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Articles from September 13, 2015

Ben Foster Says He Took Performance Enhancing Drugs to Play Lance Armstrong
Ben Foster dopes to play Lance Armstrong in 'The Program'--TORONTO - Ben Foster was serious about getting into character to portray controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong in "The Program."So serious, that he decided to take performance enhancing drugs,...
Blue Jays Tulowitzki out 2-3 Weeks with Crack in Left Shoulder Blade
Blue Jays Tulowitzki out at least 2-3 weeks--NEW YORK, N.Y. - Troy Tulowitzki doesn't think his potentially lengthy absence will affect the Blue Jays' remarkable season.The all-star shortstop, who was diagnosed with a small crack on his left shoulder...
Canada Defeats Australia in Five Sets at Men's Volleyball World Cup
Canada tops Australia at volleyball World Cup--HIROSHIMA, Japan - Gord Perrin had 26 points and Canada took a step toward earning an Olympic berth in men's volleyball by defeating Australia in a lengthy encounter at the FIVB World Cup on Sunday.Set scores...
Canada Downs Mexico 87-86, Takes Third Place at FIBA Americas Championship
Canada finishes third at FIBA Americas--MEXICO CITY - The Canadian men's national team ended their tournament with a victory, but it didn't erase the disappointment of not qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.Cory Joseph hit the winning bucket with no time...
Canadians Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov Win U.S. Open Junior Boys Doubles
Canadians win junior boys' doubles title--NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Canadian duo of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov were victorious in their U.S. Open debut, capturing the junior boys' doubles title on Sunday by downing the American team of Brandon...
CIS Football: Hastings Throws Five Touchdowns, Marauders Get Past Gee-Gees
CIS Football: McMaster gets past Ottawa--HAMILTON - Asher Hastings threw five touchdown passes as the McMaster Marauders got past the Ottawa Gee-Gees 57-42 on Saturday in Canadian Interuniversity Sport football action.Hastings finished the day 24 of...
Delayed Alberta Budget Upsets Protesters at Provincial Legislature
Protesters at Alberta legislature want budget--EDMONTON - Critics of Alberta's NDP government have held a rally at the legislature where they demanded a budget within 30 days.Matthew Bugg, the emcee for the Stand Up for Alberta protest on Sunday, says...
Esks Finally Beat First-Place Calgary, Snap 12-Game Losing Streak against Stamps
Reilly, Eskimos down Stampeders 27-16--EDMONTON - The Calgary curse that's haunted Edmonton has finally been lifted.Mike Reilly threw three touchdown passes in his first full start of the season, including a pair to Adarius Bowman, as the Eskimos finally...
Gord Bamford Earns Top Honours Yet Again at Country Music Awards
Gord Bamford big winner at music awards--HALIFAX - Canada's reigning king of country Gord Bamford proved once again why he wears the crown as the Canadian Country Music Association Awards returned to Halifax on Sunday for the first time in 33 years.Bamford...
Groups to Protest Removal of Historic Ruins near Montreal Highway Construction Site
Ruins of Montreal village must go: officials--MONTREAL - The foundations of an 18th-century village discovered on the future site of a major highway interchange in Montreal will not be preserved, provincial and municipal officials confirmed today, despite...
HKO-LHJMQ-Sums-Shawinigan-Chicoutimi
HKO-Sums--LHJMQShawinigan 2, Chicoutimi 1First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties -- Slight Sha (cross-checking) 0:53, Bourcier Chi (slashing) 1:35, Phelan Sha (interference of a player or a goaltender) 9:46, Carignan-Labbe Chi (fighting) 9:46, Carignan-Labbe...
Impact Open Up West Coast Swing with 0-0 Draw against Defending Champions
Montreal Impact draw LA Galaxy 0-0--CARSON, Calif. - Sometimes a draw is good enough.The Montreal Impact opened up their two-game west coast trip on Saturday with a 0-0 finish against the defending league champions L.A. Galaxy.The Galaxy (13-8-8) came...
Jeremiah Johnson Runs in Two Touchdowns as Redblacks Get Past Lions
Johnson leads Redblacks past Lions 31-18--VANCOUVER - The Ottawa Redblacks confirmed Sunday that they are not a struggling CFL expansion franchise anymore.Jeremiah Johnson rushed for two second-half touchdowns and Chris Milo kicked five field goals as...
Last Bloc Standing: Veteran MP Louis Plamondon Battles to Retain Seat
10th campaign could be toughest for Bloc vet--MONTREAL - Bloc Quebecois stalwart Louis Plamondon's didn't think twice about running federally for a 10th time.But Canada's current longest-serving federal politician, a staunch sovereigntist who has mostly...
