Montreal Sports News

Martin Jones leads Sharks to sweep of Ducks

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:24

Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal 9:09 into the third period, Martin Jones was spectacular in goal yet again, and the San Jose Sharks completed a first-round sweep of the rival Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Predators withstand late flurry to take control of series against Avalanche

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:09

Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.

Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:44

A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.

LeBron James powers Cavaliers past Pacers to tie series

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:59

LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

Penguins dominate again to put Flyers on the brink

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:57

Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career post-season points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Wife of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dies

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:48

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details.

Jays 'share' the wealth, 'like' result of Facebook-only win over Royals

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:39

Teoscar Hernandez had four hits, including a two-run home run, Curtis Granderson hit his ninth career grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays routed Kansas City 15-5 on Wednesday in the Facebook-exclusive game to complete the series sweep of the Royals, losers of eight straight.

Morgan Rielly leading edgier Leafs as they push to even series with Bruins

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:28

The defenceman helped lead a nastier, angrier version of the Leafs in Monday's 4-2 victory over the Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round series to cut Boston's lead in half.

Raptors' evolution means finally being easy in role of overwhelming favourite

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:32

It's been an unprecedented playoff start for Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors. For the first time in its history, Toronto boasts a 2-0 series lead following its 130-119 win Tuesday night over the Washington Wizards. The Raptors began with a 114-106 Game 1 victory on Saturday, the first time they'd won a playoff opener since 2001.

Jets' Josh Morrissey suspended 1 game for cross-checking Eric Staal

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:56

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey has been suspended one game for cross-checking Minnesota's Eric Staal in the neck in Tuesday's Game 4.

Blue Jays games shown on Facebook only could be a sign of things to come

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:32

The Toronto Blue Jays' game on Wednesday afternoon was shown exclusively on Facebook. It's part of a trend that has seen several sports leagues sell digital-only rights to new players like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.

Milos Raonic battles through pain to advance at Monte Carlo Masters

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:18

Milos Raonic defeated Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6(5), 6-2 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.

New England Patriots mail letter to family of superfan Victoria Best after suicide

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:45

Famous sports team acknowledges the death of Newfoundland fan, by sending her family a letter of condolences and some memorabilia.

Jose Bautista signs minor league deal with Braves

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:28

Former Blue Jays' slugger Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves reached an agreement on a minor league contract Wednesday. Bautista will report to the Braves extended spring training complex and play third base, where he started his 10-year career in Toronto.

Wrestling great Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:16

Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling's "Living Legend" and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82.

Brooke Henderson on pace to become most decorated Canadian pro golfer ever

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:52

Brooke Henderson is just three wins away from becoming the most decorated Canadian professional golfer of all time — and she's only 20 years old.

Curling may finally be having its Moneyball moment

CBC Sports - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:00

In a sport where millimetres can separate great teams from the merely good, elite curlers are turning to analytics more than ever to gain an advantage. It seems curling may finally be having its Moneyball moment.

Just call him Helle-bounceback: Jets goaltender erases memory of Game 3 loss

CBC Sports - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:52

Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck shut out the Minnesota Wild just two nights after being yanked in Sunday's loss. It's a resiliency he has demonstrated all season.

TFC falls short vs. Chivas in 1st leg of CONCACAF Champions League final

CBC Sports - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:53

Chivas Guadalajara defeated Toronto FC 2-1 on Tuesday night at BMO Field in the opener of the two-leg CONCACAF Champions League final.