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  • Cowboys edge Seahawks to reach divisonal round

    January 6, 2019 5:21 AM 119

    Prescott, the NFL offensive rookie of the year in 2016 when the Cowboys lost to Green Bay at home as the top seed in the NFC, threw for 226 yards and had a 1-yard sneak for what appeared to be a clinching score before Tyler Lockett’s 53-yard catch set up a quick Seattle touchdown. Wilson’s 7-yard scoring pass to J.D. McKissic got the Seahawks within

  • Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck handle Houston Texans in NFL wild-card game

    January 6, 2019 1:30 AM 116

    The Colts, who opened the season 1-5, continued an impressive run by winning their fifth straight and for the 10th time in 11 games. Saturday was their first playoff appearance since the AFC championship game loss at New England in the “Deflategate” game in the 2014 season. It was another good game in a splendid season for Luck, who grew up in a suburb

  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins her seventh World Cup slalom in a row

    January 5, 2019 10:00 PM 158

    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

  • Saturday NHL preview: Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs

    January 4, 2019 9:48 PM 115

    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

  • Leafs’ Andersen returns to practice, but Hutchinson will face Canucks

    January 4, 2019 5:32 PM 110

    On Friday, Andersen participated in his first full practice since Dec. 27, when he was sidelined with a groin injury. Andersen won’t be available Saturday, but didn’t rule out returning to the nets early next week. The Leafs host the Nashville Predators on Monday. Sparks, meanwhile, has a concussiont and is no timetable for his return, which means the Leafs

  • Mississauga teen Bianca Andreescu beats legendary Venus Williams in latest tennis upset

    January 4, 2019 11:57 AM 108

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND—Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has recorded her second stunning tennis upset in as many days. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., downed the legendary Venus Williams 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-3 in a quarterfinal on Friday at the ASB Classic. Ranked No. 152 in the world, Andreescu beat the third-ranked and former world No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki

  • Price leads Canadiens to win over Canucks

    January 4, 2019 4:33 AM 122

    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

  • What kind of welcome will Kawhi Leonard get in San Antonio when Raptors visit tonight?

    January 3, 2019 1:43 PM 126

    The absolute truth side, which will be somewhere in the middle and the most realistic. I always thought, naively I guess, that this week would be more about Kawhi than DeMar and that February’s return game in Toronto would be more about DeMar than Kawhi. Hasn’t turned out that way – it really was nice to see DeMar yesterday and chat with him and catch

  • Maple Leafs’ John Tavares going to all-star game

    January 3, 2019 2:45 AM 109

    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

  • Team Canada’s Ian Mitchell, Shane Bowers juggle hockey, academics

    January 2, 2019 10:45 PM 106

    The Calahoo, Alta., native is thriving in the college environment. Last year, he was second in the NCAA last year when it came to points by a rookie defenceman. This season he has 11 points in 14 games. He’s also excelling academically. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect was selected as a National Collegiate Hockey Conference distinguished scholar-athlete