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Usmanov urges IOC to let Russia flag fly at 2018 Olympics

Usmanov urges IOC to let Russia flag fly at 2018 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A leading Russian sports official has urged the IOC to reverse a ban on the country's flag from the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Canucks acquire forward Nic Dowd from Kings for defenceman Jordan Subban.

Canucks acquire forward Nic Dowd from Kings for defenceman Jordan Subban.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired forward Nic Dowd from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenceman Jordan Subban. The deal was announced late Thursday evening, shortly after Vancouver's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia at home.
Toronto FC players ready if needed for penalties in MLS  Cup final rematch

Toronto FC players ready if needed for penalties in MLS Cup final rematch

TORONTO — With Sebastian Giovinco subbed off in the 103rd minute after feeling sub-par, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney was looking for penalty-takers.
Kings beat Senators for 7th straight win

Kings beat Senators for 7th straight win

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings are a veteran team on a roll. Overtime against the struggling Ottawa Senators certainly wasn't going to faze them.
Gostisbehere and Giroux lead way, Flyers beat Canucks 4-1 for third straight win

Gostisbehere and Giroux lead way, Flyers beat Canucks 4-1 for third straight win

VANCOUVER — If the Canucks were wondering who would fill the offensive gap left behind by injured top-line forward Bo Horvat, the answer wasn't clear Thursday night.
Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire

Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire

SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California's major wildfires tore through a training centre in San Diego County. Not all made it.

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games NHL Pittsburgh 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT) Boston 6 Arizona 1 Tampa Bay 5 Colorado 2 Florida 6 Winnipeg 4 Calgary 3 Montreal 2 OT St.
Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

ATLANTA — With the season potentially hanging in the balance, Deion Jones leaped high in the air, about as high as he could go. He reached even higher, snatching the ball away before it could reach the intended target.
Haley breaks tie in 3rd, Panthers beat Jets 6-4

Haley breaks tie in 3rd, Panthers beat Jets 6-4

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers lost another key player in a win Thursday night. Micheal Haley scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Panthers overcame an injury to Aleksander Barkov to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-4.

WHL Roundup: Halbgewachs scores OT winner as Warriors edge Oil Kings

EDMONTON — Jayden Halbgewachs scored his second goal of the game 26 seconds into overtime as the Moose Jaw Warriors downed the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 in Western Hockey League action on Thursday.