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Sparks, Kapanen lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Kings

Oct. 16, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts before his first start of the season earlier this month. He didn't have a chance to overthink his second outing. The backup goalie made 33 saves in place of the injured Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the...

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and...

The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

Oct. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m. International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan,...

Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2

Oct. 14, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday. It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games...

Matthews extends goal streak, Maple Leafs beat Capitals 4-2

Oct. 13, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Auston Matthews' scoring has helped carry the Toronto Maple Leafs early this season. The Leafs' defense and depth were the difference Saturday against Washington. Fourth-liner Josh Leivo scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Frederick Andersen made 25 saves and the Maple...

Wideman gets first goals since injury, Sens top Kings 5-1

Oct. 13, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — There was a time when Chris Wideman wondered if he would ever score another NHL goal. Still coming in bunches, in fact. Wideman got his first two goals in nearly a year, Craig Anderson made 36 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 on Saturday. Wideman tore a...

Raptors rest Leonard among others, beat Pelicans 134-119

Oct. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

The Toronto Raptors rested Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and Serge Ibaka in their final game of the preseason. Their teammates made sure they could enjoy the break with a victory. Malachi Richardson and Pascal Siakim each scored 21 points, and the Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 134-119 Thursday...

Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

Oct. 11, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season. Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the feat. "Nice," Matthews said after scoring twice...

With LeBron gone, Eastern Conference set for a new champion

Oct. 11, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

The roadblock has been removed. With LeBron James gone, the path to the NBA Finals from the Eastern Conference is open again. Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and more are hoping to win the race to it. James ruled over the East for eight years, making four straight trips to the finals from Miami and then moving back...

Spurs enter new season battling the same uncertainties

Oct. 10, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were eager to turn the page after all the injuries and uncertainty of last season. Instead, the hard luck continues. San Antonio was beset by two knee injuries in the preseason, the most devastating to point guard Dejounte Murray. Coach Gregg Popovich said Murray will likely...