Emergency goalie protocol talk on tap for NHL GMs meeting

When a 42-year-old Zamboni driver entered as an emergency goaltender and won an NHL game, it became one of the best stor...
16:01 1 March 2022

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks by Raptors in East finals rematch

TORONTO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and 19 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 22 points and the Milwaukee B...
3:32 26 February 2022

Ayres enjoys new fame after earning win as emergency goalie

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Ayres is still adjusting to new-found stardom after winning a game as the emergency goaltende...
21:26 25 February 2022

Bucks-Raptors, Zion vs LeBron headline rest of NBA’s week

The Toronto Raptors have done it once already, chasing down a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to be sprinting to the NB...
8:43 25 February 2022

Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good place

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about.
7:03 18 February 2022

Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He...
7:18 15 February 2022

Raptors’ 15-game win streak snapped with 101-91 loss to Nets

NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday nigh...
3:13 13 February 2022

At All-Star Game, Africa’s potential will be showcased

The moment was not lost on Giannis Antetokounmpo. The NBA's reigning MVP, a Greek of Nigerian descent who is now starring in Milwaukee, was about to m...
19:10 12 February 2022

Former NBA player Garbajosa revitalizes Spanish basketball

MADRID — A former NBA player who first got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its m...
10:39 7 February 2022

Raptors beat Pacers for team-record 12th straight win

TORONTO — Serge Ibaka hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 19 down to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-1...
3:29 6 February 2022

Paul, Lowry among the All-Star reserves, with 6 first-timers

The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces.
0:52 31 January 2022

NHL extends Buffalo’s agreement to host combine through 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years.
17:39 13 January 2022

Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

TORONTO — People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just e...
0:46 13 January 2022

An Iranian general dies in U.S. attack, and innocents suffer

TORONTO — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war.
2:58 10 January 2022

Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

WASHINGTON — It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late Tuesday, killing all 176 people o...
23:12 9 January 2022

Cavs’ Love regrets recent ‘childish’ outbursts during games

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love knows he should have better handled his recent frustrations.
18:40 7 January 2022

Devils score own goal in OT, Maple Leafs win 6th straight

NEWARK, N.J. — Devils defenseman Damon Severson backhanded the puck into his own net in overtime, gifting the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over New J...
3:05 28 December 2022

The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard is the AP’s male athlete of 2019

He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the pla...
18:05 27 December 2022

The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about league showcase

A six-pack of Christmas nuggets to know going into this year’s slate of showcase NBA games on the holiday: Boston at Toronto, Milwaukee at Philadelphi...
7:03 25 December 2021

The NBA’s showcase day -- Christmas -- has arrived

The MVP is playing.
19:32 24 December 2021

‘This is for real’ - journeyman Aliu sparks hockey reckoning

VAUGHAN, Ontario — There was no breaking point or seminal moment that prompted Akim Aliu to post two tweets less than a minute apart that would rock t...
13:33 22 December 2021

Son of Russian spies relieved to keep Canadian citizenship

TORONTO — The son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States said Friday that he wants a future in Canada aft...
23:34 20 December 2021

Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat Raptors 119-109

TORONTO — Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, James Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 points and the Houston Rockets ...
3:45 6 December 2021

Suspension over, Waiters returns to Heat locker room

MIAMI — Dion Waiters returned to practice with the Miami Heat on Saturday, apologizing publicly for the incident on the team plane that led to his 10-...
21:47 30 November 2021

Flames coach Bill Peters quits; accused of slurs, abuse

Bill Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames on Friday after allegedly making racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors and kicking ...
18:33 29 November 2021

Calgary coach in limbo after allegedly using racial slurs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bill Peters’ status as the Calgary Flames coach — and whatever future he might have in the sport — have been placed into question whil...
2:12 27 November 2021

Underperforming Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

TORONTO — The underperforming Toronto Maple Leafs fired coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe.
22:26 20 November 2021

Fleury makes amazing save to hold off Leafs for 450th win

LAS VEGAS — The only thing missing for Marc-Andre Fleury was a magic wand.
7:40 20 November 2021

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat Canada 4-1

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sergiño Dest set up a goal in the second minute of his American competitive debut, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the United States ove...
2:26 16 November 2021

Since losing ’18 final, Golden Knights look more like Caps

Almost 18 months since the Vegas Golden Knights' improbable inaugural season ended, they look much more like the team that vanquished them in the Stan...
7:47 13 November 2021