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Murray having 'an absolute blast' as dream playoff run continues for Pens NHL

PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray might've been bothered when he was younger by the Jay Beagle shot that beat him less than three minutes into Game 4, a harmless backhand far-side over the left shoulder. This version of Murray, still only 21 and...

WHL coach of the year Dave Lowry says he's ready to coach at NHL level HOCKEY

CALGARY — With head coaching gigs popping up around the NHL, Dave Lowry will be keeping his phone close by. Lowry, who has been the bench boss for the Victoria Royals for the last three seasons, earned his second Western Hockey League coach...

Ovechkin, Tavares, Weber are Messier finalists HOCKEY

NEW YORK — Washington's Alex Ovechkin, the New York Islanders' John Tavares and Nashville's Shea Weber are the finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership...

Martin delivers bases-loaded hit in ninth inning as Blue Jays top Rangers 4-3 BASEBALL

TORONTO — Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin entered Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers mired in an offensive slump. His bat came to life at the perfect...

Corey Perry to captain Team Canada at hockey world championships HOCKEY

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Two-time Olympic gold medallist Corey Perry has been named the captain of the Canadian men's hockey team at the IIHF World Championship. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly of the Buffalo...

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...

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