The Ottawa Redblacks have hired a new head coach

Its the second head coach in franchise history, and they plucked him from the most recent Grey Cup winner.

Paul Lapolice signed a three year deal with the club. He’s a former head coach of the Blue Bombers almost a decade ago and has spent time with a few teams around the league, most recently as Winnipeg’s offensive coordinator.

Lapolice takes over for Rick Campbell who resigned last month after a disappointing 3-15 season.

Mark Scheifele scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets won their third straight home game with a 3-2 victory over Anaheim last night. It was the 400th point of Scheifele’s career. Also last night, Colin Miller scored in overtime as Buffalo beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2.  Jack Eichel extended his point streak to 13 games.

There’s just four games in the N-H-L tonight and two of them feature Canadian teams.  The Ottawa Senators host the Boston Bruins. Later, the Calgary Flames are in Colorado.

The Ottawa 67’s beat Gatineau 5-1 yesterday afternoon in game two of the Battle of the Ottawa River.

All the Philadelphia Eagles have to do to stop a three-game losing streak is beat a quarterback who hasn’t played in three months and hasn’t defeated them in three years. The Eagles face a familiar opponent when they host the New York Giants tonight. Eli Manning is expected to make his first start since Week 2 because rookie Daniel Jones has a high ankle sprain.

The Toronto Raptors are in the midst of their first official losing skid of the season. Tobias Harris scored 26 points last night to lead Philadelphia 76ers past the Raptors 110-104. Kyle Lowry, playing in his second game after missing 11 in a row due to a broken left thumb, scored 26 points for Toronto. The defending champion Raptors have lost three in a row.

Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors hope to snap their three-game losing skid tonight as they continue their road trip with a stop in Chicago against the lowly Bulls. Toronto’s losing streak has dropped them into third in the competitive Atlantic division. Chicago has lost back-to-back games and is fourth in the Central.

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic yesterday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers when he entered the stadium for the Game of Legends, a charity exhibition featuring Dominican major league players and retired stars.

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