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Canadian teams hit halfway mark as drive for playoff spots intensifies

Canadian teams hit halfway mark as drive for playoff spots intensifies

Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs came into the NHL's pandemic-shortened campaign desperately looking to change the narrative.
Whitecaps acquire midfielder Caio Alexandre after transfer with Brazilian club

Whitecaps acquire midfielder Caio Alexandre after transfer with Brazilian club

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired midfielder Caio Alexandre via transfer from Brazilian club Botafogo FR.
Canadian Premier League looking to add expansion team in Saskatchewan

Canadian Premier League looking to add expansion team in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Premier League is looking to add a team in Saskatchewan, awarding "exclusive rights" to an expansion club to a company planning to start a franchise in Saskatoon.
Calgary Flames win with Sutter behind the bench again, beat Canadiens 2-1

Calgary Flames win with Sutter behind the bench again, beat Canadiens 2-1

CALGARY — Darryl Sutter dedicated his first win in his second stint with the Calgary Flames to his mother and the team's late president. Josh Leivo scored twice for the Flames in a 2-1 win Thursday over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.
Cutdown Day: Eight-team championship pool picture becomes clear at Brier

Cutdown Day: Eight-team championship pool picture becomes clear at Brier

CALGARY — Wild Card Two's Kevin Koe was the first to book his championship pool ticket. Wild Card Three's Wayne Middaugh was the next to make the eight-team cut at the Canadian men's curling championship.
Auston Matthews scores in overtime as Leafs beat Jets to halt three-game slide

Auston Matthews scores in overtime as Leafs beat Jets to halt three-game slide

TORONTO — Auston Matthews clearly isn't at 100 per cent.
Snell's 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hawks over Raptors 121-120

Snell's 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hawks over Raptors 121-120

TAMPA, Fla. — Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer Thursday night and the Atlanta Hawks came back from a 15-point deficit in the final six minutes to beat the Toronto Raptors 121-120.
Garret Sparks makes 24 saves, Stockton beats Manitoba to extend win streak

Garret Sparks makes 24 saves, Stockton beats Manitoba to extend win streak

WINNIPEG — Garret Sparks made 24 saves as the Stockton Heat edged the Manitoba Moose 2-1 on Thursday in American Hockey League play.
Canada's Bouchard beats American McNally to reach semifinals

Canada's Bouchard beats American McNally to reach semifinals

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals at the Abierto De Guadalajara tennis tournament in Mexico. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que.
Healthy Crepeau, Hasal creates 'keeper competition for Vancouver Whitecaps

Healthy Crepeau, Hasal creates 'keeper competition for Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER — Thomas Hasal doesn't believe in curses, even if it seemed that there must have been a jinx on the Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeepers last season.