the pool in order to swim fast. Almost nine years after winning an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s 100-metre freestyle, the 37-year-old from Mission, B.C., says quality training, not quantity, will get him back on the Olympic starting blocks. “For me, I call it the seniors’ ... Read More »

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‘They’re going to be a force’: Maple Leafs’ Keefe sees brighter days for Senators

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Sheldon Keefe doesn’t expect the Ottawa Senators to be doormats much longer. And after seeing many of their prospects up close in the minors the last few years, not to mention some key off-season acquisitions brought to the nation’s capital, the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs believes the temperature of the ... Read More »

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Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola unable to attend Canada camp due to injury

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

Canada Soccer’s plan to showcase its men’s national program to Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola has been derailed by injury. Canada Soccer said Thursday that Akinola was one of four players who did not make the camp in Bradenton, Fla., due to medical reasons. The other three are Toronto’s Liam Fraser, Orlando City’s Tesho Akindele ... Read More »

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Dunstone and Anderson to play for Saskatchewan, Brothers accepts Nova Scotia invite

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on January 14th, 2021

Two more entries were confirmed for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Thursday as Sherry Anderson was named Saskatchewan’s representative while Jill Brothers accepted the Nova Scotia invite. In announcing the cancellation of its provincial curling championships due to the pandemic, CurlSask also confirmed that Matt Dunstone would wear Saskatchewan colours at the Tim Hortons ... Read More »

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