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January 21, 2018 3:04 AM Déjà vu: Bruins burn Habs for 2nd time in a week

David Pastrnak scored two goals and set up another as the Boston Bruins defeated Montreal on Saturday night 4-1 to sweep a set of three games in an eight-day period over the Canadiens. Torey Krug had a goal and two assists and Riley Nash added an empty-net goal for Boston (27-10-8), which extended its point streak to 16 games (12-0-4). Max Pacioretty 6

January 21, 2018 2:35 AM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign QB Darian Durant to 1-year contract

Veteran quarterback will be backup to Bombers' Matt Nichols The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a veteran quarterback to backup Matt Nichols. The Bombers announced late Saturday evening they have signed a one-year contract with Darian Durant, just days after he was let go from the Montreal Alouettes. "One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify 6

January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 5

January 19, 2018 3:00 AM Friday NBA game preview: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Serge Ibaka matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Spurs big man lit up Toronto for 20 points earlier this season, and was involved in a bit of fracas with Ibaka that preceded the Toronto forward fouling out of the game. A feisty matchup to watch. San Antonio will be without Kawhi Leonard, out indefinitely while trying to deal with a lingering 7

January 18, 2018 4:29 AM Thursday NHL game preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers

Flyer Sean Couturier on fire with Leafs coming to town. Sean Couturier of the Flyers is on a tear, with seven goals in his last five games. He has reached a career-high 25 goals and is on pace to surpass 40, a formidable force on a Flyers team that is climbing the standings after a terrible November in which they lost 10 straight games. Mitch Marner 11

January 16, 2018 8:02 PM Diehard Stampeders fans celebrate big win

Being a diehard Calgary Stampeders fan is no easy task for Jim Ashwood. Ashwood, who’s enthusiastically cheered for the Stamps since 1963, said his nerves were so strong before and during Sunday’s Western Final that he just wasn’t himself. “I get sick. I get ornery. I’m out of it. I just want them to win so bad. I’m mad. I’m silly,” he said while watching 16

January 16, 2018 6:19 PM ‘My game feels good’: Canadian Mike Weir returns to PGA Tour after worldwide swing

The 47-year-old golfer will return to the PGA Tour for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. After spending the last year playing golf in such places as Italy, Morocco, Fiji, Australia, and South Africa, Canadian Mike Weir returns to the PGA Tour this week for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. Weir, of Brights Grove, Ont., is a past champion 12

January 15, 2018 10:02 PM Phillip Danault showing signs of concussion after being struck in head

Canadiens announced Monday that the centre's condition would be evaluated daily The Montreal Canadiens say centre Phillip Danault has symptoms of a concussion after being struck on the head by a puck. The team said in a statement Monday that Danault's condition will be evaluated daily. The 24-year-old was hit on the side of the head by a rising point 10

January 15, 2018 9:07 PM Lowry returns from injury, but 76ers put hurt on Raptors

Philadelphia holds on despite late Toronto rally DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry struggled in his return from a three-game absence because of a bruised tailbone as the Toronto Raptors lost 117-111 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday afternoon. Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the 76ers narrowly avoided blowing another big lead; Philadelphia 10

January 14, 2018 9:30 PM Monday game preview: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers' Ben Simmons is a leading rookie of the year candidate. If Kyle Lowry can’t go for Toronto — his bruised tailbone is still an issue — Delon Wright will start against the six-foot-10 Ben Simmons, who is among the leading rookie of the year candidates and averages 16.9 points, 7.3 assists and 8.2 rebounds a game. The game has an early start 10