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Jets soar past Devils

WINNIPEG—Mark Scheifele figures the pieces of the puzzle are starting to click together for the Winnipeg Jets.

His pair of goals, which gave him a team-leading nine, helped the Jets earn a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils yesterday.

He also had one assist.

“We've been playing the right way," Scheifele said. ”We've been in the right spots.

NASCAR's 'Big Three' to race for title

AVONDALE, Ariz.—The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season fittingly will race each other for the championship—a chance for Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr. to settle which team truly is the best.

It was Busch who claimed the latest round, winning for the eighth time this year yesterday to tie Harvick for the most Cup victories.

Blue Bombers advance to West final

REGINA—Blue Bombers' head coach Mike O'Shea noticed Andrew Harris enter the media room after Winnipeg's West Division semi-final victory and felt compelled to downplay his running back's performance.

“Yeah, he was OK,” O'Shea said with a laugh.

Harris ran in a fourth quarter touchdown as the Blue Bombers beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-18 yesterday.

Raptors finish off unbeaten road trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Kawhi Leonard isn't making a big deal out of Toronto's NBA-best 11-1 start.

He's trying to stay focused on the nuances of coach Nick Nurse's offence.

Once that happens, Leonard says, the Raptors really will get rolling.

Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury as Toronto beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 last night.

Habs nab shootout win over Isles

NEW YORK—After his team's first four skaters in the shootout couldn't beat goalie Thomas Greiss, Montreal Canadiens' coach Claude Julien decided to go with the right-handed Joel Armia instead of Charles Hudon.

The move paid off.

Armia scored in the fifth round on the first shootout attempt of his career to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the N.Y. Islanders last night.