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DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors opened their defence of the NBA Atlantic Division title with an 109-102 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. more »
The Edmonton Oilers weren't able to extend their win streak to five games Wednesday, while Washington winger Alex Ovechkin failed to record a point for a fifth straight game and Columbus lost another player to injury. more »
San Francisco starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner capped off a performance for the ages and earned World Series MVP honours Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off Kansas City 3-2. more »