Canada’s Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. Taylor held off Mickelson yesterday for a wire-to-wire win at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. With the gallery eager to see Mickelson add a record sixth victory at Pebble Beach, the Abbotsford, B-C native instead built a five-shot lead at the turn and won by four strokes.

The L-P-G-A Tour has cancelled two more tournaments in Asia because of the coronavirus, knocking out three of the five tournaments that comprise its first international swing. The L-P-G-A said last night the Honda L-P-G-A Thailand and the H-S-B-C Women’s World Championship in Singapore have been ruled out. It previously postponed the Blue Bay L-P-G-A on Hainan Island in China.

Ricky Stenhouse Junior needed just two days to get his new team to the top. Stenhouse won the pole yesterday for the season-opening Daytona 500 this weekend, putting J-T-G-Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR spotlight for a week. Stenhouse’s third pole in 257 Cup Series starts and first at Daytona International Speedway came on his second day in the new Chevrolet Camaro.

The Raptors will look to make it 15 straight wins tonight when they host the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota added D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley and shipped out Canadian Andrew Wiggins at Thursday’s trade deadline, then went out Saturday and snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 142-115 victory over the L-A Clippers.

The Canadiens will try and make it four wins in a row tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes in one of six N-H-L games. Montreal is only five points behind Toronto for a playoff spot after beating the Maple Leafs at home Saturday 2-1 in overtime. Meanwhile, Arizona has lost eight of its last 10.

The Canucks carry a three-game winless streak into their meeting tonight with the Nashville Predators in Vancouver. Despite their recent struggles, the Canucks still sit atop the Pacific Division standings. Also, the Calgary Flames are on the road tonight facing the San Jose Sharks.

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