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Raptors star DeMar DeRozan misses game in Orlando due to thigh contusion

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Toronto Raptors faced the Orlando Magic without DeMar DeRozan on Tuesday. The Raptors said the all-star guard was suffering from a left thigh contusion.

Whitecaps hope common sense overturns red card given team captain

VANCOUVER — Head coach Carl Robinson is hoping "common sense comes out" now that the Vancouver Whitecaps are appealing a red card given to defender Kendall Waston over the weekend.
NHL wants situation room, not referees, to have final say on goalie interference

NHL wants situation room, not referees, to have final say on goalie interference

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL general managers came to Florida looking for clarity and consistency on goalie interference calls. With the playoffs just around the corner, they might wind up getting both.

Toronto Wolfpack drawn to face Barrow Raiders in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack will face Barrow Raiders in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. The rugby league match is scheduled for the weekend of April 21-22 at Craven Park in Barrow-in-Furness, England.
Kevin Koe recruits former McEwen third Neufeld, Flasch to curling team

Kevin Koe recruits former McEwen third Neufeld, Flasch to curling team

CALGARY — Kevin Koe has revamped his curling team for next season, adding B.J. Neufeld at third and Colton Flasch at second. Koe, third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert finished fourth at the Winter Olympics in February.
Not even Ellen DeGeneres can get Virtue, Moir to say they're more than friends

Not even Ellen DeGeneres can get Virtue, Moir to say they're more than friends

Not even Ellen DeGeneres could get Canadian ice dance sensations Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to say they are more than friends.
Blue Jays name veteran left-hander Happ opening day starter against Yankees

Blue Jays name veteran left-hander Happ opening day starter against Yankees

DUNEDIN, Fla. — There was a time in J.A. Happ's career when he wouldn't have been considered to start an opening day game. And even if he was, he wouldn't have remembered.
Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes

Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals.
Ekman-Larsson's two late goals lead Coyotes past Flames

Ekman-Larsson's two late goals lead Coyotes past Flames

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Arizona Coyotes aren't going to the NHL playoffs this season. However, that doesn't mean they're taking it easy against contending teams.

Monday's Games

Monday's Games NHL Florida at Montreal Arizona 5 Calgary 2 Columbus 5 Boston 4 (OT) Nashville 4 Buffalo 0 Los Angeles 4 Minnesota 3 (OT) --- AHL Rockford 5 Iowa 2 --- NBA Cleveland 124, Milwaukee 117 Indiana 110, L.A.