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‘We’re here to win’: Canucks not settling for moral victories

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992229.1618703181!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/canucks-return-71017.jpg Running the Vancouver Canucks practice Saturday left Travis Green's voice hoarse. It was the first time the head coach had taken to the ice with his players since the team was ravaged by a COVID-19 outbreak caused by the aggressive P. 1 variant. Green was hit particularly hard by the virus, but said he's feeling stronger every day. He dealt with flu-like symptoms for four or five days. Just as Green started to feel better,

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Senators top Canadiens in Carey Price’s return from injury

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992214.1618700534!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hockey-nhl-mtl-ott.JPG Drake Batherson had two goals and an assist, Matt Murray made 23 saves for his first shutout with the Senators, and Ottawa defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Saturday. Artem Zub and Nikita Zaitsev, into an empty net, also scored for Ottawa (15-26-4). Brady Tkachuk and Josh Norris added two assists each.Carey Price stopped 11 shots in his return to the lineup after missing six games with a lower-body injury for Montreal (19-14-9). The Canadiens continued to occupy

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Stewart Cink sets another scoring mark, keeps lead at RBC Heritage

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992172.1618697684!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1313019692.jpg Stewart Cink maintained his five-stroke lead and set another scoring mark at the RBC Heritage with a 2-under 69 on Saturday, moving closer to his third victory at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cink, 47, cooled off from his pace in the first two rounds, when he shot a pair of 63s for his lowest career 36-hole score and shattered the event's halfway scoring mark shared by Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson.This time, Cink scrambled his way to 18-under 195,

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Matz throws 5 1/3 hitless innings, improves to 3-0 as a Blue Jay

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992132.1618691645!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/matz-steven-210417-1180.jpg Steven Matz didn't allow a hit for the first 5 1/3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Royals 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in Kansas City. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 2-for-3 with a home run for Toronto. Matz (3-0) walked Whit Merrifield leading off the first inning. But he got Andrew Benintendi to ground into a double play when the middle infielders shifted to cover second as Merrifield broke on the pitch.

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Impact carve open TFC’s defence in MLS season opener

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992109.1618690302!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/soccer-usa.JPG CF Montreal, carving open Toronto FC's defence, cruised to a 4-2 win over its Canadian rival in their Major League Soccer season opener Saturday Fort Lauderdale, fla. The game was a matchup of new coaches with 44-year-old Wilfried Nancy in charge of Montreal and 48-year-old Chris Armas at Toronto's helm.Mason Toye, Romell Quioto, Victor Wanyama and Djordje Mihailovic scored for Montreal. Mark Delgado, from the penalty spot, and Richie Laryea, with a late goal, replied for Toronto, which was

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Unbeaten Gushue charges late at Champions Cup to beat world bronze medallist

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5992111.1618690351!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/gushue-brad-210325-1180.jpg Brad Gushue won a third game in a row Saturday to qualify for the playoffs in the Humpty's Champions Cup Grand Slam curling event in Calgary. Gushue of St. John's scored two points in the seventh end and stole one in the eighth for a 6-5 win over Switzerland's Peter de Cruz, who won a bronze medal at the recent men's world championship in the same arena.Gushue tops the men's Pool A at 3-0 in the five-day event at

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Mighty Heart, one-eyed colt with N.S. ties, named Canadian Horse of the Year

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5775970.1603577468!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/mighty-heart-20.jpg Mighty Heart, the one-eyed colt with a Nova Scotia connection, has captured the title of Horse of the Year in Canada. Canadian Horse of the Year is a thoroughbred horse racing honour presented annually for 70 years."It still hasn't really hit me yet that I'm grooming the Canadian Horse of the Year," Cape Breton's Siobhan Brown, Mighty Heart's groom, said from Toronto on Saturday. "It's absolutely mind-blowing. We're so lucky." Mighty Heart was awarded the title at The Jockey

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Tsitsipas breezes to his 1st appearance in Monte Carlo Masters final

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5991996.1618676705!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tsitsipas-stefanos-210417-1180.jpg Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas swatted aside unseeded Dan Evans 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final for the first time and stay on course for a first title this year. The big-serving Greek's opponent will be sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev, who beat unseeded Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3 7-5. He aims for his second title of the year and ninth overall.Evans beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the third round. But he failed to threaten Tsitsipas in the

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Anna Shcherbakova clinches Russia’s 1st-ever win at World Team Trophy

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5991965.1618672203!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/shcherbakova-anna-210417-1180.jpg World champion Anna Shcherbakova won the women's free skate on Saturday to seal Russia's first-ever victory at the figure skating World Team Trophy in Osaka, Japan. First after the short program, the 17-year-old Shcherbakova opened with a quadruple flip and followed with a triple flip-triple toe loop combination en route to a score of 160.58 points.Japan's Kaori Sakamoto moved up to second place with 150.29 points after an impressive Matrix routine that included five triple jumps. Alison Schumacher

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NHL postpones 3 Avalanche games after positive COVID-19 tests

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5991946.1618669975!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/grubauer-philipp-210322-1180.jpg Three Colorado Avalanche games have been postponed after a third player entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday. Pending test results, the team could return to practice as early as Wednesday and resume play on Thursday at St. Louis.The Avalanche were scheduled to host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday and Sunday. They were scheduled to play at St. Louis on Tuesday. Prior to the league's announcement, the Avalanche and the Kings canceled their respective morning skates on Friday

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