October 19th, 2018

National Sports

Lions take advantage of mistakes in 31-23 win over Packers

By Larry Lage, The Associated Press on October 7th, 2018

DETROIT – Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Detroit (2-3) earned a win it desperately needed under first-year coach Matt Patricia, going into its bye week. Green Bay (2-2-1) could not overcome uncharacteristic ... Read More »

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Canadian Olympic medallist Humphries taking year off from bobsled competition

By The Canadian Press on October 7th, 2018

Canadian Kaillie Humphries is taking a year off from bobsled competitions, but she still has her sights set on at least one more Olympic Games. The three-time Olympic medallist announced her plans Sunday on Twitter. “I have been pushing limits 16 (years) straight & for this year I am stepping away from racing,” Humphries wrote. ... Read More »

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Bills beat Titans 13-12 on Hauschka’s 46-yard field goal

By John Wawrow, The Associated Press on October 7th, 2018

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Stephen Hauschka hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Buffalo Bills to a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Buffalo’s defence forced three turnovers, and LeSean McCoy broke from a September slump with a season-best 85 yards rushing. McCoy sparked the decisive drive with a 13-yard ... Read More »

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London Broncos edge Toronto Wolfpack in rugby league’s Million Pound Game

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on October 7th, 2018

TORONTO – The underdog London Broncos denied the Toronto Wolfpack a place in the elite Super League on Sunday, hanging on for a tense 4-2 win in rugby league’s Million Pound Game. The game was an arm-wrestle from the get-go, with some big hits producing turnovers. Defence dominated on a gloomy 14-degree afternoon before a ... Read More »

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Battle raging for Raptors’ two-way roster spot with a week to go in pre-season

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press on October 7th, 2018

TORONTO – As the buzzer sounded to ended the fourth quarter of Sunday’s open scrimmage, Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse decided he hadn’t seen enough. And so he went deep down his benches for a bonus quarter. Barely a week until NBA teams must declare their regular-season rosters, the extra period was a chance for ... Read More »

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Kings’ Jonathan Quick sustains lower-body injury in practice

By Dan Greenspan, The Associated Press on October 7th, 2018

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will not start against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night because of a lower-body injury. Quick sustained the injury in practice Saturday and is day to day. Jack Campbell will start against Detroit. Campbell went 2-0-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save ... Read More »

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Liverpool, City in Anfield stalemate, Hazard lifts Chelsea

By The Associated Press on October 7th, 2018

LONDON – Riyad Mahrez let Liverpool off the hook by missing a late penalty as Manchester City had to settle for a 0-0 draw in a showdown involving the Premier League’s two title favourites at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool and City generally provide open, expansive games with goals aplenty, but this meeting was a dull ... Read More »

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Panthers’ Reid returns, kneels during national anthem

By Steve Reed, The Associated Press on October 7th, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Panthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial and social injustice before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. None of Reid’s new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. He is the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem. With ... Read More »

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Soucisse and Firus edged off podium in ice dancing at Finlandia Trophy

By The Canadian Press on October 7th, 2018

ESPOO, Finland – Ice dancers Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver, B.C., missed the podium by three points on Sunday to conclude the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia won the gold with 200.78 points. Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz of Spain were second ... Read More »

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Roughriders not listening to critics ahead of Thanksgiving match against Esks

By Jeff DeDekker, The Canadian Press on October 7th, 2018

REGINA – Kenny Shaw isn’t listening to outside criticism of the Saskatchewan Roughriders offence. The wide receiver made his Riders debut last week in a 34-29 win over the Montreal Alouettes – where Saskatchewan’s offence put up 512 yards, a vast improvement from the 323 average yards in games before that. Shaw said players are ... Read More »

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