National Sports News

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.


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...

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...

Canada Sevens rugby event posts record ticket sales, with more likely to come

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:45pm

VANCOUVER — The HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament is headed for another record, with 66,000 tickets sold already.

That surpasses the 60,418 tickets sold over the two-...

Former IndyCar ace Carpentier high on future of Formula E electric racing

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 5:08pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

MONTREAL — Patrick Carpentier admits it took a while to get used to the idea of electric car racing. Now that he's seen it, he likes it.

The former IndyCar ace from...

Offensive lineman Justin Senior wants to "dominate" at Senior Bowl

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

Justin Senior will begin his off-season audition for NFL employment against pretty stiff competition.

The six-foot-five, 310-pound Mississippi State offensive tackle...

Toronto Wolfpack land Air Transat as sponsor for their transatlantic travels

By The Canadian Press January 19, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 4:45pm

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack, who will be no strangers to transatlantic travel, have found their airline.

The new rugby league team, slated to begin play in the third...