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Canada meets the United States in the semifinal at the world junior hockey championship in Halifax. The two rivals advanced to the semifinals after polar-opposite quarterfinals on Monday, with Canada beating Slovakia 4-3 in overtime and the U-S routing Germany 11-1. Czechia faces Sweden in today's other semifinal.


There are three games on the N-H-L schedule tonight, with no Canadian teams in action. The Tampa Bay Lightning look to extend their four-game win streak when they face the Wild in Minnesota. The New Jersey Devils visit the Detroit Red Wings, and the Anaheim Ducks host the Dallas Stars.


Milwaukee visits the Toronto Raptors, a day after Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 55 points in the Bucks' 123-113 win against the Washington Wizards. The Raptors have lost seven of their last 10 games and sit 12th in the Eastern Conference standings.


The New Orleans Pelicans are bracing for another extended stint without star forward Zion Williamson. Williamson has a strained right hamstring and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. If that timetable holds, Williamson will miss at least 10 games. Williamson missed all of last season and was limited to 85 games in his first two seasons because of injuries.


The mastermind of the U-S college admissions bribery scandal is set to be sentenced in Federal Court in Boston. Prosecutors are seeking six years in prison for Rick Singer, who helped authorities secure the convictions of a slew of wealthy parents involved in his scheme to rig the selection process at top-tier schools.


Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has been bounced from the Adelaide Open. Andreescu lost her Round of 16 match in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 to Russia's Veronika Kudermetova. On the men's side, Denis Shapovalov will meet Russian Roman Safiullin  later today.  Fellow Canadians Leylah Fernadez and Rebecca Marino are also in action at the A-S-B Classic in New Zealand.



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