(NHL)  The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 last night. With the win Toronto moves into third in the Atlantic Division. Elsewhere the Islanders edged the Rangers 3-2 and Anaheim skated to a 4-3 win over Edmonton.

(MLB)  In Grapefruit League action yesterday the Blue Jays beat Detroit 5-4

At the World Baseball Classis the USA’s Marcus Stroman gave up one hit in six-plus innings, struck out three and walked one on 73 pitches as the US pounded Puerto Rico 8-0 last night to win the WBC championship. Stroman was named tournament MVP.

(Curling)  Canada’s Rachel Homan is now 10 and 0 at the 2017 world women’s curling championship, defeating Italy  8-5 last night and  clinching top spot in the round robin. Canada will now carry last-rock advantage in the first end of the Page playoff 1-2 game on Friday night.