April 5, 2014 |
BOSTON - The 76ers endured a 26-game losing streak and tied the longest skid in major professional sports history. They have lost 28 of their last 29 games. However, the tanking Sixers (16-59) remain a long shot to finish with the NBA's worst record. The Milwaukee Bucks have all but locked up the best chance for the top pick in the draft lottery. Milwaukee (14-61) has a two-loss cushion over the Sixers with seven games remaining. And the Bucks will be hard-pressed to win two of those games.
February 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - If Flyers coach Peter Laviolette decides to call Brian Boucher's name Tuesday night in Winnipeg, the veteran goalie says he is ready for his first NHL start since last season. "Yeah, absolutely," Boucher said after rejoining the Flyers and taking part in their morning practice before Monday night's game in Toronto. "I played a bit in Adirondack, so it's been good. Anytime you get game sharpness, it certainly helps, and I feel it's been a good thing for me. " Laviolette would not commit to Tuesday's goalie.
September 24, 2010
Blue Jays 1, Mariners 0 I.Suzuki rf 5 0 2 0 .315 Snider lf 4 0 1 0 .240 Figgins 2b 3 0 1 0 .258 Y.Escobar ss 2 0 0 0 .288 Jo.Lopez 3b 4 0 0 0 .236 J.Bautista rf 2 1 1 1 .265 Smoak 1b 3 0 1 0 .196 V.Wells cf 2 0 0 0 .270 M.Saunders lf 3 0 0 0 .
March 10, 2014 |
TORONTO - Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been in the NHL for 15 seasons, but he had never scored against Toronto. Until Saturday night. Timonen, who will turn 39 later this month, scored two goals to dramatically tie the score at 2, but it wasn't enough. Former Flyer Joffrey Lupul won it with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left in overtime, tapping in Dion Phaneuf's pass to give Toronto a riveting, 4-3 victory at the Air Canada Centre. The Flyers, who nearly earned their 12th win after trailing in the third period this season, salvaged a point and are on a 3-0-1 run. "The point is huge.
November 29, 2000 |
Bob Clarke won't keep Eric Lindros sidelined out of spite toward the Flyers' former captain, Clarke said yesterday. But the Flyers general manager won't trade Lindros to Toronto - which Lindros yesterday announced as his preferred destination - or anywhere else, Clarke said, unless the deal substantially benefits the Flyers. "I don't like what Eric did to this club, but my responsibility is to the Philadelphia Flyers, not to Eric Lindros, and we're going to do what's right for the Flyers," Clarke said yesterday.
May 9, 2014 |
TORONTO - In the span of 12 days, Jake Diekman went from being one of the most difficult pitchers in baseball to hit a home run off of to a guy who was getting way too accustomed to craning his neck and watching one of his pitches fly over an outfield wall. Diekman allowed three home runs in a span of six appearances late last month. Before the first one, a game-winning grand slam to Atlanta's Dan Uggla on April 14, Diekman had allowed just two home runs in his first 84 major league games.
April 27, 2004 |
The Toronto Blue Jays wonder why Ted Lilly hasn't had more success. He gave them - and the frustrated Minnesota Twins - a good look at his talent last night. Lilly tossed a two-hitter, giving Toronto's struggling starters a big boost in a 6-1 victory over host Minnesota. "I'm surprised he hasn't won more games in his career with the stuff he has," Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca said. "I think his stuff is that good. I really do. " Lilly, who is 23-26 in 100 career appearances, came to Toronto in a trade for outfielder Bobby Kielty after spending last season in Oakland.
March 11, 2012 |
TORONTO - Even though the Flyers are playing on consecutive nights this weekend, it looks as if there is no rest for goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. Coach Peter Laviolette is staying with the hot hand. Bryzgalov made his 11th straight start Saturday night in Toronto. He entered the game with a 1.95 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage, and three shutouts in his last 11 games. "He seems focused and really in control of what he's doing back there," Laviolette said after Saturday's morning skate.
February 27, 2013 |
For the sixth time this season, the Flyers had a chance to reach the .500 level. Again, they failed to scale Mount Mediocrity. Toronto, getting goals from four players, scored a methodical 4-2 win over the Flyers on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers (9-11-1) have lost all six attempts to reach the .500 mark, and have allowed five goals in five of them. They have been outscored in those six games by a combined 29-12. "We're not going to make the playoffs if we keep playing the way we do," left winger Scott Hartnell said.
February 12, 2013 |
TORONTO - The Flyers have gone from road warriors to roadkill. They scored in the opening minute Monday night, lost their momentum with a series of senseless penalties, and watched Toronto score three goals early in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory at the Air Canada Centre. Inexplicably, the Flyers are 1-6 on the road. A year ago, no NHL team had more road wins than the Flyers. "They were hungrier, and when that happens you're usually first to the puck," defenseman Kimmo Timonen said of the Maple Leafs.