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U.S. takes gold, Canada silver at para hockey championship

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Team Canada is taking home silver from the world para hockey championship after dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to the U.S. on Saturday.
Blazers go up 2-1 after 140-137 win in 4 OTs over Denver

Blazers go up 2-1 after 140-137 win in 4 OTs over Denver

PORTLAND, Ore. — Rodney Hood checked back into the game, a fresh body among the weary ones all over the court. Eager for post-season redemption after struggling in the playoffs last year, Hood got his chance Friday night.

Friday's Games

Friday's Games NHL Playoffs Carolina 5 New York Islanders 2 (Hurricanes win series 4-0) Dallas 2 St.
Spezza, Lindell score, Stars edge Blues for 3-2 series lead

Spezza, Lindell score, Stars edge Blues for 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS — Ben Bishop looked the part of a Vezina Trophy finalist, except for one play. Jason Spezza scored and Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St.
Blue Jays get unearned run in 12th for 1-0 win at Rangers

Blue Jays get unearned run in 12th for 1-0 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Toronto Blue Jays outlasted the Rangers to win after an overnight trip to Texas, two outstanding starting performances, some rain and an errant throw in the 12th inning.
Whitecaps extend Rapids' winless streak to 10 games.

Whitecaps extend Rapids' winless streak to 10 games.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Andy Rose scored in the 87th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps hold off winless Colorado 3-2 on Friday night, spoiling the interim coach Conor Casey's debut with the Rapids.
Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

BOSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept attacking and the Boston Celtics kept fouling. The fouls may have slowed the second half of Game 3, but nothing could stop Antetokounmpo from putting together a signature performance in TD Garden.
Women's players hope NHL steps in to create new league

Women's players hope NHL steps in to create new league

Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women's hockey league might look like. The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S. have done it. And that was enough for the 2018 U.S.
Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4

Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4

RALEIGH, N.C. — Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to sweep their second-round series.

Blue Jays designate Hanson for assignment, select Law's contract from triple-A

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays designated utilityman Alen Hanson for assignment on Friday while selecting the contract of right-handed pitcher Derek Law from triple-A Buffalo.