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NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors' COVID-19 troubles have worsened. The NBA called off Toronto's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, and combined with contact tracing issues, won't have the league-required eight players available for the game. The Raptors were missing head coach Nick Nurse, five members of his staff and star forward Pascal Siakam for Friday's victory over Houston. Assistant Sergio Scariolo stepped in to coach the team to a 122-111 win. The Raptors had largely managed to dodge the global pandemic in an NBA season reeling from COVID-19 cases. This is Toronto's first game rescheduled due to COVID-19, but the 30th this season league-wide. Prior to Sunday, the Raptors had been one of just four teams with no game postponements. The Raptors had 14 players available on Friday, and played 12. Siakam was the only Raptor player listed on Saturday's injury report as out due to health and safety protocols, suggesting the results and contact tracing investigations from Saturday showed either positive tests or exposure to individuals who had positive results. The names of players or staff members affected were not revealed. Players and staff are tested twice daily. Because of Canada's border regulations around COVID-19, and health and safety measures in Toronto, the Raptors are playing their home games out of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors' next game, at least for now, is Tuesday against Detroit. Toronto then plays Boston in the team's final game before the NBA all-star break. - With files from The Associated Press This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021. The Canadian Press
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(Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images - image credit) The NBA has postponed Sunday evening's Toronto Raptors home game against the Chicago Bulls due to positive COVID-19 results and contact tracing within the club. With forward Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and five members of his staff unavailable for Friday night's 122-111 win over Houston, Toronto would not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Sunday's contest. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing but the first time Toronto has had to reschedule. Three NBA teams haven't had a game postponed. Toronto used 12 players on Friday and had 14 listed as available to play. For Sunday's game, Siakam was the only player who had been listed on Saturday's injury report as out because of health and safety protocols, which indicates results returned Saturday either showed more problems, or the contact tracing investigations showed players had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have to quarantine. Toronto announced Nurse and most of his staff would miss Friday's game a few hours before tip-off. At the time, Toronto general manager Bobby Webster said it wasn't clear Siakam's situation was linked to the coaches. "The NBA is being extremely careful here," Webster said. "It's early in what's going on here, so I think we're all being conscientious and not taking any risks.... We'll see what tomorrow brings us." WATCH | Lowry leads Nurse, Siakam-less Raps past Rockets: Toronto's staff was already shorthanded, given Chris Finch left the team earlier this week to become head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adrian Griffin, Jama Mahlalela and Jon Goodwillie make up the remainder of Nurse's coaching staff. The Raptors are scheduled to host Detroit on Tuesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., before wrapping up its first-half schedule on Thursday in Boston. They are playing home games in Florida due to Canada's border regulations around COVID-19, and health and safety measures in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact tracing issues meant they would not have the league-required eight players available to play. Toronto played Friday without head coach Nick Nurse, several other assistants and staffers and starting forward Pascal Siakam because of virus-related issues. Assistant coach Sergio Scariolo coached the team to a win over Houston and was in line to coach again Sunday. All NBA players and coaches are tested daily. The Raptors used 12 players on Friday and had 14 listed as available to play that night. For Sunday’s game, Siakam was the only player who had been listed on Saturday’s injury report as out because of health and safety protocols — which indicates that results that came back on Saturday either showed more problems, or the contact tracing investigations showed that players had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have to quarantine. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing. Chicago had travelled to Tampa on Saturday for the game and after the postponement was announced changed its travel plans to fly back home Sunday afternoon. The Bulls are scheduled to play Monday at home against Denver. Toronto’s next game, for now anyway, is scheduled to be Tuesday against Detroit. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has progressed to one-on-one drills with contact as he recovers from a fractured right knee. Bogdanovic, a 28-year-old from Serbia, has been out since a Jan. 9 game against the Charlotte Hornets. The next step in his rehab will be to take part in team practices. The Hawks signed Bogdanovic to a four-year, $72 million contract during a free-agency spending spree designed to upgrade a roster that has undergone a complete overhaul since the team last made the playoffs in 2017. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was averaging 9.9 points in nine games with two starts before his injury. He had hoped to return before the March 5-10 All-Star break, but it appears his recovery will take a bit longer. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
