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Raptors' series lead disappears after 106-98 Game 4 loss to Wizards

Raptors' series lead disappears after 106-98 Game 4 loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON — In the final eight minutes of Sunday night's ugly loss, the Toronto Raptors' eight-point lead turned into an eight-point deficit.
Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

DENVER — Mattias Ekholm ignited the offence early with the first goal by a Nashville defenceman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Ga

Raptors' series lead disappears after 106-98 Game 4 loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON — The Toronto Raptors saw their playoff series lead disappear on Sunday.
Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

Ginobili, Aldridge help Spurs beat Warriors to avoid sweep

SAN ANTONIO — Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it. Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs' season.
Canada overcomes injuries to top Ukraine in Fed Cup playoff 3-2

Canada overcomes injuries to top Ukraine in Fed Cup playoff 3-2

MONTREAL — Even with a rash of injuries, Canada's Fed Cup squad found a way to defeat Ukraine. A closing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory by the doubles team of Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont.
Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch

Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch

PHILADELPHIA — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career post-season hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs.

Canada downs Japan for 11th-place finish at Rugby Sevens Series

KITAKYUSHU, Japan — Megan Lukan scored a try and added a conversion in the 10th minute as Canada downed host Japan 33-14 on Sunday to finish the Kitakyushu stop of women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in 11th place.

Fresh off Commonwealth Games gold, Canadian beach volleyballers win in China

XIAMEN, China — Fresh off their gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes defeated Americans Brittany Hochevar and Kelly Claes 21-19, 21-14 Sunday to win the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Op
Canadian rider Michael Woods makes history at Liege-Bastogne-Liege race

Canadian rider Michael Woods makes history at Liege-Bastogne-Liege race

ANS, Belgium — Michael Woods became the first Canadian to finish on the podium at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race, cycling's oldest classic, when he sprinted to second place Sunday.
Connor Hellebuyck emerging as elite goalie at right time for Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck emerging as elite goalie at right time for Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG — Connor Hellebuyck's back-to-back shutouts in Games 4 and 5 highlighted the Winnipeg Jets' impressive opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in which they eliminated the Minnesota Wild in five games.