- If you're to believe the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors can expect a less than warm reception tonight when they take the court at the Barclays Center in Game 3 with their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series deadlocked at 1-1. You can catch all the action live on TSN, TSN GO and TSN Radio 1050 with coverage getting underway at 6:30pm et/3:30pm pt. TSN.ca will provide in-game highlights, live streaming of the fans in Maple Leaf Square and the post-game news conferences.
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- Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.
- The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will head back to Denver all square. Goals from Jared Spurgeon and Charlie Coyle gave the Wild a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche on Thursday night to even their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal at 2-2. Ryan O'Reilly replied for the visitors.
- The Bruins win in OT, the Wild dominate in a 2-1 win and the Kings tell the Sharks to put away the brooms. Scott Cullen has notes on Tatar, Pominville, Hishon, Brown, Voynov and more.
- Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers. Hardly playing like a No. 8 seed that finished 38-44 during the regular season, the Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
- Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games for the use of pine tar against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected in the second inning after umpires identified a large smear of tar on the pitcher's neck.
- Matt Cooke still says he is a changed man. Less than a day after the NHL handed the Minnesota Wild forward a seven-game suspension for his knee-on-knee collision with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie, Cooke reiterated to the media Thursday that he had no intention of hurting his opponent.
- Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma didn't make any excuses for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury a day after a stunning 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Fleury looks to get the nod in goal again on Saturday, as Bylsma said there were no injury or lineup updates to pass along before Game 5.
- Steve Mason will be back in net for the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. The Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 4 of their Best-of-Seven series. The Rangers currently hold a 2-1 series advantage.
- A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes. He started by meeting with his sports psychologist and hiring an old buddy from Clemson as his new caddie. The results have been pretty good so far. On Thursday, Martin treated a tiny late-afternoon gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 in the first round of the Zurich Classic.
- Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes -- a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday it will hear an appeal by Northwestern challenging the decision from a regional NLRB director who ruled the players are university employees and thus have the right to unionize.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with an individual effort taking on a passing play that involves nearly an entire team. The ninth match-up of the Round of 32 sees Sidney Crosby finish off a pretty sequence of passes, while Kyle Turris breaks away.
- Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The frontcourt tandem bullied and bruised the Warriors inside to power the Clippers ahead by 18 points in the third quarter. And they did just enough late to silence a rocking, gold-shirt wearing sellout crowd of 19,596 to regain home-court advantage.
- After a horrible week for the Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen, including another blown lead that lead to an 11-4 rout at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night, the bullpen's overall numbers arent pretty in the last seven games: 23 2/3 innings pitched, 22 earned runs, 23 hits and 24 walks. But manager John Gibbons isnt panicking. TSN's Scott MacArthur explains.
- The Buffalo Sabres just wrapped up an abysmal season in which they finished 14 points behind the second-worst team in the standings. Off-Season Game Plan looks at what new GM Tim Murray has at his disposal and what the Sabres roster may look like for next season.
- It's been a fantastic year for Lupita Nyong'o, having won our hearts in "12 Years a Slave" and honoured by critics and peers during awards season. She has topped best-dressed and most beautiful lists in that time so it shouldn't be shocking to anyone that Lupita was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person. Really, was anyone else even considered? By Denette Wilford