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Bob Corkum abruptly steps down as US women's hockey coach

Apr. 17, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. USA Hockey’s director of women’s national team programs Katie...

Watson, Watanabe lead Raptors past Magic, 113-102

Apr. 16, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Paul Watson Jr. scored 20 of his career-high 30 points in the third quarter Friday night and the Toronto Raptors pulled away to a 113-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Playing in only his second game after missing 11 games due to the NBA's COVID-19...

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

Apr. 16, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province is limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants, Ontario's premier announced Friday. The decision sparked widespread...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...

The Latest: Virus slams 6 Challenger tennis events in Canada

Apr. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Six Challenger tennis tournaments scheduled for Canada this year have been canceled because of the pandemic. Tennis Canada said Friday the...

Blue Jays-Royals postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Apr. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals postponed Friday night's game because of rain and will make it up Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader before concluding their four-game series Sunday. The first seven-inning game Saturday will...

Yanks' Nelson, Rays' Wacha to start series opener

Apr. 16, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Nelson will start for the New York Yankees in Friday night’s series opener against the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays and Michael Wacha. Nelson figures to be used as an opener. He will be making his first start and three relief appearances this...

Public comment period extended for border surveillance plan

Apr. 16, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to reopen the public comment period on plans to build a number of high-powered surveillance towers along Vermont's border with the Canadian province of Quebec, Vermont's congressional delegation said Friday. ...

Patrick Marleau poised to break Gordie Howe's games record

Apr. 16, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Growing up on a farm as a hockey-loving kid in Saskatchewan, the knowledge that players like Gordie Howe had made the journey from that remote province to the NHL gave Patrick Marleau belief that he could one day follow that same path. Marleau...

Shaky Royals bullpen hangs on for 7-5 win over Blue Jays

Apr. 15, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Mike Matheny felt awfully good about the way his team played in a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Jakob Junis ran his scoreless streak to 14 innings. The offense pumped out five extra-base hits, stringing enough together to...