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N. Ontario stays hot

BRANDON, Man.—Brad Jacobs' team stood at a crossroads after the 2018 Winter Olympics when the curling carousel was in full spin.

Many of Canada's top male curlers were mixing and matching lineups, with some forming “super-teams” to set up for a run at the next Winter Games in 2022.

Tavares' return to Long Island overshadows win

TORONTO—John Tavares answered three questions about a resounding Toronto Maple Leafs' victory before attention turned to what was already on everyone's mind—the star centre's return to Long Island.

Andreas Johnsson scored twice as part of Toronto's four-goal outburst in a seven-minute stretch to open the second period in the Leafs' 6-2 dismantling of the Edmonton Oilers last night.

Hawks upend T'wolves

ATLANTA—Trae Young and John Collins showed a glimpse of the Atlanta Hawks' long-range plan.

In the process, they helped make it more difficult for Minnesota to realize its playoff dream this year.

Young matched the career high he set earlier in the week with 36 points, and Collins had 34, as the Hawks topped the Timberwolves 131-123 in overtime last night.

Knights, Preds load up at NHL trade deadline

One year later, the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights finally came together on a deadline day blockbuster.

Ottawa shipped winger Mark Stone to Sin City for a package that includes defence prospect Erik Brannstrom, centre Oscar Lindberg, and a second-round selection in the 2020 draft just before the NHL's 3 p.m. (ET) trade cut-off yesterday.

Keselowski shakes off 'flu

HAMPTON, Ga.—Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package—enough to make for a trying race—before a stomach virus nearly flattened him.

Keselowski missed a portion of final practice, received intravenous fluids at Atlanta Motor Speedway's medical centre, and had a replacement driver on stand-by yesterday in case he couldn't make it the full 500 miles.