SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Edmonton's Kevin Martin won the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship in the final tournament of his career.
The 47-year-old skip beat Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 4-3 in the men's final Sunday to give him one last victory after announcing his retirement Friday.
BOSTON - Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins' offensive drought and tied their playoff series.
Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday.
"We don't get too many power plays so it was good to be able to get them and be able to capitalize early," Smith said.
BOSTON - "I need to run."
The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.
CLEVELAND - A successful road trip ended on a down note for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Reliever Aaron Loup's wildness in the sixth inning turned a two-run lead into a one-run deficit and the Blue Jays couldn't finish off a sweep of the Cleveland Indians, losing 6-4 Sunday.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was pleased with the 5-4 trip, but knows it could have been better.
TORONTO - After an NBA playoff debut that didn't go as well as he'd planned, DeMar DeRozan went home and put his feet up.
"I sat in my room the rest of the day, I didn't leave the room," DeRozan said. "I didn't turn the TV on. I didn't watch any games. I just cleared my mind. Just understand it was my first playoff game."
He fought the urge to go back to the Air Canada Centre for a late-night shooting session.
TORONTO - American sports broadcaster ESPN caused the much maligned shot clock malfunction in the Toronto Raptors' opening game of the playoffs.
The day after the Raptors were mocked for the debacle, a Raptors official confirmed that an ESPN technician plugged into the same power source for the shot clocks, frying the power system.
LONDON - Liverpool assured its return to the Champions League on Sunday, but a much bigger prize is just around the corner.
What was looking like a gripping finale to the Premier League title race is starting to turn into a procession for the Reds after they beat Norwich 3-2 to move five points ahead of Chelsea with three matches remaining.
A look at play across Europe's top leagues as the end of the season approaches:
QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Eugenie Bouchard wasn't thrilled with her play, but she was more than happy with the end result as she helped move Canadian women's tennis to new heights.
The Montreal native won both her singles matches in a playoff tie with Slovakia, including the clinching match on Sunday, as Canada advanced to the 2015 Fed Cup World Group.
CLEVELAND - Indians manager Terry Francona gave his team a pep talk Saturday after they lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Cleveland responded Sunday, rewarding Francona with a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth as the Indians avoided a series sweep and broke a three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Emery stood in again for injured No. 1 netminder Steve Mason and made 31 saves to help the Flyers rally from an early two-goal deficit and beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.