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Above all else, Crosby and Malkin responsible for Pens' drive to brink of history

Above all else, Crosby and Malkin responsible for Pens' drive to brink of history

PITTSBURGH — Above all else, the Pittsburgh Penguins are here in the Stanley Cup final chasing history because of two long-time organizational pillars: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
'The Godfather' Wally Buono back to lead B.C. Lions into 2017 season

'The Godfather' Wally Buono back to lead B.C. Lions into 2017 season

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Halfway through the first practice of B.C. Lions' training camp, Wally Buono is leaning up against one of the goalposts observing his offence.
Cashner pitches seven strong innings, Rangers avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Jays

Cashner pitches seven strong innings, Rangers avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Jays

TORONTO — A solid start from Texas right-hander Andrew Cashner brought an end to the suddenly surging Toronto Blue Jays' season-high five-game winning streak.

Sato holds off Castroneves to win 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The Japanese driver who wrecked on the final lap while duelling Dario Franchitti for the lead in 2012 held off Helio Castroneves over the final laps.
After hard injury road, Spencer savours MLS debut but looks to the future

After hard injury road, Spencer savours MLS debut but looks to the future

TORONTO — Ben Spencer's hard work paid off with an MLS debut for Toronto FC.

Pole-sitter Dixon in terrifying Indy 500 crash, leaves wreck on his own power

INDIANAPOLIS — Pole sitter Scott Dixon has been involved in a terrifying wreck and is out of the Indianapolis 500. Dixon's car struck the car of Jaye Howard, who had slid into the outside wall and then careered back across the track.
Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Pole sitter Scott Dixon was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by a terrifying crash that saw his car fly over the car of Jay Howard and land atop the inside safety fence, where it split in two amid sparks and flames.

Canadian decathlete Warner wins, Thiam breaks 7,000-point mark at Hypo Meeting

GOETZIS, Austria — Canadian decathlete Damian Warner won the Hypo Meeting for a third time Sunday. Warner, from London, Ont., earned 8,591 points over the 10 events, 52 more than second-place finisher Eelco Sintnicolaas of the Netherlands.
NHL 100: The origin, evolution and adventures of the iconic Stanley Cup

NHL 100: The origin, evolution and adventures of the iconic Stanley Cup

It's the grande dame of sports trophies, the oldest contested prize in North American athletics. The Stanley Cup will soon once again be awarded to hockey's top team, extending a tradition that dates back to 1893.