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Thursday's Games NHL Calgary 2 Minnesota 0 Vancouver 5 Nashville 3 Montreal 5 Ottawa 2 Detroit 5 Toronto 4 (OT) Pittsburgh 6 N.Y.
U.S., Japan in first after men's, women's short programs at Grand Prix Final

U.S., Japan in first after men's, women's short programs at Grand Prix Final

VANCOUVER — Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno wasn't happy with his performance at the Grand Prix Finals on Thursday. The 20-year-old sat in second after the men's short program with 91.
Smith earns shutout for Calgary Flames in 2-0 win over Minnesota Wild

Smith earns shutout for Calgary Flames in 2-0 win over Minnesota Wild

CALGARY — Mike Smith pumped his fist after a 31-save shutout for the Calgary Flames in a 2-0 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
Larkin scores in OT as Red Wings edge Maple Leafs 5-4 in Nylander's debut

Larkin scores in OT as Red Wings edge Maple Leafs 5-4 in Nylander's debut

TORONTO — Maple Leafs head Mike Babcock expected William Nylander to be "the freshest guy in hockey" on Thursday night.
Brad Jacobs sits atop standings at Canada Cup with 4-0 record

Brad Jacobs sits atop standings at Canada Cup with 4-0 record

ESTEVAN, Sask. — Defending men's champion Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg has yet to earn his first win through six draws at the Canada Cup.
Byron scores twice, Canadiens beat Senators to sweep home-and-home set

Byron scores twice, Canadiens beat Senators to sweep home-and-home set

OTTAWA — The losses are accumulating on and off the ice for the Ottawa Senators this week. Thanks to a two-goal effort from Paul Byron, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Senators 5-2 on Thursday for the second time this week.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.
Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders retain services of five Canadians

Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders retain services of five Canadians

CALGARY — The Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders have re-signed five of their Canadians.
Fighters not swayed by risk of head trauma in combat sports like boxing and MMA

Fighters not swayed by risk of head trauma in combat sports like boxing and MMA

The severe traumatic brain injury suffered by Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has pushed the subject of head trauma in combat sports back into the spotlight.
UFC boss says former NFLer with violent past deserves a second chance

UFC boss says former NFLer with violent past deserves a second chance

TORONTO — A former football player chased from the NFL following a domestic violence charge. And a female fighter whose husband faces a charge of attempted murder for allegedly assaulting her.