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  • Garret Sparks to start for Maple Leafs against the Kings

    October 15, 2018 4:39 PM 8

    Sporting News: How difficult was it to evaluate Garret’s first game, which was that wild offensive affair in Chicago? Babcock: The great thing about it, just like you, get evaluated every day in life. Same in pro hockey. Tonight's game marks the 150th meeting between the Maple Leafs and Kings. ...The Maple Leafs have a record of 62-64-21-2 in the previous

  • Monday NHL preview: Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs

    October 15, 2018 3:18 AM 9

    The Kings’ Drew Doughty, one of the top three defencemen in the NHL, has yet to score through five games but is a plus-5. The Leafs’ Morgan Rielly, on the other hand, leads all blue-liners with 13 points in six games. The Kings lost 5-1 to the Senators on Saturday in Dion Phaneuf’s return to Ottawa, falling to 2-2-1. They controlled the play early and outshot

  • Price didn’t win, but Red Sox did to tie ALCS with Astros

    October 15, 2018 3:17 AM 10

    BOSTON—David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of his first career post-season win as a starter

  • Johnathan Joseph’s pick-six the difference for Texans over Bills

    October 15, 2018 12:47 AM 7

    Joseph’s late-game heroics helped Houston to its third straight win on a day Watson committed three turnovers. The Bills hurried and harassed Watson all day, sacking him seven times and hitting him 12 more. Watson, questionable this week with a chest injury, was slow to get up several times and didn’t seem to be moving as well as he normally does. Watson

  • Canadian women lock up World Cup soccer berth in style

    October 14, 2018 11:13 PM 8

    The Canadian women’s soccer team booked its spot in next summer’s Women’s World Cup with a 7-0 win over Panama in Sunday’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinal in Frisco, Texas. A six-goal second half, after captain Christine Sinclair opened the scoring the in 44th minute, ensured Canada will qualify for the seventh time in France next summer. Sinclair

  • Brnjas family hopes Johnny Bear ends Canada’s International shutout streak

    October 13, 2018 9:29 PM 39

    The phone starts ringing in the home of 37-year-old Ashlee Brnjas as early at 4:30 a.m. when the racehorses she trains for her father John are being prepared for exercise. One of them, the lovable 7-year-old gelding Johnny Bear, is the star of the barn with almost $700,000 in earnings and a date with one of the richest races in Canada, the $800,000 Pattison

  • Packers legend Jim Taylor dead at 83

    October 13, 2018 8:27 PM 42

    Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league’s MVP in 1962. He won four NFL titles and scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history. Taylor played for the Packers from 1958 to 1966 and spent 10 seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by Green Bay in the second round out of LSU in 1958. He played in a backfield that featured Paul Hornung

  • Canadian teen Auger-Aliassime wins Challenger series title

    October 13, 2018 6:05 PM 40

    TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN—Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak 6-3, 6-2 to win the Tashkent Challenger tennis title on Saturday. Auger-Aliassime needed 67 minutes to complete the victory for his second Challenger series title of the season. The 18-year-old from Montreal earned $10,800 U.S. from the $75,000 purse

  • Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

    October 12, 2018 4:42 PM 13

    Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm’s city government, between a centre-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer funding for a Winter Games. “The starting point for all our parties

  • Eagles find the Giants are the perfect cure for a losing streak

    October 12, 2018 4:53 AM 10

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—All the Philadelphia Eagles needed to get over their Super Bowl hangover was a little more urgency, some big plays and a timely game against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their defence and special teams in beating the struggling Giants 34-13 on Thursday