Bumgarner cruises as Giants shut out Pirates in NL wild-card game
Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in post-season history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday.
Fleury posts shutout as Penguins blank Wings in Crosby's preseason bow
Sidney Crosby made his exhibition debut in Pittsburgh's final preseason game, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to lead the Penguins past the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Wednesday night. Blake Comeau and Oskar Sundqvist scored for Pittsburgh (3-3), and Nick Spaling had two assists. Crosby, the reigning NHL MVP, did not have a point.
Price shines as Canadiens top Blackhawks
Rene Bourque and Nathan Beaulieu scored 1:54 apart early in the third period to snap scoreless tie and Carey Price made 31 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Michael Bournival added an empty-net goal for Montreal (4-1-0) with 59 seconds left.
Joensuu scores twice as Oilers beat Coyotes
Jesse Joensuu had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers managed a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in pre-season play on Wednesday. Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 4-2-0 in exhibition action.
Raonic on to the quarter-finals at Japan Open after beating Jurgen Melzer in straight sets
Canadian Milos Raonic reached his 11th quarter-final of the season Thursday as the third seed overpowered Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 6-3 at the Japan Open. The Thornhill, Ont. native, who was a Wimbledon semifinalist and twice runner-up in the Japanese capital at the ATP 500 event, spent 74 minutes is defeating Austria's 33-year-old veteran after losing to Melzer in 2012 indoors in Memphis
Belichick: ''On to Cincinnati''
In typical Bill Belichick fashion he was quick to dismiss any questions about their embarrassing loss to Kansas City, repeatedly saying New England has moved on and are focused on Cincinnati.
Siegel: Leafs' Robidas vows to be ready opening night
All signs point to the Maple Leafs having their top offseason acquisition in the lineup on opening night. Stephane Robidas, who broke his right leg for the second time in a matter of months in April, told TSN.ca that he expects to be ready when Toronto hosts Montreal a week from now in the season opener.
Miller confident in himself and the Canucks
At 34 years of age, Ryan Miller believes his days as an elite goaltender in the NHL are far from over. Farhan Lalji has more on how Miller is adjusting to his new surroundings in Vancouver.
Lewenberg: Ross' new look bodes well for NBA future
When we last saw Terrence Ross, the Raptors' soon-to-be third year swingman, he seemed understandably dejected after sleep walking through his first NBA playoff series. As TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg writes, it was a humbling experience for the wide-eyed 23-year-old and one that inspired him for the summer months that followed.
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2014-15 NHL Team Previews
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2014-15 NHL Pre-Season Draft Rankings
Next June, the best young amateur players in the world will be made available at the 2015 NHL Draft. Follow the first TSN Ranking of the season - a compilation based on input from various scouts around the National Hockey League.
Mac Or Jack: Follow McDavid and Eichel throughout the season
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CRAIG'S LIST - SEPTEMBER RANKING
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NHL cartoon mascots: Metropolitan Division
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Is this the beginning of the end of Tom Brady as an elite QB?
The Patriots fell to 2-2 Monday night with a blowout, 44-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, while Tom Brady failed to throw for 300 yards for the fourth time this season. Is this a sign of decline for Tom Brady? Or will he regain his elite status?