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January 11, 2019 12:48 PM Keyboardist Geraci leads Blues Music Awards nods with 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group 18

January 11, 2019 3:02 AM Tavares leads Maple Leafs to victory in Jersey

Whatever was wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New Jersey Devils have often provided the cure. The Leafs were the better team from the drop of the puck and — despite stubbing their toe with some a sloppy five minutes in the second period — skated off with a 4-2 win in New Jersey on Thursday night. The Leafs had won both previous meetings by lopsided 38

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 17

January 9, 2019 6:03 PM Heavyweight Ryan Reaves-Adam McQuaid scrap a microcosm of NHL fighting debate

According to statistics on hockeyfights.com, only 18.9 per cent of games this season have had a fighting major on the scoresheet. In 2017-18, 17.9 per cent of games had fights. Compare that to five seasons ago (2013-14) when 29.8 per cent of NHL games had fights, or 10 seasons ago (2008-09) when it was at 41.4 per cent. With the all-star break two weeks 22

January 4, 2019 9:48 PM Saturday NHL preview: Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver’s Bo Horvat, with 36 points in 42 games, is on pace to shatter his career high of 52 points from two seasons ago. The 23-year-old centre, drafted ninth overall in 2013, is also the NHL’s top faceoff man ... Leafs centre John Tavares, selected to play in the all-star game for the sixth time, was third in the NHL in goals through Thursday with 26. Vancouver’s 22

January 4, 2019 4:33 AM Price leads Canadiens to win over Canucks

MONTREAL—Carey Price shared his key for success after Thursday night’s 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Price returned from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss three games, and made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. Canadiens defenceman Jordie Benn added: “Those glove saves, they make me giggle on the bench that’s for sure. He was solid 25

January 3, 2019 2:45 AM Maple Leafs’ John Tavares going to all-star game

Marner, with the league lead in primary assits (31), sits sixth in NHL scoring, while Rielly leads NHL defenceman in scoring and is solidly in the conversation for the Norris Trophy. Andersen, who will miss his fourth game with a groin injury, is among the league leaders in wins with 20. But if Leaf fans feel snubbed, they aren’t alone. The all-star 21

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 26

January 2, 2019 4:56 PM Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip NHL all-star game, will be suspended one game

“My body needs a rest,” Ovechkin said after practice Wednesday. The 33-year-old has played in all 33 games this season and leads the Capitals with 45 points. Washington’s final game before the all-star break is Jan. 23 at Toronto. The all-star game is Jan. 26, and the Capitals don’t play again until Feb. 1 against Calgary. It’s not clear when Ovechkin’s 22

December 30, 2018 4:39 PM Vancouver Canucks take overtime win over Calgary Flames

“You have five power plays, you’ve got to get at least one or two, and especially on home ice,” said Calgary centre Sean Monahan. “It isn’t as sharp as it needs to be.” The Canucks made it 2-2 at 11:37 of the second when rookie sensation Elias Pettersson broke down the right side and whipped a 40-foot wrist shot past Rittich. “We trust each other, trust 28