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Saturday, March 18, 2017

SUNDAY SPORTS

Cam Talbot made 33 saves to record his sixth shutout of the year as the Oilers continued their hot play of late with a 2-0 victory over the Canucks at home. Connor McDavid and Mark Letestu scored for the Oilers. Edmonton has won three straight games. Meanwhile Vancouver has now lost six straight.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs came up just short of a big win over one of the NHL's top teams. Ryan Hartman scored the winner with 17 seconds left in overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Leafs 2-1. Toronto rookie Auston Matthews broke out of a seven-game goal drought, while Frederik Andersen was sharp with 37 saves.

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Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in the first half of a home-and-home series between the top two teams in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are now two points ahead of the Senators for first place.

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Mike Aviles got four hits and drove in three runs as Puerto Rico beat Venezuela 13-2 for its sixth straight win at the World Baseball Classic. Puerto Rico, runner-up to the Dominican Republic in the 2013 WBC, will play the Netherlands to open the final round at Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

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Jake Bauers hit a two-run home run as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in spring training action in Dunedin, Florida. Mat Latos took the loss, giving up a hit and two earned runs in three-and-two-thirds innings pitched. The Blue Jays are 6-and-13 so far this spring.

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A win, a loss and a draw for Canada's Major League Soccer teams. Toronto FC beat the Whitecaps 2-0 in Vancouver on second-half goals from Victor Vazquez and Jozy Altidore. And the Montreal Impact played to a 1-1 draw against New York City F-C at Yankee Stadium. Dominic Oduro scored for Montreal.

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Charley Hoffman closed with three straight birdies for a 1-under 71 that allowed him to catch Kevin Kisner for a share of the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Canadian Adam Hadwin is four shots back after a 69 on Saturday. The Abbotsford, B-C product is coming off his first PGA win last weekend.

(CP)

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