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Cavaliers roar back to clobber Raptors 116-78, taking 3-2 series lead TORONTO RAPTORS

CLEVELAND — The Toronto Raptors rode a wave of momentum into Cleveland on Wednesday. But by the merciful end of an atrocious Game 5 effort, it was tough to believe the Raptors had ever beaten the Cavaliers at all. Cleveland's trio...

How Joe Pavelski went from seventh-round unknown to Conn Smythe favourite NHL PLAYOFFS

The NHL scouts parading through Waterloo, Iowa, usually said the same thing about Joe Pavelski. "'He can't skate, he's not big enough. He can't skate, he's not big enough'," recalls P.K. O'Handley, who coached...

Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips announces his retirement NHL

OTTAWA — Longtime Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips is announcing his retirement. He made his debut with the Senators in 1997 and spent his entire NHL career with the team. Phillips missed this past season due to back problems....

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard loses at French Open TENNIS

PARIS — Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated from the French Open after a 6-4, 6-4 second-round loss to eighth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland. A French Open semifinalist last year, Bacsinszky was broken in her first service...

Martin hits first 2 HRs of season, Blue Jays top Yankees 8-4 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

NEW YORK — Once he finally produced some power at the plate, Russell Martin got into a dangerous groove. Martin hit his first two home runs of the season, Michael Saunders also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out their big bats...

Sharks head to 1st Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues NHL PLAYOFFS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and the rest of the San Jose Sharks gathered around the Campbell Bowl for a celebratory picture after winning the Western...

Canucks send Jared McCann, picks to Panthers for Erik Gudbranson and pick NHL

VANCOUVER — Defenceman Erik Gudbranson was acquired by the Vancouver Canucks in a trade with the Panthers on Wednesday night that sent centre Jared McCann to Florida. Vancouver also got Florida's 2016 fifth round pick (NYI) and the Canucks...

Yanks back at .500, beat Blue Jays 6-0 behind Eovaldi BASEBALL

NEW YORK — After their worst start in a quarter-century, the New York Yankees allowed themselves a moment to exhale: For the first time since the second week of the season,...

Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7 NHL

TAMPA, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist,...

Van Koeverden, De Grasse among high profile athletes following Raptors run SPORTS

TORONTO — Aboard a flight during a recent Toronto Raptors playoff game, Adam van Koeverden had to turn MacGyver to catch it. The WiFi was cutting in and out. The online...

London Knights advance to Memorial Cup final with win over Rouyn-Noranda Huskies HOCKEY

RED DEER, Alta. — It's been 54 days since the London Knights last suffered a loss. They will attempt to run their win streak to 17 games when they play in the Memorial...

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