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  • Maple Leafs survive Rangers comeback to win wild home opener

    October 8, 2017 2:34 AM 16

    The Maple Leafs squandered a five-goal lead but managed to keep the offence coming, beating the Rangers 8-5. TORONTO — Third-period goals by Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri helped stave off a four-goal New York Rangers comeback and give the Toronto Maple Leafs an 8-5 win in a wild home opener Saturday night. The Leafs (2-0-0) have now scored

  • Ovechkin gets historic hat trick as Capitals beat Canadiens

    October 8, 2017 2:29 AM 19

    Alex Ovechkin scored a whopping four goals to one-up his hat trick last game, helping the Capitals chase Carey Price and beat the Canadiens 6-1. WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season, and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Saturday night

  • Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raises fist during national anthem

    October 8, 2017 1:50 AM 9

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the playing of the national anthem before the team's first road game of the season. The 27-year-old Brown, who was scratched for Tampa Bay's season-opening win against Florida, remained standing throughout the anthem Saturday night. Brown, one of approximately 30 black players in the NHL, used the same protest

  • Graham DeLaet's 4 birdies put him in contention at Safeway Open

    October 8, 2017 1:45 AM 11

    PGA Tour rookie Tyler Duncan parred the 18th hole for a scrambling 1-under 71 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday after three rounds of the Safeway Open. Duncan, whose only previous PGA Tour event was the 2015 U.S. Open, had five birdies and four birdies to reach 14-under 202 in the season opener at Silverado Resort and Spa. Chesson Hadley, a one-time

  • Stanley Cup talk starts to get important now for Leafs

    October 7, 2017 10:39 PM 28

    The Stanley Cup ring was in the Maple Leafs dressing room Saturday morning and Peter Stemkowski was showing it to some of the young Toronto players. Most of them, frankly, weren’t sure who this rather round, aging man was. Almost no one knew that Stemkowski scored 12 points in 12 playoff games in the 1967 playoffs or that one season later, when the NHL went from six teams

  • Indians’ Encarnacion ‘much better,’ eyeing post-season return

    October 7, 2017 8:53 PM 16

    NEW YORK — Even on their days off, things keep going right for the Cleveland Indians. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again this post-season after spraining his right ankle during a frightening moment in Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion probably won’t start Game 3 Sunday

  • Edwin Encarnacion's status uncertain after suffering ankle injury

    October 7, 2017 8:18 PM 9

    Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again this post-season after sustaining ligament damage in his right ankle during Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion probably won't start Game 3 Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, but could play. Encarnacion was wearing a boot and using

  • Jagr postpones debut with Calgary Flames, skips home-opener

    October 7, 2017 6:17 PM 19

    Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan talks about his timeline for Jaromir Jagr and how its in the veterans hands to decide when he is ready to go. The 45-year-old right-winger opted not to play in Calgary’s home-opener Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. After arriving Wednesday from his native Czech Republic, Jagr had two practices and Saturday’s pre-game

  • Dazzling basketball legend Connie Hawkins dies at 75

    October 7, 2017 6:11 PM 10

    Hawkins, whose death was announced by the Phoenix Suns, was known for his ability to blow by defenders and finish at the rim with breathtaking wizardry or a thunderous slam. PHOENIX—Connie Hawkins, basketball’s dazzling schoolyard legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died at 75. His death was announced Saturday by the Phoenix

  • Moore looking to secure fourth-line role in second stint with Leafs

    October 7, 2017 5:23 PM 25

    Leafs Ice Chips: Excitement so high players being asked to sign fast food TORONTO – Hockey has a funny way of bringing all kinds of people together – even old rivals. When Dominic Moore lines up for his first regular season game with the Maple Leafs this year on Saturday night, it will be across from the New York Rangers, the same team that drafted him back in 2000. To Moore’s