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LAS VEGAS – Canadian veteran Alexis Davis, who fought for the first time in 19 months, gave Sabina (Colombian Queen) Mazo a reality check en route to a unanimous decision win on Saturday night on a UFC Fight Night card that the judges scored 30-27, 30-27, 30-26 for Davis, who used her grappling skills to blunt Mazo’s striking talent, 36-year-old Davis (20-10-0), who underwent shoulder surgery in early 2020, came along a three-bout loss in the fight 23-year-old Mazo (9-2-0) had won her last three fights Mazo was trying to keep the flyweight matchup against Davis, who fought for the 2014 UFC bantamweight title, busy At the start of the fight, she showed quick hands until she tried to land a kick Davis, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, got side control and then took Mazo’s back to end the round under control, while Davis whipped Mazo’s front leg in the second Round on kicking trying to blunt Mazo’s striking edge The Canadian defeated Mazo late in the roundDavis used her ground skills to control Mazo, a former Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight champion “I like being on the ground I feel good there” said Davis, a native of Port Colborne, Ont who now makes them at home in California, At the main event on Saturday at UFC’s Apex manufacturing facility, Suriname’s Jairzinho (Bigi Boy) met Rozenstruik in fourth place among UFC heavyweight competitors against Cyril (Bon Gamin) Gane from France, No. 7Davis had her first professional fight in 2007 when she took on Strikeforce and Invicta FC before moving to the UFC in 2013After three straight wins, she faced (rowdy) Ronda Rousey for the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 175 at Rousey, then undefeated and 10-1 favorite, won in just 16 seconds Davis won three of their next four fights and took time to have their son before dropping their last three games. Davis lost a decision to Viviane Araujo when he played in July 2019 UFC 240 Edmonton Failed The defeat prompted her to seek help on her shoulder, which had been damaged two bouts earlier against Katlyn Chookagian in July 2018, and Davis returned to bantamweight (135 pounds) after four bouts as a flyweight (125 pounds) She is currently 11 Among the flyweights, the 5-foot-6 Davis, who is 7-5-0 in the UFC, took the step because she had more success as a 135-pounder and because it is less stressful. This report from The Canadian Press was first published in February published 27, 2021 The Canadian Press

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany – Schalke dismissed coach Christian Gross on Sunday after two months as responsible together with three high-ranking club employees in order to avoid relegation to the Bundesliga.The Gelsenkirchen-based club is the last in the league and has nine points for safety reasons eleven remaining rounds Gross was sacked a day after a 5-1 defeat in Stuttgart, and Schalke were looking for their fifth coach of a turbulent season.The 66-year-old Swiss coach arrived around the world in December with more than 30 years of coaching experience, including a time at Tottenham in 1997 and 1998 but had not trained in Europe since 2012 He led the team to their only win of the season to end a 30-game run without a Bundesliga win but couldn’t build on since Schalke have since scored two points from nine games David Wagner was sacked as coach in September, bevo r his successor Manuel Baum followed in December.The team played two games under substitute coach Huub Stevens before Gross appointed sports director Jochen Schneider, who was due to leave at the end of the season, was dismissed, as did team coordinator Sascha Riether and senior fitness trainer Werner Leuthard Schneider On Saturday reports of mutiny within the squad after several players asked to replace Gross Schalke did not name a new coach and said the training session on Monday would be carried out by fitness trainers.The club said Peter Knäbel, who heads the youth department, would be up on Also take on the role of Schneider’s sporting director to “plan the new season”, a sign that the club has been preparing for its first season in the second division since 1991. Former German striker Gerald Asamoah changes from overseeing the U23 team in the role of coordinator of Riether ___ More AP football: https: // apnewscom / hub / ccer and https: // twittercom / AP_Sports The associated press

(Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press – Photo Credit) Kaleb Dahlgren says he has no memory of the crash that changed his life April 2018 in the team bus when he collided with a semitrailer truck on the way to Nipawin, Sask, for a playoff game. 16 people died at this motorway junction. Dahlgren was one of 13 survivors. He suffered a fractured skull, a stab wound in the head, and a brain injury and six fractured vertebrae in the neck and back “I think I could actually remember what happened one day. Many doctors have said there is definitely a possibility and I have no real memory of it yet,” he said in an interview “I hope I do it someday I agree to understand what happened and all that And if not that’s okay too I think whatever happens happens and I can’t help it” Dahlgren is now 23 years old old, lives with his parents in Saskatoon and studies e-commerce at York University in Toronto Now he’s co-wrote a memoir in addition to his studies Cro ssroads is the story of Dahlgren’s life in hockey The scene