LEICESTER, England — Arsenal turned around its recent poor form to beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday as the home side was left to deal with an injury to on-form midfielder Harvey Barnes. Arsenal started the day in 11th and returned to the top half with the win, while Leicester missed a chance to challenge Manchester United for second. Youri Tielemans gave Leicester the lead in the sixth minute when the Belgian midfielder surged down the right flank as Arsenal failed to close him down, and then shot low past Bernd Leno. David Luiz levelled for Arsenal with his first league goal since October 2019, heading in Willian's free kick when he was left unmarked. Pepe had earlier been denied a penalty when a video review showed he was tripped just outside the area by Wilfred Ndidi, but was key to winning a spot-kick just before half time when he struck a shot that hit Ndidi's arm as the Nigerian midfielder tried to block with his leg. Alexandre Lacazette stepped up to power the penalty in. Pepe made it 3-1 in the 52nd when he started a move down the right flank and then ran through the Leicester defence to apply a simple finish off Willian's low cross. Barnes was carried off early in the second half with an apparent knee injury, and defender Jonny Evans was also hurt later in the game. Leicester was already without attacking midfielder James Maddison, who has a hip injury. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Schalke fired coach Christian Gross on Sunday after two months in charge along with three senior club staff in a desperate bid to avoid Bundesliga relegation. The Gelsenkirchen-based club is last in the league and nine points from safety with 11 rounds remaining. Gross was fired a day after a 5-1 loss at Stuttgart, leaving Schalke looking for its fifth coach of a turbulent season. The 66-year-old Swiss coach arrived in December with more than 30 years of coaching experience around the world, including a spell with Tottenham in 1997 and 1998, but hadn’t coached in Europe since 2012. He led the team to its only win of the season to end a 30-game winless run in the Bundesliga, but couldn't build on that, with Schalke earning two points from nine games since then. David Wagner was fired as coach in September before his successor Manuel Baum followed in December. The team played two games under stand-in coach Huub Stevens before appointing Gross. Sporting director Jochen Schneider, who was due to leave at the end of the season, was also fired, as was the team co-ordinator Sascha Riether and lead fitness coach Werner Leuthard. Schneider on Saturday denied reports of mutiny within the squad amid reports that several players had asked for Gross to be replaced. Schalke didn't name a new coach and said Monday's training session would be conducted by fitness coaches. The club said Peter Knäbel, who heads the youth department, would take over Schneider's sporting director role until further notice, with “a view to planning for the new season”, a sign the club is preparing for its first season in the second tier since 1991. Former Germany striker Gerald Asamoah moves up from overseeing the under-23 team into Riether's co-ordinator role. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press - image credit) Kaleb Dahlgren says he still has no memory of the crash that changed his life. Dahlgren played right wing for the Humboldt Broncos in 2018 and was on the team bus on April 6, 2018, when it collided with a tractor trailer while heading to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game. Sixteen people died that day at that highway intersection. Dahlgren was one of 13 who survived. He suffered a fractured skull, a puncture wound in his head, a brain injury and six broken vertebrae in his neck and back. "I think I might actually remember what happened one day. Lots of doctors have said that there is a possibility for sure, and I still have no real recollection of it yet," he said in an interview. "I hope I do eventually. I'm OK with understanding what happened and all that. And if it doesn't ... that's OK, too. I think whatever happens, happens, and there's nothing I can change about it." Dahlgren is 23 now, living with his parents in Saskatoon and studying commerce online at York University in Toronto. Now, in addition to his studies, he has co-written a memoir. Crossroads is the story of Dahlgren's