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Florida Panthers defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) is checked by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

‘Everybody’s tired’ as condensed NHL schedule takes its toll

‘Everybody’s tired’ as condensed NHL schedule takes its toll

Florida Panthers defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) is checked by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mary Schwalm

Hamilton Tiger-Cats take tight end Jake Burt first overall in CFL draft

Hamilton Tiger-Cats take tight end Jake Burt first overall in CFL draft

Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mary Schwalm
FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2021 file photo, New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor grounds out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. Francisco Lindor’s contract negotiations with the Mets seemed pretty smooth. His swing certainly has not. The $341 million star shortstop entered Wednesday, April 28, 2021 batting .212 with three RBIs through 18 games with his new team and started hearing boos Tuesday night at Citi Field after grounding out late in a 2-1 loss to Boston. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Mets fire hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant Tom Slater

Acting general manager says it is worth taking the risk

  • May 4, 2021
FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2021 file photo, New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor grounds out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. Francisco Lindor’s contract negotiations with the Mets seemed pretty smooth. His swing certainly has not. The $341 million star shortstop entered Wednesday, April 28, 2021 batting .212 with three RBIs through 18 games with his new team and started hearing boos Tuesday night at Citi Field after grounding out late in a 2-1 loss to Boston. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE-In this March 16, 2020 taken photo jogger make their way after the sun sets at the ‘Allianz Arena’ soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. European ruling body UEFA said on Friday the German city of Munich will remain as one of the Euro 2020 host cities. The confirmation came during a UEFA executive board videoconference after the federation was informed by local authorities that all four matches in Munich will be able to welcome a minimum of 14,500 spectators. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

UEFA details Euro 2020 rules for teams hit by virus issues

Teams responsible for a game not being played will forfeit it as a 3-0 loss

  • May 4, 2021
FILE-In this March 16, 2020 taken photo jogger make their way after the sun sets at the ‘Allianz Arena’ soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. European ruling body UEFA said on Friday the German city of Munich will remain as one of the Euro 2020 host cities. The confirmation came during a UEFA executive board videoconference after the federation was informed by local authorities that all four matches in Munich will be able to welcome a minimum of 14,500 spectators. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) skates after the puck while being watched by Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Edmonton Oilers clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over Vancouver Canucks

Edmonton Oilers clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over Vancouver Canucks

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) skates after the puck while being watched by Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Jets centre Adam Lowry pressures Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson during first-period NHL action in Ottawa, Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Zaitsev scores winning goal to lead Ottawa Senators past slumping Winnipeg Jets 2-1

Zaitsev scores winning goal to lead Ottawa Senators past slumping Winnipeg Jets 2-1

Winnipeg Jets centre Adam Lowry pressures Ottawa Senators goaltender Filip Gustavsson during first-period NHL action in Ottawa, Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander (88) moves in on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Cole Caufield scores his second OT winner, Canadiens edge Leafs 3-2

Cole Caufield scores his second OT winner, Canadiens edge Leafs 3-2

Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander (88) moves in on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen during second-period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, May 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. The CFL is presenting Burt a new lease on his pro football life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Schwalm

Former Boston College tight end Burt excited to get chance to play football in Canada

Former Boston College tight end Burt excited to get chance to play football in Canada

Boston College tight end Jake Burt (84) dives into the end zone for a touchdown over Richmond defensive back Daniel Jones (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. The CFL is presenting Burt a new lease on his pro football life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Schwalm

Canadian linebacker Stevens not closing the door on possibly playing in CFL this year

Canadian linebacker Stevens not closing the door on possibly playing in CFL this year

Eduardo Jauregui is seen at the Canada national futsal team camp in Laval, Que., in a Dec. 15, 2019, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Soccer, Audrey Magny, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canada futsal team opens World Cup qualifying at CONCACAF tourney in Guatemala City

Canada futsal team opens World Cup qualifying at CONCACAF tourney in Guatemala City

