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Montreal lightweight John Makdessi wins unanimous decision in drab UFC bout

NASHVILLE — Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi won a unanimous decision over Peruvian Jesus (El Mudo) Penudo on a UFC televised card Saturday. The fight was short on action with the taller Penudo offering little.
Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor

SALT LAKE CITY — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16.
Connor with hat trick, Jets beat Predators to clinch playoff spot

Connor with hat trick, Jets beat Predators to clinch playoff spot

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor's new linemates were teasing the Winnipeg Jets forward about helping him score a third goal against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Then they made it a reality.
Brendan Gallagher scores twice, Canadiens down Sabres 7-4

Brendan Gallagher scores twice, Canadiens down Sabres 7-4

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens never took their foot off the gas pedal in an 11-goal thriller as the race to the playoffs intensifies.
Alexandar Georgiev great again as slumping Rangers edge Maple Leafs in overtime

Alexandar Georgiev great again as slumping Rangers edge Maple Leafs in overtime

TORONTO — After leaking 17 goals in their last three home games, the Toronto Maple Leafs tightened up on defence in their return to the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday after a three-game absence.
Canada's Clarke, Carleton put on shows at NCAA Basketball Tournament

Canada's Clarke, Carleton put on shows at NCAA Basketball Tournament

Canadians contributed in big ways for their teams in both men's and women's games at the NCAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday.

Senators confirm they will hire new president of hockey operations

OTTAWA — General manager Pierre Dorion is going to get some help rebuilding the Ottawa Senators.
Walker and Muyres reach semifinals at Canadian mixed doubles playdowns

Walker and Muyres reach semifinals at Canadian mixed doubles playdowns

FREDERICTON — Defending champions Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres are moving on at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship.
Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers 4-3

Tkachuk scores two, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers 4-3

EDMONTON — The Ottawa Senators played the kind of game Saturday that head coach Marc Crawford enjoys watching.
Switzerland and Sweden post semifinal victories at world women's curling

Switzerland and Sweden post semifinal victories at world women's curling

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni defeated South Korea's Minji Kim 5-3 on Saturday to secure a berth in the final of the world women's curling championship. Switzerland scored a deuce in an extra end for the victory.