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Sunday, January 13, 2013

SUNDAY SPORTS

Colin Kaepernick threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more as the San Francisco 49ers defeated Green Bay 45-31 in the NFC playoffs. Kaepernick threw for 283 yards and rushed for 183 more.

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Ray Lewis's career will last at least one more game. The veteran Ravens linebacker watched Justin Tucker hit a field goal in double overtime as Baltimore shocked Denver 38-35 in the AFC playoffs. Lewis has said he will retire after the season.

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The Regina Pats' losing skid hit three games courtesy of a 2-1 defeat in Brandon Saturday night. Newcomer Carson Samoridny scored the lone Regina goal in his second game with the club. Matt Hewitt took the loss in goal. The Pats host Kootenay Friday night.

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Five Canadian teams will be on the ice when the lockout-shortened NHL season starts next Saturday.

The Winnipeg Jets host the Ottawa Senators in one of three afternoon games, that also include the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Montreal Canadiens in the evening, while the Vancouver Canucks open the season at home to Anaheim.

On Jan. 20, the Calgary Flames host San Jose in their season debut, and the Edmonton Oilers kick off their 48-game schedule with a game in Vancouver.

The teams will play only inside their own conference in the regular season, wiping out any possibility of a Cup rematch between the Kings and New Jersey Devils.

A total of 13 games are set for Day 1 of the regular season that ends April 27. The playoffs start April 30, and hockey's last day will be June 28 if the Cup final goes seven games.

The NHL released the schedule shortly after the league and players' association signed a memorandum of understanding that finalized the new labour deal agreed to last weekend and ended the 119-day lockout.

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Luis Scola scored 22 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls 97-81 and snap a five-game losing streak. Michael Beasley added 20 points for Phoenix, which had dropped 12 straight on the road.

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Adriana Leon scored her first international goal to lead Canada's women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over host China to open the Four Nations Cup. The tournament continues Monday with a game against South Korea.

(With files from Canadian Press)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pats are digging a hole. A couple more losses in a row and it's all over but the Bantam Draft. A group of core guys don't appear to want to do what it takes to win. A couple of our key forwards who were big time plus players last year are now minus players. Something is seriously wrong. I think Limchuk is being brought down. He could be so much more. Time to create a new first line pehaps with Likmchuk, Oulette and Samoridny.

I hope that Lang realizes in the off season that there are no sacred cows on this team with the exception of Klimchuk. Time to fashion this team in Calgary's image.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, whoa ... But the players are healthy and Conacher is having another coach of the year type season!

S. White said...

I am having RIDER,CFL withdrawal.