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Burgdoerfer scores go ahead goal as Senators top Leafs in pre season

TORONTO — Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher marvelled at the play of goaltender Marcus Hogberg following a second consecutive pre-season win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old came into Ottawa’s 5-2 win midway through the second period in relief of Mike Condon and stopped all 16 shots he faced to preserve the victory on …

Lowrie’s slam helps A’s rally from 4 down, beat Tigers 9 8

DETROIT — Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead grand slam against Alex Wilson, and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Tuesday night. Detroit trailed 3-0 in the third inning, then took an 8-4 lead into the seventh, when Ryon Healy hit a bases-loaded grounder to shortstop Jose Iglesias, who …

NHL crackdown on faceoffs cheats, slashing sees parade to penalty box

MONTREAL — Faceoffs were a group effort and penalty boxes were full as the NHL opened it’s pre-season schedule this week. Centres were repeatedly tossed out of the faceoff circles, while disbelieving players were sent to the box for what looked to be waving their sticks in the general area of an opponent’s gloves. It …

Powerlifter Kitan wins bronze in ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR — Paralympian Agustin Kitan contributed a bronze to the country’s medal tally after finishing third in the 9th ASEAN Para Games powerlifting competition held at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) Hall 3 in Jalan Duta here Tuesday. Kitan, who saw action in the 2012 London Paralympics, registered a best lift …

Barney drives in three runs and Stroman works seven strong innings in Jays’ win

TORONTO — With their playoff hopes dashed, the last-place Toronto Blue Jays can look to personal milestones for small victories as they play out the string on the 2017 campaign. Marcus Stroman earned a career-high 12th win of the season Tuesday by throwing seven strong innings in a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals …

Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record setting 5,694th HR of season

TORONTO — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon’s home run off Toronto’s Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the …

Malone scores shootout winner as Wild defeat Jets 3 2 in pre season

WINNIPEG — Ryan Malone found a good way to get noticed in his come-back attempt with the Minnesota Wild.   The 37-year-old forward, who has almost 650 NHL games on his resume, scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets in pre-season play Monday. …

Schaller short handed goal caps Bruins comeback in 3 2 win over Canadiens

QUEBEC — Tim Schaller’s short-handed goal in the second period lifted the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Montreal Canadiens in NHL pre-season action on Monday night. The Canadiens took a two-goal lead through Brendan Gallagher and Jeremy Gregoire before the Bruins stormed back with tallies from Jesse Gabrielle, Anders Bjork and …

Full Document View Banged up Redskins not getting Cravens back this season

Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won’t have Su’a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list. Cravens left the team before Week 1 while contemplating retirement. The Redskins had a month to decide what to do with the …

Judge: NFL concussion victims hit with ‘deceptive practices’

A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players said she’s concerned about “deceptive practices” by claims service providers, lawyers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.   U.S. District Judge Anita Brody will hold a hearing in Philadelphia on Tuesday to hear from Christopher Seeger, who represented the …