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Obama endorses Trudeau in unprecedented endorsement

Oct. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working,...

Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took...

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to a 3-1 win over Canadiens

Oct. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Braydon Coburn, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning (3-2-1), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa...

Maple Leafs overcome slow start, beat Wild 4-2

Oct. 15, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a habit of falling behind early this season. That didn't matter much against a slow, tired opponent Tuesday. Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists and Toronto overcame a slow start and beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2. "We weren't as good as we'd like to be in...

MVP Giannis looks to improve as Bucks' leader this season

Oct. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo. So much so that the NBA MVP admitted it took several days for him to be able to sleep at night after he and the Milwaukee Bucks blew a 2-0 lead against the eventual NBA champion Raptors....

Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA's best

Oct. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Only one of them will be on the floor to start the season. Joining his third team in three years, Kawhi Leonard is healthy. Paul George is still rehabbing after two offseason shoulder...

Wild blank Senators 2-0 for 1st win of the season

Oct. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Minnesota Wild stuck to their defensive plan Monday and it paid off to give them their first win of the season. Alex Stalock stopped all 26 shots he faced for his sixth career shutout, and the Wild held Ottawa off the scoreboard through five power plays in a 2-0 win over the...

In 'Jojo Rabbit,' Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act

Oct. 14, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as...

Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-2 to snap 3-game skid

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On a night when their biggest stars were quiet offensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs still scored plenty. Ilya Mikheyev put the Maple Leafs ahead in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard's gamble backfired, and Toronto went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on...

Namestnikov scores 2, Senators beat Lightning 4-2

Oct. 12, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov got his first two goals for the Ottawa Senators, and helped them get their first win of the season. Namestnikov scored twice late in the third period to lift the Senators to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. It also gave D.J. Smith his first...