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January 5, 2019 10:00 PM Mikaela Shiffrin wins her seventh World Cup slalom in a row

She was challenged by a furious final run by Vlhova, who posted the fastest second-run time on a course set by her coach, Livio Magoni. The Slovakian is the only skier beside Shiffrin to have won a women’s World Cup slalom since the start of last season. Carrying a lead of 1.34 over Vlhova from the opening run, Shiffrin started fast in her final run but briefly 215

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 167

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 171

January 3, 2019 8:54 PM California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcasting

The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods. In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams 164

January 2, 2019 3:04 PM Raonic downs Kecmanovic in straight sets to advance at Brisbane International

Raonic recorded a mini break on Kecmanovic’s first serve in the second-set tiebreak, then did that again twice more to go up 6-2 and 7-2 to win the match. The Thornhill, Ont., product and former world No. 3 is starting the 2019 tennis season ranked No. 18 in the world after battling injuries over the last two years. Raonic, Canada’s top-ranked player 139

January 2, 2019 2:54 PM Eugenie Bouchard advances to quarter-finals at ASB Classic

The native of Westmount, Que., downed Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the season-opening event on Wednesday. Ranked 87th in the world, the 24-year-old Bouchard missed a chance to win the first set with her serve, but battled back in the second and third sets to take out the 174th-ranked Schoofs. Bouchard will face a much stiffer 147

January 1, 2019 5:18 PM Vardy opens 2019 with winner for Leicester at Everton in EPL

The former England striker slotted a low finish past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and celebrated his 58th-minute goal with a somersault. This was Leicester’s third win in four games over the festive period — other victories over Chelsea and Manchester City were mixed in with a surprise home loss to Cardiff — and the team is now firmly in the top half of the standings 145

January 1, 2019 5:56 AM Gaudreau, Tkachuk have four points apiece to lead Flames over Sharks

CALGARY—Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice and added two assists to lift the Calgary Flames to a thrilling 8-5 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Sean Monahan added five assists. His five-point nights was a career best while Gaudreau’s four tied a career best. The Flames finished the calendar year in top spot in the Pacific Division 153

December 31, 2018 3:52 PM Canada prepares for showdown with Russia at world juniors

Lehmann, who had scored twice in the game, took the first one, but lost control of the puck at the crease. Then Then Swiss scoring star Philipp Kurashev took the next one, but failed to beat Danil Tarasov, so it remained a 3-3 game. The IIHF cleared up some confusion, saying had Lehmann scored on the first penalty shot, there would not have been a second 161

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 180