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Ryan Ellis scores twice as Predators hold off late rally for win over Flames

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 11:00pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 11:30pm

CALGARY — Ryan Ellis had his first career two-goal game as the Nashville Predators held off a late rally to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night.

James Neal...

Michael Grabner burns former team as Rangers cool red-hot Maple Leafs

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 10:40pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 11:00pm

TORONTO — Michael Grabner observed a different-looking Toronto Maple Leafs squad than the last-place group he left behind last season, one with plenty more speed and skill....

Defending champ Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 10:33pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 11:00pm

MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defence, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round victory with an...

Senators beat inconsistent Blue Jackets 2-0

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 10:16pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 10:45pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets, trailing 2-0 with the clock winding down Thursday night, got a full minute of a 5-on-3 power-play chance. But the NHL's best power-...

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard falls to Vandeweghe in third round of Australian Open

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 10:10pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, falling to Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

The...

Ten federal Conservative leadership hopefuls hold debate in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 9:48pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 10:15pm

WINNIPEG — Many of those running to become the next leader of the federal Conservative Party have taken part in a debate in Winnipeg, but a few candidates were no-shows.

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Saskatoon charity caught in controversy over animal movie accusations

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 9:25pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 11:30pm

SASKATOON — A Saskatoon dog rescue group has been caught in the crosshairs of a controversy surrounding the film "A Dog's Purpose."

New Hope Dog Rescue had put together...

Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 9:18pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 9:45pm

BILLINGS, Mont. — Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and...

DeRozan, Curry, Durant, LeBron, Irving to start NBA All-Star Game

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 8:35pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 9:15pm

NEW YORK — Toronto's DeMar DeRozan won a tiebreaker to join Cleveland's LeBron James among the East's starters for the NBA All-Star Game.

DeRozan beat out Boston's...

B.C.'s health minister campaigns to raise legal smoking age to 21

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 7:17pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 8:15pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says he wants to see the province raise the legal smoking age to 21.

Terry Lake said he's an ardent anti-smoker and...

Patrick Chan poised to claim a record-tying ninth Canadian figure skating title

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 6:32pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 7:15pm

OTTAWA — Patrick Chan was just 16 years old the last time he skated on the TD Place Arena Ice, finishing seventh at the Canadian figure skating championship.

He won gold...

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin on the cusp of joining NHL's 1,000-point club

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

VANCOUVER — Troy Stecher watched most of Henrik Sedin's points in the NHL from afar.

Growing up a fan of the Vancouver Canucks, he would marvel as the talented Swede and...

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