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Medal hopefuls come up short for Canada at the Beijing Olympics

Medal hopefuls come up short for Canada at the Beijing Olympics

BEIJING — Two of Canada's medal hopefuls at the Beijing Olympics finished off the podium Sunday, with one coming agonizingly close and another nowhere near.

Nova Scotia Sarah Mitton throws a Canadian indoor shot put record to win in New York

NEW YORK — Sarah Mitton threw a Canadian indoor record in the women's shot put on Saturday. The 25-year-old from Liverpool, N.S., won the Dr. Sander Columbia College at The Armory with a throw of 19.16 metres. That broke the previous mark of 18.

Scoreboard for Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022

Saturday's Games NHL All-Star Game Semifinals Metropolitan 6 Pacific 4 Central 8 Atlantic 5 Final Metropolitan 5 Central 3 -- AHL Hershey 4 Cleveland 1 Toronto 5 Rochester 2 Hartford 6 Lehigh Valley 4 Providence 2 WB/Scranton 1 (OT) Belleville 6 Lava

Australia gets late reprieve, returns to mixed doubles curling competition at Games

BEIJING — The Australian mixed doubles curling team was back in the Beijing Games after getting a "late reprieve" Sunday before their round-robin games against Switzerland and Canada.
Northern Ontario defeats New Brunswick in extra end to advance to Scotties final

Northern Ontario defeats New Brunswick in extra end to advance to Scotties final

Andrea Crawford thought she had the win until Krista McCarville snatched it away.
Giroux named MVP, Metropolitan team wins NHL All-Star Game

Giroux named MVP, Metropolitan team wins NHL All-Star Game

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux scored three goals and the Metropolitan Division beat the Central Division 5-3 on Saturday in the final 3-on-3 match to win the NHL All-Star Game.

Nick Robertson scores twice as Toronto Marlies down Rochester Americans 5-2

TORONTO — Nick Robertson had a pair of goals Saturday, helping the Toronto Marlies to a 5-2 victory over the Rochester Americans in American Hockey League play.
Quebec middleweight suffers 16-second knockout loss on UFC Fight Night card

Quebec middleweight suffers 16-second knockout loss on UFC Fight Night card

LAS VEGAS — American Chidi (Chidi Bang Bang) Njokuani kicked off his UFC career with a bang Saturday, knocking out Quebec middleweight Marc-Andre (Powerbar) Barriault in just 16 seconds on a Fight Night card.

Edmonton Elks extend receiver Walker, add four new players

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have locked up a veteran piece of their receiving corps and signed four new faces. The club announced Saturday that is has signed an extension with 30-year-old American wide receiver Derel Walker.
Saskatchewan Roughriders extend American receiver D'haquille Williams

Saskatchewan Roughriders extend American receiver D'haquille Williams

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have locked up American receiver D'haquille Williams ahead of CFL free agency. The club announced Saturday it has signed the 28-year-old Williams to a contract extension.