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South African rugby star looking forward to Vancouver sevens series

South African rugby star looking forward to Vancouver sevens series

VANCOUVER — South African rugby captain Philip Snyman is looking forward to more than just playing time while he's in Vancouver this weekend. "I really enjoy the coffee in Vancouver.
Para hockey star Brad Bowden credits his late grandparents for his career

Para hockey star Brad Bowden credits his late grandparents for his career

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — A pair of photos hang framed beside Brad Bowden's bed in the Pyeongchang athletes village. One is of his recently deceased Boston Terrier Johnny Cash.

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games NHL Columbus 5 Colorado 4 (OT) Winnipeg 3 New Jersey 2 Boston 3 Philadelphia 2 Buffalo 4 Ottawa 3 (SO) Florida 5 Montreal 0 Vegas 4 Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Rangers 3 Nashville 4 Anaheim 2 Carolina 3 Chicago 2 Edmonton 2 N.Y.
McDavid ties it, then scores in shootout to lift Edmonton over Islanders

McDavid ties it, then scores in shootout to lift Edmonton over Islanders

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid was a one-man wrecking crew for the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. McDavid tied the game late in the third period, and then added the shootout winner as the Oilers skated away with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
Gushue, Epping and Jacobs playoff-bound at Canadian men's curling championship

Gushue, Epping and Jacobs playoff-bound at Canadian men's curling championship

REGINA — Suspenseful quiet punctuated by explosive cheering signalled a shift in atmosphere Thursday at the Canadian men's curling championship.
Luongo blanks Canadiens, Panthers win 7th straight at home

Luongo blanks Canadiens, Panthers win 7th straight at home

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers are hot at home and Roberto Luongo is doing his best to keep it that way.
Laine scores again, Hellebuyck stops 41 as Jets top Devils

Laine scores again, Hellebuyck stops 41 as Jets top Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Patrik Laine extended his point-scoring streak to 10 games for the Winnipeg Jets in another victory. Meanwhile, Taylor Hall saw his run end at 19 for the New Jersey Devils. Therein lies one tale in the Jets' 3-2 win Thursday night.
Jacob Josefson scores winner, Sabres beat Senators 4-3 in shootout

Jacob Josefson scores winner, Sabres beat Senators 4-3 in shootout

OTTAWA — Robin Lehner always enjoys playing his former team. Picking up a 4-3 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday made it that much more enjoyable.

McGill Martlets advance, looking for second straight national title

REGINA — The No. 4 McGill Martlets have advanced to the next stage in their attempt for back-to-back national championships. Frederique Potvin led all scorers with 16 points as McGill erased a five-point deficit at halftime to beat the No.

Canadian Shapovalov advances to second round at PNB Paripas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canada's Denis Shapovalov cruised into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, defeating qualifier Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. The 18-year-old Shapovalov from Richmond Hill, Ont.