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Hammond will start for Avalanche in Game 5 vs. Predators

Thursday  21:01,   19 april 2018
theScore

Journeyman Andrew Hammond will start between the pipes for the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 against the Nashville Predators on Friday after Jonathan Bernier left Game 4 with a lower-body injury, the team announced Thursday. Hammond entered Game 4 in [...]

Anthopoulos: Bautista not expected to be in minors long

Thursday  21:01,   19 april 2018
Sportsnet

Jose Bautista signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, but if all goes well he’s expected to join the big club soon. Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos joined Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Baseball Central Thursday[...]

How long will the Leafs playoff beards get?

Thursday  21:01,   19 april 2018
Toronto Star

It's an odd sight, but the Maple Leafs playoff beards are starting to grow in.Well some."I wish I could grow a better one," said defenceman Jake Gardiner. "It's fun to see guys like Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott. Reminds[...]

Rangers gave Henrik Lundqvist option to be traded at deadline

Thursday  20:32,   19 april 2018
Sportsnet

According to MSG executive chairman Jim Dolan, if Henrik Lundqvist wanted to be traded, the New York Rangers would have found him a new home at the deadline.In the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline, the New York Rangers did something that[...]

Durant cracks Time Magazine's '100 most influential people' list

Thursday  18:06,   19 april 2018
theScore

Golden State Warriors forward and reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant was named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2018, the publication announced Thursday. In February, Durant revealed he was[...]

Milos Raonic withdraws from Monte Carlo Masters

Thursday  18:06,   19 april 2018
cbc.ca

Second-seeded Marin Cilic advanced without hitting a ball after Canadian Milos Raonic pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday with a right knee injury. It was not immediately clear how Raonic injured his knee. It was not immediately clear[...]

Blue Jays off to best start in a decade

Thursday  17:56,   19 april 2018
Toronto Star

While the city is focused on the playoff drives of both the Raptors and the Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays are off to their best start since 2009.The Blue Jays were expected to struggle this season, but are off to a 12-5 start after sweeping the Kansas[...]

Beloved Seinfeld character returns for the New Jersey Devils, because you gotta support the team

Thursday  16:56,   19 april 2018
Golf Digest

Beloved Seinfeld character returns for the New Jersey Devils for a playoff game, because you gotta support the teamThe core four of "Seinfield"—and if you need them named, you're reading the wrong article—is what made the show turn, but it was the[...]

How Gambling Is Fueling Hockey’s Hottest Team

Thursday  16:08,   19 april 2018
The Daily Beast

The Las Vegas Golden Knights point the way to a gambling-driven expansion model for professional sports.As a result, demand for Vegas Golden Knights playoff tickets are not only the hottest ticket in Vegas but also the NHL. With the series win,[...]

Twitter aghast over media telling NBA players about Erin Popovich's death on air

Thursday  15:08,   19 april 2018
theScore

On Wednesday night, news broke that Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, had died. As condolences and tributes began appearing, one group of people who hadn't heard right away were some NBA players themselves.[...]

Business as usual for Penguins as series lead turns to stranglehold

Thursday  15:08,   19 april 2018
Sportsnet

After a 5-0 pummelling on Wednesday in Philadelphia, this is no Las Vegas sweep. But it sure feels like one, as the defending Stanley Cup champions from Pittsburgh have pushed the Flyers to the brink.PHILADELPHIA — The buzzer had just gone and Matt[...]

Watch: Crosby stuffs goal, becomes all-time Pens leader in playoff points

Thursday  15:08,   19 april 2018
theScore

Move aside[...]

Dave Feschuk: DeMar DeRozan’s star is brightest in his toughest season

Thursday  15:07,   19 april 2018
Toronto Star

In the beginning, it was easy to be suspicious of DeMar DeRozan. On the night in 2009, when he was selected by the Raptors with the ninth pick in the draft, the teenaged one-and-done from the University of Southern California announced his arrival[...]

Cormier: McGregor will get ‘smashed’ by Nurmagomedov if UFC rivals fight

Thursday  15:07,   19 april 2018
Sportsnet

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov would be the most lucrative fight the UFC could put together right now.Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the most lucrative fight the UFC could put together right now and Nurmagomedov’s[...]

Murray becomes fastest NHL goalie to reach 25 playoff wins

Thursday  15:07,   19 april 2018
theScore

That didn't take long. With the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 on Wednesday night, goaltender Matt Murray became the fastest goalie in NHL history to reach 25 playoff wins. With his 5-0 shutout tonight,[...]