Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Washington Wizards, 01/09/2021
Goran Dragic (Miami Heat) with a deep 3 vs the Washington Wizards, 01/09/2021
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CALGARY — Brad Gushue picked up where he left off at the Canadian men's curling championship on Friday night. In his first game with the full foursome of Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker since winning the Tim Hortons Brier a year ago, the defending champs showed few signs of rust in a clinical 6-2 win over Ontario's John Epping. Canada shot 91 per cent as a team while Gushue threw a perfect 100 per cent, numbers he felt may have been a little too kind. "To use a golf expression, there's no pictures on the scorecard," Gushue said with a smile. "There were some throws out there that were pretty gross. But we got a lot out of every shot. "I think we only had one shot (that) we didn't get anything out of. That was a goal that we had coming into this game and I thought we executed that very well." It was the long-awaited return of top-flight domestic men's curling after a season limited to just a few bonspiels due to the pandemic. The opening draw at the Markin MacPhail Centre came on the heels of a successful Canadian women's curling championship, the first of seven events to be played in a so-called bubble setting at Canada Olympic Park. In other Draw 1 games, Saskatchewan's Matt Dunstone dumped Nunavut's Peter Mackey 10-2, Wild Card Two's Kevin Koe beat Nova Scotia's Scott McDonald 7-4 and Quebec's Michael Fournier edged Greg Smith of Newfoundland and Labrador 7-6. Gushue's team played in a couple events last fall in Halifax with substitute players as the Alberta-based Walker remained out west. The teams blanked the first three ends as they got a feel for playing on arena ice again. Gallant made a brilliant triple takeout early on and jokingly waved to the cardboard cutouts stationed throughout the spectator-free arena. Epping was heavy on a hit-and-roll attempt in the fourth end that set up a Gushue draw for two. Ontario settled for a single in the fifth before a Gushue hit and roll set up another deuce in the sixth end. The teams shook hands after a Canada single in the ninth end. "That was fun," Nichols said. "The leadup to this has been tough in terms of the isolation and stuff like that. So to get out there and play a competitive game -- it felt exactly how I thought it would. "There was no easing into it or anything. We were just right back to it so it felt really good." Ontario finished at 82 per cent overall and Epping was at 72 per cent. For most teams, it was their first competitive game action in several months. Some provincial and territorial teams were able to play down in recent weeks, but most rinks were invited by their respective associations when championships were cancelled due to the pandemic. Two more wild-card entries were added this year, boosting the field to 18 teams. Gushue's team had an automatic entry as returning champions. "The first game -- we were trying not to fall down and hurt ourselves," Gushue said with a smile. "The nervous legs and everything that we had. I felt pretty shaky from the combination of nerves and not practising as much as we normally do coming in. So my focus was just on that." Players are staying in a hotel across the road from the WinSport Arena and are being tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis. Coaches and team alternates wore masks on the end benches. Electronic hog-line sensors on the stone handles were not used for the second straight event due to equipment delays as a result of the pandemic. The honour system was in effect. Three draws were scheduled for Saturday. Preliminary-round play continues through Thursday night. The top four teams in each pool will advance to the two-day championship pool starting March 12. The top three teams will move on to the playoffs on March 14. The second- and third-place teams will meet in an afternoon semifinal with the winner to play the first-place team for the championship. The Brier winner will earn $100,000 of the $300,000 total purse, return as Team Canada at the 2022 Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., and earn a berth in the Olympic Trials in November at Saskatoon. The champions will also represent Canada at the April 2-11 world men's curling championship in the Calgary bubble. Kerri Einarson won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts last weekend. She'll represent Canada at the April 30-May 9 women's world curling championship, which was added to the bubble calendar Friday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2021. Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter. The Canadian Press
LOS ANGELES — Mike Hoffman scored 90 seconds into overtime and the St. Louis Blues rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Hoffman ripped a slap shot from the right faceoff circle past Cal Petersen for his seventh goal of the season to give the Blues their third straight win. David Perron scored twice for St. Louis, including with 44 seconds remaining to send it to overtime. Perron has nine goals this year and extended his point streak to five games (three goals, three assists). Ville Husso stopped 28 shots. Jeff Carter and Dustin Brown scored for Los Angeles, which has lost four in a row following a six-game winning streak. Petersen made 19 saves. Perron opened the scoring 2:08 into the first period with a snap shot from the middle of the offensive zone. Carter got behind the Blues defence, took a pass from Andreas Athanasiou and put in a backhand in front with 3:19 remaining in the second. It was Carter’s fifth goal of the season and second in four games. Brown scored 37 seconds into the third for his team-leading 12th of the season and sixth on the power play. Anze Kopitar threaded a cross-ice pass to Brown, who put in a rebound after Husso made a pad save on his initial shot. St. Louis coach Craig Berube pulled Husso with 2:20 remaining in regulation. The Blues couldn't get much on net, until the final minute when Perron cashed in. POWERING UP The Blues have momentum on their power play after it struggled for most of the season. Perron's first-period goal was St. Louis' fourth straight with the man advantage after it converted on all three chances in a 3-2 win at Anaheim on Wednesday. St. Louis had only eight power-play goals and was 28th in the NHL in its first 21 games, but has scored five goals over the past three games. ICE CHIPS Blues: C Brayden Schenn had the second assist on Perron's goal to extend his point streak to four games (two goals, two assists). Kings: C Rasmus Kupari made his NHL debut. The 21-year old Finnish forward, who was the team's first-round pick (20th overall) in the NHL draft, centred the third line. He was promoted from the Kings' AHL affiliate after scoring two goals and nine points in eight games. UP NEXT The teams meet again on Saturday. The Blues are 2-1 this season in the second game of back-to-backs, while the Kings are 1-0-1. