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Canadian Rookie Lance Stroll Goes off Track for Second Day in a Row of F1 Testing

BARCELONA — Canadian rookie Lance Stroll has gone off the track for a second day in a row of Formula One pre-season testing. The Mont-Tremblant native appeared to lose control of his Williams car on Turn 3 in the final seconds of the morning session at the Catalunya track on Wednesday. Television replays showed the 18-year-old climbing out of the cockpit …

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Raptors Aim to Manage Expectations for Newly Arrived Ibaka

Rex Kalamian noticed that Serge Ibaka was the most vocal Raptor on the floor during his first practices in Toronto this week. The power forward was quite different, the assistant coach reflected, from the Congolese rookie he had first coached in Oklahoma City some seven seasons ago, one who barely spoke English. The Raptors assistant was happily reunited this week …

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Michelle Englot Swaps Provincial Allegiance, Skips new Manitoba rink to Spotless Start at Scotties

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Michelle Englot’s rink is keeping up with the Joneses just fine so far. Englot’s first-year Manitoba rink is 3-0 after two days of round-robin play at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, reminiscent of the kind of supreme success Jennifer Jones and her Winnipeg-St. Vital rink routinely experienced at the nationals. But Jones isn’t here. Three weeks …

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CHL Civil Suit Lands in Alberta Courts with Certification Hearing

CALGARY – A civil suit launched by some junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League is about to be tested in Alberta. A hearing to determine if the lawsuit can be certified as a class action is scheduled to start Tuesday in Calgary. The CHL is the umbrella organization for the Western, Ontario and Quebec major junior hockey leagues. It touts …

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Despite DeMar DeRozan’s Return, Raptors Lose to Magic

TORONTO – The Raptors were back to full health Sunday night but also back (they really never left) were the defensive woes that have left Dwane Casey and to a lesser extent his team frustrated for much of the year. If there is a good thing about a 114-113 loss to an Orlando Magic team that came in having lost 10 of …

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Canucks Captain Henrik Sedin Records 1,000th Point with Goal Against Roberto Luongo

VANCOUVER – Henrik Sedin recorded the 1,000th point of his NHL career before Luca Sbisa scored the winner in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night. Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots for Vancouver (22-19-6), which improved to 8-1-3 over its last 12. Jaromir Jagr replied for Florida (20-19-9). Roberto Luongo made 30 saves in …

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Raptors Score Low in Surprising Loss to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — In another in a series of unremarkable mid-season games for the Raptors, this one had a little something extra. That it came in a bit of a surprising 94-89 loss to the 76ers was really beside the point. First it came with the news that Jared Sullinger, the off-season free agent signing that had yet to play a …

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Raptors Take Easy Win Over Knicks

One of the most one-sided quarters in franchise history propelled the Raptors to a laughably easy 116-101 win over the woeful New York Knicks in a rare Sunday matinee at the ACC. The Raptors opened the third quarter on a 23-2 run against a Knicks team missing star big man Kristaps Porzingis. Most of the other Knicks declined to show …

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Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell Run Rampant as Pittsburgh Steelers Bull by Miami Dolphins in AFC wild-card Game

PITTSBURGH — Injuries forced Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell to wait three seasons for the chance to run onto the field together in the playoffs. The wait for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Big Three” to do it again won’t be nearly as long. Bell ran for a franchise post-season record 167 yards and two scores, while Brown caught five …

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