May 9th, 2021

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Tocchet won’t return as coach of Coyotes after 4 seasons

By John Marshall, The Associated Press on May 9th, 2021

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Coyotes and coach Rick Tocchet have mutually agreed to part ways after four seasons. The announcement Sunday comes a day after the Coyotes missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons. “After meeting with Rick, we have agreed that a coaching change is in the best interest of ... Read More »

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Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

By Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press on May 9th, 2021

LONDON – Scotland’s leader told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sunday that a second Scottish independence referendum is “a matter of when, not if,” after her party won its fourth straight parliamentary election. Johnson has invited the leaders of the U.K.’s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after the regional election results rolled ... Read More »

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Canadian rider James Piccoli finishes runner-up in Tour of Rwanda

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

KIGALI, Rwanda – Canadian rider James Piccoli finished runner-up Sunday in the Tour of Rwanda The 29-year-old from Montreal was third in the general classification going into the eighth and final stage of the race. He moved into second place overall after finishing second to race winner Cristian Martin Rodriguez in Sunday’s 75.3-kilometre finale – ... Read More »

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Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

By Gary B. Graves, The Associated Press on May 9th, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent ... Read More »

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Tortorella out after 6 years as Columbus Blue Jackets coach

By Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press on May 9th, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have mutually agreed to part ways with John Tortorella, the franchise’s winningest coach, following a six-year tenure, the team announced Sunday. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the decision a day after the Blue Jackets (17-26-12) finished last in the Central Division, concluding their season with a 5-4 overtime ... Read More »

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Several provinces bring in new restrictions as high COVID-19 case numbers persist

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

Several provinces are gearing up to tighten public health measures once again as COVID-19 infection rates remain stubbornly high in parts of Canada. Beginning at midnight, bars and restaurants in Alberta must shut their patios to in-person dining and personal wellness services such as hair salons and tattoo parlours have to close as the final ... Read More »

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Canada international Matt Heaton enjoying life in Major League Rugby with Rugby ATL

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

Having spent time playing in England, Canadian international flanker Matt Heaton wanted a new challenge in the wake of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Major League Rugby in North America beckoned. “I’d been watching the league while I was in the U.K. still and I was kind of at a crossroads with where I wanted ... Read More »

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Americans beat Sweden for world curling bronze, Russia meets Switzerland for gold

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

CALGARY – American Tabitha Peterson defeated Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 9-5 on Sunday to win bronze at the world women’s curling championship. Peterson scored five points in the seventh end to put the game out of reach. Defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni was scheduled to play Russia’s Alina Kovaleva for the gold medal later in the day ... Read More »

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RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping Canada will open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a longstanding shortage of experienced aviators. In an interview with The Canadian Press, RCAF commander Lt.-Gen. Al Meinzinger says the military is working with Canada’s immigration department to streamline the ... Read More »

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Canadian Auger-Aliassime wins in opening round of Italian Open, Andreescu withdraws

By The Canadian Press on May 9th, 2021

ROME – Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the second round of the Italian Open, while fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn. Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, exacted some revenge on Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 win Sunday. Krajinovic defeated Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 clay-court event last ... Read More »

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Ky. Derby winner could be disqualified; track bans Baffert

By Gary B. Graves, The Associated Press on May 9th, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a positive postrace drug test, one that prompted Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent ... Read More »

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