VIENNA - Andy Murray defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday to reach his second final of the season.
The second-seeded Murray, who won his 29th career title in Shenzhen last month, will play the winner of David Ferrer and Philipp Kohlschreiber in Sunday's final.
EDMONTON - The last person the struggling Edmonton Oilers needed to see in the opposing net on Friday was Ryan Miller.
The Vancouver goalie made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Canucks remained undefeated on the season, getting past the Oilers 2-0.
The win improved the 34-year-old's all-time record against the Oilers to 9-0-0.
Prior to signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Andy O'Brien was nearly done with professional soccer.
Now the 35-year-old central defender doesn't want the journey to end — and with good reason.
Three straight victories, including a massive 1-0 road win over the Seattle Sounders last week, has the Whitecaps in control their own destiny as they push for a playoff spot.
WINNIPEG - Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne says it just feels good to be back and in shape after a difficult year last season.
The veteran shut out the Winnipeg Jets 2-0 Friday night for his third victory in four games this season.
It spoiled the Jets home opener in front of a sold out MTS Centre but for Rinne, sidelined with a hip injury for most of last season, the team's 3-0-1 start is particularly satisfying.
TORONTO - Henrik Zetterberg called his game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night one of the worst of his NHL career. Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock saw evidence of that not long after.
"When he was sitting in my office there the next morning I knew he was serious," Babcock said. "He's the leader of our team and we expect him to be good and when he's not good we expect him to respond."
HAMILTON - Hamilton receiver Bakari Grant has big feet — but not so big that he couldn't keep his toes just inbounds and secure a must-win for the Tiger-Cats.
TORONTO - Booed off the ice at the second intermission, the Toronto Maple Leafs watched another blue and white jersey get hurled to the ice in the third period.
They weren't happy about that or their performance in a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
WICHITA, Kan. - Terrence Ross scored 22 points in the first three quarters to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-90 on Friday night in an exhibition game.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half for Toronto (5-1). DeMar DeRozan and Jordan Hamilton had 13 points.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar.
The Wildcats men's team gave a sold-out Rupp Arena crowd plenty more reasons to cheer with a fast-paced and sometimes-physical scrimmage Friday night that figures to ratchet expectations for a ninth national championship.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jack Skille, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Friday night.
Calgary trailed 3-0 when Mason Raymond broke up the shutout early in the third period. Josh Jooris narrowed the lead with a goal in his NHL debut, scoring off a pass from Mark Giordano with over eight minutes left.