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Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win.
Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.

Bottcher captures men's title at the Players' Championship curling event

TORONTO — Kerri Einarson defeated Anna Hasselborg 5-4 in an extra end on Sunday to capture the women's title at the Players' Championship. The win capped a string of four victories in a row for the rink from Gimli, Man.
With Kadri's status up in the air, Maple Leafs looking to regroup in Game 3

With Kadri's status up in the air, Maple Leafs looking to regroup in Game 3

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri was actually doing a decent job of keeping his cool. There was the on-ice wrestling match that ended with the Toronto Maple Leafs centre getting punched in the face by Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk.
U.S. wins controversial women's hockey gold in 2-1 shootout win over Finland

U.S. wins controversial women's hockey gold in 2-1 shootout win over Finland

ESPOO, Finland — The United States celebrated a women's world hockey title that the Finns thought was theirs Sunday. The U.S. claimed gold at a fifth straight world championship beating host Finland 2-1 in a shootout.
Pinch hitter Heredia homers in Rays big inning, Tampa topples Blue Jays 8-4

Pinch hitter Heredia homers in Rays big inning, Tampa topples Blue Jays 8-4

TORONTO — Marcus Stroman had a supportive chat with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on Sunday after the Blue Jays second baseman made a costly error that led to his removal from the game.
Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders don't play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash.
History has shown that Lowry usually rebounds from bad opener with big game

History has shown that Lowry usually rebounds from bad opener with big game

TORONTO — The Scotiabank Arena crowd let out a collective groan when Kyle Lowry's two free throws bluntly bounced off the rim in the third quarter Saturday night. It was Lowry's night summed up in two off-target shots.

Canadian Emmitt Reesor takes third at British elite junior diving event

SHEFFIELD, England — Emmitt Reesor of Waterloo, Ont., was third in the one-metre event Sunday at the British elite junior diving championships. English diver Todd Geggus was first with 301.
No slip-up this time: Liverpool stays top of Premier League

No slip-up this time: Liverpool stays top of Premier League

Liverpool didn't slip up this time. A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, which beat Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier Sunday.