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Thursday March 5 2015
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Northern Ontario races to early playoff berth at Canadian curling championship CURLING

CALGARY - Brad Jacobs was excited about the arrival of his wife Shawna and infant daughter Camille in Calgary on Wednesday. Clinching a berth very early in the premiere playoff game at the Tim Hortons Brier? That too, when he found out. "Thanks...

Valanciunas has 26 points, 11 boards in Raptors' 120-112 loss to Cavaliers

TORONTO - Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but it wasn't enough to lift the Raptors past the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 120-112 loss Wednesday night. LeBron James had 29 points and 14 assists for the Cavs (39-24). ...

Andrew Hammond stops 35 shots as Senators topple Jets 3-1 WINNIPEG JETS

WINNIPEG - Rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond made 35 saves and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators upset the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday. Bobby Ryan and Erik Condra also found the back of the net for Ottawa (28-23-11), which...

North Stars build early lead, drop Iron Rangers 5-2 NORTH STARS

The Thunder Bay North Stars kept their slim hopes for a second-place finish alive on Wednesday night. Cashen Tighe, Bradley Belisle and Nicholas Nigro staked the Stars...

Williams named OUA's top player THUNDERWOLVES

Jylisa Williams is a once-in-a-generation player. There was no doubt she was the most valuable  university woman’s basketball player in Ontario and on Wednesday...

Sleeping Giant Loppet registration down, but organizers optimistic about last-minute rush SPORTS

THUNDER BAY – Peter Gallagher is hoping a favourable weather forecast will lead to a last-minute spike in registrations for the Sleeping Giant Loppet. The 38th annual...

Alex Rodriguez to bat 2nd as designated hitter in return to Yankees on Wednesday

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez is batting second in the starting lineup as the designated hitter in his return to the New York Yankees. In his first game action in 17 months, A-Rod is to face Philadelphia's Kevin Slowey on Wednesday in the Yankees'...

Trooper who found fingerprints back on stand in trial of ex-NFL star player Aaron Hernandez COURT

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A Massachusetts state trooper is back on the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after testifying that he found the victim's fingerprints inside a car Hernandez had rented. Hernandez...

Sportsnet and TVA to broadcast World Cup of Hockey in Canada, ESPN in U.S. HOCKEY

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NHL partners Sportsnet and TVA have been awarded the exclusive media rights to broadcast the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Canada. ESPN, which has not aired NHL games since 2004, will have the exclusive rights in the United States....

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits defendant carried out Boston Marathon bombing, blames older brother CRIME

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued...

McDonald on hunt for goalie, scoring after up-and-down season THUNDERWOLVES HOCKEY

Bill McDonald has a tough summer ahead. Facing the prospect of losing his top two scorers and a top-four defenceman, combined with the uncertainty of starting goaltender...

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