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New York's stars show up at just the right time


Rich Nash, Martin St. Louis and Henrik Lundqvist all played key roles for the New York Rangers in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning that evened the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece.

Which Eastern Conference team has the best fans?

Great Aunty Kay from Dartmouth

The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. The series is now tied, but we wanted to see how the fans stacked up when we pitted them head to head in a Battle of the fans.

LeBron James leads Cavaliers to win over top-seeded Hawks


LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

Rangers rout Lightning, even series


Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Blue Jays comeback falls short against Mariners


Nelson Cruz had a double and a solo home run as the Seattle Mariners held off the Toronto Blue Jays for a 4-3 victory on Friday night.

Rangers' Nash, St. Louis break out of scoring slumps


New York Rangers forwards Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis both broke out of their scoring slumps in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.


NHL names finalists for GM of the year


The NHL announced on Friday its three finalists for general manager of the year.

PGA: 4 Canadians make the cut at Colonial


Four Canadians made the cut in the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas following the second round on Friday.

CBC Sports: Plays of the Week


Deep into the NHL playoffs, we have plenty of hightlight reel goals and Frederik Andersen continuing to make big saves for Anaheim.

Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady appeal: reports

Roger Goodell

The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, ESPN reported on Friday, but the league disputed the report.

Kobe Bryant casts doubt on retirement plans


Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise.

Rugby sevens 1st Canadian team to qualify for Rio Olympics

Ghislaine Landry

Flying down to Rio. That's what Canada's women's rugby sevens team will be doing after winning two games in Amsterdam during the World Rugby Sevens Series to become the first Canadian team to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.


Brewers reliever suspended for foreign substance


Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta.

Should the Olympics give out prize money?

Marius Vizer

Marius Vizer, who heads SportAccord, a body representing Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, sent IOC president Thomas Bach a 20-point "reform agenda" calling for the introduction of prize money in the Olympics, among other things.

Formula One great Schumacher improving 17 months after skiing accident

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher's manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident.

4 things to know for Rangers-Lightning Game 4

Lightning defence

Like a great closer in baseball, it pays for even the best NHL goaltenders to have short memories, and the Lightning's Ben Bishop and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers will be looking to do just that in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final.

Montreal Alouettes sign Michael Sam, NFL's 1st openly gay draftee


The CFL's Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Emotional Mike Babcock says goodbye to Detroit


An emotional Mike Babcock met with the Detroit media for the final time Friday at Joe Louis Arena following his decision to leave the Red Wings to become the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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