McEwen clips Gushue for spot in GSOC National semifinals

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen edged Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., 4-3 during the Boost National quarterfinals Saturday at the Essar Centre. McEwen advanced to the evening semifinals and draws Scotland’s Bruce Mouat, who played the “giant killer” role once again to knock out Calgary’s Kevin Koe 7-1. Team Gushue swept through the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters tournaments and extended its winning streak to start the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season to 17 before falling to John Morris’s team from Vernon, B.C., in the final round-robin match. Gushue, who has won nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles, opened with the hammer against… Read More

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Chambers: Sam Girard built up to be the next Duncan Keith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Barring injury, expect Sam Girard to be in the Avalanche lineup Sunday and begin to burn the first year of his entry-level contract at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. On Saturday at Bridgestone Arena, Girard’s former coach and new coach explained why the 162-pound teenage defenseman belongs in the NHL. The combined praise of Girard, 19, tells me that both men believe the player could become the next Duncan Keith, a three-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks who isn’t much bigger than Girard and plays a similar game. “It’s just a matter of maturity,” said Nashville coach Peter Laviolette, who worked with Girard… Read More

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Richard leads Laval past Calgary in Mitchell Bowl

CALGARY – Quarterback Hugo Richard threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns as the Laval Rouge et Or defeated the Calgary Dinos 35-23 on Saturday to win the Mitchell Bowl and advance to the U Sports national championship. Richard finished the game 21 of 32 and also ran the ball eight times for 31 yards. The Quebec City school will go for its 10th Vanier Cup next weekend in Hamilton against the Western Mustangs. Western defeated the Acadia Axemen 81-3 earlier Saturday in the Uteck Bowl. Calgary has lost all six of its meetings with the Rouge et Or — three times in the Vanier Cup (2010, 2013, 2016), twice… Read More

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Terrell Davis is back for one more Hall of Fame celebration. But he hardly recognizes his former team.

Terrell Davis looked out onto Sports Authority Field from a suite atop the north end zone, scanned the inner rim of the stadium stamped with the Broncos’ Ring of Famers, then let out a wide grin. “Every time I came here you always think about playing,” he said that mid-October evening. “We always think we can play, like ‘Damn, that field looks good.’ You always go back to when you played and how much fun you had and we had a lot of success playing. Those memories will always be there. I guess I’m now getting to a point where it’s kind of, I don’t want to say closure, but… Read More

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Denver Nuggets aim to replicate success on road

The Nuggets upped their home record to 7-2 Friday night, recording the highest point total in the NBA so far this season in a dominant 146-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. But Denver is still aiming to replicate that level of success on the road, where the Nuggets are 2-4 so far this season ahead of a three-game trip to the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento and Houston. “We have not been the same team on the road, and that’s our challenge moving forward,” Malone said. “Good teams protect their home court. But good teams also find a way to win on the road, and that’s something that we have… Read More

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UCLA vs. USC LIVE SCORE UPDATES and STATS (11/18/17) | Rosen vs. Darnold

The UCLA Bruins (5-5), led by quarterback Josh Rosen, meet the 11th ranked USC Trojans (9-2), led by quarterback Sam Darnold, in an NCAA college football matchup in the Pac-12 conference on Saturday, November 18, 2017 (11/18/17) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Watch video The UCLA Bruins (5-5), led by quarterback Josh Rosen, meet the 11th ranked USC Trojans (9-2), led by quarterback Sam Darnold, in an NCAA college football matchup in the Pac-12 conference on Saturday, November 18, 2017 (11/18/17) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. We’ll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Check the scoreboard above and click… Read More

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