HOUSTON - Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them.
NEW ORLEANS - Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months.
TORONTO - Before the Toronto Raptors get on with the business of trying to defend their NBA title, one last celebration is on tap.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Canada has won its second straight match at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, defeating Nigeria by 50 runs Monday.
VANCOUVER - Canadian rookie Mfiondu Kabengele knows he has a lot to learn heading into his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Winning his first ATP Tour title was a significant career milestone. Canada's Denis Shapovalov also drew confidence from the way he did it.
NEW YORK - Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak, Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton are the NHL's three stars for the week ending Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Cam Talbot and Michael Stone haven't played much through the first three weeks of the Calgary Flames' season. They made the most of their opportunities Sunday night.
CALGARY - Mark Kastelic and Riley Stotts each scored twice as the Calgary Hitmen rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers 6-3 on Sunday in the Western Hockey League.
OTTAWA - Noel Hoefenmayer capped a hat trick 2:45 into overtime to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 5-4 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday in the Ontario Hockey League.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of relief.
TORONTO - Kenny Agostino and Egor Korshkov scored shootout goals to lift the Toronto Marlies to a 6-5 win over the Cleveland Monsters on Sunday, stretching their undefeated run in the American Hockey League to six games.
SHAWINIGAN, Que. - Felix Robert scored three goals and set up four more, and Samuel Poulin had two goals and six assists on Sunday to power the Sherbrooke Phoenix to their seventh straight win in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, 9-4 over the Shawinigan Cataractes.
CALGARY - Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin won a pair of gold medals on Sunday to bring her tally to five over four days at the Canadian long-track speedskating championships.
NEW YORK - Vancouver captain Bo Horvat wanted to set the tone early after a tough loss the previous day. He got the Canucks started with a needed power-play goal and they bounced back with a big road win.
QUEBEC - Mathieu Robitaille's 44-yard TD pass to Vincent Breton-Robert helped the Laval Rouge et Or capture a 16-3 win over the Montreal Carabins on Sunday.
ANTWERP, Belgium - Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Nitish Kumar scored 83 runs to help Canada defeat Jersey by 53 runs Sunday in its opening match at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier.
MONTREAL - Tim Raines started wearing the tricolour cap as a teen and proudly sported the Montreal Expos logo for years, all the way on to his Hall of Fame plaque.
LOS ANGELES - Todd McLellan was beginning to worry about his Los Angeles Kings doing the right things but not getting the desired results for their hard work. The first-year coach can breathe a little easier now.
TORONTO - Jonathan Osorio scored twice, Richie Laryea and Nick DeLeon added two more in a four-goal extra-time outburst and Toronto FC beat D.C. United 5-1 on Saturday night in the first round of the playoffs to end Wayne Rooney's MLS career.
LONDON, Ont. - Jonathan Femi-Cole and Mackenzie Ferguson had rushing touchdowns, and the Western Mustangs defeated the Ottawa Gee Gees 32-23 on Saturday. ending their U Sports football season with an undefeated record.
CALGARY - The playoff race in the CFL's West Division is so tight, Stampeders defensive back Brandon Smith wanted to connect with fans in Calgary's last home game of the regular season just in case.
LAVAL, Que. - Brian Pinho had the third-period winner and an assist to lead the Hershey Bears past the Laval Rocket 4-2 on Saturday in American Hockey League play.