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Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo

Motorsport's court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo
The Associated Press

PARIS - Red Bull has lost its appeal against the disqualification of its driver Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix.

The International Court of Appeal, which is the dispute-resolution tribunal for motorsport, says on Tuesday in a brief statement that it upheld the race stewards' original decision in Melbourne.

Monday's Scoreboard

Monday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press


Monday's Games


American League

Baltimore 7 Tampa Bay 1

Seattle 7 Texas 1

Oakland 3 L.A. Angels 2


National League

Washington 9 Miami 2

Atlanta 9 Philadelphia 6

St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 0

N.Y. Mets 7 Arizona 3

San Diego 5 Colorado 4

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, ppd-rain



Washington 114 Miami 93

Philadelphia 113 Boston 108

Toronto 110 Milwaukee 100

Charlotte 95 Atlanta 93

Chicago 108 Orlando 95

Houston 104 San Antonio 98

Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee

South Korean badminton gold medallist Lee Yon-dae has 1-year doping ban reversed
The Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medallist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.

Lee and fellow South Korean player Kim Ki-jung are eligible to resume competition immediately after the Malaysia-based BWF found that the "whereabouts failures" were due to the management of the program by the national badminton federation.

Neither player failed a doping test, but had been required to provide whereabouts information for the BWF to conduct out-of-competition testing.

Raptors beat Bucks to set record for wins

Toronto Raptors beat Bucks 110-100 to set franchise record for victories
Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A night that began with the unfurling of their Atlantic Division banner ended with the Toronto Raptors setting a franchise record for victories.

But they barely paused to soak up the good feelings Wednesday after beating the lowly Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 to notch win No. 48.

"We've got a bigger goal," said Kyle Lowry.

Achonwa drafted 9th overall by Fever

Canadian Natalie Achonwa drafted 9th overall by WNBA's Indiana Fever
Doug Feinberg, The Associated Press

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Canadian Natalie Achonwa was selected as the No. 9 pick by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft Monday.

Achonwa, of Guelph, Ont., tore her left ACL during Notre Dame's win over Baylor to put the Fighting Irish into the Final Four at March Madness.

Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe of the University of Utah went 19th to the Seattle Storm.

Chiney Ogwumike was the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun.

GM says coach change 'wake-up call' for Predators

Barry Trotz, NHL's longest tenured coach, out after 15 seasons as Predators make 1st change
Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville's history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators.

Stout, Noons move up in weight for night

Stout, Noons ask to move up to welterweight for Quebec City UFC show
The Canadian Press

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Wednesday's lightweight bout between Canadian Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout and K.J. Noons, on the undercard of the UFC's Ultimate Fighter Nations card, has been switched to welterweight.

The UFC said Monday that it had been approached by the fighters to request the change in weight class, which was subsequently approved by the Quebec athletic commission, the Regie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.

Lightweights can fight at up to 156 pounds in non-title bouts. It is 171 pounds for welterweights.

Tenacious Flames look to a brighter future

Calgary Flames intend to build on new base and return to NHL playoffs
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames did not make the playoffs for a fifth straight year. The difference between this spring and the previous four is the Flames did not underachieve this time around.

When since-deposed general manager Jay Feaster brought himself to say the word "rebuild" last summer, it confirmed following the departure of Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff and Jay Bouwmeester that the Flames were going to be a lunchbucket squad until new stars emerged or were acquired.

Canadians returning to Boston Marathon

Canadians returning to Boston Marathon one year after deadly bombings
Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

Jean-Paul Bedard clearly remembers the ear-piercing blasts, the ominous plumes of smoke and the total pandemonium that erupted moments after two bombs went off at last year's Boston Marathon.

The enormity of the situation only hit home days later though, when the 47-year-old was back in Toronto looking at a video his wife had taken of him crossing the finish line — there, in a short clip, appeared to be one of the backpacks authorities believe contained explosives which ripped through the crowd.

Burke defends Hartley from Tortorella barbs

Flames' Brian Burke says Vancouver's Tortorella should "keep his mouth shut"
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Calgary Flames interim general manager Brian Burke defended his head coach Monday and said Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella "oughta keep his mouth shut."

Burke, also Calgary's president of hockey operations, countered Tortorella's post-game comments after Sunday's game in Vancouver, where the Canucks won the regular-season finale 5-1.

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