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Canada set to open world juniors with tough test against the U.S.

Canada set to open world juniors with tough test against the U.S.

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada eased into last year's world junior hockey championship. The host country led its opener against Denmark 3-0 after the first period, 8-0 through two and pumped home six more over the final 20 minutes of a 14-0 romp.
ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34

ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN college football reporter Edward Aschoff, known for his outgoing and friendly personality, dapper dress and great love of sports, has died. He was 34. The sports network announced Aschoff died Tuesday after a brief illness.
"Freedom for All": Kanter finally allowed to travel outside the U.S. for game

"Freedom for All": Kanter finally allowed to travel outside the U.S. for game

TORONTO — Enes Kanter wore his heart on his chest for the Boston Celtics' Christmas Day game in Toronto. The Turkish centre arrived at Scotiabank Arena wearing a black T-shirt that read "Freedom for All.

Wednesday's Games

Wednesday's Games (All Times Eastern) NBA Boston at Toronto, 12 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 10:30 p.m. The Canadian Press

Scores and Schedule

Monday's Games NHL Toronto 8, Carolina 6 Minnesota 3, Calgary 0 Boston 7, Washington 3 Columbus 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5, N.Y.

Monday's Games

Monday's Games NHL Toronto 8, Carolina 6 Minnesota 3, Calgary 0 Boston 7, Washington 3 Columbus 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5, N.Y.
Canucks score three third-period goals to earn 4-2 victory over Oilers

Canucks score three third-period goals to earn 4-2 victory over Oilers

VANCOUVER — Three straight wins heading into the Christmas break has given the Vancouver Canucks a dose of self-confidence, but goaltender Jacob Markstrom says his team hasn’t proven anything yet.
Andreescu withdraws from 2020 ASB Classic due to an ongoing knee injury

Andreescu withdraws from 2020 ASB Classic due to an ongoing knee injury

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu's 2020 debut has been pushed back. The reigning US Open champion was forced to withdraw from her first scheduled event of the season, next month's ASB Classic in New Zealand, due to an ongoing knee injury.
Tatar, Danault each score a pair of goals as the Canadiens rout the Jets 6-2

Tatar, Danault each score a pair of goals as the Canadiens rout the Jets 6-2

WINNIPEG — Brendan Gallagher and the Montreal Canadiens are feeling the holiday cheer ahead of time.
Pageau scores twice, Anderson has season-high 43 saves as Senators down Sabres

Pageau scores twice, Anderson has season-high 43 saves as Senators down Sabres

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators head into the Christmas break feeling pretty good about their game. Thanks to a two-goal night by Jean-Gabriel Pageau, the Senators (16-18-4) beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 Monday night.