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New team, fast pace, calm attitude three keys for Canadian juniors vs. Sweden

New team, fast pace, calm attitude three keys for Canadian juniors vs. Sweden

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Drake Batherson had a hat trick as Canada downed the Czech Republic 7-2 in the semifinal of the world junior hockey championship on Thursday night. The Canadians will face Sweden on Friday night in the gold-medal game.
Misery march: Browns fans facing bitter cold for 0-16 parade

Misery march: Browns fans facing bitter cold for 0-16 parade

CLEVELAND — The weather conditions will be suitably brutal. Like the Cleveland Browns' season.
IOC member resigns amid claim he assaulted former girlfriend

IOC member resigns amid claim he assaulted former girlfriend

GENEVA — Under pressure in the Netherlands amid allegations he assaulted a former girlfriend in 2015, Camiel Eurlings resigned as an International Olympic Committee member on Friday.
Gallant, Peterson improve to 8-0 through mixed curling trials round robin

Gallant, Peterson improve to 8-0 through mixed curling trials round robin

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A tiebreaker is needed to determine the final playoff spot at the mixed doubles Olympic curling trials.
Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games World Junior Hockey Championship At Buffalo N.Y. Semifinals Canada 7 Czech Republic 2 Sweden 4 U.S.
Canadian returnees looking for redemption when they face Sweden for gold

Canadian returnees looking for redemption when they face Sweden for gold

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Canada's returnees at the world junior hockey championship have been waiting 12 months for a shot at redemption, and on Friday night they'll get it.
Flames score four times in second period, hold on to beat Kings 4-3

Flames score four times in second period, hold on to beat Kings 4-3

Calgary coach Glen Gulutzan held a players meeting Thursday morning, asking his team to not panic when they fall behind in games. On Thursday night, they got a chance to practise what he preached and they passed the test with flying colours.
Batherson leads Canada to gold-medal game with 7-2 rout of Czechs at world juniors

Batherson leads Canada to gold-medal game with 7-2 rout of Czechs at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Drake Batherson has flown under the radar for most of his hockey career. He wasn't invited to Canada's Summer Showcase this year, a camp where the junior national team's roster begins to take shape.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores in shootout, Oilers beat Ducks to snap losing skid

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores in shootout, Oilers beat Ducks to snap losing skid

EDMONTON — It took a shootout for the Edmonton Oilers to bust out of their slump. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Oilers snapped a four-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.
Byron scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Lightning to snap winless skid

Byron scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Lightning to snap winless skid

MONTREAL — It had been more than a month since Max Pacioretty scored a goal and, when he finally got one, it was in the midst of a goaltending duel.