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Blue Jays second baseman Biggio taking lessons from 2019 into new season

Blue Jays second baseman Biggio taking lessons from 2019 into new season

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Cavan Biggio has never really believed in the idea of a sophomore slump. The Blue Jays' 24-year-old second baseman is too busy preparing for his second major league season — and first full one — to worry about superstitions.
Barcelona denies role in social media attacks on players

Barcelona denies role in social media attacks on players

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona on Monday denied accusations it hired a company to make negative comments about its own players and opponents on social media in order to boost the image of senior club officials.
Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl named NHL first star of week

Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl named NHL first star of week

NEW YORK — Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl was named NHL first star of the week on Monday. He led all players with 10 points (3-7) over four games last week.

Canadian teams looking strong at world junior curling championship

KRASNOYARSK, Russia — Winnipeg's Jacques Gauthier posted two victories at the world junior curling championship on Monday while Mackenzie Zacharias of Altona, Man., won her lone game at the Crystal Ice Arena.
Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused soccer player

LISBON, Portugal — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants.

Canada's Auger-Aliassime returns to top 20 after reaching Rotterdam final

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returned to the top 20 in the world rankings Monday after reaching the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus coming from China. The general public is being barred from the race on March 1.

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has sights set on the one medal missing

PICKERING, Ont. — Andre De Grasse had just wrapped up a morning of shooting a Team Visa commercial at the Pickering Soccer Centre. A talent wrangler was pressing De Grasse about a wardrobe change.
Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season lifts Jets over Blackhawks

Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season lifts Jets over Blackhawks

WINNIPEG — After Winnipeg Jets defenceman Nathan Beaulieu scored his first goal of the season Sunday, he made the gesture of throwing a monkey off his back.

Sunday's Games

Sunday's Games NHL Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 1 Boston 3 N.Y. Rangers 1 Edmonton 4 Carolina 3 (OT) Anaheim 5 Vancouver 1 Nashville 2 St.