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Mikael Backlund lifts Flames to 2-1 shooutout victory over Penguins

Mikael Backlund lifts Flames to 2-1 shooutout victory over Penguins

CALGARY — Mikeal Backlund wasn't happy with himself after his penalty in the third period cost his Calgary Flames the lead, but he made up for it.
Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kendall Fuller intercepted Russell Wilson's pass on a last-minute 2-point conversion attempt, and Washington held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-15 Monday night for the team's third consecutive victory.
Conor Garland helps Canucks top Habs 2-1 to snap four-game losing skid

Conor Garland helps Canucks top Habs 2-1 to snap four-game losing skid

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks had abysmal starts to their season. Monday night, the Canucks had the upper hand.
Karel Vejmelka has 46-save shutout as Coyotes upset Jets 1-0

Karel Vejmelka has 46-save shutout as Coyotes upset Jets 1-0

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets struggles continued, this time against a rookie goaltender. Unheralded Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves to record his first NHL shutout as the Arizona Coyotes clipped Winnipeg 1-0 on Monday.

Wiltjer leads Canada past Bahamas 113-77 in FIBA World Cup qualifying match

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Canada's men's basketball team is leaving the Dominican Republic with two key wins in the Americas region qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Cup.

Sting of overtime playoff ouster lingers for Calgary Stampeders

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders capped an uphill season with a valiant, but messy effort in a playoff exit. A healthier quarterback and more roster continuity is their goal for 2022. "Nothing was easy.
Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant force cancellation of Winter Universiade

More than 100 Canadian university athletes competing in the Winter Universiade were days away from boarding their flights to Switzerland. The curling teams were scheduled to travel first, later this week. The hockey teams were next.

Marchand suspended three games for slew-footing Ekman-Larsson

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand for three games for slew-footing Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
AP Source: Mariners finalizing deal with Cy Young winner Ray

AP Source: Mariners finalizing deal with Cy Young winner Ray

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a contract with American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d’Or awards

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time on Monday, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.