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Aaron Rodgers lifts Packers past Rams to reach NFC championship

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876588.1610844858!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/packers2021.jpg Aaron Rodgers made sure he'd play an NFC championship game at home for the first time in his Hall of Fame-caliber career. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the top-seeded Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. Green Bay's potent offence overpowered the Rams' vaunted defence for much of the day. The Packers didn't allow any sacks despite playing without injured All-Pro left

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Stz’uminus First Nation artist helps design new goalie mask for Canucks

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876144.1610769424!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vancouver-canucks-new-goalie-mask.jpg An artist from the Stz'uminus First Nation is behind the design for this season's Vancouver Canucks goal mask, rectifying an earlier controversy around the mask's design.  Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby revealed a new custom goalie mask in December featuring Coast Salish-inspired artwork.However, the mask was designed by a non-Indigenous artist from Sweden, David Gunnarsson, who did not have consent to use the Indigenous design — a replica of the Thunderbird on the Stanley Park totem pole originally designed by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Tony Hunt Sr. 

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Madeline Schizas moves up 3 spots to win virtual Skate Canada Challenge

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876636.1610853402!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/fig-canadian-championships-20200117.jpg Madeline Schizas of Oakville, Ont., moved up three spots to win the women's singles title of the virtual Skate Canada Challenge. The 17-year-old, who was fourth after the short program, had a virtually flawless free skate to Michel Legrand's "I Will Wait for You," for 117.95 points and overall score of 175.65.Alison Schumacher scored 168.12, while world bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman was third (165.66). Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance. The reigning

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Gilles, Poirier lead after rhythm dance at virtual Skate Canada Challenge

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876488.1610831703!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/gilles-poireir-240220.jpg Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance of the unique and virtual Skate Canada Challenge. The reigning Canadian champions scored 87.96 points.Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen are second (86.55), while Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha scored 81.58 to sit third. Because of rising COVID-19 cases in Canada, the Challenge was held virtually. Skaters submitted videos of their programs that were shot at their home rinks over the past few weeks. To simulate a

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Germany’s Loch on verge of securing men’s overall World Cup luge title

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876399.1610822111!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/loch-felix-201128-1180.jpg Felix Loch is about to reclaim his title as World Cup luge overall champion. The two-time Olympic champion from Germany is now virtually assured of claiming the season-long men's overall title for the seventh time after dominating yet another race Saturday. He was a quarter-second faster than Austria's Jonas Mueller for the win, his eighth in nine races this season. Austria's David Gleirscher was third in Oberhof, Germany, one spot ahead of Germany's Johannes Ludwig. Loch now

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Justin Kripps, Cam Stones team for 7th career 2-man bobsleigh bronze

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876349.1610817437!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/kripps-justin-stones-210116-1180.jpg Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., and Cam Stones of Whitby, Ont., earned their seventh World Cup medal together in finishing third at their second two-man bobsled race of the season on Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Canadians had a two-run time of two minutes 12.84 seconds on a fast track that is quickly becoming one of their favourites. "The track was much faster than in training and we had a lot of fun on our way to

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Kaillie Humphries posts narrow victory in monobob debut in St. Moritz

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876326.1610814734!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/humphries-kaillie-1180.jpg History for Kaillie Humphries. History for Francesco Friedrich. For a pair of bobsledders who have dominated their eras, Saturday's victories will stand out. Humphries won her debut race in the Women's Monobob World Series in St. Moritz, Switzerland while Friedrich won the 47th World Cup gold medal of his career to break a tie with fellow German Sandra Kiriasis for the most by any bobsled pilot. Monobob, one woman in the sled, will be offered at the Olympics

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Skoda threatens to pull sponsorship if Belarus hosts men’s hockey worlds

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5868487.1610812761!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/world-hockey-championship-190526-1180.jpg Czech carmaker Skoda has warned that it will withdraw its sponsorship of the ice hockey world championship if Belarus remains as co-host amid calls to move the event following mass protests against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Skoda, which belongs to Germany's Volkswagen Group, said Saturday on Twitter that it has been a "a proud partner" to the annual tournament for 28 years but "we also respect & promote all human rights."We've been a proud partner to the <a href="https://twitter.com/IIHFHockey?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IIHFHockey</a>

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Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice after possible COVID-19 exposure

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5874408.1610684916!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hkn-flames-jets-20210114.JPG The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled a practice scheduled for Saturday because of a potential exposure to COVID-19, the team said in a news release. That decision was made "out of an abundance of caution," the release said.No further information was provided by the team, and no media availability is scheduled for Saturday. Information about Sunday's schedule will come "at a later time," the release said. The Jets started their season with a 4-3 win over the Calgary

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