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What you need to know about COVID-19: August 13, 2020
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Ed Willes: Markstrom, timely goals help surging Canucks whip Wild 3-0
EDMONTON — As Travis Green is fond of saying, some games you paint a portrait and some games you paint a barn. And while no one will ever accuse the Vancouver Canucks of an artistic performance in Game 3, they’re now one win away from their first ...
KRYK: So much to learn in so little time for many NFL players
When Tom Brady finally was permitted to enter the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ facilities a week ago, he didn’t even know where the meeting rooms were. For quarterbacks or anyone else. Yeah, that’s how much there is to learn this month for the ...
Ed Willes: Intensity, 'battle words' cranked up in just two Canucks-Wild games
EDMONTON — As part of its broadcast package, the NHL instituted a five-second delay in the qualifying round that allows them to edit out some of the game’s more colourful language. On Tuesday night that delay came in handy. Otherwise, the league ...
Ed Willes: Reunion of prolific pair gives Canucks a forceful boost
EDMONTON — Tyler Toffoli, by any measure, is a good NHL player who brings a predictable level of production, and that must provide comfort to a head coach. He’s consistent. He’s durable. Wind him up and he’ll get you 20 goals. True, he caught a ...
NFL players caught not social-distancing face stiff fines
Any NFL player who does not plan to spend the next half-year or so in strict social isolation ought to disable the selfie function on his smartphone right away. And never pose for a photo in private, let alone in public. That’s because one of ...
Canucks 4, Wild 3: Redemption time as Canucks even series
EDMONTON — They changed the lineup, their start and the game plan. More important, they changed the result. Here’s what we learned from the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, which evened their best-of-five ...
Ed Willes: The players are fresh. The games are fast. The battles are ferocious
EDMONTON — It was unclear where this was all headed when the NHL first embarked on its zany adventure four days ago. Yes, head office could be comforted by one thought: It couldn’t possibly be as bad as baseball. But the potential for disaster ...
Lions say QB Stafford had a false-positive COVID-19 test
Matthew Stafford is back with his Detroit Lions teammates and coaches. Turns out, he never had COVID-19, according to the Lions. The veteran quarterback registered a false-positive test late last week, and was placed on the Lions’ ...
COVID-19 continues to rattle NFL cages
The coronavirus hits just keep on comin’ to the NFL. On Monday alone, one NFL head coach contracted it, another impact performer opted out of playing in 2020 because of it, and the first superstar player publicly said the coming season ...
Ed Willes: Short series against Wild calls for some urgency from Canucks
EDMONTON — In the aftermath of the Canucks’ Game 1 loss to the Minnesota Wild, Bo Horvat’s post-game message was simple. “Not to worry,” he said. “This is a long series.” And just in case you missed his point, he repeated it. “It’s a ...