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Vancouver Canucks beat Minnesota Wild 5-4 in overtime, advance in NHL playoffs

Vancouver Canucks beat Minnesota Wild 5-4 in overtime, advance in NHL playoffs

EDMONTON — The Vancouver Canucks are back in the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2015, but they didn't do it the easy way.
Matthews has OT winner as Leafs rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets

Matthews has OT winner as Leafs rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets

TORONTO — As the seconds drained away on the clock high above the ice at an empty Scotiabank Arena, doubt began to creep into the Maple Leafs. Their hopes were high heading into the NHL's restart to its pandemic-delayed season.

Friday's Games

Friday's Games NHL At Toronto Montreal 2 Pittsburgh 0 (Montreal wins series 3-1) N.Y.
Jaylen Brown scores 20 points to lead Celtics to dominant win over Raptors

Jaylen Brown scores 20 points to lead Celtics to dominant win over Raptors

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The worst loss of the Toronto Raptors' season had coach Nick Nurse feeling thankful he has four more games before the NBA playoffs begin.
'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

'Caught up in the frenzy:' Oilers 50/50 draw breaking ticket sale records

EDMONTON — Frenzy over the Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 draw continued Friday, with fans setting a new record total estimated pot of more than $13 million. "NEW RECORD," the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation said on Twitter.
Red Sox Hold off Blue Jays with Moreland's Bat and Bullpen

Red Sox Hold off Blue Jays with Moreland's Bat and Bullpen

BOSTON — Mitch Moreland’s crack of the bat in a nearly empty Fenway Park was easily heard. Alex Verdugo’s yell after his homer-saving catch might have been even louder.
Li at his best and builds early lead at PGA Championship

Li at his best and builds early lead at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO — Harding Park is renowned for producing champions who are among the best in golf, from Byron Nelson to Tiger Woods, and a long list of Hall of Famers and major champions in between.
Blackhawks bounce Oilers from NHL post-season with 3-2 win in qualifying play

Blackhawks bounce Oilers from NHL post-season with 3-2 win in qualifying play

EDMONTON — The Chicago Blackhawks channelled the grit of veterans Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford to outwork and outhustle the hub-city host Edmonton Oilers right out of the NHL's post-season tournament on Friday.

WNBA Capsules

BRADENTON, Fla. — Amanda Zahui B. scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, Hamilton's Kia Nurse scored 17 points and the New York Liberty gave head coach Walt Hopkins his first career win with a 74-66 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
Entire Cubs-Cards series postponed after more positive tests

Entire Cubs-Cards series postponed after more positive tests

ST. LOUIS — The entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium was postponed Friday night after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.