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Celtics blow out cold-shooting Cleveland in Game 1 of East final

Posted on 14 May 2018

BOSTON—The assignment for Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris in his first start this post-season was easy to explain but nearly impossible to execute. His job: Guard LeBron James, and keep the four-time NBA MVP from running the Celtics out of their own gym in the Eastern Conference final for the second year in a row. “He’s obviously the best player in the game,” said Mo ...

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The losses keep coming for Biagini the starter as Jays fall to Red Sox

Posted on 14 May 2018

The brain trust is clearly of two minds when it comes to the existential question: Is Biagini a starter or a reliever? So back and forth he goes, up and down he goes, in a transition now into its second year. Recall the halcyon days of 2016 when Biagini was such a strong option and workhorse coming out of the bullpen for manager John Gibbons. Then someone got it into their head that th ...

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Should Canada rally around the Maple Leafs come playoff time?

Posted on 22 March 2018

It’s that time of year again: spring, or a reasonable facsimile, so it’s time for people to make Canada’s worst sports argument that doesn’t directly involve Don Cherry: Should Canada Unite Behind The Last Canadian NHL Team Left In The Playoffs? The answer is no, of course not, don’t be silly, and maybe you should get around to cleaning out the garage. If you are stubborn abo ...

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Lightning score four unanswered goals to rally past Maple Leafs

Posted on 22 March 2018

Alex Killorn broke a tie midway through the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the final four goals to rally past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Tuesday night. Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Nikita Kucherov also scored as Tampa Bay reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history. Yanni Gourde had two assists for the Atlantic Division leaders, who moved five points ...

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Canada’s Jennifer Jones still perfect at women’s world curling championship

Posted on 21 March 2018

NORTH BAY, Ont.—Canada’s Jennifer Jones was given a rather favourable schedule at the start of the world women’s curling championship, and she’s taken full advantage.The Winnipeg skip picked up two more wins Tuesday at the North Bay Memorial Gardens. She beat Denmark’s Angelina Jensen 10-5 in the morning before topping Scotland’s Hannah Fleming 8-6 in the evening.Jones has ...

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Raptors ride strong defence to victory in Orlando

Posted on 21 March 2018

The Toronto Raptors have prided themselves on their fourth-quarter defence all season and never before was it more evident — and more needed — than Tuesday in Orlando.Holding the Magic to without a field goal for more than seven minutes of the final quarter, the Raptors rallied for a 93-86 victory despite subpar play for the majority of the night.Tightening the defence with a group ...

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Canadian keeper Stephanie Labbe joins a men’s league

Posted on 14 March 2018

Stephanie Labbe is taking her career into her own hands — and possibly into a men’s league. The 31-year-old Canadian women’s team goalkeeper, who has earned 49 caps, announced on her personal blog Monday that she is trying out for Calgary Foothills FC’s men’s under-23 team, which plays in the Premier Development League, a third-tier league behind Major League Soccer and the Uni ...

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Toronto FC advances on away goals despite second-leg loss to Tigres

Posted on 14 March 2018

Much of the the talk leading up to the series between Toronto FC and reigning Liga MX champions Tigres focused on the plight of Major League Soccer teams in the CONCACAF Champions League. Mexican squads had dominated teams from MLS, winning all nine of the tournaments to date.That chatter didn’t change despite the Reds heading to Mexico for the second leg of the series with a 2-1 advantage, earn ...

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In the Habs' Room: Lindgren laments 'frustrating' trip after Jackets lower the boom

Posted on 13 March 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During the Canadiens’ morning skate Monday at Nationwide Arena, former Hab Sergio Momesso joked he was going to defuse the cannon that goes off each time the Blue Jackets score a goal — even posing for a photo pretending to do it.Momesso is now a colour commentator for Canadiens games on TSN Radio 690 and knows from previous visits to Columbus that the loud sound o ...

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Dallas Stars at Canadiens: Five things you should know

Posted on 13 March 2018

Here are five things to watch when the Canadiens (25-32-12) face the Dallas Stars (38-25-6) Tuesday night at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN Radio 690):Return of Radulov: Alexander Radulov will play his first game at the Bell Centre since leaving the Canadiens last summer as a free agent and signing a five-year, US$31.25-million contract with the Stars. The 31 ...