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Canada thumps Slovakia 6-1 to set up semifinal with Finland at world juniors

Canada thumps Slovakia 6-1 to set up semifinal with Finland at world juniors

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — If there was even a shred of lingering doubt in Alexis Lafreniere's mind about the health of his knee, he took care of it quickly.
Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams trains with Toronto Wolfpack for first time

Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams trains with Toronto Wolfpack for first time

Former All Black star Sonny Bill Williams trained with the Toronto Wolfpack for the first time Thursday as coach Brian McDermott's overseas talent joined the rest of the squad at the transatlantic rugby league team's training base in England.
Huberdeau, Jarry, Panarin named NHL's three stars of December

Huberdeau, Jarry, Panarin named NHL's three stars of December

NEW YORK — Florida left-wing Jonathan Huberdeau, Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry and New York Rangers right-wing Artemi Panarin are the NHL's three stars of December.
Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher out indefinitely with concussion

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher out indefinitely with concussion

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion and is out indefinitely. Canadiens coach Claude Julien confirmed Gallagher's injury Thursday as Montreal prepared to host the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Cricketers, tennis players turn attention to wildfires

Cricketers, tennis players turn attention to wildfires

With the three-test series between Australia and New Zealand decided, players from both teams will momentarily turn their attention away from the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground and to the deadly wildfires around the country.

Scores and Schedule

Wednesday's Games NHL Dallas 4 Nashville 2 --- NBA Orlando 122 Washington 101 New York 117 Portland 93 Milwaukee 106 Minnesota 104 L.A.

Wednesday's Games

Wednesday's Games NHL Dallas 4 Nashville 2 --- NBA Orlando 122 Washington 101 New York 117 Portland 93 Milwaukee 106 Minnesota 104 L.A. Lakers 117 Phoenix 107 --- The Canadian Press
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

NEW YORK — Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77

NEW YORK — David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn’t work out. He never did.
Chelsea denied by overhead kick; Arsenal beats Man United

Chelsea denied by overhead kick; Arsenal beats Man United

LONDON — Having finally ended a goal drought, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is now celebrating the greatest strike of his career. With an acrobatic overhead kick, the Brighton forward stunned not just Chelsea but his own team, too.