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Mantha leads Red Wings past Canadiens 4-2 to spoil Montreal's home opener

Mantha leads Red Wings past Canadiens 4-2 to spoil Montreal's home opener

MONTREAL — Claude Julien feels his Canadiens have simply not been "sharp" enough to start the season. The Canadiens lost 4-2 to the Detroit Red Wings in their home opener on Thursday night, Montreal's third defeat in a week.
Tampa's top line combines for 11 points in Lightning's 7-3 win over Maple Leafs

Tampa's top line combines for 11 points in Lightning's 7-3 win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Steven Stamkos was in a much better mood after the Tampa Bay Lightning's latest effort. An 11-point night from the top line and a renewed commitment to team structure will do that.
Perron lifts Blues over Senators 6-4; Ottawa starts season with three losses

Perron lifts Blues over Senators 6-4; Ottawa starts season with three losses

OTTAWA — Anders Nilsson took the blame for the Ottawa Senators staying winless to start the season Nilsson stopped 31 shots in his first start of the campaign as Ottawa fell to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night.
Canada's bobsledders, lugers wonder what's to become of Calgary track

Canada's bobsledders, lugers wonder what's to become of Calgary track

CALGARY — Canadian bobsled pilot Justin Kripps would normally be shaking off rust and testing equipment on Calgary's sliding track at this time of year.
Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

PHILADELPHIA — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival.
Canadian Chuba Hubbard leading NCAA in rushing and garnering Heisman Trophy talk

Canadian Chuba Hubbard leading NCAA in rushing and garnering Heisman Trophy talk

American college football's rushing leader — and a focal point in this year's Heisman Trophy conversation — is a Canadian. Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, a 20-year-old native of Sherwood Park, Alta.
Stampeders sense playoff feel with tough matchup against Roughriders

Stampeders sense playoff feel with tough matchup against Roughriders

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders need a win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders Friday night for a chance to finish atop the CFL's West Division standings. The Stampeders are 9-5 while Saskatchewan, winners of four straight, have climbed to 10-4.
Piette recalls 2012 debut for Canada, says today's team is vastly different

Piette recalls 2012 debut for Canada, says today's team is vastly different

TORONTO — Samuel Piette was just 17 when he made his senior debut for Canada against the U.S.
Canadian Ellie Black sprains ankle, just misses podium at worlds

Canadian Ellie Black sprains ankle, just misses podium at worlds

STUTTGART, Germany — Canada's Ellie Black was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after narrowly missing the podium in the all-around competition on Thursday at the world gymnastics championships.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson back as the starter with struggling Toronto Argonauts

McLeod Bethel-Thompson back as the starter with struggling Toronto Argonauts

TORONTO — McLeod Bethel-Thompson is back as the Toronto Argonauts' starting quarterback. Bethel-Thompson will begin his second stint of the season under centre Friday night when Toronto (2-12) hosts the Ottawa Redblacks (3-11) at BMO Field.