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Canadian Women’s Soccer Squad, Repeat Olympic Bronze Medallists, Named Postmedia’s Team of the Year

TORONTO — John Herdman wants a different label. He’s sick of being an underdog. “Let’s stop pretending we’re the old Canada that wins the odd game,” Canada’s women’s soccer coach told Postmedia. Simultaneously, that label is probably why Canada’s women’s national team was voted Postmedia’s Team of the Year for 2016. Few expected them to repeat as Olympic bronze medallists in …

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Stu Cowan: Playing ‘the Right Way’ is Working Well for Canadiens

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien loves to talk about the importance of his team playing “the right way.” But what exactly does that mean? Is it just a case of sticking to the coach’s system? “It’s a lot of things about what we’re saying about playing the right way,” Therrien said after Tuesday night’s impressive 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell …

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Giants Fined $150,000, Coach Ben McAdoo $50,000 for Using walkie-talkie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The NFL has fined the New York Giants, coach Ben McAdoo and moved the team’s fourth-round pick in next year’s draft to the end of the round because the rookie coach used a walkie-talkie for about five plays during the fourth quarter of a game against Dallas a little more than a week ago. The league notified the …

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Raptors Cruise to Victory Over Nets

The Raptors ushered out the home part of the schedule for the calendar year in much the way they ushered in the season — with a convincing win. That’s four wins in the past five games, a trap portion of the schedule if ever there was one with games against Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando and Brooklyn, and only two of …

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Canada downs Finland 5-0 in exhibition

There was no stopping Canada when Tyson Jost and his teammates stormed out of the gate. Jost scored the first of his two first-period goals only 11 seconds into the game as Canada cruised to a 5-0 victory over Finland in a pre-tournament game Monday night ahead of the world junior hockey championship. “I thought we controlled the play and …

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Jaguars Fire Coach Gus Bradley After Loss to Texans

Jeff Fisher has some company on the unemployment line. With the NFL off-season loom and less than a week after the Los Angeles Rams created the first coaching vacancy, the Jacksonville Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley in the aftermath of yet another debacle, this one a 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday that dropped them to 2-12 …

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Red Wings-Hurricanes Game Postponed Due to Ice Issues in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. — A scheduled game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings was postponed Monday night because of unplayable ice. A Freon leak in the cooling system at PNC Arena was discovered earlier in the day. The issue was fixed, but not in time to restart the game. NHL rules state a game cannot start less than 22 …

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Trump Picks Florida Panthers Owner as Army Secretary

SUNRISE, Fla. — Vincent Viola has insisted for the past three years that his sole focus as owner of the Florida Panthers was to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. He’ll be otherwise occupied now. Viola’s nomination by President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to be the next secretary of the Army means he will be giving up his roles as …

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