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Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game for hit on Vatrano

Canucks defenceman Gudbranson suspended one game for hit on Vatrano

NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.
Toronto FC looks forward to Atlanta test in MLS regular season finale

Toronto FC looks forward to Atlanta test in MLS regular season finale

TORONTO — With a record crowd and motivated opponent, Sunday's MLS regular-season finale in Atlanta is just what Toronto FC wants ahead of the playoffs. Iron sharpens iron.
Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

WASHINGTON — Dusty Baker is done as manager of the Washington Nationals after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he told Baker the news via telephone Friday morning.
Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

MOSCOW — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S.

Thursday's Games

Thursday's Games NFL Oakland 31 Kansas City 30 --- NHL Boston 6 Vancouver 3 New Jersey 5 Ottawa 4 (OT) Edmonton 2 Chicago 1 (OT) Carolina 2 Calgary 1 Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 0 N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (SO) Nashville 1 Philadelphia 0 St.
Justin Williams scores winner as Hurricanes hold on to beat Flames

Justin Williams scores winner as Hurricanes hold on to beat Flames

CALGARY — The Carolina Hurricanes are doing their best to prove they are for real early in the season. Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading third goal and had an assist to lead Carolina to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

OAKLAND, Calif. — Wins have been so hard to come by for the Oakland Raiders that it took three tries at the final play for them finally to pull this one out and possibly save their season.
Mark Letestu scores in OT, Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1

Mark Letestu scores in OT, Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1

CHICAGO — The Edmonton Oilers haven't gotten off to the start they wanted — and just about everyone expected. On Thursday night, they used sharp goaltending from Cam Talbot, a more energetic effort and a late break to inch in the right direction.

OG Anunoby impresses in regular-season debut for Toronto Raptors

TORONTO — OG Anunoby, already in motion at the three-point line, took a hard feed from Delon Wright and drove to the net.
Hischier scores first NHL goal, Moore scores in OT as Devils beat Senators

Hischier scores first NHL goal, Moore scores in OT as Devils beat Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators blew a chance to earn two points on Thursday.