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Canada’s Jonathan David scores twice as Lille reclaims top spot in French league

Canadian forward Jonathan David scored two late goals as Lille beat Marseille 2-0 to stay top of the French league on Wednesday.

David, from Ottawa, scored in the 90th minute and again two minutes into injury time. The northern side remains two points ahead of defending champion Paris Saint-Germain, which won 1-0 away to Bordeaux.

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda kept out shots from United States forward Timothy Weah and David in the second half to frustrate Lille.

But the veteran France No. 2 spilled an angled shot from Jonathan Ikone in the 90th and David finished from close range.

Defending champion PSG was missing Kylian Mbappe through suspension and was without the injured Neymar, while striker Moise Kean was ruled out after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier Wednesday.

Winger Pablo Sarabia filled in and scored in the 20th minute when he turned in Idrissa Gueye’s cross from the left.

Bordeaux winger Hatem Ben Arfa should have equalized against his former club when he ran through in the 70th, only to shoot just wide of the left post.

The top three sides all won 1-0, with Lyon edging out Rennes at home to stay one point behind of PSG.

Lyon is now four points clear of fourth-place Monaco after it lost 1-0 at Strasbourg for a first defeat in 13 league games.

There are 10 rounds left.

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Joe Biden scores first legislative win as House passes $1.9T COVID-19 relief package

U.S. President Joe Biden had his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $ 1.9 trillion US coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage.

Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of 219 to 212 and sent it on to the Senate, where Democrats planned a legislative manoeuvre to allow them to pass it without the support of Republicans.

The American Rescue Plan would pay for vaccines and medical supplies and send a new round of emergency financial aid to households, small businesses and state and local governments.

Democrats said the package was needed to fight a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans and thrown millions out of work.

“The American people need to know that their government is there for them,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in debate on the House floor.

Republicans, who have broadly backed previous COVID-19 spending, said much of the current package was not necessary, highlighting elements like a subway near Pelosi’s San Francisco district. Only nine per cent of the total would go directly toward fighting the virus, they said.

“It just throws out money without accountability,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said.

The House vote amounted to a successful first test for Democrats, who hold a narrow 221-211 majority in the chamber. Progressives and moderates in the party who are often at odds will face tougher battles ahead on immigration and climate change initiatives that Biden wants to push.

The president has focused his first weeks in office on tackling the greatest U.S. public health crisis in a century, which has upended most aspects of American life.

Democrats aim to get the bill to him to sign into law before mid-March, when enhanced unemployment benefits and some other types of aid are due to expire.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, is seen during a news conference in Washington on Friday. ‘The American people need to know that their government is there for them,’ she said of the American Rescue Plan. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

The bill’s big-ticket items include $ 1,400 direct payments to individuals, a $ 400-per-week federal unemployment benefit through Aug. 29, and help for those in difficulty paying rents and home mortgages during the pandemic.

The action now moves to the Senate, where Democratic Vice-President Kamala Harris may have to cast a tie-breaking vote in a chamber where Republicans control 50 seats and Democrats and their allies control the other 50.

Fate of minimum wage hike unclear

Democrats will have to sort out how to handle a proposed minimum-wage increase, which may have to be stripped from the bill due to the complicated rules that govern the Senate.

The House-passed bill would raise the national hourly minimum wage for the first time since 2009, to $ 15 from $ 7.25. The increase is a top priority for progressive Democrats.

However, the Senate’s rules expert said on Thursday that the wage hike did not qualify for special treatment that allows the rest of the bill to be passed with a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes needed to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber.

Pelosi predicted the relief bill will pass Congress with or without the increase, and said Democrats would not give up on the matter.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden held their first bilateral talks on Tuesday, committing to work together on climate change and building the economy back up after the pandemic. 2:36

It is not clear whether the minimum-wage hike would have survived the Senate even if it were to be kept in the bill. At least two Senate Democrats oppose it, along with most Republicans.

Some senators are floating a smaller increase, to the range of $ 10 to $ 12 per hour, while Democrats are considering a penalty for large corporations that do not voluntarily pay a $ 15 wage, according to a Democratic aide.

Efforts to craft a bipartisan coronavirus aid bill fizzled early on, shortly after Biden was sworn in as president on Jan. 20, following a series of bipartisan bills enacted in 2020.

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Brady Tkachuk scores OT winner as Sens serve Habs 2nd straight defeat

The Ottawa Senators continue to frustrate the Montreal Canadiens, whose season has now taken a turn for the worse.

Brady Tkachuk scored the overtime winner to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa Sunday night.

It’s the second time in three meetings that the Senators have defeated the Canadiens this season. The Sens also outshot the Canadiens 6-0 in overtime.

