Hockey

McDavid leads Oilers past Maple Leafs 6-4

[ad_1] TORONTO (AP) — Connor McDavid had a dazzling goal and three assists, and the Edmonton Oilers cooled off the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 6-4 victory on Monday night. Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Kailer Yamamoto, Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (22-17-5), who were making their third stop on a five-game road trip. Jason Spezza, Frederik Gauthier, Pierre Engvall and Auston Matthews scored for the
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NBA Power Rankings Week 12

[ad_1] Don't look now, but the Oklahoma City Thunder have won 14 of 18 and have entered the new decade as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Utah Jazz are on a roll, too, winners in nine of their past 10 games. And the Los Angeles Lakers? Well, they're looking like themselves again after stumbling into 2020.Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Andre' Snellings,
Hockey

Ehlers helps Jets beat sliding Canadiens 3-2

[ad_1] MONTREAL (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat Ilya Kovalchuk and the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Monday night. Andrew Copp and Josh Morrissey also scored for Winnipeg, which had dropped five of six. Captain Blake Wheeler had two assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves. The 36-year-old Kovalchuk picked up an assist in his Canadiens debut. He agreed to a one-year,
Football

RB Marshawn Lynch to play more vs. Packers, Pete Carroll says

[ad_1] 10:23 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN The Seattle Seahawks' game plan for this week's divisional-round matchup with the Green Bay Packers will include more Beast Mode.Coach Pete Carroll said as much Monday, first in his morning radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle and again in his afternoon news conference. Marshawn Lynch has backed up rookie Travis Homer in each of his first two games since re-joining the Seahawks in Week 17,
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In ranking the WTA’s young stars, Bianca Andreescu and Coco Gauff lead the charge

[ad_1] The WTA season begins in earnest Monday, with 14 women 21-and-under ranked in the Top 100. They are such fresh faces and so good that even the most expert commentators have trouble keeping up with their development and progress.We've whittled the group down to an elite eight -- some of whom will be familiar, others not so much -- and, with the help of some experts, handicapped them with
Hockey

McDavid helps Oilers cool off Maple Leafs, 6-4

[ad_1] TORONTO (AP) — Connor McDavid scored a highlight-reel goal and added three assists as the Edmonton Oilers snapped the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ point streak at 10 games with a 6-4 victory on Monday night. Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Kailer Yamamoto, Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (22-17-5), who were making their third stop on a five-game road trip. Jason Spezza, Frederik Gauthier, Pierre Engvall and
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Trae Young’s bag of tricks holds more than 30-footers

[ad_1] HIS FINISHING MOVE was probably unnecessary, but Trae Young knows he wouldn't be here watching the play otherwise.Young, his Atlanta Hawks jerseys on display all around him, is sitting in a folding chair inside the locker room of the team's shimmering, new practice facility.The Hawks call this area their "flex space," and today, it's serving as Young's personal film room. He peers down at the screen beside him to
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Why the Nashville Predators fired Peter Laviolette, and where team and coach go from here

[ad_1] The Nashville Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette and assistant coach Kevin McCarthy on Monday, with the team outside the playoff picture after 41 games.No interim coach or new head coach was immediately named. The Predators face the Boston Bruins at home Tuesday night.With Laviolette out, who's in? How much of this was his fault? Will the Preds make any trades before the deadline to bolster their playoff chances?
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North America and Europe take different paths in League of Legends free agency

[ad_1] Ahead of the 2020 League of Legends season, teams in North America's League Championship Series and the League European Championship underwent significant changes.In North America, new players occupy 32 starting spots in the 10-team league. In Europe, which also features 10 teams, 24 fresh faces will start.2 RelatedMany rash changes were made in North America after a disappointing League of Legends World Championship performance in October that saw all
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Brett Brown on Ben Simmons’ lack of 3-pointers — ‘I have failed’

[ad_1] 7:32 PM ETTim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- One month ago, Ben Simmons took -- and made -- his second 3-pointer of the season in a blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers here at Wells Fargo Center. And, after the game, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown declared he wanted his point guard to take at least one triple a game the rest of the season.Instead, Simmons hasn't attempted one since.When Brown