life in hockey. The scene of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 in Saskatchewan. Skating still a passion "I first got on the ice when I was two and took my first actual team skate when I was four," he said. "I just loved it. I loved going on the ice and hearing the little ripples in the ice, the skates when you stop, the sound it made, and even the wind going through my hair." Dahlgren met with CBC at the SaskTel Centre, a 13,000 seat hockey arena in the city's north end. After the interview, he laced up his CCMs and dumped a bag of pucks on the glossy ice. It quickly became apparent that talking about skating with Dahlgren is not the same as standing at centre ice while he comes from behind the net at speed. It's like getting passed by a sports car — a sports car with a big grin on its grille. The book weaves together Dahlgren's journey through the hockey system — he played for at least 30 teams over the years before joining the Broncos — with the challenges of managing Type 1 diabetes. The memoir also follows his life after the crash, from the months of rehabilitation, grief and uncertainty, to his decision to study at York. He'll graduate this year and plans to continue his studies and become a chiropractor. Different uniform, same smile. Kaleb Dahlgren, who survived the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash, on the ice with the York Lions in Toronto. He also had the chance at York to practise with the Lions, the university hockey team. He didn't participate in full contact drills, instead concentrating on his edge work, working with the goalies or even just passing the puck from the corner. "I really try to do my part and still be a great guy off the ice, too." Moving forward while honouring friends The memoir is also a tribute to the people who died that day. It's full of anecdotes about playing for a junior hockey team in a small town and features a chapter where he offers his memories of each of the victims. Dahlgren said one of the reasons for writing the book was to "set down the Bronco side of me." "So if anyone has any questions, they could read the book and then [I could] move forward and continue on living my life to the fullest, but still honour them and remember them every day." The 2018 Humboldt Broncos, less than a month before the deadly crash. He met with co-author Dan Robson four to five hours a week over a six-month span to coax out the details of his story and complete the manuscript. Robson, a writer with Sportsnet, has written autobiographies of hockey names like Pat Quinn and Johnny Bower and co-authored books with players like Doug Gilmore. WATCH: Kaleb Dahlgren talks about leadership on and off the ice A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will go to STARS Air Ambulance. STARS helicopters ferried some of those injured in the crash that day to hospitals around the province. "They save lives every day, and I think there's nothing more special than having a second chance at life," Dahlgren said. Crossroads is set to be released on March 16.
WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets managed to weather the storm as the Montreal Canadiens unloaded a barrage of shots. And then it took the Jets just 36 seconds in overtime to end the game. Paul Stastny's overtime goal clinched Winnipeg's 2-1 victory over Montreal, extending the Jets' winning streak to four games."I think overtime is a crapshoot, especially three-on-three, right? So, you might as well just go out there and play aggressive," Stastny said. Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg (13-6-1). The Jets were victorious despite being outshot 41-21. Connor Hellebuyck made 40 saves in the winning effort at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg. "I was able to get into a good flow. I thought the guys in front of me blocked a lot of key shots tonight and really controlled where the shots were coming from. Not only that, but we were controlling the rebounds. I think the whole team's defence was very solid down our middle tonight," Hellebuyck said after the game. Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal (9-6-5) while goaltender Jake Allen made 19 saves in the loss. Montreal's winless streak is now at five games. The streak includes back-to-back losses to the Jets. Montreal held a 3-1 lead on Winnipeg Thursday night before the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win. Despite the loss, Suzuki says head coach Dominique Ducharme told the team they were heading in the right direction and that they deserved better Saturday night."I thought we played a great game. Outshot them a lot, had a lot of chances. Just didn't come out on the right side of the scoreboard," Suzuki said. Ducharme is still looking for his first NHL win as head coach. The Quebecer was named interim head coach Wednesday after the Canadiens fired Claude Julien and associate head coach Kirk Muller. Saturday night's affair saw both teams fail to score in the opening period. Montreal, however, doubled Winnipeg's shot total, leading 14-7. Neither team took a penalty until the second period when each had a pair of minors, with Jeff Petry serving