Thompson Sports News


The N-H-L playoffs continue tonight with the series opener of the Western Conference final. The Dallas Stars visit the top-seed Vegas Golden Knights. Vegas last played Sunday, having ousted the Edmonton Oilers in six games. Meanwhile, Dallas finished off the Seattle Kraken in seven on Monday.


Matthew Tkachuk scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds left in quadruple overtime and the Florida Panthers topped the Carolina Panthers 3-2 last night. The Panthers took a 1-0 edge in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the win. The game marked the 15th four-overtime game in N-H-L history.


The Toronto Blue Jays are back in action tonight, hosting another American League East rival in the Baltimore Orioles. Toronto fell 4-2 to A-L East foe New York Yankees last night, going 1-and-3 in their four-game series. Yusei Kikuchi  is scheduled to start for the Blue Jays, while Kyle Gibson will be on the mound for the Orioles.


Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals is set to go tonight in the N-B-A. The Heat will look to steal another game on the road from the Boston Celtics and take a 2-0 series lead heading back to Miami. The Heat took the opener 123-116 on Wednesday, led by Jimmy Butler's 35-point effort.


Canada's Jamal Murray scored 23 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 108-103 comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night. Denver took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series. Murray, from Kitchener, Ontario, is averaging 27.2 points through 13 games in the N-B-A playoffs.


Canada's Corey Conners is near the top of the leaderboard entering today's second round at the P-G-A Championship. The Listowel, Ontario native went three under yesterday to be in a tie for third, two shots back of the lead. Eric Cole was five under through 14 holes before play was suspended.


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