of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus accident at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 in Saskatchewan Skating is still a passion “I got on the ice for the first time when I was two and I got on the ice when I was four Took my first real team skate years ago, “he said.” I just loved it. I loved walking on the ice and hearing the ripples in the ice, the skates when you stop, the sound it made and even the wind that goes through my hair. “Dahlgren met with CBC at the SaskTel Center, a hockey arena when he was 13000 seats north of the city After the interview, he laced up his CCMs and tossed a bag of pucks on the shiny ice. It quickly became clear that talking about skating with Dahlgren is not the same thing as standing on the ice in the middle while he is Coming out from behind the net at high speed It’s like walking past a sports car – a sports car with a big grin on its grille.The book links Dahlgren’s journey through the hockey system – he played for at least 30 teams in the past few years before he passed The Broncos Came – With the Challenges of Managing Type 1 Diabetes The memoir also follows his life after the crash, from months of rehabilitation, grief, and uncertainty to his decision to study in York. He will graduate this year and plans to continue his studies and become a chiropractor Different uniform, same smile Kaleb Dahlgren, who did the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus accident survived, on the ice with the York Lions in Toronto He also had the opportunity to train in York with the Lions, the university’s ice hockey team the goalkeepers or just passed the puck from the corner “I’m really trying to do my part and still be a great guy on the ice” Going forward while honoring friends The memoirs also pay homage to the people who played that day It is full of anecdotes about playing for a junior ice hockey team in a small town, and includes a chapter setting out his memories of each of the victims, Dahlgren said one of the reasons for writing the book was, “The Bronco- Put my side down “So if anyone had any questions, they could read the book and then [I] go forward and my life Live on to the fullest, but still honor them and remember them every day”” The 2018 Humboldt Broncos, less than a month before the fatal crash, met with co-author Dan Robson four to five hours a week for six months to elicit the details of his story and complete the manuscript Robson, a writer at Sportsnet, has written autobiographies of hockey names like Pat Quinn and Johnny Bower, and has co-authored books with players like Doug Gilmore WATCH: Kaleb Dahlgren Talks About Leadership On and Off the Ice Part of the proceeds from the book’s sale goes to STARS Air Ambulance STARS helicopters took some of those injured in the crash that day to hospitals across the province. “They save lives every day, and I think there’s nothing special but a second chance in life,” said Dahlgren Crossroads is expected on 16 Published March

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets managed to weather the storm when the Montreal Canadiens unleashed a barrage of shots and then it took the Jets just 36 seconds in overtime to end the game Paul Stastny’s overtime goal brought Winnipegs 2: 1 win against Montreal and extended the Jets’ winning streak to four games “I think overtime is a crapshoot, especially three on three, right? So you can just as easily go out and play aggressively,” said Stastny Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg ( 13-6-1) The Jets won despite being outbid 41-21. Connor Hellebuyck scored 40 saves at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg “I got into a good flow I thought the guys in front of me blocked a lot of key shots tonight and really controlled where the footage was coming from. Plus we controlled the rebounds I think the whole team’s defense was very solid in our midst tonight ” Hellebuyck said after the game Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal (9-6-5) while goalkeeper Jake Allen scored 19 saves in defeat Montreal’s winning streak is now at five games. The series includes consecutive losses for the Jets Montreal had on Thursday night in Winnipeg a 3-1 lead before the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win.Despite the defeat, Suzuki said head coach Dominique Ducharme told the team that they are going in the right direction and that they will be on Saturday night deserved a better one “I thought we played a great game, beat them a lot, had a lot of chances Just didn’t come out on the right side of the scoreboard,” said Suzuki Ducharme looking after his first NHL win as head coach The Quebecer became Appointed interim coach on Wednesday after Canadians sacked Claude Julien and deputy head coach Kirk Muller in the Saturday night affair, both teams failed in the opening stage Montreal, however, doubled Winnipeg’s total shot and led 14-7.Neither team had a penalty until the second period, where each pair had two minors, with Jeff Petry serving time for both Montreal violations as Petry sat in the penalty area for his second penalty, Ehlers opened the scoring with a power play goal. Jets striker Andrew Copp won a faceoff in the offensive zone and flicked the puck behind him. Ehlers was the first to pass Allen for the eleventh time in the season Suzuki responded with his fifth goal of the season almost five minutes later The goal was supported by Joel Armia and Ben Chiarot While the striker was on the left of the goalkeeper, he pushed Hellebuyck’s puck into the net. Hellebuyck had covered the left post but the puck still hit him “It was one of those goals that you could get 99 out of 100 (times) that it won’t go into I ha I’m interested in the topic that seems to be an issue this year, “Hellebuyck said. The Canadiens and Jets got stuck in the third, but it was Montreal that put the most pressure on the Canadians in every period, including the one third, in which they led 14-2. When the game went into overtime, it took Stastny just 36 seconds to get the puck past Allen and give the Jets victory. Ehlers shot a shot into the net after the win ran towards Allen towards the goal line, and Stastny then pushed him in. