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Backlund scores overtime winner for Flames in 4-3 playoff win over Ducks NHL PLAYOFFS

CALGARY - Mikael Backlund scored in overtime for the Calgary Flames, who worked their way back into their playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-3 win on Tuesday. The Flames stayed unbeaten at home this NHL post-season and trail the Ducks...

With injured Wall out, top-seeded Hawks hand Wizards 1st playoff loss, 106-90, even series 1-1 NBA

ATLANTA - Shortly before tipoff, the Atlanta Hawks learned that John Wall wouldn't be playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. That should have made things a lot easier for top-seeded Atlanta, right?...

Woods' heart heavy with Vonn split, anniversary of father's death GOLF

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because...

Fifth-seeded Raonic advances to third round of Madrid Open TENNIS

MADRID - Canadian Milos Raonic is off to the third round of the Madrid Open tennis tournament. The fifth-seeded native of Thornhill, Ont., advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentina's Juan Monaco. Raonic registered nine aces and twice broke...

End of Lamoriello era, hiring of Shero as GM signals major change for Devils NHL

For almost 30 years, Lou Lamoriello was the Frank Sinatra of NHL general managers. He did it his way. The New Jersey Devils followed Lamoriello's way to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003, with all the trappings of defensive, shut-it-down...

Year of adventure has put things in perspective for three-time world champ Chan FIGURE SKATING

TORONTO - Falling to earth from 13,000 feet helped Patrick Chan put life in perspective. "You pull the chute and, oh my gosh, the view is amazing," Chan said. "It just makes you realize how small I am and how small the figure skating...

Race-track owners one step closer to opening LOCAL

Backers of a race-track plan adjacent to Highway 130 say they are one step closer to achieving their goal. Owner Richard Schutte, who last fall bought 100 per cent of the company shares, says he’ll be actively seeking investors to make the...

New recruit added to Thunderwolves volleyball squad LOCAL

Lakehead volleyball has added a second off-season recruit. The Thunderwolves on Tuesday announced Ottawa’s Rachel Sweezey has committed to the team. A graduate of the Mavericks Volleyball club, Sweezey trained under Judi Mousseau, a coach...

Man who shipped guns from Florida to ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez to be sentenced in federal court COURT

BOSTON - A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston. Oscar Hernandez, no relation to Aaron, has pleaded guilty to charges including...

Windsor's Williams, Guelph's Proudfood named CIS athletes of the year

CALGARY - A basketball player and a cross country and track star were chosen as the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the year at the 23rd annual BLG Awards on Monday. Korissa Williams, from the University of Windsor, became...

Calgary's Bennett cuts his NHL teeth in playoffs as his contract kicks in NHL PLAYOFFS

CALGARY - Sam Bennett reaches a hockey milestone significant to him and the Calgary Flames in Tuesday's playoff game against the Anaheim Ducks. Head coach Bob Hartley...

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