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October 16, 2018 2:26 AM Kapanen, Sparks help Maple Leafs stretch win streak to five

Offensive stars: Defenceman Jake Gardiner assisted on the Leafs’ first two goals. He has yet to score this season, but he’s still contributing on offence with great stretch passes … Kapanen notched his third goal of the season with a bank shot off Kings goalie Jack Campbell just 46 seconds into the game. Midway through the third period, Kapanen scored 7

October 15, 2018 9:34 PM Kings’ Doughty calls Leafs the real deal — but never wanted to play here

The Leafs’ primary measuring stick — after the score, of course — is high-end chances for and against, tracked by the research and development team led by Darryl Metcalf. The stats are largely proprietary and not available publicly unless they feel like sharing. After Saturday night’s 4-2 win in Washington, though, coach Mike Babcock said the Leafs had 12 high-end 6

October 15, 2018 4:39 PM Garret Sparks to start for Maple Leafs against the Kings

Sporting News: How difficult was it to evaluate Garret’s first game, which was that wild offensive affair in Chicago? Babcock: The great thing about it, just like you, get evaluated every day in life. Same in pro hockey. Tonight's game marks the 150th meeting between the Maple Leafs and Kings. ...The Maple Leafs have a record of 62-64-21-2 in the previous 6

October 15, 2018 3:17 AM Price didn’t win, but Red Sox did to tie ALCS with Astros

BOSTON—David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of his first career post-season win as a starter 9

October 15, 2018 12:47 AM Johnathan Joseph’s pick-six the difference for Texans over Bills

Joseph’s late-game heroics helped Houston to its third straight win on a day Watson committed three turnovers. The Bills hurried and harassed Watson all day, sacking him seven times and hitting him 12 more. Watson, questionable this week with a chest injury, was slow to get up several times and didn’t seem to be moving as well as he normally does. Watson 7

October 14, 2018 11:13 PM Canadian women lock up World Cup soccer berth in style

The Canadian women’s soccer team booked its spot in next summer’s Women’s World Cup with a 7-0 win over Panama in Sunday’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinal in Frisco, Texas. A six-goal second half, after captain Christine Sinclair opened the scoring the in 44th minute, ensured Canada will qualify for the seventh time in France next summer. Sinclair 7

October 13, 2018 6:05 PM Canadian teen Auger-Aliassime wins Challenger series title

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN—Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak 6-3, 6-2 to win the Tashkent Challenger tennis title on Saturday. Auger-Aliassime needed 67 minutes to complete the victory for his second Challenger series title of the season. The 18-year-old from Montreal earned $10,800 U.S. from the $75,000 purse 40

October 12, 2018 4:53 AM Eagles find the Giants are the perfect cure for a losing streak

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—All the Philadelphia Eagles needed to get over their Super Bowl hangover was a little more urgency, some big plays and a timely game against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their defence and special teams in beating the struggling Giants 34-13 on Thursday 10

October 12, 2018 3:01 AM Raptors wrap up pre-season with win in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS—Pascal Siakam had 21 points and 11 rebounds and OG Anunoby added 15 points as a shorthanded Toronto Raptors squad wrapped up pre-season play with a 134-119 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. CJ Miles had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting — including 3 of 4 from the three-point line — off the bench for Toronto (4-1). Malachi Richardson 10

October 11, 2018 4:55 PM U.S. border ban on Canadian cannabis workers lifted

VANCOUVER—Canadians who work in the domestic cannabis industry will be allowed free entry to the United States according to an update made quietly on Tuesday to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy on cannabis and the border. The update came with little fanfare but it indicates an enormous shift in a policy stance that had generated fears 9