• The Canadian Press

    Washington's free throws cap rally as Mavs beat Thunder 117-116 to reach West finals

    DALLAS (AP) — P.J. Washington Jr. made two free throws before an intentional miss with 2.5 seconds left, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-116 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and into the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. Washington was fouled by Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on a 3-point attempt after Chet Holmgren had put the Thunder in front 116-115 with a dunk on an assist from his star guard with 20 seconds remaining. Luka Doncic

  • The Canadian Press

    Oilers crank up the offence, beat Canucks 5-1 to force Game 7

    EDMONTON — Evan Bouchard and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and two assists and Connor McDavid had three assists as the Edmonton Oilers staved off elimination with a dominant 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of their best-of-seven, second-round playoff series on Saturday. Dylan Holloway, Zach Hyman and Evander Kane also scored for the Oilers who forced a winner-take-all seventh game in Vancouver on Monday night. Nils Hoglander replied for the Canucks who are attempting to ma

  • Yahoo Sports

    NBA Playoffs: Luka Dončić leads 17-point Mavericks comeback to finish off Thunder

    The Mavericks will face the Nuggets or Timberwolves for a trip to the NBA Finals.

  • The Canadian Press

    Mets reliever Edwin Díaz open to demotion from closer role as struggles mount and confidence wanes

    MIAMI (AP) — Edwin Díaz is open to a change to help ignite the slumping New York Mets — even if that means losing his role as closer. Amid a terrible start to the 2024 season in which he's blown two consecutive save chances and three of his last four, the star reliever with a $102 million contract said he would be willing to take a demotion if the team thinks that's best. “I’m open to everything,” Díaz said Saturday after squandering a four-run lead in the ninth inning against one of the league'