time for both of Montreal's infractions. As Petry sat in the box for his second penalty, Ehlers opened the scoring with a power play goal. Jets forward Andrew Copp won a faceoff in the offensive zone and flicked the puck behind him. Ehlers was first to it, sniping it past Allen for his 11th of the season.Suzuki replied with his fifth of the season almost five minutes later. The goal was assisted by Joel Armia and Ben Chiarot. The forward, while standing to the goalie's left, banked the puck off of Hellebuyck and into the net. Hellebuyck had covered the left post, but the puck still beat him. "It was one of those goals that you could do 99 out of 100 (times) it's not going to go in. I got caught on the one which seems to be a theme this year." Hellebuyck said. The Canadiens and Jets remained deadlocked in the third, but it was Montreal that applied most of the pressure. The Canadiens outshot the Jets in every period, including the third where they led 14-2. As the game headed into overtime it took Stastny only 36 seconds to get the puck past Allen and give the Jets the win. Ehlers fired a shot on net that was trickling towards the goal line after it beat Allen, and Stastny then pushed it in. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2021. The Canadian Press
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Marco Scandella scored his second goal of the game to break a tie in the third period and St. Louis rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-6 Saturday night after Blues starting goalie Jordan Binnington lost his cool when getting pulled. Binnington went after three Sharks when he was replaced after allowing his fourth goal on 19 shots. Ville Husso stopped 19 of 21 shots he faced in relief and the Blues got the win after tying the game on Zach Sanford’s goal late in the second and then three more in the first 7:14 of a back-and-forth third period. Mackenzie MacEachern scored a short-handed goal, Ryan O’Reilly added another and Scandella took a pass from Oskar Sundqvist to make it 7-6 midway through the third. Evander Kane and Timo Meier each scored twice and Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc added goals in the Sharks' first game back after having one game postponed because of Tomas Hertl’s positive test for the coronavirus. Devan Dubnyk allowed seven goals on 30 shots. Sammy Blais and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who had lost four of five. Despite the barrage of goals, the most memorable moment of the game might have come when Binnington lost his composure after allowing Kane’s second goal of the game. While skating off the ice, Binnington went after three different Sharks players. He shoved Radim Simek by the bench, put his stick in Erik Karlsson’s face near centre ice and then got into it with Dubnyk before finally leaving the ice. Husso came on and stopped 13 shots the rest of the second period to keep St. Louis in the game. The Blues tied it late in the second when Sanford skated in from behind the net and beat Dubnyk for their 12th goal in five second periods against San Jose this season. LUCKY START The Sharks got on the board just 17 seconds into the game when Meier threw a puck toward the net that hit defenceman Torey Krug and bounced past Binnington for a goal. Each team added another goal in the first with Scandella’s point shot tying the game at 1 before Kane knocked a rebound into an open net on the power play to restore the one-goal lead for San Jose. HEALTH REPORT The Sharks got three key players back in the lineup with defenceman Karlsson returning after missing four games with a groin injury, defenceman Simek returning after missing four games with an upper-body injury and forward Dylan Gambrell back after missing one game in concussion protocol. Australian Nathan Walker was in the lineup for the Blues after a week in COVID-19 quarantine. Forward Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) is practicing for St. Louis and could return for the first time this season on the this trip. Blues defenceman Jacob de la Rose left the game in the first period with a lower body injury. UP NEXT Blues: Visit Anaheim on Monday night. Sharks: Host Colorado on Monday night. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Josh Dubow, The Associated Press
EDMONTON — The Maple Leafs knew even with Auston Matthews they would need to be at their best against a surging opponent. Subtracting the NHL's leading goal scorer from Toronto's lineup due to injury further increased the degree of difficulty. Sitting in that tricky spot, Jack Campbell and his teammates rose to the occasion Saturday. The netminder stopped 30 shots for his third career shutout, Mitch Marner sparked the offence with a goal and an assist, and the Leafs blanked the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 in the opener of a three-game series. Toronto scored on the power play, three times at even strength, didn't take a penalty, and frustrated the powerhouse offensive duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in one of the club's most complete performances of the season. "Everything really came up Leafs here tonight," head