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Maple Leafs eye 2-0 series lead against ‘desperate’ Bruins

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097287.1555179523!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/kadri-nazem-190411-1180.jpg Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been paying close attention to some of the eyebrow-raising results early in the NHL playoffs.The Toronto centre and his teammates are hoping to add another on Saturday against the hometown Boston Bruins (CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).The Leafs lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 following a 4-1 win at TD Garden on Thursday night. They can match the Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues as road teams up 2-0."There's been a few road

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Quinlan caps his best ever season with surprise victory on Takingrisks in Scottish Grand National

Veteran jockey Sean Quinlan, who conceded his wild side almost derailed his career, crowned his best ever season with his biggest ever win as he drove 25-1 shot Takingrisks to a four-length win in the Coral Scottish National at Ayr.Thirty-five-years old is a little late to be claiming a breakthrough success but Quinlan's career has turned a corner and the rider from County Tipperary put it all down to the love of a good woman - his partner Lizzie Butterworth.The

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Lightning’s Kucherov suspended 1 game for boarding Blue Jackets’ Nutivaara

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097264.1555176329!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/kucherov-nikita-171128-1180.jpg Nikita Kucherov's frustration got the best of him and now it has cost the Tampa Bay Lightning their best player as they try to fight back from a 2-0 series deficit to Columbus in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. With 4:26 remaining in Friday night's 5-1 home loss in Game 2, Kucherov tripped Nutivaara, who slid into the boards. As the Blue Jackets defenceman tried to get back on his feet, Kucherov hit him into the boards again.Nikita

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Canada stunned by Finland, won’t play for women’s hockey world title for 1st time

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097218.1555170335!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/finland-women-hockey-worlds-190413-1180.jpg Canada won't play for gold at the women's world hockey championship for the first time in tournament history.Host Finland beat Canada 4-2 in semifinal action Saturday in Espoo and will play for gold on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET against either the U.S. or Russia, who meet in the other semifinal.The U.S. and Canada had met in the final of all 18 previous world championship finals dating back to the first in 1990.Canada beat Finland 6-1 to cap the group stage

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Lysanne Richard 3rd in opening leg of cliff diving World Series

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097193.1555167140!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/richard-lysanne-180804-1180.jpg Montreal's Lysanne Richard opened this year's cliff diving World Series on Saturday with a third-place finish on the Philippines' Palawan Island.Reigning three-time series champion Rhiannan Iffland of Australia won the women's competition, followed by Yana Nestsiarava of Belarus.The women, who jump from 21 metres (63 feet), must nominate one different dive before each of the four rounds with the different levels of difficulty based on a combination of multiple twists and somersaults.Richard, a former Cirque du Soleil performer, placed third

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Canada’s Moore-Towers, Marinaro skate to 3rd at World Team Trophy

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097154.1555162583!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/moore-towers-kirsten-marinaro-190413-1180.jpg European champions Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France won the pairs free skate at figure skating's World Team Trophy on Saturday, finishing more than 20 points clear of Canadian bronze medallists Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro in Fukuoka, Japan.James and Cipres earned 152.52 points, followed by Russia's Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert (141.32) and the Canadians (131.84).''I felt we performed this program better than at worlds,'' Moore-Towers, from St. Catharines, Ont., told reporters. ''We used our breathing spots a little

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King hoping to come out on top with Dingo Dollar in Scottish National

Trainer Alan King hoping to come out on top with Dingo Dollar in Scottish Grand National at his old Ayr hauntAlan King's affinity with Ayr would make victory at the Scottish National special Dingo Dollar, trained by King, runs in the big race on Saturday afternoon King previously tasted victory at Ayr in 2013 with Godsmejudge By Marcus Townend for MailOnline Published: 12:04 BST, 13 April 2019 |

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Golden Knights win over Sharks highlighted by wild 1st period

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097095.1555133755!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/golden-knights-sharks-hockey-041219-620.jpg Mark Stone scored the tie-breaking goal on a power play created by a penalty that negated an apparent San Jose goal and the Vegas Golden Knights responded after blowing a three-goal lead in the first period to beat the Sharks 5-3 on Friday night to tie their playoff series at one game apiece.The teams packed an entire game into the opening minutes with the Golden Knights scoring three goals in the first 6:11 and the Sharks rallying for three more

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Canada falls to Fiji in men’s Singapore Sevens opener

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097084.1555132757!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/singapore-sevens-canada-fiji-041319-620.jpg Canada dropped its opener 50-12 against Fiji in pool play at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Singapore on Saturday.Fiji entered the tournament as defending champions. Canada continues pool play against South Africa at 3:40 a.m. ET and wrap up against Scotland at 7:06 a.m. ET. CBC will have live action through to the Cup final on Sunday.Full time: <a href="https://twitter.com/fijirugby?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@fijirugby</a> get heir title defence off to a good start with 50 -12 win over Canada <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Singapore7s?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Singapore7s</a> <a href="https://t.co/x390EznoGm">pic.twitter.com/x390EznoGm</a>&mdash;@WorldRugby7s Read more

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Blues head home with 2-0 series lead over Jets

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097072.1555130402!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/nhl-playoffs-blues-jets-041219-620.jpg Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to propel the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.The Blues lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-0 and host Game 3 on Sunday.Pat Maroon and Ryan O'Reilly, with the game-winner, also scored for St. Louis.Rookie netminder Jordan Binnington made 26 saves for the visitors.Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and one assist for Winnipeg. Patrik Laine also scored

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