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Democrats have different routes to win the Electoral College. None are easy.

Thursday  07:50,   27 february 2020

As the Democratic contest hurtles toward South Carolina and Super Tuesday, Democrats face a profound choice as to the direction of their party and the personal traits and policy positions of their nominee. In the process, they might also be choosing >>>

Plucky Impact hang on for 0-0 tie to advance to Champions League quarters

Thursday  05:50,   27 february 2020

The Impact had a simple game plan going into the second leg of their Round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League matchup against Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa at the Olympic Stadium Wednesday: Score the first goal and put the pressure on the... >>>

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime ousted at Mexican Open by Britain's Kyle Edmund

Thursday  03:55,   27 february 2020

MEXICO CITY — Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez has reached the quarterfinals at the Mexican Open. The 17-year-old Fernandez toppled eighth-seeded Nao Hibino of Japan 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday in the Round of 16 to advance. Fernandez only needed >>>

Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

Thursday  03:45,   27 february 2020

Houston's Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos on Wednesday, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games. “It was a splitter,” Bregman said. “It just got away from him.”... >>>

Jozy Altidore to captain Toronto in season opener in absence of Michael Bradley

Thursday  01:55,   27 february 2020

Striker Jozy Altidore will likely wear the captain's armband in Michael Bradley's absence when Toronto FC opens the MLS regular season Saturday in San Jose. Bradley underwent ankle surgery on Jan. 22 with a recovery time estimated at four... >>>

Tebow will play for Philippines in World Baseball Classic

Thursday  01:55,   27 february 2020

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow is set to swing into action for a new team. The New York Mets minor league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play for the Philippines next month in the World Baseball Classic. Tebow was... >>>

Jamaica defeats Canada 3-1 in group play at CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Thursday  01:15,   27 february 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic — Jamaica defeated Canada 3-1 Wednesday to win Group E at the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship. Captain Jody Brown, Lacey Murray and Marlee Fray scored for Jamaica (2-0-1) at Estadio Panamericano. Tanya... >>>

Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester won’t play again this season after cardiac episode

Wednesday  21:40,   26 february 2020

Jay Bouwmeester won’t play again this season for the St. Louis Blues as he continues to recover from a cardiac episode during a game earlier this month. The post Ex-Villanova teammate: Kyle Lowry ‘absolutely’ belongs in Hall of Fame appeared first... >>>

31 Thoughts: Could Joe Thornton’s next destination be Toronto?

Wednesday  21:40,   26 february 2020

If Joe Thornton opts to leave San Jose in the off-season, the Toronto Maple Leafs could be a good landing spot. More in the 31 Thoughts. The post Ex-Villanova teammate: Kyle Lowry ‘absolutely’ belongs in Hall of Fame appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.• >>>

Khabib: McGregor 'ducking tough matchups'

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't think Conor McGregor has any interest in facing a challenging opponent. "I think he's just ducking tough matchups; not only Justin Gaethje," Nurmagomedov told TMZ Sports. "He just chooses, >>>

Koepka impartial on PGL: 'I want to play against the best'

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

While some PGA Tour players have taken a stance against the Premier Golf League, Brooks Koepka remained impartial when asked for his opinion on the proposed rival tour. "I'm just going to play where the best players play," he said at his Honda... >>>

Laviolette named head coach of 2020 U.S. men's national team

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

Peter Laviolette has been named head coach of the U.S. men's national team that will participate in the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. Laviolette, who was fired by the... >>>

Looking back at Crosby's golden goal a decade later: 'It's seared into my mind'

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

Jonathan Toews can count on one hand the number of times he hasn't been able to relax ahead of a big game. Known as "Captain Serious" for his steely demeanour, Toews knows pressure-packed moments. World juniors. Stanley Cups. Conference finals.... >>>

Maple Leafs will be tested by loss of Jake Muzzin’s leadership

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

Jake Muzzin makes the strongest defensive impact of any Maple Leafs defencemen and has become a trusted voice inside the dressing room. Now they have to play on without him, and it’s not going to be easy. The post 76ers’ Joel Embiid fined $25K for... >>>

Giants cut Ogletree and Martin, open $13M in cap space

Wednesday  20:16,   26 february 2020

The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin on Wednesday, the team announced. The moves open up $13.05 million in salary cap space, according to Over The Cap. Both veterans spent two seasons with the Giants. Ogletree... >>>