TORONTO - The Maple Leafs were two minutes from a resounding, feel-good victory.
EDMONTON - The Nashville Predators stumbled in their post-season opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2.
TORONTO - Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series on Tuesday.
EDMONTON - Connor McDavid's speed alone makes him a dangerous player, but it's what he can do while in full flight that gives opposing defenceman fits.
TORONTO - If successful in securing a $30-million, interest-free loan from the federal government, the CFL would use the money to cover such operating costs as player salaries, COVID-19 testing and hub-city expenses during a shortened 2020 season.
LANSING, Mich. - A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.
Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression.
EDMONTON - Connor McDavid torched the Chicago Blackhawks early and often, notching his first ever playoff hat trick while leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win Monday night in NHL qualifying play.
TORONTO - Any remnants of the Montreal Canadiens' feel-good glow from their series-opening overtime win over Pittsburgh were quickly dashed Monday night.
EDMONTON - Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left in the game, Robin Lehner had 24 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play on Monday.
EDMONTON - Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba says he will continue to publicly protest racial injustice as the NHL returns to action in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto.
MILWAUKEE - Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.
Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night.
Majority owner David Argyle is stepping away from the Toronto Wolfpack with the transatlantic rugby league team, currently in limbo, entertaining new ownership.
TORONTO - Nikita Kucherov scored a goal in the first period and the winner in the shootout to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Monday in Eastern Conference round-robin play.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A day after the NBA issued a threat of a fine or suspension for improper mask use, Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis has apparently received the message.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - In the dying seconds Monday, Jimmy Butler bounced a pass intended for a basket-bound Goran Dragic for what would have been the game-tying two points.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida.
TORONTO - Raptors Uprising GC point guard Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey has been named the NBA 2K League player of the week for the fourth time this season.
Majority owner David Argyle plans to step away from the Toronto Wolfpack with the transatlantic rugby league team, currently in limbo, entertaining new ownership offers.
The Edmonton Oilers are turning to a new starting goalie for Game 2 of their qualifying-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.
NEW YORK - The NHL says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton.
EDMONTON - Alex Stalock and an unyielding Minnesota Wild defence frustrated the Vancouver Canucks' top shooters en route to a 3-0 win to open their NHL qualifying series Sunday.
EDMONTON - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona’s three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series.
TORONTO - The Maple Leafs have known since late May the Columbus Blue Jackets were on the docket to begin the NHL's restart.
EDMONTON - Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba raised his right fist for "The Star Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" prior to his team's first game of the NHL's restart against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday at Rogers Place.
EDMONTON - Nazem Kadri scored a buzzer-beating power-play goal to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 comeback victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in Western Conference round-robin play Sunday night.
OMAHA, Neb. - Canadian golfer Taylor Pendrith took a huge step toward locking up a spot in the U.S. Open with his fourth consecutive top-three finish on the Korn Ferry Tour on Sunday.
EDMONTON - While offering no update on the status of two injured forwards on Sunday, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice continued to direct criticism at a player he felt was responsible for one of his key charges leaving the ice.
ATLANTA - When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season.
EDMONTON - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona's three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series.
MONTREAL - The National Hockey League says it presented an English-only version of the Canadian national anthem on Saturday night because the Montreal Canadiens were considered the road team in their opening game of the league's restart against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto.
DETROIT - Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list before the opener of Sunday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.
EDMONTON - Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.
EDMONTON - The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets had little history between them because they'd only met once in this truncated NHL regular season.
TORONTO - A big unknown ahead of the NHL's restart to its pandemic-hit season — the most unusual campaign in league history — was how playing inside empty, cavernous arenas in the middle of summer would impact the game.