“As a group we’re learning,” Tkachuk said. “I think when we get to those close games, even games going into the late third (period) or into overtime. We don’t want to just get it to overtime, we want to win. And we want to win whether it’s in regulation or overtime. We want to keep attacking, and keep creating chances and then taking advantage of the chances we had.”

WATCH | Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk scores OT winner against Montreal:

A few minutes after getting stopped on a breakaway Brady Tkachuk redeemed himself to score the overtime winner against Montreal. 1:34

Drake Batherson and Josh Norris also scored a goal for Ottawa (5-14-1), who now have three wins in their last five games.

“You can see some of the young kids are starting to get confidence and are starting to be a lot better with the puck,” Senators head coach D.J. Smith said. “A year ago, in overtime, we would just be hanging on. And I just thought we were attacking, we were dangerous.”

Corey Perry and Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal (9-5-3). Suzuki’s goal snapped a four-game pointless streak, but the Canadiens now have only two victories in their last seven games.

At one point, the Canadiens averaged over four goals a game while holding court near the top of the North Division standings. Montreal has only had one game in their last seven where they’ve scored more than twice in a game.

“I think we’re pretty much all up in our own heads right now. I think just overthinking it, playing not to lose. That’s never a good thing to do. I think at the start of the season we were really energized. Everyone was having fun. That’s just gotten away from us,” Suzuki said.

Canadiens goalie Jake Allen made 36 saves in a losing effort while Senators netminder Matt Murray made 30 saves.

“I think Murray was our MVP tonight,” Tkachuk said. “He’s been our MVP most of the year,”

Murray’s start to the game, however, wasn’t perfect, as he allowed the first goal.

Suzuki scored the game’s first goal one minute at 17 seconds into the contest. He wired a shot off the post and in the net past Murray. Josh Anderson picked up an assist on the goal.

However, the Senators netminder didn’t allow another goal until the third period. His teammates also helped pick up the slack offensively.

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The Senators tied the game eight minutes and 30 seconds later thanks to a goal from Batherson. As the forward drove to the net, he toe-dragged the puck before falling to the ice. As he fell, the puck lightly floated in the air and over Allen’s shoulder before it fell in the back of the net.

Neither team found the back of the net in the second period, despite Montreal outshooting Ottawa 14-8.

The deadlock finally broke in the third period after yet another floating puck beat Allen.

Sens defenceman Nikita Zaitsev fired a shot that deflected off of Norris’s stick. The puck then hit Allen’s own stick before flying over the netminder and falling behind the red line.

But Montreal would tie the game with over five-and-a-half minutes to play thanks to Perry. The 35-year-old, who joined Montreal as a free agent last December, carried the puck into the Senators zone and blew past defenceman Erik Gudbranson along the wing. Perry then drove to the net and put the puck under Murray’s left skate and into the goal.

The Canadiens and Senators traded chances in overtime, with Allen making two saves on breakaways. But the Senators applied more pressure as the period went on, culminating in Tkachuk’s overtime winner with 90 seconds to play.

Montreal and Ottawa will meet again Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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Canadian forward Cyle Larin scores 4 in memorable outing for Turkey’s Besiktas

Canadian forward Cyle Larin was near unstoppable Wednesday, scoring four goals for Turkey’s Besiktas in a 6-0 victory over visiting Caykur Rizespor in Istanbul.

The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ont., upped his season goals total to 10, moving into a tie for the Turkish scoring lead with Gabon’s Aaron-Salem Boupendza, who plays for Hatayspor.

Veteran Canadian midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, given the day off by Besiktas, watched Larin put on a show in the first home game of the year at Vodafone Park

Larin opened the scoring for the Black Eagles in the 19th minute, taking a pass from a teammate at midfield and sending the ball ahead before steaming towards the penalty box. Two passes later, a sliding Larin tapped the ball in from close range after finding a hole in the defence.

Larin made it 2-0 in the 31st minute, taking advantage of a Rizespor’s defender poorly weighted attempt to head the ball back to his goalkeeper. The Canadian got to the ball first and chipped it over the ‘keeper.

Larin started and finished Besiktas’ fourth goal in the 79th minute, pressuring a Rizespor defender who was hoping his goalkeeper would come for the ball as it headed toward the penalty box. The defender and goalkeeper collided, allowing Larin to poke the ball in.

Larin, 25, from Brampton, Ont., upped his goal tally to 10, moving into a tie for the Turkish scoring lead with Gabon’s Aaron-Salem Boupendza, who plays for Hatayspor. (@Besiktas/Twitter)

Larin profited from another defensive blunder in the 83rd, intercepting an errant pass and slotting the ball past the onrushing Rizespor ‘keeper to increase the lead to 5-0.

Oguzghn Ozyakup and Ajdin Hasic also scored for Besiktas, which sits atop the Turkish Super Lig standings at 11-4-1. Rizespor stands 12th at 5-6-5.

