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  • Flames sign goalie MacDonald amid Kiprusoff retirement speculation

    The Canadian Press

    CALGARY – The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract worth $925,000. The Flames announced the move Saturday, a day after longtime Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff played what some are speculating as the final home game of his career with the club. The Flames acquired MacDonald off waivers from the Detroit

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  • Connor McDavid has two-point game to lead Canada to 3-1 win over Germany

    The Canadian Press

    SOCHI, Russia – Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters scored for the second straight game to lead Canada in a 3-1 win over Germany on Saturday at the IIHF under-18 world championship. McDavid finished with a goal and an assist as Canada improved to 2-0 at the tournament. Canada opened the tournament with a 4-1

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  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car during the third free practice ahead the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg takes pole at Bahrain GP in front of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso

    Michael Casey, The Associated Press

    SAKHIR, Bahrain – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari for the event held amid anti-government protests in the divided nation. Rosberg posted his second career pole and the best performance of the year for

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  • NL Capsules

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Matt Harvey outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, escaping a late bases-loaded jam while the crowd chanted his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1 Friday night. Ike Davis and Lucas Duda each hit two home runs, providing an ample cushion for

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  • AL Capsules

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Yu Darvish struck out 10 while allowing only three hits over seven innings for Texas, and the Rangers had their biggest inning of the season in a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. In his first start in a week, and 33rd in the major leagues, Darvish (3-1) had

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  • Stoughton scores a key double at Players’ Championship for 3-2 win over Martin

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton scored a double in the final end to beat Edmonton’s Kevin Martin 5-4 on Friday at curling’s Players’ Championship. Stoughton has won three in a row heading into the playoffs. He lost his opening round-robin match to Regina’s Steve Laycock. Martin tried to score a deuce in the fourth with

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  • Friday’s NHL Capsules

    The Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than 3 minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The five-goal spurt at the end of the opening period and the beginning of the second was

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  • Colorado Avalanche right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) celebrates scoring a goal with Avalanche defenseman Shane O'Brien (5), who had an assist on the play, against the Edmonton Oilers in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, April 19, 2013, in Denver. Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick, left, and center Matt Duchene (9) join Parenteau. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

    Eberle’s goal, 2 assists helps Oilers snap 6-game skid with 4-1 win over Avalanche

    Pat Graham, The Associated Press

    DENVER – The post-season aspirations for the Edmonton Oilers are all but over. So, too, are the chances of the team finishing in last place in the league. And that to coach Ralph Krueger is a step in the right direction. The Oilers have had the dubious distinction of picking No. 1 in each of

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  • Uncaptured named Canada’s top thoroughbred at Sovereign awards event

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – Uncaptured and his handlers were the winners Friday night at the Sovereign Awards. The son of 2004 Kentucky Derby runner-up Lion Heart was named Canadian thoroughbred racing’s top horse of 2012 and the country’s champion two-year-old male. As well, conditioner Mark Casse captured outstanding trainer honours while John Oxley received the top owner

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  • Thumped by Yanks, frustrated Blue Jays still waiting to fire on all cylinders

    Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – It’s one step forward, two steps back for the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager John Gibbons got a fence-finding Jose Bautista back in his lineup Friday night, only to see starter Brandon Morrow (0-2) wobble early on and his defence cough up needless runs in a 9-4 loss to the New York Yankees. Former

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