Leafs Prospect Kapanen Ready to Endure Comparisons to Father and Kessel
Kapanen to face parental, Kessel comparisons--LONDON, Ont. - The day after Kasperi Kapanen wore a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey in a game for the first time, he was already wondering how many times he'd have to answer about being compared to Phil Kessel.Kapanen...
Long-Delayed Trial of Bruce Carson on Influence Peddling Charge Begins Monday
Former top Harper aide to go on trial--OTTAWA - The federal Conservative election campaign will face yet another legal distraction Monday as the criminal trial of a former top aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper begins.Bruce Carson is set to appear...
Mondialiste Comes on Late to Capture $1-Million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Race
Mondialiste wins Ricoh Woodbine Mile race--TORONTO - Feargal Lynch proved Sunday patience is indeed a virtue.Lynch and Mondialiste stood last at one point in the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile and even in deep stretch sat a distant fourth. But when a...
Netflix Looks to Shake Up Film Industry, Takes 'Beasts of No Nation' to TIFF
Netflix looks to shake things up at TIFF--TORONTO - One of Netflix's hottest new titles has its Canadian premiere on Sunday -- but won't be streaming in your home.After tearing down how we watch television shows -- and helping make binge watching the...
No Choice, but Syrian Refugee in Vancouver Considers Herself the 'Luckiest'
Canada only choice for Syrian refugee in Vancouver--VANCOUVER - Mai Eilia asks one question when she sends Facebook messages to friends in her war-ravaged homeland of Syria: "Are you still alive?""When you ask someone you know this question, you know...
PC Leader Brown Sworn-In as Ontario Legislature Starts Fall Sitting
Ontario legislature fall sitting begins--TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown will be sworn in as a member of the Ontario legislature Monday and take his seat in the chamber for the first time as MPPs return for the fall sitting.Brown...
Questions over Who Can Lead the Economy Expected to Come to Campaign Forefront
New fiscal report to focus debate on economy--OTTAWA - Questions about who is best to manage Canada's economy are set to come to the forefront of the federal election campaign this week, with a key report on the country's books being released and a leaders'...
Sunday at TIFF: Jean-Marc Vallee Wants to Direct Amy Adams as Janis Joplin
Sunday at TIFF: Vallee wants to make a Janis Joplin biopic--TORONTO - The parade of stars continued on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival as Steve Carell, Nicholas Hoult, Deepa Mehta, Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Kristen Stewart hit the...
Switzerland's Tirinzoni Edges Ottawa's Homan in Women's Tour Challenge Final
Tirinzoni edges Homan in Tour Challenge final--PARADISE, N.L. - Rachel Homan couldn't extend her perfect run at the Grand Slam of Curling's Tour Challenge.Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni scored two in the eighth end to edge the Ottawa skip 6-5 in the...
The Other Guys: Oilers' Prospects Happy to Take Backseat to McDavid
Oilers' other prospects OK with McDavid hype--PENTICTON, B.C. - Connor McDavid has been the overwhelming focus for fans and media at the Young Stars rookie tournament, and that suits his teammates with the Edmonton Oilers just fine.The No. 1 overall...
Top News Advisory for Sunday, Sept. 13
Top News Advisory--6 p.mHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.TOP...
Toronto FC Dominates Stats Sheet but Pays for Mistakes in 3-1 Loss to New England
Toronto FC dominates stats but not final score--TORONTO - Toronto FC pulled out the post-match superlatives Sunday but the New England Revolution left town with the points.Lee Nguyen set up two goals and Diego Fagundez scored for the third straight game...
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores
Weekend Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDSaturday's resultsPremier LeagueEverton 3 Chelsea 1Arsenal 2 Stoke 0Manchester City 1 Crystal Palace 0Norwich 3 Bournemouth 1Watford 1 Swansea 0West Brom 0 Southampton 0Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1ChampionshipNottingham...
Wellens Edges Yates on Final Sprint to Win Grand Prix Cycliste De Montreal
Wellens edges Yates to win cycling GP--MONTREAL - The rain that pounded down through much of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal on Sunday was like water off a duck's back for Belgian Tim Wellens.The Lotto Sudal rider shot to the front on the last lap...
Winnipeg Jets Prospect Nikolaj Ehlers Says He's Ready to Make Jump to the NHL
Nikolaj Ehlers says he's ready for NHL--PENTICTON, B.C. - Nikolaj Ehlers has every intention of playing in the NHL this season. It's up to him to show he deserves one of the jobs available with the Winnipeg Jets.After attending training camp with the...
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