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 27, 2021 The Canadian Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Marco Scandella scored his second goal of the game to break a draw in the third period and St Louis rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-6 on Saturday night after Blues starting goalkeeper Jordan Binnington lost his cool when he was pulled Binnington went after three sharks when he was replaced after scoring his fourth goal at Allowing 19 shots Ville Husso stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced with relief and the Blues took the win after beating Zach Sanford’s goal late in the second and three more in the first 7:14 of a third period Back and forth tied Mackenzie MacEachern scored one shorthanded goal, Ryan O’Reilly added another and Scandella took a pass from Oskar Sundqvist to make it 7-6 in the middle of the third. Evander Kane and Timo Meier each scored two Goals, and Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc scored goals in the Sharks’ first game after a game was postponed due to Tomas Hertl’s positive test for the coronavirus, Devan Dubnyk allowed seven Goals in 30 shots Sammy Blais and Brayden Schenn also scored goals for the Blues, who lost four out of five Despite the spate of goals, the game’s most memorable moment may have come when Binnington lost his temper after admitting Kane’s second goal of the game Had Skating off the ice, Binnington went after three different Sharks players.He pushed Radim Simek past the bench, stuck his stick in Erik Karlsson’s face near the middle ice, and then got in with Dubnyk before finally getting off the ice when Husso came along and stopped 13 shots the remainder of the second period to St Louis in the game The Blues made it late in the second when Sanford came out from behind the net and Dubnyk for his 12th Goal in five seconds against San Jose defeated this season HAPPY START The Sharks hit the board just 17 seconds into the game when Meier tossed a puck into the net, defender Torey Krug hit and shot past Binnington to score a goal on Each team added another goal in the first game, with Scandella’s point shot finishing the game 1 before Kane tossed a rebound into an open net in power play to restore San Jose’s lead with a goal HEALTH REPORT The Sharks have three key players back on the line-up Defender Karlsson returned after missing four games with a groin injury Defender Simek returned after missing four games with an upper body injury and striker Dylan Gambrell returned after missing a game on concussion log Australian Nathan Walker was on the line-up for the after a week in COVID-19 quarantine Blues striker Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) trains for St Louis and was able to return on that trip for the first time this season Blues defender Jacob de la Rose left the game with a lower body injury in the first phase UP NEXT Blues: Visit Anaheim on Monday night Haie: Host Colorado on Monday night ___ More AP NHL coverage: https: // apnewscom / hub / NHL and https: // twittercom / AP_Sports Josh Dubow, The Associated Press

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EDMONTON – Even with Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs knew they had to be at their best against an up and coming opponent.Subtracting the NHL’s top scorer from Toronto’s lineup due to injury, further increased the difficulty Jack Campbell and his teammates sat in that difficult spot and came on Saturday for the occasion The Netminder stopped 30 shots for his third career shutout, Mitch Marner triggered the offensive with a goal and an assist and the Leafs separated the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 Toronto at the start of a three-game series scored three times with equal strength in the power play, got no penalty and frustrated the offensive duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in one of the club’s most complete performances this season “Everything really showed up here tonight,” said head coach Sheldon Keefe Toronto was minus Matthews, who has scored 18 goals in 20 games after getting a wrist ve The last thing he had to deal with for most of the schedule in Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime win over the Calgary Flames Keefe didn’t explain to his players what was needed that evening when their best player was absent, but the message was clear. “If you lose a man like that, you are essentially taking one goal off your line-up,” Keefe said as Toronto improved to 22-11-2 with Matthew’s failure. “If you score one less you have to make sure that you’re giving up one less “Whether Auston was in or out to beat an Edmonton team that rolls as it is and plays as safe as it is, we really had to play a solid team game”” William Nylander, Jason Spezza and Zach Hyman