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Toronto head coach Babcock wants Leafs to embrace Game 7 scenario with Boston

Toronto head coach Babcock wants Leafs to embrace Game 7 scenario with Boston

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs' season has come down to one game, and head coach Mike Babcock wants his players to embrace the situation.
Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

CHICAGO — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping
Wickenheiser, Herdman recruited to working group on gender equity in sport

Wickenheiser, Herdman recruited to working group on gender equity in sport

Hayley Wickenheiser believes sport is a microcosm of life, and how women are treated in sport is a barometer of the health of a society.
A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run in 1927

A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run in 1927

NEW YORK — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction.
Canadian rugby sevens star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter

Canadian rugby sevens star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter

TORONTO — John Moonlight, a rugby icon who led Canada to some of its greatest sevens triumphs, is retiring to become a firefighter in his native Pickering, Ont. The 30-year-old Moonlight leaves as Canada's all-time caps leader in sevens.
Canadians head home after U-17 soccer tournament called off due to violence

Canadians head home after U-17 soccer tournament called off due to violence

Canada coach Bev Priestman was preparing her team for a game Sunday against Costa Rica when CONCACAF pulled the plug on its 2018 Women's Under-17 Championship following violence in Managua, Nicaragua.
Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

SALT LAKE CITY — Shutting down the Utah Jazz offence is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Maple Leafs hold moment of silence ahead of Game 6 for those affected by deadly incident

Maple Leafs hold moment of silence ahead of Game 6 for those affected by deadly incident

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs held a moment of silence before their playoff game Monday in honour of those affected by the deadly incident involving a van and pedestrians in north Toronto earlier in the day.
Bruins not fretting over having to go seven games with Maple Leafs

Bruins not fretting over having to go seven games with Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy isn't sweating a Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, even if the pressure to not blow a 3-1 series lead lingers. He's confident because his best players have been there before.
Scores and Schedule

Scores and Schedule

Monday's Games NHL Playoffs First Round Toronto 3 Boston 1 (Series tied 3-3) Washington 6 Columbus 3 (Washington wins series 4-2) --- NBA Playoffs First Round Houston 119 Minnesota 100 (Houston leads series 3-1) Utah 113 Oklahoma City 96 (Utah leads