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World men's curling championship playoffs on hold because of COVID-19

CALGARY — Playoffs at the world men's curling championship in Calgary have been suspended because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus. Those who tested positive are asymptomatic and don't involve playoff teams, according to Curling Canada.

Scoreboard for Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday's Games NHL N.Y. Rangers 4 N.Y. Islanders 1 Pittsburgh 6 New Jersey 4 Washington 4 Buffalo 3 St.
Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

Canada's Bottcher eliminated from world curling championship suspended by COVID-19

CALGARY — Canada won't play for a medal at this year's men's world curling championship, which was suspended Friday night because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Heaney pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Friday night.
Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield named Hobey Baker Award winner

Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield named Hobey Baker Award winner

Cole Caufield has been an elite scorer at every level he's played. It was no different on Friday when he made his pro debut.
Canadian featherweight Jeremy Kennedy loses via decision at Bellator 256

Canadian featherweight Jeremy Kennedy loses via decision at Bellator 256

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Canadian featherweight Jeremy (JBC) Kennedy lost a unanimous decision to Adam (The Kid) Borics at Bellator 256 on Friday night. The judges scored it 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 for Borics.
Canadian rugby star DTH van der Merwe enjoying life in Los Angeles

Canadian rugby star DTH van der Merwe enjoying life in Los Angeles

Winger DTH van der Merwe will see more than a few familiar faces Saturday when the expansion Los Angeles Giltinis take on the Toronto Arrows in Major League Rugby play.

Canadian rugby sevens teams finish runner-up at Emirates Invitational 7s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Canada's men and women finished runner-up Friday at the Emirates Invitational 7s tournament. The Canadian women lost 17-12 to France in the final while the men were beaten 26-19 by Argentina.
Leafs acquire centre Riley Nash from Blue Jackets for conditional seventh-round pick

Leafs acquire centre Riley Nash from Blue Jackets for conditional seventh-round pick

TORONTO — Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas has added some depth to his forward group ahead of the NHL's trade deadline.

Blue Jays place Hernandez on injured list due to possible COVID exposure

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernandez on the injured list due to exposure to a positive COVID-19 case with a close contact outside of the team.