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  • Millar at epicentre of Canadian soccer youthquake

    November 17, 2018 8:27 PM 6

    The 19-year-old Canadian — born in Toronto, raised in Brampton — is a third-generation pro. Grandfather Malcolm plied his trade at Sunderland AFC on the northeastern coast of England. Dad Alan played for Charlton Athletic, southeast of London. Today, Millar is continuing that tradition with the under-23 side at Liverpool in northwestern England. When the rising

  • Lightning’s Brayden Point racks up near-record hat trick in 91 seconds

    November 16, 2018 9:11 PM 6

    “We needed to get at least one,” Steven Stamkos said. “It’s a huge momentum swing.” All three goals came on the power play, as the Lightning were four of six on the night. The Penguins took two simultaneous penalties and then another 20 seconds later to set up Point’s three goals, two of which came on five-on-threes. “Sometimes on a five-on-three, you get too cute passing

  • Saskatchewan out to upset Western, earn spot in Vanier Cup

    November 16, 2018 6:31 PM 6

    UBC was the No. 1 pick in Canada West at the start of the campaign by sweeping the five first-place votes. Coaches excluded their own team from the poll. The Calgary Dinos emerged as the top team in the regular season, earning the top seed after an 8-0 campaign. UBC and Saskatchewan were next at 5-3. The Huskies have managed to peak at the right time, edging

  • Down to their fourth-string goalie, Canucks get blown out on the road in Minnesota

    November 16, 2018 5:52 AM 5

    Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Wild rebounded from a recent hiccup by beating the Canucks 6-2 on Thursday night. Eric Staal and Matt Dumba had a goal and an assist, and Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter and Jason Zucker also scored for the Wild, who had a season high in goals. Ryan Suter had two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves

  • Rock cancels first two games as players, owners still in labour dispute

    November 16, 2018 12:29 AM 5

    The Toronto Rock’s first two games of the National Lacrosse League season have been cancelled in the wake of a contract dispute between the league and its player’s association. Toronto games at Buffalo, Dec. 1, and Vancouver, Dec. 8, have scratched, the league said in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, the NLL and the player’s association

  • Boston’s Mookie Betts, Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich cop MLB MVP honours

    November 16, 2018 12:10 AM 5

    Both batting champions won MVP awards for the first time since San Francisco’s Buster Posey and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012. Yelich got 29 first-place votes and 415 points, and the other first-place vote went to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, the NL Cy Young Award winner, who finished fifth. Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez was second with 250 points

  • Warriors’ Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

    November 15, 2018 7:54 PM 7

    Speaking Thursday for the first time since the incident, Green went on to say “there’s no secret that I am an emotional player. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I play with that same emotion. Sometimes they get the best of me. And (if) it doesn’t work to my favour I’m going to live with that.” He added that the passionate way he plays the game has led him to much success

  • Thiem beats Nishikori to keep semifinal hopes alive

    November 15, 2018 5:53 PM 6

    LONDON — Dominic Thiem kept alive his chances of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals — and helped out Roger Federer — with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori on Thursday. Thiem, who lost both his previous matches at the season-ending tournament, had to win in straight sets to have any hope of advancing at the O2 Arena. Six-time champion Federer

  • University of Manitoba coach serves as backup goalie for Washington Capitals

    November 15, 2018 3:11 PM 4

    WINNIPEG — Ian and Val McHale got a call from their son Gavin just hours before the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. The excited 31-year-old told his mom to put the phone on speaker so they could hear his news together — he was going to be the emergency backup goaltender for the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals

  • Duke celebrates top ranking by pounding Eastern Michigan

    November 15, 2018 3:02 PM 4

    DURHAM, N.C.—Duke’s fabulous freshmen put on quite the show in their first performance as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. The Blue Devils overwhelmed Eastern Michigan, carving up the Eagles zone with enough dunks and layups in the first half to fill a highlight reel on the way to an 84-46 basketball win Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium