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OHL Roundup: Luke Evangelista keeps Knights' seven-game win streak alive

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Luke Evangelista scored twice to power the London Knights past the Owen Sound Attack 4-1 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League play. The Knights have won seven straight to begin their season.
World Siri: Rookie propels Astros past Braves to tie Series

World Siri: Rookie propels Astros past Braves to tie Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri launched himself headfirst into home plate, popped up with arms flexed and screamed with all his might. Welcome to the World Series, rook.
Philadelphia Union stave off Toronto FC comeback to secure 2-2 tie

Philadelphia Union stave off Toronto FC comeback to secure 2-2 tie

TORONTO — After securing a weekend tie that felt like a win, Toronto FC had to settle for a draw that seemed more like a loss Wednesday.
'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks.

QMJHL Roundup: Gaucher's two short-handed goals lead Remparts past Titan 3-1

QUEBEC — Nathan Gaucher had two short-handed goals as the Quebec Remparts downed the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3-1 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play.
VanVleet has double-double as Raptors top Pacers 118-100 for first home win of season

VanVleet has double-double as Raptors top Pacers 118-100 for first home win of season

TORONTO — Raptors head coach Nick Nurse's pre-game message to his players Wednesday was to "man up" and get that first home win of the season.
Maple Leafs snap losing streak in 3-2 overtime win against Blackhawks

Maple Leafs snap losing streak in 3-2 overtime win against Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) — William Nylander scored in overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday. The Leafs snapped a four-game losing streak with the victory, and extended the Blackhawks’ record to 0-6-1.
Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

Cruz wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award for philanthropy

HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz has been given Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award for character, community involvement and philanthropy. Cruz, the 50th winner of the honor, received the award before World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night.
Barcelona fires coach Koeman after poor start to season

Barcelona fires coach Koeman after poor start to season

MADRID (AP) — After another poor performance and yet another loss, Ronald Koeman couldn’t hang on any longer as Barcelona coach.
World Series opener viewers up 17.5% over last year's low

World Series opener viewers up 17.5% over last year's low

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta’s 6-2 victory over Houston in Game 1 of the World Series drew an average of 10,811,000 viewers on Fox, up 17.5% from the record low of 9,195,000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening 8-3 win over Tampa Bay last year.