PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. -- Reigning world champion Glenn Howard was victorious in a must-win situation, winning 7-4 against Swedens Niklas Edin on Thursday night at the National Grand Slam of Curling. The Coldwater, Ont., native entered the match 0-2 but staved off elimination with a crucial three-point shot in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie. Howards rink is now 1-2, while Edins is 2-1. Elsewhere at the National, Mike McEwen notched three in the fourth and beat Brad Jacobs 6-2. The Winnipeg rink remains undefeated at 3-0. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., club is now 2-1. Kevin Martin scored three to break a tie in the sixth and held on to beat Steve Laycock 6-4. Martins Edmonton rink improved to a 3-0 record to stay par with Kevin Koe atop Group C. Laycocks Saskatoon club is 1-2. Jeff Stoughton took a one-point lead in the seventh and poured it on in the eighth to beat Mark Kean 6-2. Stoughtons Winnipeg rink is 1-2, tied with Keans Toronto club. Thomas Ulsrud earned his first win at the National, downing Rob Rumfeldt 7-1 in seven ends. The loss dropped Rumfeldts Guelph, Ont., team to 0-3. Ulsrud, from Oslo, Norway, is 1-2. AJ Green pink Jersey
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. Santo breezed in with 15 votes from the 16-member panel. It took 75 per cent -- 12 votes -- to get chosen. Santo was a nine-time all-star, hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves. He was a Cubs broadcaster for two decades, beloved by his fans eagerly rooting for his favourite team on the air. AJ Green Jersey
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. Patrick Marleau scored twice Thursday as the San Jose Sharks edged Toronto 2-1, sending the stumbling Leafs to their seventh loss in eight games and knocking them out of playoff position in the Eastern Conference.LONDON -- French club Lille needed an extra-time goal by Tulio De Melo to advance to the group stage of the Champions League on Wednesday at the expense of Copenhagen. The Brazilian striker headed in a cross from Nolan Roux in the 105th minute to give Lille a 2-0 victory on the night and a 2-1 win on aggregate. Lucas Digne had scored in the first half to tie the two-legged match at 1-1. Elsewhere, Borussiaa Moenchengladbach beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 but was still eliminated 4-3 on aggregate and Celtic progressed to the lucrative group stage for the first time since 2008 by beating Helsingborg 2-0 for a 4-0 overall win.dddddddddddd Spartak Moscow drew 1-1 at Fenerbahce to go through 3-2 and Cluj ousted FC Basel, which made the last 16 of the competition last season, by winning 1-0 for 3-1 overall. ' ' '