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Monahan scores shootout winner as Flames edge rival Oilers 4-3

Monahan scores shootout winner as Flames edge rival Oilers 4-3

EDMONTON — There was definitely an old-school, playoff atmosphere on display in Edmonton on Wednesday night. Sean Monahan scored the shootout winner as the Calgary Flames snapped a two-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Edmonton Oilers, Zack Kassian agree to four-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers, Zack Kassian agree to four-year contract extension

EDMONTON — Forward Zack Kassian has signed a four-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. The 29-year-old from Windsor, Ont., and the club agreed to a deal averaging US$3.20 million annually, according to multiple reports.
No one does it better. Christine Sinclair scores twice to set world goals record

No one does it better. Christine Sinclair scores twice to set world goals record

EDINBURG, Texas — Christine Sinclair says she lives her life "trying to be the best Canadian that I can, in my own way." On Wednesday, the Canada captain accomplished that and a whole lot more while making an entire nation proud.
Marner sets up first 2 goals, Maple Leafs beat Stars 5-3

Marner sets up first 2 goals, Maple Leafs beat Stars 5-3

DALLAS — Mitchell Marner set up Toronto’s first two goals and the Maple Leafs kept up their high-scoring ways on the road to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

HOUSTON — Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros. The team announced the hiring on Wednesday and said Baker will be introduced in Houston on Thursday.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair breaks world scoring record with goal No. 185

Canada captain Christine Sinclair breaks world scoring record with goal No. 185

EDINBURG, Texas — Canada captain Christine Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's world-record total of 184 goals on Wednesday, scoring for the second time against St. Kitts and Nevis at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Virus in China affects Canada's track and field team, other sports

Six months before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the spread of a new virus in China has thrown a wrench into competitive plans for Canadian track and field athletes.
Canadian snowboarder Toutant motivated for quick return following X Games injury

Canadian snowboarder Toutant motivated for quick return following X Games injury

Sebastien Toutant felt a painful sting in his rib cage that took his breath away the moment he crashed down hard at the bottom of the X Games slopestyle course in Aspen last week.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-sign veteran quarterback David Watford to CFL deal

Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-sign veteran quarterback David Watford to CFL deal

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed American quarterback David Watford on Wednesday. Watford, 26, appeared in 12 regular-season games last season with Hamilton, completing 5-of-8 passes for 74 passing yards.
Nick Nurse says Lowry being left off all-star team would be "unfathomable"

Nick Nurse says Lowry being left off all-star team would be "unfathomable"

TORONTO — Seven seasons into his tenure with the Toronto Raptors, Nick Nurse continues to marvel at particularly crafty Kyle Lowry moments. The Raptors coach can rattle off numerous game-clinching plays by his star point guard.