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Friday, November 4, 2016

FRIDAY SPORTSBREAK

Associated Press/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Rookie Matthew Tkachuk scored twice as the Calgary Flames beat the Sharks in San Jose 3-2. Tkachuk's second goal of the game stood up as the winner. He broke a 2-2 deadlock at the 15:39 mark of the third. Chad Johnson made 26 saves for the win.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have their first road win of the season. Mitchell Marner scored two goals and Frederik Andersen made 42 saves as the Leafs topped the Sabres 2-1 in Buffalo. Toronto has won two straight and improved to 1-3-3 on the road. They also ended an eight-game winless streak in Buffalo.

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Make it seven straight losses for the Vancouver Canucks. Mike Condon made 27 saves in his Ottawa debut as the Senators topped Vancouver 1-0. Elsewhere, Alex Ovechkin scored twice, including the OT winner as Washington edged the Winnipeg Jets 4-3. And the Edmonton Oilers dropped a 5-3 decision to the New York Rangers.

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LeBron James scored a season-high 30 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers stayed undefeated, beating the Boston Celtics 128-122. James moved within two points of passing Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. The Cavaliers are 5-and-0 for the first time since 1976-77 when they started 8-and-0.

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The Philadelphia Phillies have declined their contract option on longtime first baseman Ryan Howard. Howard had a 23-million dollar option for next year and instead gets a 10-million dollar buyout. The 2006 NL MVP was the last remaining member of Philadelphia's 2008 World Series championship team.

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Matt Ryan threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Atlanta Falcons tighten their grip on first place in the NFC South with a 43-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Julio Jones had eight receptions for 111 yards and a T-D as the Falcons avenged a season-opening loss to the Bucs.

(Canadian Press)

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