September 28th, 2021

National Sports

Zardes scores twice, Crew tops Montreal 2-1

By The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the Columbus Crew kept its playoff hopes alive by defeating Montreal 2-1 on Saturday night. The Crew (9-11-7) moved into ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a point behind Atlanta for the final berth. Montreal (10-9-7) remains in sixth. Zardes’ initial goal, the 50th of his ... Read More »

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Tavares, Leafs down Canadiens in pre-season action as fans return to Scotiabank Arena

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

TORONTO – John Tavares scored in his return from injury, the Maple Leafs played in front of their home fans for the first time in more than 18 months, and Toronto defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 in the opener on the NHL’s pre-season calendar Saturday. Jake Muzzin, Michael Bunting and Kurtis Gabriel had the other ... Read More »

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French leader PSG beats Montpellier 2-0 for 8th straight win

By Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

PARIS (AP) – French league leader Paris Saint-Germain relied on early and late goals to beat Montpellier 2-0 on Saturday and make it eight straight wins. Midfielder Idrissa Gueye scored in the 14th minute at Parc des Princes. Striker Kylian Mbappe’s intended pass for Neymar was deflected and landed at the feet of winger Angel ... Read More »

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A 3rd generation of Maldini family scores in Serie A

By Daniella Matar, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

MILAN (AP) – Like grandfather, like father, like son. There was a third generation of the Maldini family to score in Serie A on Saturday as Daniel Maldini helped AC Milan to a 2-1 win at Spezia. Daniel Maldini scored his first Serie A goal 13 years, 179 days after the last league goal netted ... Read More »

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Dortmund slumps to defeat at Gladbach without Haaland, Reus

By Ciarán Fahey, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – No Erling Haaland, no Marco Reus. Borussia Mönchengladbach highlighted Borussia Dortmund’s reliance on its two star players as it dealt its Bundesliga rival a 1-0 defeat in former Gladbach coach Marco Rose’s return on Saturday. Dortmund was without top-scoring forward Haaland due to what it said were “muscular problems” and captain Reus ... Read More »

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Morelli scores to lift Halifax Wanderers to 1-0 victory over FC Edmonton in CPL play

By The Canadian Press on September 25th, 2021

HALIFAX – Joao Neto Morelli scored in the 24th minute to lift Halifax Wanderers FC to a 1-0 victory over FC Edmonton in Canadian Premier League soccer play Saturday afternoon. Kieran Baskett made three saves for the clean sheet. Later Saturday, Cavalry FC was scheduled to play at Atletico Ottawa and Pacific FC was to ... Read More »

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Newgarden wins Long Beach pole in tight IndyCar title race

By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The IndyCar championship race tightened ahead of the Grand Prix of Long Beach after a messy qualifying session put contenders Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward in the middle of the pack. Josef Newgarden, a distant third in the standings but still mathematically in the mix for the title, seized the ... Read More »

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Cardinals set team record with 15th straight win, beat Cubs

By Sarah Trotto, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

CHICAGO (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals set a franchise record with their 15th straight win, boosted when catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Harrison Bader helped pull off a wild double play Saturday in an 8-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. Bader, Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong homered as these Cardinals broke the team ... Read More »

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City reasserts title credentials as rivals drop points

By The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – Manchester City reasserted its Premier League title credentials on a day all of its big rivals dropped points. City delivered a statement performance in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to move second in the league standings, level on points with Chelsea and Manchester United, which missed a late penalty ... Read More »

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Usyk ends Joshua’s reign as heavyweight champ

By Steve Douglas, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua’s second reign as world heavyweight champion Saturday with a unanimous points win in just his third fight since stepping up from the cruiserweight division. Usyk became the third man, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye, to win world titles at cruiserweight then heavyweight. Six years after Wladimir ... Read More »

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