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Vacant UN post has new favorite: the US ambassador to Canada

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

McDavid scores in overtime, Oilers top Islanders 4-3

Feb. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday. Leon Draisaitl, Sam Gagner and Oscar Klefbom also scored for the Oilers, who have won two games out of their...

Gallagher gets hat trick, Canadiens beat Flyers 5-1

Feb. 21, 2019 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Bell Centre fans urged Brendan Gallagher to complete his hat trick after scoring two quick goals in the opening period. And that's exactly what the diminutive winger did. Gallagher had his first career three-goal game and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 Thursday...

Ovechkin, Holtby lead Capitals past Maple Leafs 3-2

Feb. 21, 2019 11:29 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored a milestone goal, yet found the points for a Washington Capitals victory far more important. Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. "(Holtby) was unstoppable,"...

Ovechkin's milestone goal leads Capitals past Toronto 3-2

Feb. 21, 2019 10:55 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, which won consecutive games for the first...

US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Feb. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security...

DeRozan likely to receive warm welcome in Toronto return

Feb. 21, 2019 8:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — From fellow athletes to star entertainers, DeMar DeRozan has seen plenty of celebrities soaking up an extended round of appreciative applause from fans. "When they get that long standing ovation, I always thought that was the coolest thing in the world," DeRozan said Thursday. "I've never...

Maine governor adds boost to major power line project

Feb. 21, 2019 2:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is throwing her support behind a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine to supply Canadian hydropower to electricity consumers in Massachusetts, citing economic and environmental benefits under a sweetened proposal by Central Maine Power. The $1 billion New...

Indians, reliever Clippard agree to terms on minor contract

Feb. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and two-time All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard have agreed to a minor league contract. Clippard, who spent last season with Toronto, will try to earn a spot in Cleveland's revamped bullpen. The deal is pending the 34-year-old passing medical tests and may not be...

Mixed martial arts star Georges St-Pierre retires at 37

Feb. 21, 2019 1:15 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday after a career in which he put mixed martial arts on the map in Canada and helped fuel the UFC's worldwide expansion. The 37-year-old Canadian made the announcement at the Bell Centre. St-Pierre, a two-division champion, leaves with a record of 26-2-0 and...