Larin has won 31 caps for Canada, including 19 starts, with eight goals.

Selected first overall by Orlando in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, the University of Connecticut product won rookie of the year honours with a 17-goal campaign. His total remains an MLS rookie scoring record.

He added 14 goals in 2016 and 12 in 2017 before becoming embroiled in a messy divorce with Orlando. MLS initially resisted Larin’s bid to move to Europe, arguing he was under contract through 2019.

The transfer was eventually agreed to in January 2018. Larin, one of a long line of talented players to emerge from Sigma FC of Mississauga, Ont., left MLS with 43 goals in 87 games.

Larin was loaned out to Belgium’s SV Zulte Waregem, but returned to Besiktas last June.

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Jordyn Huitema scores for PSG as Canadians featured in Women’s Champions League

Canadian international Jordyn Huitema scored in Paris Saint-Gemain’s 6-1 romp over Poland’s Gornik Leczna on Wednesday in the second leg of their round-of-32 Women’s Champions League tie.

PSG advanced 8-1 on aggregate.

Huitema made it 2-0 in the 24th minute at Stade Georges-Lefevre, hitting the woodwork some three minutes later. Fellow Canadian Ashley Lawrence started at fullback for PSG.

Canadian Janine Beckie started in attack for Manchester City in its 3-0 win over visiting Goteborg. Man City advanced to the round of 16 on 5-1 aggregate.

WATCH | Jordyn Huitema leads PSG to victory:

Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack, B.C. scored as Paris Saint-Germain demolished Gornik Leczna 6-1, and 8-1 on aggregate, to advance to the UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16. 1:05

Canadian midfielder Jessie Fleming started for Chelsea in its Champions League match against Portugal’s Benfica. The London side won the first leg 5-0.

On Tuesday, Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan started in defending champion Lyon’s 3-0 win over Juventus. Lyon won 6-2 on aggregate.

The round of 16 draw is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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World Cup champion Alex Morgan scores 1st goal for Tottenham from penalty spot

Alex Morgan scored her first goal for Tottenham in a 3-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday as the London club won its first match of the Women’s Super League season.

The American World Cup winner, who made her Tottenham debut last month after giving birth in May, scored her team’s third goal from a penalty in the 84th minute.

“Alex has been building up her time on the pitch over the course of the last couple of months,” Rehanne Skinner said after her first game as Tottenham manager. “For her, she’s getting more and more back to where she would probably want to be.”

Tottenham opened the scoring when Morgan was fouled and Kerys Harrop swung the free kick into the top left-hand corner of the goal in the 11th minute.

WATCH | Alex Morgan records 1st goal for Tottenham:

American World Cup winner Alex Morgan scores on a penalty in the 84th minute as her Tottenham Hotspur club went on to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1. 0:31

Brighton levelled from a 33rd-minute penalty after Allana Kennedy’s high foot caught Brighton’s Aileen Whelan. Inessa Kaagman fired powerfully inside the right post to make it 1-1.

In the 63rd minute, Angela Addison took the ball past two Brighton players and the goalkeeper to slot into the bottom right-hand corner and brilliantly restore Spurs’ lead.

Morgan is among a group of American players to have moved to English soccer for this season, with Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis at Manchester City, and Tobin Heath and Christen Press at Manchester United.

Tottenham has six points after eight rounds.

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Canadian Ally Haran scores late equalizer to complete Pride’s 3-goal comeback

Canadian Ally Haran scored in stoppage time to give the Orlando Pride a 3-3 come-from-behind draw with the North Carolina Courage in a fall series match Saturday in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The Courage led 3-0 at the half. On a run from the midfield, Debinha scored against Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris in the 18th minute.

Lynn Williams added to North Carolina’s lead with a goal in first-half stoppage time and a short time later Debinha scored her second goal. It was Debinha’s fourth goal of the fall series and her second brace.

The Pride closed the gap early in the second half when Marisa Viggiano scored on a rebound of a shot from Sydney Leroux. The Pride got closer with Kristen Edmonds’ goal in the 71st minute, then tied it on Haran’s goal, off a cross from Marta, in stoppage time.

Haran, from Stratford, Ont., entered the game as a substitute in the 85th minute, replacing fellow Canadian Jordyn Listro of Toronto.

WATCH | Ally Haran’s stoppage-time equalizer:

Ally Haran of Stratford, Ont., scored in stoppage time to give the Orlando Pride a 3-3 come-from-behind draw with the North Carolina Courage in both teams’ final fall series NWSL match. 1:50

It was the final game of the fall series for both teams. The Pride, who withdrew from this summer’s Challenge Cup tournament because of positive COVID-19 cases, finished 0-2-2.

The Courage, the two-time defending regular season champions, finishes the fall series 1-1-2.

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