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Canucks top Leafs 3-2 in OT in return from COVID layoff

Apr. 19, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks returned to the ice after a COVID-19 outbreak prompted nearly four weeks of worrying, wondering and waiting. They were finally able to play after a 25-day layoff — and celebrated their first game back with an...

Boucher, Raptors hand Thunder 10th straight loss, 112-106

Apr. 18, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Boucher had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors extended Oklahoma City's season-worst losing streak to 10 games, beating the Thunder 112-106 on Sunday night. Gary Trent Jr. added 23 points for Toronto, which has won three...

Perez's 2-run shot gives Royals 2-0 win over Blue Jays

Apr. 18, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tapped his bat twice on the plate to make sure it wasn't cracked, then sent the next pitch he saw from Toronto reliever T.J. Zeuch into the left-field fountains, breaking open a scoreless game and sending the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over...

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...

Patrick Marleau set to break Gordie Howe's games record

Apr. 18, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

For Patrick Marleau, the best part about Monday night when he is set to surpass Gordie Howe's record for most games played in NHL history will be the same as it has been for the previous 1,767 games. The joy of playing the game that he's loved ever since he was a kid...

Toye's early goal helps Toronto beat Montreal 4-2 in opener

Apr. 17, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mason Toye scored in the third minute and Montreal led the rest of the way in its 4-2 win over Toronto on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. On the counterattack, Zachary Brault-Guillard ran up the middle of the field before...

Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire of many

Apr. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public. The pandemic restrictions...

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez's walk-off

Apr. 17, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into the sixth...

US women's hockey coach steps down due to COVID-19 concerns

Apr. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down while citing COVID-19 protocol concerns less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. “I was not comfortable with...

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident...