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Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

NEW YORK — George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years.
Mathew Barzal's two-goal performance powers Islanders past Jets 3-1

Mathew Barzal's two-goal performance powers Islanders past Jets 3-1

WINNIPEG — Mathew Barzal says he's still finding his game, but it didn't look lost on Thursday. Barzal scored twice as the New York Islanders won their third straight game with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Canucks down Blues in shootout, get 1st road win

Canucks down Blues in shootout, get 1st road win

ST. LOUIS — Thatcher Demko is making the most of his time in the Canucks' starting lineup. Demko made 34 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all six shots in a shootout to help Vancouver to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki earn first NHL goals in Canadiens' 4-0 win over Wild

Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki earn first NHL goals in Canadiens' 4-0 win over Wild

MONTREAL — It sounded like an overtime winner in the playoffs.
Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.
Saskatchewan Roughriders aim to bring home energy on the road to B.C. Lions

Saskatchewan Roughriders aim to bring home energy on the road to B.C. Lions

VANCOUVER — The Saskatchewan Roughriders are hoping they can bring the spirit of Regina with them on their final road trip of the season. The Roughriders visit the B.C. Lions on Friday night at B.C.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to Stockholm quarterfinals

STOCKHOLM — Canada's Denis Shapovalov is off to the quarterfinals at the Stockholm Open. The No. 4 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Thursday in a second-round match at the ATP Tour 250 event.

Canada unbeaten heading into playoffs at world mixed curling championship

ABERDEEN, Scotland — Canada has secured the top spot in the playoffs at the world mixed curling championship.

Canadian Kailen Sheridan a finalist for NWSL top goalkeeper award

Canadian international Kailen Sheridan is a finalist for goalkeeper of the year in the National Women's Soccer League. The Sky Blue FC 'keeper is up against Aubrey Bledsoe of the Washington Spirit and Casey Murphy (Reign FC).
Montreal Alouettes keep foot on gas pedal while preparing for playoff return

Montreal Alouettes keep foot on gas pedal while preparing for playoff return

MONTREAL — Having already clinched a playoff spot, the Montreal Alouettes are looking at the final three games of the year as a post-season tune-up.