The brightness also made it hard for both teams to see off the reflection, prompting the league to hold up the game "in the interest of player safety". Winnipeg Jets' Alexander Burmistrov (91) makes the pass as Brandon Tanev (13) hits Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) during first period NHL Heritage Classic action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
DENVER -- The Denver Broncos ruined Brock Osweiler 's homecoming Monday night, incessantly hurrying, hitting and harassing their former teammate in a 27-9 win over his Houston Texans. Coach Gary Kubiak returned to the sideline following his second health scare in three years, and he had to like what he saw as the Broncos (5-2) snapped a two-game skid in sending the overwhelmed Texans home at 4-3.
Versteeg, a former Blackhawk, faked Corey Crawford and connected on a wrist shot. Brian Elliott made 31 saves through overtime and blocked all seven in the shootout to earn his first win with Calgary after three losses. Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan scored in regulation for Calgary, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE -- It had every ingredient necessary for a Cinderella story complete with a fairy tale ending. Instead, Ottawa's Rachel Homan, the top-ranked women's curler in the world, exerted her dominance on Japan's Chiaki Matsumura and her 86th ranked team in a 9-4 six-end romp at the $60,000 Canad Inns Women's Classic at the Portage Curling Club in Portage la Prairie Monday.
Brendan Gallagher scored late in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games. Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, into the empty net, also scored for Montreal (5-0-1). Jakub Voracek scored the lone goal for the visiting Flyers (2-3-1).
It was just about at this time in 2015, his team freshly eliminated by the Kansas City Royals, that then-Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos walked away from the organization. Fast forward to October 24, 2016, and Shapiro's handpicked GM, Ross Atkins, conducting his first post mortem after another American League Championship Series; there's nothing here as stark as regime change.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Danny Salazar's only chance to pitch in the postseason was if the Indians made the World Series. Salazar, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 9 because of tightness in his right forearm, will be on Cleveland's roster and is expected to pitch against the Chicago Cubs. An 11-game winner, Salazar cleared his final hurdle by pitching three simulated innings on Sunday night with manager Terry Francona, pitching coach Mickey Callaway and Cleveland's front office keeping a close eye on every delivery.
The Toronto Raptors imagined their key free-agent acquisition, Jared Sullinger, would be starting at power forward, throwing his weight around in the paint and grabbing rebounds, when the team began the 2016-17 NBA season. When the Raptors open at home Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons, they'll start either veteran reserve Patrick Patterson or rookie Pascal Siakam at the four spot in place of Sullinger, who signed with Toronto on July 14 after four seasons with the Boston Celtics.
Goaltender Shannon Szabados has been released by the Peoria Rivermen after two games with the Southern Professional Hockey League team. The team announced that Szabados, who helped Canada win gold in Olympic women's hockey in 2010 and 2014, was cut along with fellow goaltender Storm Phaneuf following the Rivermen's opening weekend losses to the Huntsville Havoc.
It has been confirmed that Anthony Ogogo was pulled out by his corner during Saturday's fight against Craig Cunningham due to suffering from severely blurred double vision as a result of a broken socket. A leading eye specialist has revealed that due to the nature of the scan results the injury was caused, yet not known at the time, before the fight took place.
When Rex Kalamian's phone buzzed one day in August, the Toronto Raptors assistant coach wasn't surprised to see a text from Kevin Durant. The two have stayed in touch in the year since Kalamian made the move to Toronto, and since Durant made his bold move to the Golden State Warriors this summer.
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs had six NHL rookies on their opening night roster this season, but one standout young player from training camp failed to make the cut - right winger Kasperi Kapanen . But when Toronto reduced its roster a final time on Oct. 9, Kapanen was reassigned to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.