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Aaron Brown is finally running ‘easy’ and picturing himself on the podium in Tokyo

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5873384.1610828416!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1144650563.jpg Remember Vinicius, the combination of various Brazilian animals? Or how about Falah, the athletic falcon? There's Hero the Hedgehog, too, a classic from the 2017 world championships. Aaron Brown has those mascot dolls inside the display room of his Winter Garden, Fla., home along with medals, awards and shoes from every track meet he's participated in. What once started as a sweet gift to his wife, Preeya Brown, has now become a souvenir collection alongside the medals Brown has won throughout

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Jacob Markstrom’s 32-save shutout leads Flames past Canucks

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876656.1610863231!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hkn-canucks-flames-20210116.JPG Jacob Markstrom's 32-save shutout against his former club spurred the Calgary Flames to a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk scored power-play goals in Calgary's home-opener, which was the first NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome since March 8, 2020 for a span of 10 months and eight days.Canada's NHL clubs are playing in empty arenas to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Vancouver goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 32

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Brendan Steele takes lead with 61 to get another chance in Sony Open

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876641.1610854676!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/pga-steele.jpg Brendan Steele had the lowest score of his PGA Tour career with a 9-under 61, giving him a two-shot lead and another chance to win the Sony Open. Steele has reason to still be smarting from last year. He had the tournament all but won until a series of errors over the last three holes he played to lose in a playoff to Cameron Smith. And if Saturday was any indication, even a two-shot lead isn't safe.

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Raptors keep winning buzz with 2nd straight win over Hornets

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876635.1610853140!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/basketball-nba-tor-cha.JPG Chris Boucher, Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Fleet converted eight straight free throws in the final two minutes Saturday night, helping Toronto beat the Charlotte Hornets, 116-113 for the Raptors first two-game win streak of the season. Norman Powell led the Raptors with 24 points, and Boucher added 20 points and nine rebounds. Gordon Heyward scored 25 points and Terry Rozier added 24 for the Hornets, losers of three straight. P.J. Washington finished with 14 points and 12

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Leafs’ big guns step up in rebound win against Sens

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876597.1610852054!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/leafs-sens-160121.JPG Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs held on for a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. The victory gave the Maple Leafs (2-1-0) a split of the back-to-back set in the nation's capital. The Senators (1-1-0) opened their regular season with a 5-3 win over Toronto a night earlier. Joe Thornton and Auston Matthews had a goal and assist apiece for Toronto. Nick Paul

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Tokyo Olympic fate may need to be decided by United Nations says former IOC VP

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876621.1610850659!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/gosper-kevan-100913.jpg Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice-president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic. The Olympics are to open on July 23 but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under emergency orders with about 4,200 deaths in the country attributed to COVID-19. Gosper, still an

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Fate of Tokyo Olympics may need to be decided by United Nations, former IOC exec says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876621.1610850659!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/gosper-kevan-100913.jpg Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice-president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23 but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo, across Japan and across the globe.Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under emergency orders with about 4,200 deaths in the country attributed to COVID-19. Gosper, still an honorary IOC member, made

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Jeff Petry, Tomas Tatar each score a pair as Canadiens dominate Oilers

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876625.1610851617!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hkn-oilers-canadiens-20210116.JPG Jeff Petry and Tomas Tatar each scored twice Saturday to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1 victory over the Oilers in Edmonton. Jake Evans also scored for the Canadiens (1-0-1), while Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher both tallied a pair of assists. Carey Price was nearly perfect on the night making 34 saves to give Montreal its first win of the season. Slater Koekkoek was the lone Oiler to sneak a shot past the Canadiens goalie

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Canadian Sarah Moras loses UFC bout by decision in Abu Dhabi

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876608.1610849945!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/sarah-moras-ufc.jpg Brazil's Vanessa Melo won a unanimous decision over Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras on a UFC card Saturday. The judges scored it 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 for Melo, who came into the bout as a betting underdog. Moras's mouth fell open in surprise when the decision went against her. But Melo held a 56-44 edge in significant strikes according to UFC Stats, which had Moras attempting 200 strikes to 169 for the Brazilian. "I think I controlled all three rounds,

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Harden makes statement debut with Nets, showcases potent partnership with Durant

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5876604.1610847077!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/harden-james-160121.jpg James Harden delivered 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points in his first game back with his former teammate, and the Nets showed off their potent potential in a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Harden had 14 assists and 12 rebounds after being cleared to play earlier in the afternoon after all the players in the blockbuster trade that brought him from Houston had completed their

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