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Raptors are onto the conference semifinals with 115-96 rout of Orlando

Raptors are onto the conference semifinals with 115-96 rout of Orlando

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors dispatched the Orlando Magic in record time, checking the first box of what the team hopes is a long playoff run.

After promising regular-season run, Orlando exits playoffs in lopsided loss

TORONTO — How bad was it for Orlando? Trailing Toronto 14-3 in the first quarter, the Magic called a timeout after making just 1-of-7 shots. Coming out of the break, Orlando missed its next four attempts.

Bruins victory over Leafs ensures an American team will hoist the Stanley Cup

TORONTO — Many NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup.
Pillar reflects on Blue Jays career in return to Rogers Centre after trade

Pillar reflects on Blue Jays career in return to Rogers Centre after trade

TORONTO — Kevin Pillar wasn't sure how he'd feel stepping onto the Rogers Centre turf in a different uniform for the first time.

Toronto Arrows named Major League Rugby team of the week after win over Houston

TORONTO — The Toronto Arrows are Major League Rugby's team of the week after a bonus-point win over the visiting Houston SaberCats. Toronto led 21-0, before Houston answered with three tries of its own.
Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

HELENA, Mont. — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.

Habs forward Kotkaniemi undergoes left knee surgery to address 'chronic, minor injury'

Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday and the team said the procedure shouldn't interfere with his off-season training.

Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette breaks hand after getting hit by pitch

TORONTO — Highly-regarded Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette will be sidelined after fracturing a bone in his left hand during a minor-league game on Monday in Syracuse, N.Y.

Canadian mixed doubles team stays unbeaten at worlds after win over Sweden

STAVANGER, Norway — Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant improved to 5-0 at the world mixed doubles curling championship with a 7-6 win over Sweden on Tuesday. Winnipeg's Peterman and Gallant, of St. John's, N.L.
Where the wild cards are: wiping out favourites in this year's NHL playoffs

Where the wild cards are: wiping out favourites in this year's NHL playoffs

Wild-card winners are the story of this season's NHL playoffs. The Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars upended the NHL's No. 1, No. 2 and No. 8 teams respectively in the post-season's first round.