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  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats rout B.C. Lions in East Division semifinal

    November 11, 2018 9:26 PM 15

    Masoli, the East Division nominee for the CFL’s outstanding player award, helped Hamilton emphatically snap a three-game losing streak. The Ticats were the last team to reach the East final after losing their final three regular-season games, doing so in 2015. Masoli finished 14-of-19 passes for 259 yards and three TDs before giving way to Dane Evans

  • Canada fails to avenge Olympic defeat with loss to U.S. at Four Nations Cup

    November 11, 2018 5:37 AM 12

    SASKATOON—The U.S. women’s hockey team claimed its fourth straight Four Nations Cup title Saturday with a 5-2 win over host Canada. Holders of the world and Olympic titles, the American women reinforced their status as the No. 1 women’s team in the world by beating their archrivals on home ice at the SaskTel Centre. The last time Canada beat the U.S. in a tournament

  • Montreal Canadiens rally to beat Vegas Golden Knights

    November 11, 2018 3:21 AM 15

    MONTREAL—Andrew Shaw scored twice and Tomas Tatar netted the third-period winner as the Montreal Canadiens came from behind to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-4 on Saturday night in Max Pacioretty’s return to Montreal. Charles Hudon and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored for the Canadiens (9-5-3), who snapped a two-game losing skid. Max Domi had two assists

  • Lucie Safarova sets Australian Open as her retirement tournament

    November 11, 2018 1:49 AM 11

    She won seven WTA singles titles and 15 doubles titles, including five Grand Slams with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Safarova reached her highest singles ranking, No. 5, in 2015, and was top-ranked in the doubles in 2017. Safarova reached the French Open final in 2015 — losing to Serena Williams — and the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014. She teamed with Barbora

  • Canada’s Rosie MacLennan takes home gold at trampoline world championship

    November 10, 2018 4:47 PM 10

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Two-time Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan added another gold medal to her trophy case Saturday, finishing first in the individual women’s final at the trampoline world championships. MacLennan, from King, Ont., scored 57.180 total points in the final, edging Xueying Zhu of China for gold. Zhu had a 0.2 penalty and finished second

  • J.P. Ricciardi leaving New York Mets after eight seasons

    November 9, 2018 11:48 PM 30

    Ricciardi was hired as a special assistant to Alderson in November 2010 and had been part of the trio running the team’s baseball operations after Alderson took a leave in July following a recurrence of cancer. Assistant general manager John Ricco and special assistant Omar Minaya remain with the team, at least for now. All three attended this week’s

  • Saturday NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins

    November 9, 2018 8:53 PM 15

    Pasta, as they call him in Boston, has 12 goals in his first 14 games. He absolutely killed the Leafs in the playoffs last season, with five goals and eight assists in the seven-game series … Rielly — they call him Bobby M-Orr-gan in Toronto — was off to the hottest start by a defenceman in the past 20 years. Need to know: The Maple Leafs won three of four regular-season

  • Canada’s Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are third in pairs at NHK Trophy

    November 9, 2018 4:00 PM 11

    HIROSHIMA, JAPAN—Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro were in third place after the pairs short program Friday at the NHK Trophy. Moore-Towers, from St. Catharines, Ont., and Marinaro, from Sarnia, Ont., had 67.70 points. Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert of Russia were first with a season-best 73.48 points and Cheng Peng and Yang Jin of China

  • CFL picks: Tiger-Cats, Roughriders should feed off of home crowds

    November 9, 2018 5:00 AM 15

    The last time the two teams met in the playoffs was in 2003 when Saskatchewan earned a 37-21 road victory. The Riders also beat the Bombers in the 2007 Grey Cup in Toronto. Home field should be a big advantage for Saskatchewan, which was 6-3 at Mosaic Field before its rabid fans. Winnipeg was 4-5-0 on the road. The Tiger-Cats (8-10) head into the East semifinal

  • New Hockey Canada director of women’s teams finds job comes with ‘many balls in the air’

    November 9, 2018 1:33 AM 14

    How much pressure do you feel in this job? How did your experience as a national-team player prepare you to handle it? It’s a very similar feeling as a player. You have less control in this position, but it’s the same feeling. It’s the same type of desire to win I had as an athlete. As soon as you’ve worn the jersey once in your life, you always have that pride