Vegas surges past Wild for 5-2 win to take 2-1 series lead

Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson celebrates his goal during the third period in Game 3 of the first round against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Knights beat the Wild 5-2 on May 20, 2021. Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild to grab the lead Thursday night in this first-round playoff series. Mark Stone had two goals, Patrick Brown and William Karlsson also scored, Nick Holden had two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury picked up another post-season win after a rough start in the net for the Golden Knights, who went up 2-1 in

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Maple Leafs captain John Tavares ends Game 1 vs. Canadiens on stretcher

Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91), pictured May 20, 2021, is hit by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot (8) during the first period of game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters The Maple Leafs not only lost the first game of their playoff series on Thursday night, but they may have lost their captain John Tavares for an extended stretch. Paul Byron scored shorthanded late in the third period and the Canadiens held on for a 2-1 victory over Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. It was the first time the forever rivals have met in the post-season in 42 years, and it was a decidedly

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Your daily horoscope: May 21

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY Jupiter’s influence on your birthday means you will be game for anything over the coming 12 months, but it also warns you could exhaust yourself if you try to do everything. Identify your top two or three goals and put everything you’ve got into reaching them. ARIES (March 21 – April 20): A good deed you did for someone in the past will come back to you in some way today and you would be a fool not to make the most of it. If the universe feels you are worthy of a reward then who are you to question it? TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Your likes and dislikes will intensify today and

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Martinez’s two-run homer in ninth inning lifts Red Sox over Jays 8-7

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singles during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at TD Ballpark. The Red Sox won 8-7 on May 20, 2021. Nathan Ray Seebeck/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a three-run ninth inning, and Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Thursday night. Alex Verdugo had an RBI grounder before Martinez connected on his 250th homer. The two-out drive came off Rafael Dolis (1-1), making his second appearance since returning from a right calf injury. “What an amazing win,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “There were so many up and downs.” Story continues below advertisement Martinez shouted and repeatedly

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Taiwan’s Wei-Ling Hsu takes LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill

Wei-Ling Hsu shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Thursday at Kingsmill Resort to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship. Winless in her seven-year LPGA Tour career, the 26-year-old Taiwanese player birdied the River Course’s two front-nine par 5s and made three in a row on Nos. 12-14 in the morning round. “I feel quite the same from very first hole all the way to the 18th,” Hsu said. “I just kept waiting. I know my feeling is pretty good right now, even finish four (pars) in a row. I just keep simple and then just stay focused.” Story continues below advertisement Sei Young Kim was a stroke back with Ruixin Liu, Luna Sobron Galmes, Kelly

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Tanev scores late as Penguins beat Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

Brian Dumoulin, top, and goaltender Tristan Jarry of the Pittsburgh Penguins defend the net against the New York Islanders in Game 3 at the Nassau Coliseum on May 20, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 5-4. BRUCE BENNETT/Getty Images Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in Game 3 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Jeff Carter scored twice, Kris Letang had a goal and two assists, and Jason Zucker also scored for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots. Cal Clutterbuck scored twice, Scott Mayfield had a goal and two assists, and Anthony Beauvillier also scored

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Lomberg scores overtime winner to lift Panthers past Lightning 6-5

Florida Panthers left wing Ryan Lomberg, left, celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Noel Acciari in overtime in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on May 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers beat the Lightning 6-5. Chris O’Meara/The Associated Press Ryan Lomberg scored on a breakaway 5:56 into overtime to cap a furious comeback and give the Florida Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round Central Division playoff matchup. The Panthers cut the Lightning’s lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series by scoring twice in the third period, killing off a penalty at the start overtime and winning it.

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2021 Canadian Screen Awards: Best, worst and weirdest moments from the anti-Oscars

Violah Beauvais, left, as Ruby and Kiawentiio as Beans in Tracey Deer’s coming-of-age drama Beans. Sebastien Raymond/Courtesy of EMAFilms / Mongrel Media Remember last month’s Academy Awards[1]? Given the show’s dismal ratings, probably not. But Thursday night’s live-streamed Canadian Screen Awards certainly had the Steven Soderbergh-produced telecast top of mind as it attempted to pull off what might be the anti-Oscars. Loaded with footage of the nominated work, pre-engineered to never go into semi-improvised “Glenn Close says ‘da butt’” territory, but without acceptance speeches (sorta), the CSAs zigged where the Academy Awards zagged. As our country’s screen sector begins its very, very, very slow march back toward normalcy[2], The Globe and Mail presents the highs and lows from the ninth

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One dead, several arrested after mall shooting in Nanaimo, B.C.

One person is dead after a shooting at a strip mall in Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo RCMP say they responded to reports of shots fired at about 3 p.m. at the Rock City Plaza parking lot. One man, who suffered apparent gunshot wounds, was found dead in a vehicle at the mall. Story continues below advertisement Mounties say they arrested several people at the Best Western Hotel on Metral Drive shortly afterwards and seized a vehicle. Const. Gary O’Brien says police can’t confirm whether they are looking for other suspects. Police are asking anyone with dashcam video from the area between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Thursday to contact Nanaimo RCMP. Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by

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Seven charged with involuntary manslaughter in Maradona death

Seven health professionals who tended to Diego Maradona in the days before his death have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, died of a heart attack Nov. 25 at a rented residence outside Buenos Aires after brain surgery two weeks earlier. He was 60. A medical board’s report given to prosecutors this month concluded that Maradona was in agony for more than 12 hours, did not receive adequate treatment and could still be alive if he had been properly hospitalized. Story continues below advertisement Prosecutors on Wednesday charged neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the two leaders of Maradona’s medical team, and five other health professionals with involuntary manslaughter.

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