also scored one goal for Toronto (16-4-2) John Tavares added two assists as the Leafs expanded their lead on the North Division to six points over the Oilers March 2019 when he was with the Los Angeles Kings “It was great,” said Toronto’s backup after being bullied in his crease last summer, “That’s what you play for.” Mike Smith stopped 25 shots when Edmonton (14-9 -0) saw that his winning streak came to an end in five games “We just didn’t deserve to win,” said Draisaitl, whose Oilers will ricochet against the same opponent at Rogers Place on Monday and Wednesday. “They just beat us.” Matthews was not just a goal dynamo this season. He is 31 points behind McDavid (40), Draisaitl (34) and now Marner (32) in fourth place in the league and has honed a relentless 200-foot game, “Auston is a big part of our team offensively (and defensively), “said Marner.” Everyone is performing at this moment. “Campbell was proud of the effort, with the team’s top talent in street clothes watching” Losing Auston is a tough blow ” he said, “But it was a egg It’s a great opportunity for all of us to come together and just try to get two points from a really, really good team. “Auston was lit in the room afterwards.” The Leafs also have winger Joe Thornton (lower body) and top 4 defender Jake Muzzin (Broken face) after they both played their last two games in Toronto No 1 goalkeeper Frederik Andersen continues to suffer from a daily lower body illness that put third stringer Michael Hutchison into action twice earlier this week while Campbell was still working his way back to Keefe decided to put Tavares in Matthew’s place between Marner and Thornton, and that line resulted in five points. The Leafs, who opened a road trip of eight nights in five games, defeated Edmonton on Jan. January in Toronto 4-2 22 without Matthews “We did a good job and stuck to our schedule,” said Muzzin. “Even though we were up a few, we stuck with it.” After both teams had some good chances, the rating Opening early, the Leafs rose at 2:37 pm in the first phase of the game’s only power play on the board Marner showed great patience as he circled behind Smith’s net before finding Nylander, who finished eighth and third in two games buried as Toronto extended the man’s advantage to 0-12. Marner finished 1:13 later when he took a pass from Tavares in transition and shot a shot through Smith for the tenth time. Both goalkeepers were busy before the Leafs broke through Campbell denied McDavid from the onslaught and Smith defeated Alexander Barabanov Tavares has been blown away by Campbell since he was taken over by the Kings last season. “He was absolutely great, not just with the results he brings and the confidence he gives the group but also with the attitude, the energy he brings every day, “said Toronto captain” The work ethic in practice is second to none. It’s just contagious what he brings to our team. There are many things that go behind the scenes too and which he brings to our group “Enthusiastic about him and not surprised” Spezza made it 3-0 at 11:15 in a vintage sequence from a player nicknamed “Vintage” by teammates The 37-year-old striker took a pass from Jimmy Vesey on the right and faked a slapshot with Smith swimming in his crease before shooting his fifth shortside at the 38-year-old netminder who scored a perfect 6-0 I would like to save -0 with a 944 percent “What a pleasure it was to watch,” said Campbell of Spezza’s efforts, “He’s doing it in practice, so it’s nice to see it with us,” Edmonton after the start of the Season 3: 6: 0 at 11: 2: 0 almost got it back a moment later, but Draisaitl’s pass to Josh Archibald was diverted from Campbell’s crossbar by Leafs center Alexander Kerfoot before the game. Netminder closed the door on the following Hyman, who missed two of the Leafs’ last four games with a foot injury, Smith covered his fifth floor at 1:34 pm as visitors picked up their first shutout of the season. “Just proud of this group,” said Campbell. “It was a damn good game and we needed it “Let’s try to move on” This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 27, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Rachel Homan is in an odd curling season in familiar territory.She will skip Ontario in a third final of the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship on Sunday, Homan’s 7-2 win over Saskatchewan and the 10-9 Defending champion Kerri Einarson defeat to Manitoba on Saturday resulted in Ontario bidding farewell to the final “We really wanted to get to the final and see what we can do and putting that maple leaf on our back would really be another dream come true” Homan said “We will work and fight hard to the last stone and hope we can do more than the other team.” Homan is a three-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts winner in 2017, 2014 and 2013 in the third trimester of her pregnancy they try a fourth. Homan and Einarson had identical 10-2 records by Homan’s 7-4 at the end of the championship round on Saturday g against Einarson in a pool A game on Thursday was the tiebreaker that gave Ontario the higher playoff seeding Einarson has a place in the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon as the second seed.The defending champions wait for the winner of a morning tiebreaker between Jennifer Jones from Manitoba and Laura Walker from Alberta, who were both 9-3 “Personally, it’s pretty big for me not to play three games tomorrow,” said Homan. “I knew we were ready to do whatever