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Lowry hoping to rediscover love of playing to overcome "mind-boggling" slump NBA

TORONTO — A mug shot of Kyle Lowry on a milk carton was making the rounds on social media on Wednesday. Posted by Twitter account Fake SportsCenter, the milk carton had Lowry's smiling face under the headline: "Missing. Have you...

Bosh officially declared out for remainder of Heat season NBA

MIAMI — Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in this post-season. The Heat and Bosh made the announcement Wednesday...

Blues' winger Scottie Upshall watches from afar as hometown Fort McMurray burns NHL

St. Louis Blues winger Scottie Upshall saw images of the wildfire spreading across his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alta., and likened them to a disaster movie. "A movie that I don't really want to watch," he told reporters Wednesday....

Murray the brightest among batch of rookie contributors for Pittsburgh NHL PLAYOFFS

PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray wasn't the first, second, third or even the fourth goaltender taken at the 2012 NHL draft. Nine goalies went ahead of Murray that day at Pittsburgh's...

Predators beat Sharks 4-1, pull within 2-1 in series NHL PLAYOFFS

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators finally figured out how to shut down the NHL's best road team and a pretty potent power play. As a result, they have given themselves a chance to tie their second-round series. Weber scored the go-ahead...

Lowry's long bomb forces overtime, but Raptors lose to Heat 102-96 TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — On a night the Toronto Raptors played poorly, they very nearly pulled off a victory after Kyle Lowry's long-distance buzzer-beater forced overtime. But it all fell apart over the extra five minutes, as the Raptors dropped a...

Justin Smoak goes deep twice, Jays beat Rangers 3-1 in 10 innings TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — Justin Smoak tied the game in the ninth, then hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Smoak sent the first pitch he saw off Rangers reliever Phil...

Boyle's OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3 NHL PLAYOFFS

NEW YORK — Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their...

Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games HOCKEY

SOCHI, Russia — The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel puts the chances...

Letang set for hearing on head-hit, absence would be crushing to Pens defence

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins could be without their best defenceman for Game 4 of their second round series with the Washington Capitals. Kris Letang was scheduled to have hearing on Tuesday with the NHL's department of player...

Raptors ratings improving, but still struggling to compete with hockey, baseball TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors are getting more attention from Canadian television viewers, but are still struggling to compete with hockey and baseball. Sportsnet says the Raptors' first-round Game 7 win over the Indiana Pacers had average...

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