Jets continue to win while searching for their ‘best game’

WINNIPEG — Josh Morrissey had just sent Bell MTS Place into a tizzy after ripping the overtime winner under the glove of Cam Talbot, and then the defenceman pointed out a little something about his Winnipeg Jets. “I think we still haven’t found our absolute best game,” Morrissey said, shoeless and from beneath the brim of a Jets ball cap, following a 5-4 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. “We had high aspirations for ourselves, and we wanted to come in and build off last season.” Well, maybe these Jets aren’t feeling like they’re at their finest just yet, but they sure are still finding ways to win, just like… Read More

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Takeaways: Canucks battle back to earn impressive point

Winning an improbable point seemed as meaningful as losing a difficult road game Thursday as the Vancouver Canucks scored twice in the last four minutes of regulation to force overtime in a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. The Canucks, who also scored twice in the final four minutes of Tuesday’s 3-2 win in Columbus, extended their points streak to four games (3-0-1) against one of the National Hockey League’s best teams. The streak began with the Canucks’ 5-3 win against the Predators in Vancouver last Thursday. The Canucks look like an entirely different team than the one that went 1-10-2 until a win a week ago launched it into… Read More

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Takeaways: Oilers show fight but unable to hold on against Jets

You’ve got to say it, this is a feisty Oilers club, a trait that — all by itself — marks a major improvement in Edmonton. But it’s also thin on the back end, a manpower deficit that came home to roost in the third period Thursday night. Down 3-1 on the road, against one of the NHL’s premier clubs in the Winnipeg Jets — and missing two of their top four defencemen in Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell — the Edmonton Oilers turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead before losing in overtime, 5-4 to the Jets. They were outshot 17-2 in the third period, unable to break out… Read More

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Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: Chargers 29, Chiefs 28. Justin Jackson’s touchdown run with a couple minutes left gave the Chargers a chance. They quickly got the ball back from Patrick Mahomes and the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, and Rivers led a tense final drive that included a fourth-down dart to Travis Benjamin and that crucial penalty on Kendall Fuller in the back of the end zone. The flag gave… Read More

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A founder who survived the Chinese bike-sharing bubble is launching a scooter startup, and reckons it’s a $35 billion market

Dott is a new scooter and electric bike startup which has raised €20 million to launch in Paris. There are a lot of scooter startups fighting for market share right now, with major players Bird and Lime raising a collective $870 million in the US and expanding to Europe. Dott’s cofounder, Maxim Romain, said Europe had room for competition and the market could be worth $35 billion in time. European startup Dott is the latest scooter startup to raise millions from venture capitalists in the hope that city-dwellers will abandon cars and zip around on small electric vehicles. Dott is headquartered in Amsterdam and founded by two former execs of… Read More

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Why doesn’t religion rank higher among sources of meaning?

SALT LAKE CITY — Religion shapes many aspects of many Americans’ lives, affecting whom they marry, what they eat and how they’ll celebrate the holidays. And yet it ranks below things like family relationships, careers and even pets on recent studies of sources of meaning and identity in people’s lives. When asked an open-ended question about sources of meaning, just 1 in 5 U.S. adults mention something to do with spirituality or faith, compared to 69 percent who cite family members and 34 percent who mention their careers, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. The 2018 American Family Survey found that people are significantly more likely to say… Read More

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Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns in the final minutes, then hit Mike Williams for the go-ahead 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to give Los Angeles a 29-28 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Chargers (11-3) trailed 28-14 before Justin Jackson scored with 3:49 to go, then forced Patrick Mahomes and Co. into a quick punt. Rivers went right back to work, throwing a fourth-down dart to Travis Benjamin and getting some help from a questionable pass-interference penalty on their final drive. The flag on Kendall Fuller gave the Chargers first-and-goal at the 1 with 8 seconds… Read More

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BYU women’s volleyball: BYU coach Olmstead leads numerous national honors for the Cougars

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s tough to reflect on the season that was for the BYU women’s volleyball team after taking a straight-set loss to Stanford in the NCAA semifinal round, although Cougar coach Heather Olmstead did as much after. Perhaps highlighting the otherwise remarkable season for the Cougars was Olmstead being named as the AVCA coach of the year earlier on Thursday. “It’s an honor to be named Coach of the Year because the coaches voted on it, colleagues and friends. So it means a lot,” Olmstead said of the honor. “It means that our kids played really well, well enough for us to get recognized as a staff. It’s always… Read More

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3 players to watch in matchup between Seahawks-49ers

The 8-5 Seahawks are one win away from clinching a playoff spot. Moore Predicts: 49ers will play better than their record vs Seahawks If you’re a glass-half-empty person, they’re also three potential losses away from finishing with an 8-8 season. Granted, that would require a total meltdown for a team that has won four in a row and is facing a three-win 49ers team led by a third-string quarterback. Sorry, glass-half-empty people – the chances of the Seahawks missing the playoffs are slim. Really, really slim: FiveThirtyEight gives them 97 percent odds to make the postseason, and that’s with a loss Sunday. To be fair, though, that pessimism isn’t totally… Read More

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The Happenings: Three things to do in Vancouver on Friday, Dec. 14

Looking for something to do in Metro Vancouver? Here are three suggestions for Friday, Dec. 14. Winter Breakout 2018 Some of the biggest names in hip hop will be on hand Friday at the Pacific Coliseum for Winter Breakout 2018. If you’re a rap fan, you’ll want to be there for performances by the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Killy, Flipp Dinero, Valee, and several more high-end emcees. This is an all-ages event, apparently, despite the explicit language used by most of the names on the bill, but for what it’s worth, you can never understand rappers at concerts anyway, and the majority of these rappers mumble on… Read More

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