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Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund (11) scores on Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period in the first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Another shorty for Flames in 2-0 win over Stars for 2-1 lead

Aug. 15, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund scored Calgary's second short-handed goal in as many nights, Cam Talbot stopped 35 shots in his second shutout this postseason and the Flames beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Friday night to take a 2-1 series lead in their Western Conference playoff series. The goal by...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal as he is followed by St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canucks beat Blues 4-3 in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Aug. 14, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series. Horvat took a stretch pass from Quinn Hughes and chipped the puck through Jordan...

Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette celebrates his three-run homer with teammates against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Loup during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bichette, Blue Jays hit 6 more HRs in Buffalo, bop Rays 12-4

Aug. 14, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s six home runs, Bo Bichette connected for the fourth straight game and the Blue Jays kept knocking balls out of their new Buffalo park, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Friday night. Along with their seven homers in a 14-11 loss to Miami...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a round table meeting during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. A little more than a month after Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement took effect July 1, 2020, the Trump administration is scheduled to re-impose a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum Sunday, Aug. 16, raising tensions between the two allies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

Aug. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than two years of browbeating and trade sanctions on Canada and Mexico, President Donald Trump strong-armed the United States’ neighbors into agreeing to supplant a 25-year-old North American trade agreement with one of his own. His pact, meant to update the old deal and...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0

Aug. 14, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach. Kirk Muller and the rest of the Canadiens just had to dedicate the Game 2 victory to Claude Julien. “To Claude, I’m sure you’re listening, this win’s for you,” Muller said. Tomas Tatar and Jesperi...

Colorado Avalanche' J.T. Compher (37), Tyson Jost (17) and Andre Burakovsky (95) celebrate a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Burakovsky scores late, Avalanche beat Coyotes 3-2

Aug. 14, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche expected a big push from Arizona after the Coyotes spent most of Game 1 on their heels. Colorado withstood the early blows, counter punched with a couple of goals and delivered the late knockout shot to take a commanding lead in the series. Andre Burakovsky...

Toronto Raptors' Stanley Johnson (5) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets' Tyler Cook (25) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Johnson scores 23 points to help Raptors top Nuggets 117-109

Aug. 14, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his season-high 23 points in the second half, and the Toronto Raptors closed out their regular season with a 117-109 victory over the slipping Denver Nuggets on Friday. The seldom used Johnson, who came in averaging 1.5 points per game, hit three...

FILE - Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien gives instructions during NHL hockey practice in Brossard, Quebec, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin says coach Claude Julien was experiencing chest pains Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 and was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital. Bergevin confirmed it was not COVID-19 related. The 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team's first-round series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over Julien's role in an interim basis. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens coach Claude Julien receives stent, heads home

Aug. 14, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien is returning home to Montreal a day after a stent was placed in a coronary artery. The team said doctors expect a full recovery. Julien was rushed to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto overnight Wednesday with chest pain. He had surgery Thursday....