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Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

TOKYO — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until
Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

TOKYO — Trains packed with commuters returning to work after a weeklong national holiday. Frustrated young people drinking in the streets because bars are closed. Protests planned over a possible visit by the Olympics chief.
China opens Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

China opens Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

BEIJING — China has opened Mount Everest's northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for the coronavirus and must keep their distance while ascending the world's highest peak.

Scoreboard for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday's Games NHL New Jersey 2 N.Y. Islanders 1 Pittsburgh 8 Buffalo 4 Toronto 5 Montreal 2 Boston 4 N.Y.

Wright, Bedard lead Canadian under-18 squad to gold, beat Russia 5-3

FRISCO, Texas — Canada is golden at the under-18 men's hockey championship after another strong performance from two of the youngest players at the tournament.
Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

Canucks snap six-game losing skid with dominant 6-3 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — Travis Hamonic says Thursday night was exactly the kind of result the beleaguered Vancouver Canucks needed. After losing six in a row, the Canucks stormed the ice in Edmonton on Thursday, dominating the Oilers in a 6-3 victory.
Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

Einarson's five-game win streak ends with loss to Japan at world curling playdowns

CALGARY — Mixed results Thursday have left Kerri Einarson's team in a precarious position entering the final day of round-robin competition at the world women's curling championship.
Wizards beat Raptors in OT, Toronto playoff bid nearly over

Wizards beat Raptors in OT, Toronto playoff bid nearly over

TAMPA, Fla.
Matthews scores 40th goal of the season, Leafs use early barrage to down Habs 5-2

Matthews scores 40th goal of the season, Leafs use early barrage to down Habs 5-2

TORONTO — Sheldon Keefe saw a different Auston Matthews back in January. Creating offence had never been a problem for the Maple Leafs' star sniper.
Grichuk drives in 5, Jays beat A's 10-4 for series split

Grichuk drives in 5, Jays beat A's 10-4 for series split

OAKLAND, Calif. — Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.