September 24th, 2018

National Sports

Pinch hitter Austin Meadows leads Tampa Bay Rays past Toronto Blue Jays 11-3

By John Chidley-Hll, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Pinch hitter Austin Meadows had a pair of RBI singles as the Tampa Bay Rays rolled past the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3 on Friday. Tommy Pham tripled and drove in two runs for Tampa Bay (86-67), while speedy outfielder Mallex Smith doubled in a run and scored twice himself. Diego Castillo pitched one ... Read More »

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

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

TORONTO – John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs as Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in pre-season play on Friday night. Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made ... Read More »

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Blackhawks beats Senators 5-2 for first pre-season win

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – Andreas Martinsen and Dominik Kahun each had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday for their first win of the pre-season. Marcus Kruger, Luke Johnson and John Hayden also scored for Chicago (1-2-0). Delia Collin gave up two goals on 19 shots, while Matt ... Read More »

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Moore-Towers, Marinaro win silver at 2018 Autumn Classic International

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro followed-up on a solid short program to pick up silver in pairs at the Autumn Classic International figure skating competition on Friday. Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., sat in second after their short routine Thursday and finished with a total score of ... Read More »

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Injuries loom over Hamilton Tiger-Cats ahead of battle with B.C. Lions

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

VANCOUVER – The CFL’s second-leading receiver won’t be in the lineup when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats face off against the B.C. Lions on Saturday. Brandon Banks’ groin strain is the latest in a laundry list of ailments affecting the Ticats’ (6-6) receiving squad as the team battles for a playoff position. The Lions (5-6) have also ... Read More »

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Captain Ahab looks to ease owner Grant’s pain in $890,000 Metro Pace

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. – Fortunately for owner Brad Grant, he doesn’t have time to dwell upon Stay Hungry’s disappointment in the Little Brown Jug. Last year’s top two-year-old male pacer in Canada attempted to win the Jug and complete the Pacing Triple Crown on Thursday in Delaware, Ohio. Stay Hungry captured his elimination race by three-quarters ... Read More »

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Canadian tennis great Daniel Nestor takes batting practice at Rogers Centre

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Less than a week removed from his final tennis match, Daniel Nestor was already trying his hand at baseball. The 46-year-old Canadian tennis legend took batting practice on Friday afternoon at Rogers Centre ahead or the Toronto Blue Jays game with the Tampa Bay Rays. Nestor was given the opportunity through a reporter ... Read More »

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Domi expresses regret over sucker punch that decked Florida’s Ekblad

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

BROSSARD, Que. – Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi says he regrets punching Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad in an incident that cost him a suspension for the remainder of the NHL pre-season. “I feel bad about it.” Domi said at practice Friday. “It’s not the way I wanted to handle that. It’s an emotional game. ... Read More »

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Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined for hands to the head in Toronto

By The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s highlight-reel goal in Toronto has come with a cost. Major League Soccer said Friday that the Los Angeles Galaxy star striker has been issued an undisclosed fine after being found in violation of the league’s policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent. Ibrahimovic made contact with ... Read More »

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Duron Carter doesn’t have an axe to grind in first meeting versus former team

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press on September 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Duron Carter doesn’t have an axe to grind with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Carter will face his former team Saturday night when the Toronto Argonauts (3-8) host Saskatchewan (7-5). It will be Carter’s first contest against the Riders since they released him Aug. 11. “No, I don’t think I’m an axe-grinding guy,” Carter said ... Read More »

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