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The Ottawa Senators shoot for their fifth win in seven games as they host the Minnesota Wild tonight. The Senators are led by captain Brady Tkachuk, who's off to a hot start with five goals and five assists in six contests.     Elsewhere tonight, Montreal is in Buffalo, Edmonton visits Chicago, Winnipeg is at Los Angeles, Toronto's road trip continues in San Jose and Vancouver visits Seattle .


Montreal's Leylah Fernandez and Vancouver's Rebecca Marino will meet in an All-Canadian quarterfinal at a tennis tournament in Tampico,  Mexico. The third-seeded Fernandez enters having won consecutive matches in straight sets.


The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles have acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears. Chicago gets a fourth-round pick in 2023 in return. Quinn set a Bears record last season with 18-and-a-half sacks, but has just one this year.


Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has proclaimed himself “ready to roll” despite a lingering hamstring injury ahead of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London. Wilson was a limited participant at practice yesterday and was held out of Sunday's 16-9 loss to the New York Jets because of a pulled hamstring.


Qatar says it will drop most of its coronavirus restrictions beginning November 1st, just before it hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar's Health Ministry has announced COVID test results would not be required for those flying into the country. The country also dropped a requirement to register for the country's contract-tracing app.


British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is facing criticism after telling gay soccer fans heading to the World Cup in Qatar that they should show some “compromise” and “be respectful of the host nation.” The comments were quickly disavowed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's office. A senior figure in the opposition Labour party called them “shockingly tone deaf.” Homosexual activity is criminalized in Qatar.

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