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  • Ginobili leads Spurs past Raptors, 116-103

    December 11, 2013 2:27 AM 23

    San Antonio has won three of six since its 11-game winning streak was halted with a loss at Oklahoma City on Nov. 27. Danny Green had 14 points for the Spurs, while Marco Belinelli had 12 and Patty Mills 11. DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points and Amir Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Terrence

  • Leafs' Bernier: Two-way play makes Kings successful

    December 11, 2013 1:32 AM 30

    Of course, the Maple Leafs goaltender would love nothing more than to face his former team, the Los Angeles Kings, on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Kings drafted Bernier in 2006 and he won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2012, but wasn’t able to topple Jonathan Quick from the starter’s perch and became expendable, finding his way via trade

  • Blue Jays' GM Alex Anthopoulos waits for market to come to him: Griffin

    December 11, 2013 1:16 AM 39

    ORLANDO-For years, the Blue Jays have been used by player agents, mentioned as a team interested in their client, with Toronto's offer being used to drive up the price for other clubs. No more. The new strategy for GM Alex Anthopoulos is apparently to let the free-agent market for starting pitchers play itself out, while having player representatives

  • Former Blue Jay DeRosa laments difficult season

    December 11, 2013 1:12 AM 29

    “The disappointing thing about my year in Toronto was never realistically having a chance after the April and May,” said DeRosa. “We won 11 games straight to get over .500 and that jacked us all up. We would have had to do that two or three times to be relevant.”

  • UFC champion Georges St-Pierre to discuss future at Quebec City event

    December 10, 2013 9:16 PM 34

    TORONTO -- Georges St-Pierre will shed light on his future later this week in Quebec City. There has been a question-mark hanging over the UFC welterweight champion since his controversial win over No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks last month at UFC 167. St-Pierre said immediately after the fight that he needed time away from his sport to take care of personal

  • Oilers winger Taylor Hall developing defensive game

    December 10, 2013 5:54 AM 22

    The Edmonton Oilers forward is coming off a strong week, good enough to be recognized Monday by the NHL as one of its three stars. Hall had four goals and a pair of assists in three games for the Oilers last week, but credits his good form to better play in his own end, despite what a television analyst might say. “I feel like I’ve been playing pretty

  • Canadiens drop Sabres for 5th straight win

    December 10, 2013 4:05 AM 28

    It's not often the Canadiens get a big offensive boost from their fourth line. But on Saturday Brandon Prust, Travis Moen and Ryan White were the difference in Montreal's 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. "It's good for us to chip in," said Prust, whose third goal of the year put the Canadiens in front 1-0 early in the second period. "Those top guys have been carrying

  • NHL rumors: Phoenix Coyotes 'prepared to host an outdoor game'

    December 10, 2013 12:11 AM 27

    Outdoor hockey has become all the rage, especially with the introduction of the Stadium Series this year that will bring outdoor games to Chicago, New York, Vancouver and even Los Angeles. Add that to the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. and you have six outdoor games this season alone. It's not a fad that's going to pass, at least anytime soon. The outdoor

  • Sens-Sabres rearguards struggle in second NHL season

    December 10, 2013 12:08 AM 22

    Ten other first-round picks have also seen their NHL stock take a dip With the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres playing a home-and-home series this week, there will be plenty of attention on two struggling young defencemen. Jared Cowen and Tyler Myers are both former first-round picks who had solid rookie seasons in the National Hockey League, but, since

  • NHL TV deal could be 'grand slam...

    December 10, 2013 12:07 AM 32

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – When the new Canadian-led ownership group assumed control of the Phoenix Coyotes, it was full-speed ahead to get everything in order. Hockey was taken care of thanks to general manager Don Maloney, but on the business side the new owners had two months from closing the sale until the season started. They needed to sell tickets