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McMorris nominated to Canadian Olympic team despite injury; Parrot also gets nod

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 8:57am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 9:15am

VANCOUVER — Despite being in hospital with serious injuries suffered in a backcountry accident over the weekend, snowboard star Mark McMorris was provisionally nominated to...

FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 8:42am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 9:15am

ZURICH — Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia.

Messi was banned for "having directed...

Jamie Nye: Pills or pot? I'd take the latter

By Jamie Nye March 28, 2017 - 8:09am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 8:09am

With the Canadian government going down the road of legalizing marijuana, let’s hope professional sports starts to change the conversation regarding pot as well.

The NHL...

Darrell Davis: Using a little less ice

By Darrell Davis March 28, 2017 - 7:43am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:43am

Hockey Canada is thinking small. And it's a very good idea.

Beginning next season, all games for Initiation players will be played sideways on divided rinks. Two or...

'Only have 15 or 20 minutes:' Backcountry enthusiasts can't count on fast rescue

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 6:45am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:15am

CALGARY — Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn't assume help will arrive quickly if something goes...

Scores and Schedule

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 11:13pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 11:30pm

Monday's Games

NHL

Buffalo 4 Florida 2

Nashville 3 N.Y. Islanders 1

Detroit 4 Carolina 3 (OT)

Tampa Bay 5 Chicago 4 (OT)

St. Louis 4...

Monday's Games

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 11:12pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 11:30pm

Monday's Games

NHL

Buffalo 4 Florida 2

Nashville 3 N.Y. Islanders 1

Detroit 4 Carolina 3 (OT)

Tampa Bay 5 Chicago 4 (OT)

St. Louis 4...

Monahan scores team-leading 26th goal as Flames double up Avalanche

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 11:07pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 11:30pm

CALGARY — Another big night for Sean Monahan's line has the red-hot Flames one win away from clinching a playoff spot.

Monahan scored his team-leading 26th goal and...

Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 10:31pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 11:00pm

RALEIGH, N.C. — Andreas Athanasiou chased down the puck in overtime and skated hard toward Carolina goalie Eddie Lack.

As Athanasiou scored the winning goal , he crashed...

DeMar DeRozan leads Raptors past Magic 131-112; Toronto wins sixth straight

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 9:25pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 10:00pm

TORONTO — Raptors head coach Dwane Casey didn't want to talk about Toronto's explosive offence. Every time it was brought up, he'd change the subject. At one point, exasperated...

UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 8:51pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 9:30pm

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Everything UConn lost to graduation made another Final Four even more special for Geno Auriemma and his Huskies.

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points,...

Aaron Sanchez allows five runs in spring training loss to Phillies

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 7:30pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Aaron Sanchez allowed five runs, four of them earned, in 3 1/3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays fell 7-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night in...

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