Raptors send unforgettable message by crushing Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – They got their money’s worth. The Bay Area is a long way to travel, so you might as well get the full Golden State Warriors experience. It was the Raptors’ last regular-season visit to a venue that is in its last season and has been the sight of endless nightmares for Toronto, […]

Oilers’ offensive explosion a reward for solid defensive play

EDMONTON — You could hear the commentary from around the National Hockey League, as the Edmonton Oilers built up a 5-2-1 run under new coach Ken Hitchcock on the strength of just 16 goals in eight games. “They’re playing Hitchcock hockey,” they said, as if the coach was asking his team to stop each night at […]

Seasoned Sharks serve up key lesson to young Canadiens

MONTREAL—Here’s a dose of perspective for Montreal Canadiens fans, in the midst of a stretch that’s been unkind to their team. A necessary one, given that the mostly-good results—and the mostly-impressive process—can easily blur what this season is really supposed to be about. This is a young group learning what it takes to do everything […]