coach Sheldon Keefe said. Toronto was minus Matthews, who has 18 goals in 20 games, after he aggravated a wrist injury he's been dealing with most of the schedule in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames. Keefe didn't spell it out to his players what was needed on this night with their best player absent, but the message was clear. "When you lose a guy like that, you're essentially taking a goal away from your lineup," Keefe said as Toronto improved to 22-11-2 all-time with Matthews sidelined. "If you score one less, you've got to make sure you give up one less. "Whether Auston was in or out, to beat an Edmonton team that's rolling the way that they are and playing as confidently as they are, we had to really play a sound team game." William Nylander, Jason Spezza and Zach Hyman also scored for Toronto (16-4-2). John Tavares added two assists as the Leafs stretched their lead atop the North Division to six points over the Oilers. Campbell played for the first time since injuring his leg Jan. 24 and picked up his first shutout since March 25, 2019, when he was with the Los Angeles Kings. "It was awesome," Toronto's backup said after getting mobbed in his crease at the final buzzer. "It's what you play for." Mike Smith stopped 25 shots as Edmonton (14-9-0) saw its five-game winning streak come to an end. "We just didn't deserve to win," said Draisaitl, whose Oilers will look to rebound Monday and Wednesday against the same opponent at Rogers Place. "They just outbattled us." Matthews hasn't just been a goal dynamo this season. He also sits tied for fourth in league scoring with 31 points behind McDavid (40), Draisaitl (34), and now Marner (32), and has honed a relentless 200-foot game. "Auston's a big part of our team offensively (and) defensively," Marner said. "Everyone steps up in that moment." Campbell was proud of the effort with the team's top talent looking on in street clothes. "Losing Auston is a huge blow," he said. "But it was a great opportunity for all of us to come together and just try and take two points from a really, really good team. "Auston was fired up in the room after." The Leafs also got winger Joe Thornton (lower body) and top-4 defenceman Jake Muzzin (facial fracture) back after both sat out Toronto's last two games. No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen, meanwhile, remains day-to-day with a lower-body ailment that pressed third-stringer Michael Hutchison into action twice earlier this week with Campbell still working his way back. Keefe elected to put Tavares in Matthews' spot between Marner and Thornton, and that line combined for five points. The Leafs, who opened a road trip that will see them play five games in eight nights, also defeated Edmonton 4-2 in Toronto on Jan. 22 without Matthews. "We did a good job sticking to our game plan," Muzzin said. "Even when we're up a few, we stayed with it." After both teams had a couple of good chances to open the scoring early, the Leafs got on the board at 14:37 of the first period on the game's only power play. Marner showed great patience circling behind Smith's net before finding Nylander, who buried his eighth, and third in two games, as Toronto snapped an 0-for-12 stretch on the man advantage. Marner then turned finisher just 1:13 later when he took a pass from Tavares in transition and fired a shot through Smith for his 10th. Both goalies were busy before the Leafs broke through, with Campbell denying McDavid off the rush and Smith thwarting Alexander Barabanov. Tavares has been blown away by Campbell since he was acquired from the Kings last season. "He's been absolutely tremendous, not just with the results that he brings and the confidence that he gives the group, but the attitude, the energy he brings every day," said Toronto's captain. "The work ethic in practice is second to none. It's just infectious, what he brings to our team. There's a lot of things not seen behind the scenes that he brings to our group. "Thrilled for him, and not surprised." Spezza made it 3-0 at 11:15 of the second on a vintage sequence from a player nicknamed "Vintage" by teammates. The 37-year-old forward took a pass from Jimmy Vesey coming down the right side, faked a slapshot that had Smith swimming in his crease before firing his fifth shortside on the 38-year-old netminder, who entered a perfect 6-0-0 with a .944 save percentage. "What a treat it was to watch," Campbell said of Spezza's effort. "He does it in practice, so it's nice to see it on our end." Edmonton, which was on 11-2-0 run after starting the season 3-6-0, came close to getting that one back moments later, but Draisaitl's pass to Josh Archibald was redirected off Campbell's crossbar by Leafs centre Alexander Kerfoot before the netminder shut the door on the follow. Hyman, who missed two of the Leafs' last four games with a foot injury, then roofed his fifth upstairs on Smith at 13:34 as the visitors picked up their first shutout of the season. "Just proud of this group," Campbell said. "It was a heck of a game, and we needed it. "Let try to keep'er going." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2021. The Canadian Press