The South’s Handling Of Coronavirus Could Be ‘A Macabre Game Of Whack-A-Mole’ : NPR

Rose Sanders holds a sign during a news conference on April 14, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., urging Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid. Speakers pointed to the racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths. Kim Chandler/AP hide caption toggle caption Kim Chandler/AP Rose Sanders holds a sign during a news conference on April 14, at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., urging Gov. Kay Ivey to...

Video game companies raise money for Australian bushfire relief

Call Of Duty is helping to raise money (pic: Activision)Games publishers and players alike are trying to help with the crisis in Australia, from indie developers to the makers of Call Of Duty. The apocalyptic scenes of out-of-control bushfires in Australia have brought out the best in video game makers, with several them pledging money and helping to raise more. Ubisoft has already donated the...

Canada beats Finland in world juniors to face Russia in gold medal game – National

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada was looking for payback.The national team got it, and then some, in a dominant wire-to-wire performance Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.The Canadians scored three times before their semifinal with Finland was four minutes old in cruising to a 5-0 victory that sets up a mouth-watering gold-medal showdown with Russia on Sunday.Alexis Lafreniere...

49ers-Saints appear destined to meet in a fireworks filled NFC championship game

How do you throw five touchdown passes while completing 29-of-40 for 349 yards and still lose the game?Drew Brees had to be asking himself that after a 48-46 setback at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers on home turf.Jimmy Garoppolo also threw for 349 yards, connecting on 26-of-35 for four TDs with one interception.Robbie Gould’s 30-yard field goal on the last play of the game was the...

Canadiens Game Day: Former captains inspire Habs to end slump

Maybe the Canadiens should invite their former captains to every game at the Bell Centre.Or maybe they should just let the players wear the sweaters of former captains and Hall of Famers during the pregame warmups.Those two factors might have helped the Canadiens end their eight-game winless streak (0-5-3) with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.“I think it...

Canadiens Game Day: Keith Kinkaid will start in goal vs. Flyers

Keith Kinkaid will start in goal Saturday afternoon when the Canadiens take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre (3 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio) looking to end a six-game winless streak (0-4-2).When Canadiens coach Claude Julien met the media at 12:45 p.m. at the Bell Centre he said that Carey Price will start Sunday night when they Canadiens play the Bruins in Boston (7 p.m., SN, RDS,...

Women’s game will be part of a hockey doubleheader in Laval

These are anxious times for the world’s best female hockey players, but there’s a sense of optimism as they pursue two major goals — staying in shape and creating a sustainable professional league.While talks are continuing with the National Hockey League and other potential sponsors, the women are doing whatever they can to stay on the radar and that includes a women’s game as part of a...

Canadiens Game Day: Things are getting ridiculous as Habs lose again

On the bright side, the Canadiens only gave up a touchdown this time.After giving up a touchdown and a two-point convert in Tuesday’s 8-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, the Canadiens were beaten 6-4 by the New Jersey Devils Thursday night.It marked the third straight game the Canadiens have given up at least six goals in a game, including last Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the New York Rangers. All...

Canadiens Game Day: The Embarrassment, Part 2

With just over six minutes left in the third period Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, a fan wearing a Canadiens sweater with Lafleur and No. 10 on the back was spotted leaving the lower-level stands.It was a fitting image on this night.That fan will be happy he didn’t have to watch the Bruins score the final goal in an 8-1 romp over the Canadiens.If Montreal fans thought it couldn’t get...

WYWS: LBPSB Major School Change meeting, Habs game day

The Pierrefonds native was named winner of the J.P. Metras Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding lineman in Canadian university football at the annual Vanier Cup awards gala. Full story here. Gazette Christmas Fund: Marie, 80, volunteers at women’s centre “I’m 80 years old, but I stay healthy,” Marie says with a chuckle. Fifty-two years ago, Marie left Haiti to come to Montreal in...