Three World Curling Championships continue and run through Saturday in Ostersund, Sweden.
The World Senior Women’s Championship features 16 teams, including Sherry Anderson’s Saskatoon-Nutana foursome, split into two pools of eight teams for preliminary round-robin play plus playoffs.
Canada 11, Lithuania 2
Canada 9, Russia 1
The World Mixed Doubles Championship features 40 duos, including Kirk Muyres of Saskatoon and Laura Crocker of Edmonton, split into five pools of eight teams each for preliminary round-robin play plus playoffs.
Canada 12, Ireland 0
6:30 a.m. Sunday – Canada vs Austria
There is also a World Senior Men’s Championship with 28 teams split into four pools. Canada is represented by the Wade White quartet from Edmonton.
Western Hockey League Playoffs-2 games:
Swift Current Broncos 4, Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (OT)
(Swift Current leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0)
Tri-City Americans 5, Everett Silvertips 3
(Series tied 1-1)
National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs-3 games:
Tampa Bay 3 New Jersey 1
(Tampa Bay wins series 4-1)
Washington 4 Columbus 3 (OT)
(Washington leads series 3-2)
Toronto 4 Boston 3
(Boston leads series 3-2)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers 1 p.m.
(Pittsburgh leads best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 3-2)
Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche 5 p.m.
(Nashville leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final 3-2)
The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks have advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals…and will play one another.
Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, have also advanced to the second round.
The International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Under-18 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday, April 29th in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. Canada is one of 10 countries taking part in the two-pool round-robin plus playoffs format. Canada has 2 wins, 0 losses for 6 points…good for 1st place in Pool A.
Today, 8:30 a.m. – Canada vs Switzerland in Magnitogorsk
(The Canadian roster includes centre Chase Wouters of the Saskatoon Blades and left winger Cole Fonstad of the Prince Albert Raiders.)
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Playoffs:
Today, Nipawin Hawks at Estevan Bruins-7:30 p.m.
(Nipawin leads the best-of-seven Canalta Cup final 3-2)
N.Y. Yankees 9 Toronto 1
Detroit 12 Kansas City 4
Cleveland 4 Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 10 Minnesota 1
Houston 10 Chicago White Sox 1
Oakland 3 Boston 0
Seattle 9 Texas 7
St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3
Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 4 N.Y. Mets 3
Milwaukee 6 Miami 5
Arizona 6 San Diego 2
Colorado 5 Chicago Cubs 2
L.A. Dodgers 4 Washington 0
L.A. Angels 4 San Francisco 3
National Basketball Association Playoffs-4 games:
Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
(Philadelphia leads series 3-1)
New Orleans 131 Portland 123
(New Orleans wins series 4-0)
Minnesota 121 Houston 105
(Houston leads series 2-1)
Utah 115 Oklahoma City 102
(Utah leads series 2-1)
National Lacrosse League–Week 20 starts and ends with 3 games:
New England Black Wolves 11, Rochester Knighthawks 6
Toronto Rock 16, Buffalo Bandits 11
Calgary Roughnecks 26, Vancouver Stealth 11
(The Saskatchewan Rush are idle until Saturday, April 28th when they host Calgary. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at SaskTel Centre. The Rush Hour pre-game show on 98-COOL-FM starts at 6:30 p.m. with the play-by-play at 7:30 p.m. The Rush have 13 wins, 4 losses…good for 1st place in the West Division.)