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Canucks score four goals on first six shots to cruise past Oilers for 4-2 win

Canucks score four goals on first six shots to cruise past Oilers for 4-2 win

EDMONTON — The Vancouver Canucks have climbed back to .500, but head coach Travis Green isn't satisfied yet.
Gaudreau notches hat trick as Flames snap three-game skid with 4-1 win over Jets

Gaudreau notches hat trick as Flames snap three-game skid with 4-1 win over Jets

WINNIPEG — Johnny Gaudreau got the hat trick, but he heaped praise on netminder David Rittich. Rittich made 35 saves as the Calgary Flames ended a three-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price out with lower-body injury

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price out with lower-body injury

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens will be without goaltender Carey Price for their upcoming three-game road trip. The Canadiens announced Thursday that Price will not travel with the team to Florida because of a lower-body injury.
Work still to be done after Canada's 14-0 world junior hockey win: coach

Work still to be done after Canada's 14-0 world junior hockey win: coach

VANCOUVER — A catchy tune by rapper Pitbull may be stuck in the heads of many Canadians after it was played 14 times in the country's first win at this year's world junior hockey championship.
Toronto FC acquires veteran Belgian international defender Laurent Ciman

Toronto FC acquires veteran Belgian international defender Laurent Ciman

Toronto FC, which conceded a franchise-worst 64 goals last season, moved to bolster its defence on Thursday by acquiring veteran Belgian international centre back Laurent Ciman.

Russian anti-doping seeks Putin's help to release lab data

MOSCOW — The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has asked President Vladimir Putin for help in getting key doping data released to World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors.

CFL, CFLPA set to begin collective bargaining talks in the new year

TORONTO — It's the proverbial calm before the storm. Both the CFL and its players are enjoying some down time over the holidays.
Ottawa Senators' Anderson, Falk sidelined with concussions

Ottawa Senators' Anderson, Falk sidelined with concussions

Ottawa Senators starting goaltender Craig Anderson and defenceman Justin Falk are out at least through the weekend with concussions.

Mexican football players set to audition for CFL scouts

MEXICO CITY — CFL scouts will have a chance to evaluate and recruit Mexican football players next month. The CFL announced Thursday that Mexico's Liga de Futbol Americano Professional (LFA) will host a combine Jan.

Family of wrestler who cut dreads won't seek legal action

BUENA, N.J. — An attorney for a New Jersey high school wrestler forced by a referee to cut his dreadlocks before a match to avoid a forfeit says the boy's family won't pursue legal action.
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