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Kikuchi strong again as Jays blank Twins1 minute read 3:18 PM CDT
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi turned in another impressive spring training start as the Blue Jays downed the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday.
Kikuchi struck out nine over five scoreless innings, scattering three hits and allowing one walk over his start.
The lefty lowered his spring earned-run average from 1.38 to 1.00. He is 2-1 with 25 strikeouts over 18 innings in six pre-season starts.
Kikuchi came into the season on the heels of a mediocre debut season with the Jays with a 6-7 record and 5.19 ERA.
QMJHL Roundup: Phoenix snap Olympiques' win streak3 minute read Preview Yesterday at 10:41 PM CDT
SHERBROOKE, Que. - Joshua Roy scored the game-winning goal 51 seconds into overtime as the Sherbrooke Phoenix survived a late comeback effort from the Gatineau Olympiques for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday.
The Phoenix snapped the Olympiques' 21-game winning streak in a battle between the two best teams in the Western Conference.
Justin Gill, Jacob Melanson and Ethan Gauthier provided the rest of the offence for Sherbrooke (48-13-3-2). Olivier Adam made 23 saves.
Zachary Dean, with two goals, and Riley Kidney replied for Gatineau (47-12-5-2). Francesco Lapenna stopped 38 shots.
OHL Roundup: Spitfires defeat Storm 4-12 minute read Preview Yesterday at 9:55 PM CDT
WINDSOR, Ont. - Matthew Maggio and Alex Christopoulos each had a goal and an assist as the Windsor Spitfires topped the Guelph Storm 4-1 on Wednesday.
Maggio's two-point effort added to his OHL-leading totals of 52 goals and 109 points this season.
Shane Wright and Aidan Castle contributed the others for Western Conference-leading Windsor (43-17-4-2). Joey Costanzo turned aside 27 shots.
Cooper Walker ended Costanzo's shutout bid 11:29 into the third period for Guelph (33-28-4-1). Brayden Gillespie made 32 saves.
Canada's Nembhard leads Pacers past Raptors4 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 10:34 PM CDT
Henderson, Leblanc at LPGA Drive On Championship3 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 9:28 PM CDT
AP source: Steve Apostolopoulos joins bidding for Commanders2 minute read Preview Yesterday at 3:57 PM CDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos has joined the bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because details of the sale process are not being publicized.
Apostolopoulos joins groups led by Josh Harris and Tilman Fertitta in getting approved by the league to bid on the team. Apostolopoulos is a Toronto native who went to Harvard and is the founder of a private equity venture company.
A spokesperson said the team had no comment on the ongoing situation. ESPN was first to report Apostolopoulos entering the bidding and touring the team's facilities.
Gonzaga's second-round win no surprise to bettors2 minute read Preview Yesterday at 2:06 PM CDT
TORONTO - It was a crazy start to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Among the early upsets was 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson shocking top-seeded Purdue 63-58 on Friday. What's even more stunning is the Boilermakers came in as 22.5-point favourites.
According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., 91 per cent of Proline-plus customers successfully predicted third-seeded Gonzaga's 84-81 second-round win Sunday over No. 6 TCU. However, just nine per cent had No. 4 Tennessee defeating No. 5 Duke 65-52 on Saturday and eight per cent correctly predicted No. 8 Arkansas upsetting No. 1 Kansas 72-71 on Saturday.
And 21 per cent of punters had No. 7 Michigan dispatching No. 2 Marquette 69-60 on Sunday.
Russia, Belarus barred from next season’s ice hockey worlds2 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 4:23 PM CDT
Hurricanes managing big injuries, tight Metro race5 minute read Preview Yesterday at 9:49 AM CDT
Rod Brind'Amour wouldn't mind seeing his Carolina Hurricanes coast into the playoffs.
Given the razor-thin margins in the battle for this season's Metropolitan Division crown, that's unlikely to be the case.
Carolina has been in a back-and-forth battle with the New Jersey Devils in an arduous sprint that could come down to the schedule's final week in mid-April.
"We can't afford to lose a game because New Jersey's not losing," Brind'Amour, the team's head coach, said recently. "It's definitely been a stressful year that way because you feel like you have to win every night.
Sakamoto leads after short program at figure skating worlds4 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 9:43 AM CDT
Flames bounce back with 5-1 victory over Ducks4 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 12:44 AM CDT
T-Birds cruise past Blazers 6-3 in West showdown2 minute read Preview Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023
SEATTLE - Dylan Guenther scored twice, Jeremy Hanzel added three assists and the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the visiting Kamloops Blazers 6-3 in Western Hockey League action on Tuesday night.
The top two teams in the WHL's Western Conference will head to Kamloops on Wednesday for a rematch in the B.C. community.
Nolan Allan, Brad Lambert, Jared Davidson and Reid Schaefer (empty net) also scored for the Thunderbirds (53-9-1-2), who increased their lead in the West by nine points over the Blazers.
Olen Zellweger scored twice for the Blazers, while Ashton Ferster added a single. Caedan Bankier and Logan Stankoven each chipped in with two assists.
Golden Knights down Canucks for West's top spot5 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 12:59 AM CDT
Huskies unleash the offence in edging Foreurs 9-81 minute read Preview Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. - It wasn't a good night for goalies.
It took nine rounds to settle a shootout in which 11 goals were scored before the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies defeated the visiting Val-d'Or Foreurs 9-8 in the only Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game on Tuesday's schedule.
Danill Bourash scored three goals and Louis-Philippe Fontaine had a goal and four assists as the Huskies blew an 8-5 lead with under 17 minutes left in the third period.
Tristan Allard, Edouard Cournoyer, Francois-James Buteau, Bill Zonnon and Louis-Philippe Fontaine also scored in regulation time for the Huskies (36-24-4-3), who outshot the Foreurs 44-42.
Dach, Drouin get Canadiens started in 3-2 win over Lightning2 minute read Preview Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023
MONTREAL (AP) — Kirby Dach and Jonathan Drouin scored in the first period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Mike Matheson also scored for the Canadiens, who had lost six of their previous seven — including a 5-3 defeat at Tampa Bay on Saturday. Sam Montembault stopped 31 shots to improve to 14-14-3 on the season.
Brayden Point and Pat Maroon had goals for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 17 saves. The Lightning have lost two straight since winning four of five.
Dach got the Canadiens on the scoreboard 8:27 into the game as his shot from the slot hit Vasilevskiy's pads and slowly trickled across the goal line. It was Dach's 13th of the season.