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Carroll scores 21 points as Raptors even series with Miami with 96-92 victory TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — DeMarre Carroll came up big for the Toronto Raptors both on and off the floor Thursday. Carroll showed some tough love for struggling all-star Kyle Lowry, and then went out and scored a team-high 21 points to lift the Raptors 96-92...

Steady Eddie: Encarnacion drives in six runs as Blue Jays crush Rangers 12-2 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays are finally looking like the team that mashed its way to a division title last season. Edwin Encarnacion drove in six runs — including a three-run homer in a six-run third inning — as the Blue Jays...

Gallant, Ruff and Trotz named Jack Adams Award finalists as NHL's best coaches NHL PLAYOFFS

NEW YORK — Florida's Gerard Gallant, Dallas's Lindy Ruff and Washington's Barry Trotz were named the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Thursday, given to the NHL's best head coach. Gallant led the Panthers (47-26-9,...

Cody Eakin scores in OT, Stars beat Blues 3-2 to tie series NHL PLAYOFFS

ST. LOUIS — In short order, the Dallas Stars went from embarrassed to triumphant. Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night, bouncing back smartly from a blowout loss two days earlier...

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...

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...

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...

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