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VERY ELITE’: Denny Hamlin wins crashed-filled Daytona 500 for third tim  04h21 18 février
Reuters
Last week, Denny Hamlin couldn’t come up with the names of drivers who have won three Daytona 500s. He did know that winning three would put him in very, very elite company. Welcome to very, very elite company, Mr. Hamlin. Thanks to rain on Sunday, it took two days to get it, but on Monday, [&]
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Canucks acquire Tyler Toffoli from Kings for two players, two picks  03h16 18 février
Reuters
The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday in exchange for forward Tim Schaller, the rights to forward Tyler Madden, a second-round pick in this year’s NHL draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft. Toffoli, 27, provides an immediate...
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Ailing Ozzy Osbourne scraps North American tour to focus on his health  02h28 18 février
WENN - World Entertainment News Network
Ozzy Osbourne has scrapped his 2020 North American dates so he can focus on his health. Instead, the rock legend will head to Europe for additional treatments as he battles various health issues, including a form of Parkinson’s disease. The news comes just days before the release of his comeback...
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PIECE OF METAL’? Dodgers’ Justin Turner rips MLB commissioner Manfre  02h04 18 février
Reuters
To put it lightly, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner does not see eye to eye with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. The 35-year-old veteran ripped the commissioner on Monday for describing the World Series trophy as a piece of metal during a recent interview. Turner was...
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Charter flight heads to Japan to evacuate Canadians on virus-hit cruise ship  01h48 18 février
Reuters
TOKYO A plane chartered by the Canadian government has left for Japan to evacuate its nationals aboard a virus-hit cruise ship off Yokohama, TV Asahi reported on Tuesday, citing a tweet by Canada’s foreign minister. TV Asahi said the plane would return to Canada on Tuesday evening, and head to a...
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Sabres suspend Zach Bogosian for not reporting to Rochester  00h30 18 février
Reuters
Defenceman Zach Bogosian was suspended Monday by the Buffalo Sabres after he failed to report to AHL affiliate Rochester after clearing waivers Saturday, the team announced. No team claimed Bogosian, who officially requested the Sabres to trade him in December. He has been hampered by a number of...
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Astros pitcher Francis Martes suspended for entire 2020 season  00h07 18 février
Reuters
Houston Astros right-hander Francis Martes was suspended without pay for the entire 2020 season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Monday. Martes, 24, already had served an 80-game suspension during the 2019 season for a positive test. The...
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First openly gay British soccer player Fashanu makes Hall of Fame  23h31 17 février
Reuters
MANCHESTER Britain’s first and only openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester this week, Sky Sports reported on Monday. The former Norwich City and Nottingham Forest striker took his own life in 1998...
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Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ’quickly and peacefully’  23h24 17 février
Canadian Press
OTTAWA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was tightlipped Monday about his plan to deal with anti-pipeline blockades on railways, bridges and highways as he emerged from an emergency meeting with cabinet ministers emphasizing his desire to find a quick and peaceful end to the crisis. The closed-door...
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N.L. Premier Dwight Ball to step down, says he will seek more private life’  23h17 17 février
Canadian Press
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier has announced he is stepping down after more than four years leading the province. Dwight Ball said in a video released Monday that he has asked the president of the provincial Liberal party to convene a leadership process to choose a successor...