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A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama showed he could handle Augusta National when he first showed up as a 19-year-old amateur. Ten years later, the Japanese star put himself on the cusp of a green jacket Saturday at the Masters.

Laurent Dauphin scores two as Laval Rocket edge Toronto Marlies 4-3

TORONTO — Laurent Dauphin scored twice in the first period Saturday, leading the Laval Rocket to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Marlies in American Hockey League play.

Men's world curling championship in Calgary remains in COVID limbo

CALGARY — The men's world curling championship in Calgary remained in a holding pattern Saturday just short of its finish line because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Edmonton Oilers place centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured list

Edmonton Oilers place centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured list

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the injured-reserve list. The 27-year-old centre missed Edmonton's game against the Ottawa Senators Thursday with an upper-body injury.
Canadian forward Khem Birch joining Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando

Canadian forward Khem Birch joining Toronto Raptors after being waived by Orlando

Canadian centre Khem Birch is joining the Toronto Raptors. The 28-year-old Birch joins fellow Montrealer Chris Boucher on the Raptors' roster after the Orlando Magic waived the undrafted Canadian earlier this week.
The Bull is back. Montreal lightweight John Makdessi scores upset UFC win

The Bull is back. Montreal lightweight John Makdessi scores upset UFC win

LAS VEGAS — Veteran Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi won a split decision over Chile's Ignacio Bahamondes on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday.
Break for a Breakthrough: Canadian hosts international martial arts demonstration

Break for a Breakthrough: Canadian hosts international martial arts demonstration

EDMONTON — Over 100 martial artists from different corners of the world screamed one loud "kihap" and broke wooden boards in half as a symbol of breaking free from their pandemic fatigue.
Canada blanks Wales in soccer friendly but has injury scare with Christine Sinclair

Canada blanks Wales in soccer friendly but has injury scare with Christine Sinclair

CARDIFF, United Kingdom — Canada coach Bev Priestman got the offence she wanted with three classy goals in a decisive 3-0 win over Wales on Friday, but it came with a scare in the first half.

Canada's Christabel Nettey leaps to second consecutive long jump victory

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Canada's Christabel Nettey won the women's long jump at the Miramar Invitational Grand Prix on Saturday. The 29-year-old from Brampton, Ont., leapt 6.63 metres, giving her valuable world ranking points toward Tokyo Olympic qualifying.

Brent Sutter fires himself from head coach of the Red Deer Rebels

RED DEER, Alta. — Brent Sutter has stepped down as head coach of the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels, which is a team he owns. Sutter has run the Rebels for 20 seasons and coached them for 15.