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The Oilers need a win to stay alive and the the Leafs need one to end an 18-year drought. Here are five things to know as we head into Thursday’s post-season action: The Edmonton Oilers will be fighting for their playoff lives as they take on the Kings in Los […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid are two of the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, the NHL’s most valuable player award. New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin is also in contention for the prize awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most […]

By Stephen Wade And Yuri Kageyama
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TOKYO (AP) – Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the billions in costs. However, in another breath on Tuesday at a so-called “All Japan” meeting to promote Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, he said that […]

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NEW YORK (AP) – Seven- time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as its lead football analyst once his playing career ends, the net- work said Tuesday. When that actually happens is unclear, because Brady recently changed his mind about retiring and said he plans to continue […]

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LONDON (AP) – A high-profile libel court battle between two soccer spouses, in which one publicly called out the other for allegedly leaking made-up stories to the tabloid press, opened Tuesday in London. Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking fake stories she had posted on her Instagram account to […]

By Stephen Whyno
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The New York Islanders have fired coach Barry Trotz after missing the playoffs in his fourth season with the team. General manager Lou Lamoriello made the surprising announcement Monday, more than a week after the regular season ended. Trotz had one year left on his five-year contract. “It would be […]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Natasha Cloud scored all 19 of her points in the first half, Shakira Austin had a double-double in her first career start and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-66 on Sun- day night. Cloud added six rebounds and six assists. Austin, the No. 3 overall […]

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BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand had two goals and three assists, including the tie-breaker early in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. Boston was playing without its top two defenseman after Charlie […]

By John Wawrow
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Glancing at the illustration of the boy with the far-off stare standing next to a bus on the cover of the graphic novel memoir that will tell his story, Akim Aliu immediately remembers the pain of growing up poor and Black in Toronto. From the hours spent alone riding public […]

By Tales Azzoni
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MADRID (AP) – Andy Murray withdrew from his showdown against Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open on Thursday because of a stomach illness. The announcement came not long before Murray was scheduled to take the court against the top-ranked Djokovic in the third round. It would have been the first […]

By John Chidley-Hill
THE CANADINA PRESS

The Tampa Bay Lightning harnessed their inner anger on Wednesday night, a skill that has helped them win back-to-back Stanley Cups. Victor Hedman scored and added three assists as Tampa downed the Maple Leafs 5-3 to tie their first-round playoff series 1-1. The victory came after Toronto shut out the […]

By Will Graves
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Casey DeSmith keeps insisting the NHL playoffs are no different than any other game he’s ever played in his life. The Pittsburgh goaltender believes his job when he skates onto the ice at Madison Square Garden ice on Tuesday night when the Penguins open their first-round matchup with the New […]