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NHL: 3 Stories from Thursday night

Ryan Miller

Thursday night’s hockey line-up included a homecoming, of sorts, for Ryan Miller in St. Louis, now wearing the colours of the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames trying to climb above .500 in the midst of a long home stretch.

Manning throws 3 TD passes to Sanders, Broncos beat Chargers

Peyton Manning Oct. 23, 2014

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning added three more touchdowns to his career record as the Broncos beat the San Diego Padres 35-21 in a National Football League game on Thursday.

Flames smother Hurricanes in one-sided win

Sean Monahan

Sean Monahan scored his first two goals of the season and Jonas Hiller stopped all 16 shots he faced as the Calgary Flames blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Thursday. Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma also scored their first goals of the season for the Flames (5-3-1).

Ryan Miller right at home pacing Canucks past Blues

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller made 31 saves in his return to St. Louis and the Vancouver Canucks scored three times in the third period to beat the Blues 4-1 on Thursday night. Nick Bonino, Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen all scored in the third period to help the Canucks (4-2-0, 8 points) snap a two-game losing streak.

Steve Nash to miss season with back injury

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their decision Thursday, less than a week before the start of the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season.

Gigantic LeBron James banner to be hung across from Cavs' arena


A new 10-story-tall banner celebrating James' return to Ohio will be unveiled on Oct. 30 before the superstar and the Cavaliers open the NBA season against the New York Knicks.


Lance Armstrong can't ride in South Carolina event


USA Cycling says Lance Armstrong can't ride in a South Carolina event this weekend with several of his former U.S. Postal Service teammates.

Winnipeg Jets' player says Ottawa shooting hit close to home


Winnipeg Jets defenceman and Ottawa native Grant Clitsome says Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa hit close to home. "My friends and family working downtown and being in the lockdown, scary stuff," he said Thursday.

Andrew Wiggins shows promise in Timberwolves preseason games


The consensus is that rookie Andrew Wiggins will be ready to make his NBA debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He's shown his potential in his four preseason starts.

Skate America: Who to watch


Figure skating expert Pj Kwong breaks down the Skate America Grand Prix event in Chicago, which takes place Friday to Sunday.

UNC cheating scandal included large number of athletes

APTOPIX North Carolina Academic Probe

Athletes make up nearly half of the students involved in the University of North Carolina cheating scandal that has spanned decades. The majority participated in football or UNC's beloved basketball program. It is not yet clear what this will mean for the school's basketball titles.

Blue Bombers unveil statue of coaching legend Bud Grant

Bud Grant

A bronze statue of legendary Blue Bomber coach, Bud Grant, was unveiled Thursday in Winnipeg. And the man who led the Blue and Gold to four Grey Cup championships in a five-year span was on hand to watch.


Raonic reaches quarters at Swiss Indoors


Canadian fourth seed Milos Raonic struggled for well over two hours Thursday before finally earning a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) win over Donald Young to reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.

4 things to know for Thursday night in the NHL


Two Canadian teams play in a full night of NHL action on Thursday. The Calgary Flames look for their first home win against the dismal Carolina Hurricanes, and the Vancouver Canucks hope to return to their winning ways.

Postponed Senators-Leafs game rescheduled for Nov. 9


The game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs that was postponed because of Wednesday's shooting on Parliament Hill has been rescheduled for Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre.

TFC's De Rosario suspended for kicking at Impact player


Toronto FC veteran Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for one game and fined for kicking out at a Montreal Impact player on the weekend.

P.K. Subban dresses up as Thriller Michael Jackson for Halloween


The Montreal Canadiens reportedly held their Halloween party on Wednesday night at a local establishment, and based on the photos posted by the website, P.K. Subban went all out with his costume.

Bouchard eliminated by Serena at WTA Finals


Canada's Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated from semifinal contention at the WTA Finals with an 0-3 record in the round-robin stage after being routed 6-1, 6-1 by Serena Williams on Thursday.

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