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Five things to watch in Canadian sports this weekend

Here are five things to watch in Canadian sports this weekend: HOME SWEET HOME The Canadiens return to Montreal with momentum after beating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in Game 2 of their NHL semifinal on Wednesday night.

Scoreboard for Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday's Games NHL Playoffs Best-of-Seven Semifinals Tampa Bay 2 New York Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay leads series 2-1) --- NBA Playoffs Best-of-Seven Second Round Milwaukee 104 Brooklyn 89 (Series tied 3-3) --- MLB American League N.Y.
Canadian welterweight Rory (The Red King) MacDonald loses split decision at PFL 5

Canadian welterweight Rory (The Red King) MacDonald loses split decision at PFL 5

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald cried foul Thursday after losing a controversial split decision to Brazilian veteran Gleison Tibau at PFL 5.
Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After keeping up his scoring touch to help Tampa Bay get a big road victory its Stanley Cup semifinal series, Brayden Point was especially proud of the Lightning's defensive effort.
Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play Thursday night in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays.
Henley leads fog-delayed Open as Koepka makes presence felt

Henley leads fog-delayed Open as Koepka makes presence felt

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once the fog finally lifted over Torrey Pines, a familiar figure in the U.S. Open was plain to see.
Bucks bounce back to defeat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Bucks bounce back to defeat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night to force a decisive seventh game in their second-round playoff series.

Canadian women's basketball team advances to semifinals at AmeriCup

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Aislinn Konig had a game-high 23 points as Canada crushed the Dominican Republic 90-53 in quarterfinal action at the FIBA AmeriCup women's basketball tournament on Thursday. Canada is now 5-0 at the event.

Yankees turn bizarre triple play against Toronto thanks to sloppy Jays baserunning

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The New York Yankees took advantage of some poor baserunning by the Toronto Blue Jays to turn a bizarre triple play Thursday night. Toronto had runners on first and second with none out and star slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was just a matter of time, really,” Brind'Amour said Thursday as the team announced a three-year contract extension.