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Joe Reedy, The Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 24 shots and the Minnesota Wild jumped on the Arizona Coyotes early in a 5-1 victory Friday night. The Wild had a lacklustre performance two nights earlier in a loss to Vegas, but were all over the Coyotes from the start in the opener of the two-game series. Zuccarello scored on Minnesota's second shot of the game, and Brad Hunt and Nick Bjugstad also had goals in the first period. Jordan Greenway scored early in the second period and had an assist for the Wild. Kevin Fiala also scored, and rookie Kirill Kaprizov and Marcus Foligno had two assists each. The Coyotes followed up a 3-2 win at Los Angeles on Wednesday night with a clunker. Arizona had numerous defensive breakdowns to dig a big hole early and came to life offensively too late. Clayton Keller scored for Arizona and Antti Raanta had 22 saves. The Wild lost 5-1 to Vegas on Wednesday night despite having nine more shots, but took advantage of their opportunities in a dominating first period against Arizona. Zuccarello scored 4 1/2 minutes in, one-timing a pass from Kaprizov right off a faceoff win the Coyotes' end. Hunt scored his first goal of the season late in the period on a shot from near the blue that squeezed under Raanta's stick arm. Bjugstad scored 1:09 later to make it 3-0, one-timing into an open net after Kaprizov pulled Raanta out of position and backhanded a pass from behind the goal. Greenway took advantage of an Arizona defensive breakdown five minutes into the second period and beat Raanta between the pads on a breakaway. Keller finally got the Coyotes on the board early in the third period, one-timing a cross-ice pass from Jordan Oesterle over Kahkonen's glove. Fiala sealed it with his seventh goal after the Coyotes turned it over in their own end. UP NEXT Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper is expected to start Saturday against Minnesota after missing three games with a lower-body injury. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Marshall, The Associated Press
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Brandon Carlo was taken to hospital in an ambulance after Tom Wilson nearly decapitated him.
The opening day at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling event in Rome saw Canada's competitors claim three medals, including a pair of gold. Reigning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe dominated opponent Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza of Egypt 10-0 in the 76-kilogram gold medal match, while fellow Canadian Michelle Fazzari also took home gold in the women's 62-kg division with a 2-1 win over Marianna Sastin of Hungary. Wiebe, who won gold at the 2016 Olympics, scored in the final moments of the match to secure the medal. The Stittsville, Ont., native previously won bronze at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Ukraine last month. The 31-year-old booked her ticket to the Tokyo Games at last year's Pan Am Olympic Qualifying Tournament. "This tournament has some of the best wrestlers in the world," Wiebe said. "It's a good check in on where I'm at in my preparations. I'm still getting the kinks out, but overall, I'm happy with how I wrestled." WATCH | Olympic-bound Wiebe claims gold medal in Rome: Fazzari had already beaten Sastin earlier in the day with a 5-3 round-robin win. The Hamilton, Ont., native is aiming to secure her second Olympic berth. "I think I wrestled pretty well," Fazzari said. "This tournament acted as a good opportunity to find out where we are, what we need to work on, and filling in those gaps. Getting used to the whole process, the warmup, the nerves, and how I feel mentally and physically on the mat." WATCH | Fazzari takes home gold in 62-kg division: Olivia Di Bacco of Orillia, Ont., secured a comeback victory against American Alexandria Glaude in their 68-kg bronze medal match, scoring pivotal takedowns in the second half. Action continues on Saturday with Canadian wrestlers Amar Dhesi, Diana Weicker and Samantha Stewart set to compete. The event contributes towards seeding points at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. WATCH | Di Bacco earns bronze with victory over Glaude:
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LANGFORD, B.C. — Pacific FC captain Marcel de Jong, whose 17-year pro career took him to the Netherlands, Germany and North America, has announced his retirement. The 34-year-old left back won 56 caps, including 48 starts, for Canada with three goals and two assists. He captained Canada on the occasion of his 50th cap. Canada coach John Herdman called de Jong a "terrific servant for Canada . . just a real pro." He represented Canada in three cycles of World Cup qualifiers and five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as well as the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League. "I just wish we could have worked together in 2019 for the Gold Cup but his injury robbed him and Canada of that opportunity," said Herdman. "We all wish him well on the next stage of his journey." De Jong suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in pre-season with Pacific FC in early 2019, Born in Newmarket. Ont., to Dutch parents, de Jong was four when his family moved to the Netherlands. He was eight when he joined PSV Eindhoven's youth academy. De Jong went on to play for Helmond Sport and Roda JC before helping Germany's FC Augsburg win promotion to the Bundesliga. He came to Major League Soccer in 2015, signing with Sporting Kansas City. He spent part of 2016 with the Ottawa Fury of the NASL before returning to MLS with the Whitecaps. De Jong appeared in 52 regular-season games for Vancouver from 2016 to 2018. He spent the last two seasons with Pacific FC in the Canadian Premier League. “I will forever be grateful to Pacific for the time I’ve had at the club and on (Vancouver) Island which I will continue to call home," De Jong said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2021 The Canadian Press
Northern Iowa's season ended because its conference forgot to check who was in charge of COVID-19 decisions.