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Japanese athletes being drawn into expanding battle over Tokyo Olympics
Sports/Olympics: The Japanese government, Tokyo organizing committee and sponsors are on one side with the political power and money behind them defending the event, while the anti-Olympics contingent is on the other with a grassroots campaign that is trying to marshal its forces on social media to stop the extravaganza.
Canadian clubs renew playoff hostilities as North Division prepares for puck drop
Sports/Hockey/NHL: Hockey fans are set to experience an escape from the pandemic thanks to the NHL North Division playoffs when Edmonton clashes with Winnipeg for the first time in the playoffs since 1990, while Toronto and Montreal meet for the first time in a playoff series since 1979.
MacKinnon powers Avalanche past Blues in series opener
Sports/Hockey/NHL: Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal 30 seconds into the third period and wrapped it up with an empty-netter, Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Tokyo doctors call for cancellation of Olympics amid surge in COVID-19 infections
Sports/Olympics: A top medical organization has thrown its weight behind calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics saying hospitals are already overwhelmed as the country battles a spike in coronavirus infections less than three months from the start of the Games.
Staal, Niederreiter lead Hurricanes past Predators in Game 1
Sports/Hockey/NHL: Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
Marchand strikes early in OT to help Bruins level series with Capitals
Sports/Hockey/NHL: Brad Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime after teammate Taylor Hall tied the game late in regulation, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night, tying the East Division first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Minnesota defeats New Hampshire to claim U.S. Secret Cup in St. Louis
Sports/Hockey: Kendall Coyne Schofield scored the game-winning goal as Team Adidas (Minnesota) defeated Team Women's Sports Foundation (New Hampshire) 4-2 on Monday in the final game of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) Dream Gap Tour showcase in St. Louis.
Canadian government pens pointed letter to IOC's Bach to reinstate Bujold into Games
Sports/Olympics: In a lengthy letter directly addressed to IOC President Thomas Bach, Canada’s minister responsible for sport Steven Guilbeault asked Bach to reconsider their decision to keep boxer Mandy Bujold from competing at the Olympics.
Controversial Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit barred from Belmont over banned substance
Sports: Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will not contend in next month's Belmont Stakes after the New York Racing Association temporarily suspended the horse and its famed trainer, Bob Baffert, on Monday following a failed drug test.
Nick Nurse faces a busy off-season, especially if Canada qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Sports/Basketball/NBA: Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a COVID-19 outbreak in March spiked his team's chances for a post-season run. The Raptors (27-45) finished 12th in the Eastern Conference to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2013.