Eduardo Jauregui is seen at the Canada national futsal team camp in Laval, Que., in a Dec. 15, 2019, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canada Soccer, Audrey Magny, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson directs her teammates against Germany at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Monday, May 3, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Einarson snaps world curling losing streak, but more COVID among TV staff

Canada’s Einarson snaps world curling losing streak, but more COVID among TV staff

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson directs her teammates against Germany at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Monday, May 3, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
People snowshoe at the foot of the shut down slopes of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort during a provincial lockdown in The Blue Mountains, Ont., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Lower visits, revenue reported as pandemic measures created unpredictable ski season

Lower visits, revenue reported as pandemic measures created unpredictable ski season

People snowshoe at the foot of the shut down slopes of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort during a provincial lockdown in The Blue Mountains, Ont., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Los Angeles Dodgers' AJ Pollock is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Slam! Pollock 8 RBIs, Beaty 7 as Dodgers bop Brewers 16-4

MILWAUKEE — A.J. Pollock drove in eight runs and Matt Beatty knocked…

Los Angeles Dodgers' AJ Pollock is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Canada skip Kerri Einarson lines up a shot against Switzerland at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 1, 2021. Tournament officials say multiple broadcasters have tested positive for COVID-19 at the LGT World Women's Curling Championship in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Einarson falls to US for third straight loss at world women’s curling championship

CALGARY — A third straight loss left Canada’s Kerri Einarson on the…

Canada skip Kerri Einarson lines up a shot against Switzerland at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 1, 2021. Tournament officials say multiple broadcasters have tested positive for COVID-19 at the LGT World Women's Curling Championship in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, shoots as Toronto Raptors forward Freddie Gillespie defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lowry leads depleted Raptors past Lakers; LeBron exits early

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were dealt another disappointing loss,…

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, shoots as Toronto Raptors forward Freddie Gillespie defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
A nurse receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, Aichi prefecture, central Japan, on March 8, 2021. Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they’re already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)

Tokyo Games need 500 nurses; nurses say needs are elsewhere

TOKYO — Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from…

A nurse receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, Aichi prefecture, central Japan, on March 8, 2021. Some nurses in Japan are incensed at a request from Tokyo Olympic organizers to have 500 of them dispatched to help out with the games. They say they’re already near the breaking point dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)
Canada skip Kerri Einarson lines up a shot against Switzerland at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 1, 2021. Tournament officials say multiple broadcasters have tested positive for COVID-19 at the LGT World Women's Curling Championship in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Games postponed at world women’s curling following positive COVID-19 tests

CALGARY — Play resumed at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship without…

Canada skip Kerri Einarson lines up a shot against Switzerland at the Women's World Curling Championship in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 1, 2021. Tournament officials say multiple broadcasters have tested positive for COVID-19 at the LGT World Women's Curling Championship in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Manchester United fans prevent cars arriving at Old Trafford, during a protest against the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, before their Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Manchester United supporters have stormed into the stadium and onto the pitch ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool as fans gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the ownership. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Manchester United fans storm pitch in anti-ownership protest

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United supporters stormed into the stadium and onto…

Manchester United fans prevent cars arriving at Old Trafford, during a protest against the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, before their Premier League match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Manchester United supporters have stormed into the stadium and onto the pitch ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool as fans gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the ownership. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Osaka loses to Muchova in 3 sets at Madrid Open

MADRID — Second-ranked Naomi Osaka is out of the Madrid Open as…

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Edmonton Oilers' goalie Mike Smith (41) makes the save on Calgary Flames' Buddy Robinson (53) as Adam Larsson (6) defends during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

McDavid scores, Smith stops 29 pucks in Edmonton’s 4-1 win over Calgary Flames

EDMONTON — It didn’t come as a surprise to Connor McDavid’s teammates…

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Mike Smith (41) makes the save on Calgary Flames' Buddy Robinson (53) as Adam Larsson (6) defends during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson