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Murray defeats Troicki to reach final in Vienna

Murray defeats Troicki 6-4, 6-3 to set up final in Vienna against Ferrer or Kohlschreiber
The Associated Press

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.

Miller stops 28 shots as Canucks blank Oilers 2-0

Miller record 30th career shutout as Vancouver blanks Edmonton 2-0
Shane Jones, The Canadian Press

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.

O'Brien, Whitecaps enjoying playoff push

O'Brien enjoying push for playoffs as Whitecaps prepare to meet Earthquakes
Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

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.

Predators' Rinne in form with 2-0 SO at Jets

Predators' Pekka Rinne shuts out Winnipeg Jets 2-0 to spoil home opener
Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

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.

Zetterberg has four assists in Red Wings' win

Zetterberg bounces back from bad game to put up four assists in Red Wings' win
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

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."

Tiger-Cats beat Redblacks 16-6

Hamilton remains undefeated at Tim Hortons Field with 16-6 win against Redblacks
Carol Phillips, The Canadian Press

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.

Leafs have listless effort in loss to Wings

Maple Leafs, fans frustrated by listless effort in loss to Red Wings
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

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.

Ross helps Raptors beat Thunder 109-90

Terrence Ross scores 22 points in first 3 quarters, Raptors beat Thunder 109-90
The Associated Press

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.

Kentucky's deep squad delights at Big Blue Madness

Kentucky's talented 12-deep roster has physical workout during sold-out Big Blue Madness
Gary B. Graves, The Associated Press

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.

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets hold off Flames 3-2

Sergei Bobrovsky has 29 saves, helps Blue Jackets hold off Flames 3-2
Rusty Miller, The Associated Press

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.

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