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Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A's 9-7 in opener

Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A's 9-7 in opener

TOKYO — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting.
Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is Japan's most-loved flower.
Another honour for Canada's R.J. Barrett; named USA Today's player of the year

Another honour for Canada's R.J. Barrett; named USA Today's player of the year

DURHAM, N.C. — Canadian basketball star R.J. Barrett has been named the National Player of the Year by USA Today. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., leads the ACC in scoring with an average of 22.
Canadian pair fifth after short program at figure skating worlds

Canadian pair fifth after short program at figure skating worlds

SAITAMA, Japan — Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are fifth after the pairs short program on Wednesday at the world figure skating championships. Moore-Towers, of St. Catharines, Ont., and Marinaro, of Sarnia, Ont., notched 73.

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Tuesday's Games NHL Montreal 3 Philadelphia 1 Nashville 3 Toronto 0 St. Louis 7 Edmonton 2 Calgary 4 Columbus 2 Carolina 3 Pittsburgh 2 (SO) Detroit 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 Boston 5 N.Y.

Tuesday's Games

Tuesday's Games NHL Montreal 3 Philadelphia 1 Nashville 3 Toronto 0 St. Louis 7 Edmonton 2 Calgary 4 Columbus 2 Carolina 3 Pittsburgh 2 (SO) Detroit 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 Boston 5 N.Y.
Flames strengthen hold atop division with 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

Flames strengthen hold atop division with 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

CALGARY — Every remaining game both a dress rehearsal for the playoffs and an opportunity to strengthen their post-season position, the Calgary Flames weathered a desperate Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4-2 win Tuesday.
Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

ST. LOUIS — Goals have been hard to come by this season for St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz. That all changed Tuesday night against Edmonton.
Rinne, Preds blank reeling Maple Leafs 3-0

Rinne, Preds blank reeling Maple Leafs 3-0

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne is starting to regain some of his Vezina Trophy form he showed last season. And the Predators, last season's Presidents' Trophy winner, are finally developing some consistency.
Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1

Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1

PHILADELPHIA — Montreal didn't need all 240 characters to express on Twitter the importance of beating the Flyers: "Les Canadiens remportent une grosse victoire !" In any language, this much was clear for a team making a desperate playoff push, the C