Canada - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Canada Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0 The Golden State Warriors' rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way to a title. Golden State is just the fifth NBA team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. Only two of the four teams that previously achieved the feat went on to win the title. The Warriors aren't getting caugh... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:44:00Z Banged-up Penguins march on vs Senators as injuries mount Seeing a top-line forward and your most indispensable defenseman walking slowly down the tunnel and out of sight during a game would be startling if the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't grown so used to it. At least Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz felt well enough on Tuesday to join the rest of the team as the defending Stanley Cup champions hopped a plane and h... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:46:00Z Canada: Passengers can't be removed from overbooked flights TORONTO (AP) — No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the transportation minister announced Tuesday. Minister Marc Garneau said the shoddy treatment of air passengers outlined in recent news reports will not be tolerated on a... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:13:00Z Tribes in US, Canada unite against Keystone XL oil pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at a ceremony Wednesday at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Albert... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:10:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:10:00Z Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian woman's idea to make a lawn ornament out of a picture of White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been trending on social media. The Washington Post reported last week that Spicer had been among the bushes with his staff as reporters waited to question him about the firing of FBI director James Comey. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 04:45:00 GMT 2017-05-16T04:45:00Z Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan calls the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench "a man's argument." If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil Kessel, the mercurial forward with the blistering shot and occasionally blistering tongue. Frustrated by an inability to get anything ... Tue, 16 May 2017 04:18:00 GMT 2017-05-16T04:18:00Z Streak of comebacks for Rangers in winning MLB-best 6 in row ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers are starting to make quite a comeback. Their six-game winning streak is the longest in the major leagues, and they took the lead in the seventh inning or later in each of the last five games, a run that included game-ending homers on consecutive nights against different teams that capped, four-run ninth innings. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:01:00Z Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There's a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away. "It's an incredible entrance f... Mon, 15 May 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-05-15T18:57:00Z Pens, Sens, Preds, Ducks traded their way to NHL's final 4 Draft and develop is the most common way to win in the salary-cap NHL, and with eight of the past 11 playoff MVPs being homegrown, that hasn't changed. But the four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup this spring — the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators in the East and Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks in the West — all made a handful of significant trades to get t... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-05-15T06:23:00Z Afghan wounded warriors compete for spot in Invictus Games KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Wounded warriors from Afghanistan's National Security Forces competed Saturday for a spot in the Invictus Games to be held in Canada in September. The NATO Resolute Support mission hosted a selection event for seven openings on the Afghan forces wounded warriors' team that will compete against soldiers and veterans from 17 countries in Toronto Sept.... Sat, 13 May 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-05-13T12:59:00Z Neal's OT goal puts Preds past Ducks 3-2 to open West final ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A few moments after James Neal crumpled Anaheim's Brandon Montour with a vicious check, the Nashville forward took a pass from P.K. Subban and ripped a shot past three Ducks for the winning overtime goal. Even in uncharted territory for this franchise, the Predators are still rolling through the Stanley Cup playoffs with their disti... Sat, 13 May 2017 05:29:00 GMT 2017-05-13T05:29:00Z Man uses plastic bat to defend son from goose, gets ticket INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man says he shouldn't have been ticketed for using a plastic bat to protect his 4-year-old son from an aggressive Canada goose. James McDaniel tells WXIN-TV ( ) that the goose came across a field and chased his son, so he struck it with the bat. McDaniel says that the goose was "clearly attacking" the boy and he was on... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:47:00Z AP Top Stories May 12 A Here's the latest for Friday, May 12th: Trump says he planned to fire Comey; Man surrenders after 35 hour NJ standoff; Trudeau tours Canada flood zone;... Fri, 12 May 2017 09:43:00 GMT 2017-05-12T09:43:00Z Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Among the numerous hurdles and obstacles that have blocked the Anaheim Ducks' path to a Stanley Cup title this decade, Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne might be the biggest — and not just because he's 6-foot-5. After beating Anaheim in two previous playoff series, the fantastic Finn and his Predators are looming again in front of the Du... Fri, 12 May 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-05-12T03:21:00Z Preds' postseason run has turned Music City into Smashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up. The Nashville Predators have reached their first Western Conference final in franchise history and that has spread hockey fever far beyond their arena and the team's loyal legion of fans. Stars from Carrie Underwood to Lady Antebellum are lining up to sing the national anthem and the likes of Jo... Thu, 11 May 2017 12:47:00 GMT 2017-05-11T12:47:00Z Scientists name newly ID'd dino for Ghostbusters monster TORONTO (AP) — Scientists in Toronto have named a newly identified dinosaur after