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Vlad Jr homers off Shohei Ohtani, Blue Jays top Angels 6-3

May. 27, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After Vladimir Guerrero Jr. pulled Shohei Ohtani's high curveball down the left field line, the Toronto slugger stuck an index finger in the air. That's one career homer off Ohtani by his top rival for last season's AL MVP award. A few innings later,...

McDavid, Oilers eliminate Flames in OT, on to West finals

May. 27, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday to win the second-round playoff series in five games and advance to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of...

5-star recruit Fisher from Canada signs with Texas Tech

May. 26, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join the Big 12 program this summer. Red Raiders coach Mark Adams announced the signing Thursday. ...

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

May. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter)...

Colorado lab tabs state's 1st presumptive monkeypox case

May. 26, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who recently traveled to Canada may have the first confirmed case of the monkeypox virus in Colorado, state health officials said Thursday. A lab run by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment identified the presumptive case and is awaiting...

Canada rallies in 3rd, tops Sweden 4-3 in OT in world hockey

May. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Drake Batherson scored on a power play 43 seconds into overtime to give Canada a 4-3 comeback victory over Sweden on Thursday night in the world hockey quarterfinals. In the semifinals Saturday, defending champion Canada will face the Czech Republic, and the...

Canadian gymnast tells of sexual, emotional abuse by coach

May. 26, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

A former member of the Canadian national gymnastics team wrote a public letter accusing the country’s 2016 Olympic coach of inappropriate and unwanted touching. The letter by Abby Pearson Spadafora, 38, revealed the latest in a long series of allegations of sexual, emotional and...

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

May. 26, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia...

Canada cancels June 5 exhibition vs Iran after criticism

May. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canada Soccer Association issued a short statement announcing the cancellation but did not include...

Hurricanes counting on home success to offset road troubles

May. 25, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have been perfect at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They've had to be. The Hurricanes are back in Raleigh for Thursday night’s Game 5 against the New York Rangers, looking once again to climb into the lead of a playoff series with the support of a rowdy...