Toronto Raptors combine physicality and Kyle Lowry’s red-hot Shooting Touch to Silence the Utah Jazz in NBA Action

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Raptors will have a Merry Christmas after opening one of the toughest stretches of the season with an impressive road win 104-98 over an excellent Utah Jazz team. Kyle Lowry had one of the best games of his stellar career, returning from a cut to his lip requiring two stitches that caused him to miss ...

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Habs Come up Short in Bid to Habs Come up Short in Bid to Avenge Loss in Columbus avenge loss in Columbus

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COLUMBUS — Jeff Petry scored his career-high eighth goal of the season at 9:08 of the third period to spoil Sergei Bobrovsky’s bid for a second consecutive shutout over the Canadiens, but the Columbus goaltender made 36 saves and the Blue Jackets hung on for a 2-1 win Friday night at Nationwide Arena. Bobrovsky, who won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s ...

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Canadian Stocks Poised to Accelerate Should U.S. Growth Gain Speed

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After nearly five years of underperformance, Canadian stocks are poised to outpace most global indices by a healthy margin in 2016, including the S&P 500. Experts say they’re poised to do so again next year, as earnings have lots of room for improvement and valuations remain attractive. It’s not all about rising oil prices, in other words. While U.S. equity markets ...

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‘Disingenuous’: Total Energy CEO Fires Back as Savanna Urges Shareholders to Reject Opportunistic Bid

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CALGARY – Savanna Energy Services Corp.’s board is urging shareholders to reject a hostile takeover offer from Total Energy Services Inc., calling it an opportunistic attempt to buy at the bottom of the market. “This unsolicited takeover offer is highly opportunistic and timed to deprive Savanna shareholders of the value of significant positive recent market changes and the actions of ...

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Jets Coach Todd Bowles Hospitalized Day Before Facing Patriots

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles was admitted to hospital Friday afternoon with an undisclosed illness, multiple reports said. Bowles did not travel up the Atlantic coast with the Jets to New England, for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Patriots. Bowles was reported to be in stable condition. If he is unable to work the game, reports said Jets ...

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Canada Gets First Scare in Final pre-tournament World Junior Game

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The Russians are coming, and the Canadians couldn’t be happier to finally get the 2017 world junior championship started. Wouldn’t you know it, but Canada bumped up against some actual adversity on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. After cruising through a pair of exhibition games earlier in the week, Canada needed overtime to beat Switzerland 4-3 in its ...

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Leafs’ Zach Hyman a Key Cog for Auston Matthews’ Success

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Yes, it was an Auston Matthews homecoming in the desert on Friday, but the explosive Leafs rookie was sure to have his sidekick along for the ride. While Matthews is so talented that he would likely be enjoying success with whoever his linemates are, the work of winger Zach Hyman shouldn’t be underestimated. Together for the first 32 games of ...

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Raptors Mute Jazz for Sixth Straight Road Win

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The Raptors will have a Merry Christmas after opening one of the toughest stretches of the season with an impressive 104-98 road win over an excellent Utah Jazz team. Kyle Lowry had one of the best games of his stellar career, returning from a cut to his lip requiring two stitches that causes him to miss most of the third ...

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Big Win for Maple Leafs in Auston Matthews’ Return to Desert Home

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Auston Matthews probably didn’t need the help, but Leafs coach Mike Babcock had an assignment for his team on Friday night just the same. “We want him to walk out of here proud,” Babcock said of the team’s prized rookie and first overall pick. “It’s a big story for us. Here’s a special kid who is a big part of ...

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TSX Shows Modest Gain as U.S. Markets Decline

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A boost in telecom and utilities stocks helped send the Toronto Stock Exchange higher, while its U.S. counterparts fell as investors south of the border took a break before the holidays. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 29.34 points at 15,335.23 as the Canadian dollar dipped 0.50 of a U.S. cent at 74.09 cents US. In New York, the Dow Jones ...

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