a monster from the original "Ghostbusters" film. The Royal Ontario Museum says it acquired the skeleton of Zuul crurivastator (ZOOL' crer-uh-vas-TAYT'-or) last year. The name references Zuul, a dog-like monster that terrorizes characters played by Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis in the 1984 m... Thu, 11 May 2017 10:27:00 GMT 2017-05-11T10:27:00Z Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks finally cleared a major psychological hurdle with their gritty Game 7 victory over Edmonton on Wednesday night. After four consecutive years of failure in winner-take-all showdowns, they stood up to an upstart opponent and finished a series strong. "I wouldn't say it's a relief, but the fact we don't have to talk a... Thu, 11 May 2017 07:41:00 GMT 2017-05-11T07:41:00Z Ducks end Game 7 woes, beat Oilers 2-1 to reach West finals ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Ritchie is an NHL playoff newcomer. The 21-year-old power forward wasn't around for any of the Anaheim Ducks' agonizing Game 7 defeats over the past four seasons. So when he found a patch of open ice during the third period Wednesday night, Ritchie could let fly with a beautiful shot, his wrists unencumbered by the weight of history. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:53:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:53:00Z Karlsson leads Senators past Rangers into East finals NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators showed off their toughness in the third period. The New York Rangers pushed and pushed, but the resilient Senators held on — all the way to their first Eastern Conference final in 10 years. Karlsson had a goal and an assist, Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Senators eliminated the Rangers with a 4-... Wed, 10 May 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-05-10T04:14:00Z Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people. Probably not for the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks. The Capitals have lost six of nine Game 7s in the Alex Ovechkin era, and the Ducks have lost five in a row with stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, including a heartbreaker in each of the last four years. Wednesday night is the chance for each team... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:37:00 GMT 2017-05-10T02:37:00Z Kushner emerged as conduit for Canada on NAFTA talks WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day the White House threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, emerged as a key conduit between the United States and Canada. But his role has sparked a cross-border game of telephone and conflicting accounts about who called who first... Tue, 09 May 2017 13:02:00 GMT 2017-05-09T13:02:00Z Drugmaker Valeant tops 1Q profit forecasts, chops debt again LAVAL, Quebec (AP) — Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals surged after the Canadian drugmaker topped Wall Street's first-quarter expectations and said it chopped its debt by another $1.3 billion, giving it more financial flexibility. The drugmaker also said Tuesday that it booked a one-time, $908 million income tax benefit from an internal restructuring in t... Tue, 09 May 2017 12:28:00 GMT 2017-05-09T12:28:00Z Rangers need win at home for another shot in Ottawa NEW YORK (AP) — The Rangers have had a tough time closing out against the Senators in Ottawa, a challenge they're eager to take on again. First, there's business to take care of in New York. After giving up another late lead before losing in overtime again on the road, the Rangers return home needing a win in Game 6 on Tuesday night to avoid elimination in their Eastern Conf... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:47:00 GMT 2017-05-09T00:47:00Z Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. James averaged 26 points per game as Cleveland took down Toronto to win last year's Eastern Conference Finals in six games. This year, James is averaging 34.4 points, nine rebounds and 7.1 assists per game in ei... Mon, 08 May 2017 07:24:00 GMT 2017-05-08T07:24:00Z Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6 Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of "FLEU-RY! FLEU-RY!" and might've planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. All series the Capitals had struggled to beat goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, but he allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Penguins' Game 5 loss Saturday night in probably his worst performance ... Mon, 08 May 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-05-08T06:23:00Z Draisaitl helps Oilers rout Ducks 7-1 to force Game 7 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers bounced back from a tough loss in the last game with a resounding win, and put the pressure on the Anaheim Ducks. Leon Draisaitl had three goals and two assists, Mark Letestu added two goals and two assists, and the Oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in their Western C... Mon, 08 May 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-05-08T04:02:00Z Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen celebrated his game-winning goal with a windmill fist pump, and the Nashville Predators finished off the rest of a thrilling third period with the standing-room only crowd on their feet anticipating history. Yes, the team that plays in a place called "Smashville" is going someplace the Predators have never been before... Mon, 08 May 2017 02:26:00 GMT 2017-05-08T02:26:00Z LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. "It's rewarding... Mon, 08 May 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-05-08T00:02:00Z Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris capped Ottawa's comeback from two deficits and pulled the Senators one win from returning to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 10 years. Turris scored 6:28 into overtime to lift the Senators to 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday for a 3-2 series lead in their second-round series. ... Sun, 07 May 2017 00:55:00 GMT 2017-05-07T00:55:00Z Carrera won't know until Monday if homer was inside-the-park ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ezequiel Carrera won't know until Monday if his homer is a standard one or inside-the-park. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder hit a drive to right field off Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi in the Rays' 6-1 victory Saturday that replays showed reached the stands. However, there was no home run call made on the field by the umpires, so Carrera raced around... 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