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Gilles, Poirier lead after the rhythm dance of virtual Skate Canada Challenge

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance of the unique and virtual Skate Canada Challenge. The reigning Canadian champions scored 87.96 points. Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen are second (86.
Winnipeg Jets cancel practice due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Winnipeg Jets cancel practice due to possible COVID-19 exposure

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled their practice today due to a potential exposure to COVID-19. The NHL team did not provide further details and said information regarding their schedule for Sunday will come at a later time.
Canadian Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras loses UFC bout by decision in Abu Dhabi

Canadian Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras loses UFC bout by decision in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Brazil's Vanessa Melo won a unanimous decision over Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras on a UFC card Saturday.
Blue Bombers sign defensive back Josh Johnson to one-year extension

Blue Bombers sign defensive back Josh Johnson to one-year extension

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed defensive back Josh Johnson on a one-year contract extension. The four-year CFL veteran originally signed with Winnipeg in February 2020.
Andreescu's coach tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne

Andreescu's coach tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne

Sylvain Bruneau, the coach of Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu, said Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open.

Scoreboard for Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

Friday's Games NHL Washington 2 Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 5 Chicago 2 Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 2 Ottawa 5 Toronto 3 Colorado 8 St.
Nick Taylor gets a break and a birdie and leads Sony Open

Nick Taylor gets a break and a birdie and leads Sony Open

HONOLULU — Canadian Nick Taylor pitched in for eagle to get his round headed in the right direction, and he kept going until he finished with a good break and one last birdie for an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead Friday in the Sony Open.
Tkachuk, Senators down Maple Leafs 5-3 in 1st game in 10 months

Tkachuk, Senators down Maple Leafs 5-3 in 1st game in 10 months

OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk didn't want to call it a statement win. But he made it clear the Ottawa Senators — only just emerging from the darkest days of their rebuild — won't be an easy out in 2021.
Canadian Nick Taylor fired 62, heads into weekend at Sony Open with the lead

Canadian Nick Taylor fired 62, heads into weekend at Sony Open with the lead

HONOLULU — Canada's Nick Taylor will head into the weekend at the Sony Open atop the leaderboard. Taylor fired an 8-under 62 to get to 12 under, giving him a two shot lead on the rest of the field in Hawaii.

Oilers place goalie Mike Smith on long-term injured reserve

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Mike Smith on long-term injury reserve, and have re-assigned Olivier Rodrigue to the club's taxi squad, pending quarantine protocols.