we can to make it to this final.” Luckily we were able to say goodbye, take a rest, put our feet up and just prepare for tomorrow’s finale. “The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out most of the curling season. Homan’s team came to Calgary with the new second Sarah Wilkes and posed cite Joanne Courtney’s postponement to lead this winter without the advantage of 50 to 60 games “I think we have every team here struggled a lot to get the best performance possible in the circumstances, “said Courtney.” I’m really proud of the way we supported each other and stayed kind of tough. Many gritty wins, many gritty endings every time you having the chance to play in a final, it’s a great honor “Walker lost three times in the championship round but won a fifth game in a row on Saturday to keep the host province competing for the national women’s curling crown of Alberta came from behind to end the championship round with a 9-4 win over Chelsea Carey’s Wild Card One “I think our confidence is high,” said Walker. “Leading the table in the championship round is a very special thing We just did, in my opinion, “Six-time champions Jones avoided elimination by drawing for Einarson to win your Winnipeg foursome has to win three games on Sunday for Jones to take the seventh record title “Adrenaline usually gets you through these games,” said Jones. “We haven’t played a lot of games we’re rested” Hopefully the three of us can play. In the end we’ll be tired but me think if you play you’ll be fine “The Tournament of Hearts 2021 is one of four Curling Canada events taking place in a spectator-free, controlled environment at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Center The pandemic, which has many playdowns across the provinces and provinces Defeating territories prompted Curling Canada to add two wildcard teams to Hearts field for a total of 18, which in turn narrowed the playoff window instead of the traditional four teams in a page playoff move just three before Einarson attempted the first back-to -Back Hearts title to be won since Homan in 2013-14. Sunday’s winner will receive 100 prize money$ 000 and a return trip to the 2022 Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ont, as Team Canada Runner-up earns 60$ 000 and $ 40$ 000 goes to the third-place team, but the winner does not have a World Cup to wear the Maple Leaf at until 28 March in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, was canceled by the World Curling Federation due to the pandemic.The 2020 World Cup in Prince George, BC.was canceled for the same reason, so that Einarson could not represent Canada there Beth Peterson’s Wild Card Three (7: 5) ended on Saturday with a 10: 3 win over Laurie St-Georges (6: 6) from Quebec Wild Card One with Carey replacing Tracy Fleury and Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan at 6-6 This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 27, 2021 Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

GLENDALE, Ariz – Jacob MacDonald broke a tie with his first goal of the season and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Saturday night to win the two-day streak in two games by Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Joonas Donskoi, Tyson Jost and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored, with the avalanche hitting four times in the third half Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 shots for the win Clayton Keller and Ilya Lyubushkin – with his first NHL goal – scored a goal for Arizona Antti Raanta made 35 Parades Colorado won the opener 3-2 on Friday evening.They knocked the Coyotes out of the playoffs in five games last season. Arizona had a much better offensive start against Colorado than the night before, when it only got 10 in the first two periods Shots made The Coyotes left the Avalanche 9-7 in their first game and had some good scoring opportunities, including Phil Kessel’s shot , who hit the right post and ricocheted off MacKinnon opened the scoring 7:44 in the first half when he hit Raanta with a wrist in the top right corner of the net Raanta only played in his fourth game that season, Colorado started the second half with an offensive riot that scored 10 shots on goal in the first four minutes but couldn’t get anything into the net, Arizona joined it late in the time when Keller deflected a pass from Niklas Hjalmarsson past Grubauer, Colorado responded three minutes later when MacDonald turned around Wrapped the back of the net and pushed the puck 2-1 past Raanta It was MacDonald’s second goal of his career.The Avalanche prevailed at the start of the third round with a power play goal from Landeskog 3-1, who blocked a rebound and ins Netz beat Donskoi, Jost and Bellemare all scored later in third. Colorado dominated offensively in the last two periods and ended with a 41:24 lead in the shots ICE CHIPS Coyotes trainer Dave Zenobi did his 2nd on Saturday eveningCompleted 000-year professional hockey game. He was honored with a framed jersey before the game000 stood Arizona’s Conor Garland missed the game with a lower body injury He leads the team with 19 points It was the first game he missed this season UP NEXT Avalanche: Monday night in San Jose Coyotes: Wednesday night in Los Angeles ___ Follow David Brandt at wwwTwittercom / davidbrandtAP ___ More AP NHL: https: // apnewscom / hub / NHL and https: // twittercom / AP_Sports David Brandt, The Associated Press

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