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Articles from February 13, 2016

Alberta Boy with Cancer Sees Deadpool in Hospital with Star Ryan Reynolds
Star says boy in hospital saw Deadpool first--EDMONTON - Actor Ryan Reynolds says an Edmonton boy got a special advance screening of his new film Deadpool weeks before it was released to theatres.Reynolds posted a picture of himself on Facebook with...
Canada's Thompson and del Bosco Place Second at World Cup Ski Cross
Thompson, Del Bosco place second at World Cup--IDRE, Sweden - Marielle Thompson and Chris Del Bosco both earned World Cup second place finishes in ski cross on Saturday.Montreal's Del Bosco went into the big finals with the first-place red bib and just...
CIS Men's Basketball Schedule
CIS Men's basketball schedule--CIS Men's BasketballAll Times LocalFriday's resultsDalhousie 76 Cape Breton 74 (OT) (4-point game)Saint Mary's 97 Acadia 92 (4-point game)Bishop's 83 UQAM 75Toronto 57 Algoma 62Lakehead 84 Waterloo 4Carleton 90 Brock 65Queen's...
CIS Women's Basketball Schedule
CIS Women's basketball schedule--CIS Women's BasketballAll Times LocalFriday's resultsCape Breton 74 Dalhousie 59 (4-point game)Saint Mary's 71 Acadia 61 (4-point game)Ottawa 61 McMaster 60 (OT)Toronto 89 Algoma 59UQAM 77 Bishop's 54Windsor 80 York 65Guelph...
Coast to Coast: Leipsic Scores First NHL Goal as Maple Leafs Down Canucks 5-2
Arcobello, Leipsic lead Leafs over Canucks--VANCOUVER - Brendan Leipsic knew he would be playing on one coast or the other Saturday night.He's glad he got the call to go west.The rookie forward scored his first NHL goal in his first game as the Toronto...
Couple Celebrates Valentine's Together after He Donates Kidney to Save Her Life
Saskatchewan man gives fiancee kidney--SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan man gave more than his heart to his ill fiancee in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day -- he gave one of his kidneys.Chris Willenborg met Errin Tollefson about five years ago, and...
Drake Met with 'Mentor' Michael Jordan during NBA All-Star Festivities
Drake met with 'mentor,' Michael Jordan--TORONTO - Drake got some advice from one of the best sources possible before coaching the Canadian team at Friday's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game."Michael Jordan talked to me earlier today," the Toronto rapper told...
Filion, Moreau Earn Third Straight Honours at O'Brien Awards Gala
Filion, Moreau O'Brien Award winners again--MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Once again Sylvain Filion and Richard Moreau are O'Brien Award winners.Sylvain was named Canada's top driver for the third straight year Saturday night at the O'Brien Awards, which honour...
First Nations Basketball Player Excluded from Games, Native Identity Questioned
Aboriginal basketball player, not aboriginal enough?--VANCOUVER - Tattooed on Josiah Wilson's chest is a fine line of writing that combines two significant dates: his birth and the death of his biological mother four days after he was born.The 20-year-old,...
Former Raptors Star Chris Bosh Says Boos Show Passion of Toronto Fans
Bosh says boos show passion of Toronto fans--TORONTO - Raptor fans haven't forgotten Chris Bosh. And in some Toronto quarters, seven seasons of loyal service still doesn't buy you much other than boos.The Miami Heat big man got a decidedly mixed reception...
LaVine Leads U.S. over World in NBA All-Star Rising Stars Competition
U.S. tops World in Rising Stars game--TORONTO - Minnesota guard Zach LaVine might have earned game MVP honours, but the night belonged to his Timberwolves teammate Andrew Wiggins.The Vaughan, Ont., native poured in 29 points on an array of dunks and...
Minnesota's LaVine Defends Slam Dunk Title in Style with String of Perfect Scores
LaVine defends slam dunk title in style--TORONTO - Minnesota's Zach LaVine outlasted Orlando's Aaron Gordon in an epic battle Saturday night to defend his slam dunk title at the NBA all-star skills competition.The two high-flyers reeled off six perfect...
