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Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

Apr. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their Eastern...

76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Apr. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto. Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk. Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but Philadelphia has evolved thanks to a pair of splashy trades this season that could skew the perception that Toronto has...

With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

Apr. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration. Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Apr. 24, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing...

San Jose scores 4 goals in 4 minutes, then wins Game 7 in OT

Apr. 24, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime. In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights will always lament the...

ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London

Apr. 24, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin Olympics....

Disputed call sparks Sharks comeback and leaves Vegas angry

Apr. 24, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski's head slammed to the ice, blood pooling nearby after he took an awkward fall following cross-check by Cody Eakin. As Pavelski was helped to the locker room by his teammates, the officials huddled to decide what sort of punishment to dole out after not initially making...

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Apr. 24, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland...

Voit homers twice to lead Yankees over Angels 7-5

Apr. 24, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time. With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year's injury replacements are seizing their moment. Voit homered twice...

Part of Seattle's NHL future is honoring its hockey past

Apr. 24, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Walking into the preview center for the new NHL franchise coming to Seattle is a sensory overload of pictures and video giving a peek at what is going to arrive in the 2021-22 season when the team begins play in its flashy new arena. For those in charge of the franchise, the locker unveiled...