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Team Europe takes early lead over Team Canada at Continental Cup curling

LONDON, Ont. — Team Europe built a 7-2 lead over Team Canada with wins in all three draws on Thursday in the first day of competition at the Continental Cup.
Chiasson helps Oilers rally past Canadiens 4-2; Edmonton wins third straight

Chiasson helps Oilers rally past Canadiens 4-2; Edmonton wins third straight

MONTREAL — It's a goal Alex Chiasson won't soon forget. Chiasson scored the third-period winner to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-2 comeback victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, extending their win streak to three games.
Acciari, Bobrovsky lift Panthers over Canucks 5-2

Acciari, Bobrovsky lift Panthers over Canucks 5-2

SUNRISE, Fla. — Noel Acciari just keeps getting the puck in the net during the best scoring streak of his career.
Pastrnak hat trick helps Bruins hold off Jets 5-4

Pastrnak hat trick helps Bruins hold off Jets 5-4

BOSTON — The Bruins used a barrage of different scorers to snap a three-game losing streak at Nashville earlier this week. Goals from two of their youngest stars were sufficient to help them get past the Jets.

Canadian men draw Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti in Olympic soccer qualifying

Canada has been drawn in a pool with Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti for the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Mexico in March. Group A features Mexico, the U.S., Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Drury, Blue Jays agree to $2.05 million, 1-year contract

TORONTO — Utilityman Brandon Drury and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $2.05 million, one-year contract on Thursday, a raise of $850,000. The 27-year-old hit .
Canadian Ryan Raposo ready to take next step of soccer dream with Whitecaps

Canadian Ryan Raposo ready to take next step of soccer dream with Whitecaps

Ryan Raposo has always had his eye set on pro soccer. On Thursday the Vancouver Whitecaps opened the door to his dream, taking the Syracuse attacking midfielder fourth overall in the MLS SuperDraft.

U of Guelph says track coach Dave Scott-Thomas should have been fired in 2006

The University of Guelph says it's "deeply concerned and troubled" by new information about Dave Scott-Thomas, including details that it says would have seen the longtime track and field coach fired more than a decade ago.
Toronto FC goes local and then global in first two rounds of MLS SuperDraft

Toronto FC goes local and then global in first two rounds of MLS SuperDraft

Toronto FC went local and then global in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, choosing Canadian defender Nyal Higgins before picking players from Nigeria, Senegal and Denmark. The 21-year-old Higgins, a native of Ajax, Ont.
Canadian world junior players on the move ahead of CHL trade deadlines

Canadian world junior players on the move ahead of CHL trade deadlines

The Moncton Wildcats showed this week they are serious about chasing the Memorial Cup.