NBA All-Star Celeb Tom Cavanagh Calls Toronto Raptors 'A Model Franchise'
Tom Cavanagh calls Raptors 'model franchise'--TORONTO - Despite the chilly temperatures, there's perhaps no better location than Toronto for this year's NBA All-Star festivities, says actor Tom Cavanagh."The Flash" star notes the Toronto Raptors are...
OHL Roundup: Mike Amadio Scores Five but Battalion Still Fall to Frontenacs
OHL Roundup: Frontenacs edge Battalion--KINGSTON, Ont. - Mike Amadio did his part but it still wasn't enough for the North Bay Battalion on Saturday night.Amadio scored five goals as the Battalion fell 6-5 to the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey...
Ontario First Nation Pleads with Federal Government to Replace Aging Ferry
Replace ferry, First Nation urges feds--OTTAWA - An Ontario aboriginal community on an island in the southeastern portion of Georgian Bay is in danger of losing its only link to the outside world -- an aging ferry the chief of the Beausoleil First Nation...
QMJHL Roundup: Brandon Gignac Scores OT Winner as Cataractes Top Mooseheads
QMJHL Roundup: Cataractes top Mooseheads in OT--SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Brandon Gignac found the back of the net 2:09 into overtime to lift the Shawinigan Cataractes to a 3-2 victory over the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...
Saturday's Grouped Soccer Scores
Saturday's Grouped Soccer Scores--ENGLANDPremier LeagueSunderland 2 Manchester United 1Stoke 3 Bournemouth 1Watford 2 Crystal Palace 1West Brom 1 Everton 0West Ham 2 Norwich 2Southampton 1 Swansea 0Chelsea 5 Newcastle 1ChampionshipFulham 3 Queens Park...
Steph Curry Returns to His Former Home as One of NBA's Biggest Stars
Curry nostalgic in return to Toronto--TORONTO - The video footage tugs at the heart strings. Steph Curry is 11 or 12 years old, and shooting hoops on the floor of the Air Canada Centre like he owns the place. He launches a ridiculously long shot and...
The Latest: All-Star Teams Have Light-Hearted Practices in Front of Toronto Fans
The Latest: Toronto welcomes basketball world--TORONTO - The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):___10:35 p.m.Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine outlasted Orlando's Aaron Gordon in an epic final...
The Latest: Chilly Toronto Rolls out Red Carpet for NBA All-Star Game
The Latest: Toronto welcomes basketball world--TORONTO - The latest from NBA all-star weekend:1 a.m.Sunday night's halftime performer Sting can count Snoop Dogg among his fans.The West Coast rapper snuck the Police lead singer's hit song "Roxanne" into...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Feb. 13
Top News Advisory--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSaturday, Feb. 136 p.m.Here 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 as news...
United States Beats Canada 30-22 at Americans Rugby Championship
US beats Canada at Americas Rugby Championship--AUSTIN, Texas - Todd Clever had three second-half tries as the United States beat Canada 30-22 on Saturday at the Americas Rugby Championship. Gordon McRorie kicked 15 points for Canada while Duncan Maguire...
UN Secretary General Praises Montreal's Anti-Radicalization Efforts
Ban visits Montreal anti-radicalization centre--MONTREAL - It is a "highest priority" to work with countries like Canada to stem the rise of radicalization and extremism, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday while praising Montreal's...
We Need More Heat: NBA All-Star Game Unfolds in Ice-Box Temperatures in Toronto
NBA all-star game unfolds in ice-box temperatures--TORONTO - NBA players and fans alike woke up to a frigid all-star Saturday. The city was an ice-box.Temperatures late morning in Toronto plummeted to minus-23 Celsius, which felt like minus-34 according...
WHL Roundup: Tyler Wong Scores Hat Trick as Hurricanes Beat Americans
WHL Roundup: Hurricanes beat Americans 5-3--LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Tyler Wong scored a hat trick to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes past the Tri-City Americans 5-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action.Ryley Lindgren and Carter Folk also found...
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