September 24th, 2018

National Sports

Boarding a plane nothing new to well-travelled Toronto Wolfpack squad

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2018

TORONTO – Just hours after beating Widnes Vikings on Saturday afternoon, the Toronto Wolfpack boarded a plane for Manchester. The Wolfpack wrap up the Super 8 Qualifiers next Friday at Leeds Rhinos. It meant that the Toronto players had virtually no time to recover from the bumps and bruises of an 80-minute rugby league playoff ... Read More »

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Canadian ice dancers Weaver, Poje take gold medal at Autumn Classic

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2018

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Canada’s Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the gold medal in ice dance on Saturday at the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition. Weaver, of Toronto, and Poje, of Waterloo, Ont., scored 197.27 total points to claim the title. Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz of Spain finished second with 171.41 points while ... Read More »

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Gaucher leads Canada over Greece in FIBA women’s World Cup opener

By The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2018

TENERIFE, Spain – Kim Gaucher had a game-high 16 points as Canada opened the FIBA Women’s World Cup with an 81-50 victory over Greece on Saturday. Nirra Fields added 13 points for the Canadians, ranked a program-high fifth at the tournament following a fifth-place finish at the 2014 world championships, and Kia Nurse had 12. ... Read More »

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Toronto Wolfpack down Widnes Vikings to stay on track for Super League promotion

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2018

TORONTO – The Toronto Wolfpack kept on track for Super League promotion with a tense 20-12 win over Widnes on Saturday afternoon, relegating the Vikings from English rugby league’s top flight after a seven-year stay. It marked Toronto’s first win over a Super League side in five tries. Down 12-10, Blake Wallace cut through three ... Read More »

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Wolverhampton spoils Ferguson’s Man U homecoming in EPL

By Tony Jimenez, The Associated Press on September 22nd, 2018

LONDON – Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since his serious health scare in May, but Manchester United was unable to mark the occasion with a win as it was held by Wolverhampton to 1-1 on Saturday. Ferguson, who underwent emergency brain surgery, received a standing ovation from the crowd ... Read More »

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Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on September 22nd, 2018

VANCOUVER – Kei Kamara believes his Vancouver Whitecaps have what it takes to claw out a playoff spot, but he knows that the battle won’t be an easy one. “We knew it was going to be a really, really tough time coming into the final stretch of the season,” the striker said after training this ... Read More »

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U Sports Roundup: Huskies stay perfect with 26-16 victory over Axemen

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

HALIFAX – Kaleb Scott threw for 229 yards and a touchdown, and picked up 53 yards on the ground to maintain the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ perfect start to the season with a 26-16 win over the Acadia Axemen in U Sports football action on Friday. Scott completed 17-of-26 passes, including a 15-yard TD strike to ... Read More »

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John Tavares scores first two goals on home ice as Maple Leafs down Sabres

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

TORONTO – John Tavares didn’t need to plug in GPS co-ordinates for the drive to his first game at Scotiabank Arena as a member of the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s new star centre also had little trouble finding the scoresheet for a second straight pre-season outing. Tavares buried his first two goals on home ice to ... Read More »

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Matt Nichols bounces back, helps Bombers snap losing streak

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols had a bounce-back performance as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers halted a four-game losing streak with a 31-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday. Nichols, who was pulled at halftime in Winnipeg’s previous game after throwing three picks, completed 18-of-25 pass attempts for 256 yards and threw a touchdown toss to ... Read More »

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Dustin Byfuglien scores in overtime, Jets beat Flames 4-3 in pre-season

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little tied the game late in the third and Dustin Byfuglien’s second of the night came in overtime as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Friday in pre-season play. The Flames had dominated for much of the night. Brett Pollock, Dillon Dube and Alan Quine scored for the Flames ... Read More »

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