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Lightning win 50th of season, tie for fastest in NHL history

Lightning win 50th of season, tie for fastest in NHL history

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have streaked to 50 wins like just one other team in NHL history. They're looking for plenty more victories this season.

Canadians capture silver in two-man bobsled at world championship

WHISTLER, B.C. — Canada's Justin Kripps knew what he was up against at the two-man bobsled world championships in Whistler, B.C.

Once stifling, Gushue success now liberating for Newfoundland men's curling

BRANDON, Man. — Brad Gushue's success in curling has been a double-edge sword in his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
John Tavares scores on "TavaresDayTO" and Maple Leafs down Sabres 5-2

John Tavares scores on "TavaresDayTO" and Maple Leafs down Sabres 5-2

TORONTO — When John Tavares skated onto the ice during the introductions of starters Saturday night, his Maple Leafs teammates peeled off to allow him to stand alone in the Scotiabank Arena spotlight.
Crosby, Guentzel have four points apiece to power Penguins past Canadiens 5-1

Crosby, Guentzel have four points apiece to power Penguins past Canadiens 5-1

MONTREAL — Pittsburgh's star players stepped up on Saturday night as the playoff race in the Eastern Conference continues to heat up.

Canadian comeback falls short in narrow loss to Samoa at USA Sevens in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A Canada comeback fell just short in a 26-19 loss to Samoa on Saturday, consigning the Canadian men to the consolation Challenge Trophy part of the draw at the HSBC USA Sevens.
New-look Whitecaps drop 3-2 decision to Minnesota in 2019 MLS season opener

New-look Whitecaps drop 3-2 decision to Minnesota in 2019 MLS season opener

VANCOUVER — The new-look Vancouver Whitecaps fought hard but came up just short in their 2019 MLS season opener, dropping a 3-2 decision to Minnesota United on Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium.

Bloeman, Blondin top Canadians at all-round speedskating championships

CALGARY — Canadians Ted-Jan Bloeman and Ivanie Blondin were tied for sixth halfway through the world all-round speedskating championships on Saturday at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Brazil's Johnny Walker makes short work of Canada's Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235

LAS VEGAS — Brazil's Johnny Walker needed just 36 seconds to stop Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov in spectacular fashion Saturday on the undercard of UFC 235.

CFLPA looking to hold Ambrosie to his word when contract talks open

Brian Ramsay and the CFL Players' Association plan on holding commissioner Randy Ambrosie to his word when collective bargaining talks begin. The two sides are scheduled to begin negotiations March 11-12. The present deal expires May 15.