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Kessel's 300th goal leads Penguins past Jets in OT

Kessel's 300th goal leads Penguins past Jets in OT

PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel had just one thought on his mind as he raced in on an overtime breakaway against Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
Jonathan Quick earns shutout in 500th career game as Kings blank Canadiens 4-0

Jonathan Quick earns shutout in 500th career game as Kings blank Canadiens 4-0

MONTREAL — Jonathan Quick used a milestone night to post a 40-save shutout and pick up another win for the red-hot Los Angeles Kings.
Senators win without Bobby Ryan, Zach Smith or Kyle Turris; defeat Flyers 5-4

Senators win without Bobby Ryan, Zach Smith or Kyle Turris; defeat Flyers 5-4

OTTAWA — Bobby Ryan, Zach Smith and Kyle Turris were out but the Ottawa Senators still found enough offence and just enough defence on Thursday to earn a tough two points.
Josh Jooris scores twice to lead Hurricanes past Maple Leafs 6-3

Josh Jooris scores twice to lead Hurricanes past Maple Leafs 6-3

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs capped a solid 10-game season-opening stretch on Thursday night with one of their worst efforts in recent memory.
Toronto FC ready for hard-pressing Red Bulls in MLS Eastern Conference semifinal

Toronto FC ready for hard-pressing Red Bulls in MLS Eastern Conference semifinal

Toronto FC posed for its team photo Thursday, with the Voyageurs Cup and Supporters' Shield proudly displayed in front.
Ravens QB Flacco hurt on tackle by Dolphins

Ravens QB Flacco hurt on tackle by Dolphins

BALTIMORE — Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been placed in concussion protocol after being struck in the helmet at the end of a run against the Miami Dolphins. Flacco had slid onto the turf when he has hit by Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Whacky World Series: Homers fly, Dodgers-Astros even at 1

Whacky World Series: Homers fly, Dodgers-Astros even at 1

HOUSTON — As a couple of Astros loosened up in the outfield, the retractable roof at Minute Maid Park made its slow crawl Thursday, turning the bright sun into shade.
Girardi fired as Yankees manager, leaving with 'heavy heart'

Girardi fired as Yankees manager, leaving with 'heavy heart'

Joe Girardi was fired as New York Yankees manager Thursday after a decade that produced just one World Series title for a team that expects to win every year.
Travel woes: Patrick Chan arrives late to Skate Canada, without his luggage

Travel woes: Patrick Chan arrives late to Skate Canada, without his luggage

REGINA — Patrick Chan finally arrived at Skate Canada International. His costumes didn't. The three-time world figure skating champion missed Thursday morning's practice after his flight out of Detroit on Wednesday was delayed.
Toronto Wolfpack release five players as preparations continue for promotion

Toronto Wolfpack release five players as preparations continue for promotion

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack have cut five players, including two Canadian internationals, as they prepare for life in the second tier of English rugby league. Gone are Steve Crossley, Tom Dempsey, Shaun Pick, Rhys Jacks and Sean Penkywicz.