HAMILTON—For linebacker Simoni Lawrence and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, silence indeed is golden.
The gregarious Lawrence and his teammates quietly have gone about their business this week preparing to host Montreal in the Eastern final on Sunday.
They’ve refused to become embroiled in a war of words with Alouettes’ linebacker Bear Woods and receiver Duron Carter.
EDMONTON—Stop Jon Cornish.
That will be both a primary focus of the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday and also their biggest challenge in their attempt to beat the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West final and earn a berth in the Grey Cup.
The Stampeders’ running back led the league in rushing with 1,082 yards while playing just nine games.
OAKLAND, Calif.—After 368 days and 16-straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally had something to celebrate.
Rookie Derek Carr threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 to go, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop, to snap a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last night.
WINNIPEG—Tomas Tatar was just following his coach’s advice—and it paid off with a pair of goals last night.
Tatar scored twice and added an assist as the Detroit Red Wings downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.
Detroit coach Mike Babcock had told his players to keep shooting the puck at the net after the team lost 4-1 to Montreal on Sunday.
MIAMI—Late in the third quarter, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul found themselves all alone on a fast break—no Miami Heat player even remotely close to them.
Everything wasn’t always that easy for the L.A. Clippers. It only seemed that way.
TORONTO—The game was billed as the best in the east versus the best in the west.
But thanks to a vicious stomach bug that ripped through the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster, it was more of healthy versus sick.
The Raptors, luckily, were on the healthy side of the ledger.
EDMONTON—The Vancouver Canucks have made the most of their games against the Edmonton Oilers so far this season.
Radim Vrbata scored a pair of goals and Daniel Sedin had three assists as the Canucks continued their domination of Edmonton—topping the Oilers 5-4 last night.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids — including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.
MONTREAL—Solomon Elimimian won’t be able to fully enjoy his record-setting 2014 season.
The B.C. Lions linebacker is a finalist for the CFL’s outstanding player award after registering a league-record 143 tackles.
OKLAHOMA CITY—James Harden scored 19 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 69-65 last night for their third consecutive victory.
Dwight Howard had 12 points and nine rebounds for Houston, and Patrick Beverley added 12 points and eight boards.