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Patrik Laine sits out practice as Jets warm up for Game 1 battle with Predators

Jets coach Paul Maurice

The Finnish phenom didn't dress for Winnipeg's Wednesday practice, but coach Paul Maurice says fans can expect to see the 20-year-old scoring machine back on the ice come Friday against the Predators.


Champions League: Real Madrid gets leg up on Bayern Munich

Germany Soccer Champions League

Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored a second-half winner on Wednesday to end Bayern Munich's unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.


Vegas (Golden Knights) Baby!

Vegas (Golden Knights) Baby!

The Golden Knights just keep on winning, and Rob Pizzo compares their first season in the NHL to that of other recent expansion teams.


Predators to smash a plane ahead of series against Jets

Nashville Predators smash plane

The Nashville 'smash car' has been a huge hit for Preds fans during the Stanley Cup playoffs. But ahead of their conference semifinal series vs. the Winnipeg Jets, the team has upped its off-ice game.


Stanley Cup notes: Penguins will be without Malkin, Hagelin for Game 1 against Capitals


The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without centre Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington.


Calgary to host 2019 Grey Cup

FBO CFL Expansion Halifax 20180222

Calgary will host the 2019 Grey Cup, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced Wednesday.



Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford officially retire


Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who teamed up for two pairs world championship titles and three Olympic medals over their careers, have officially announced their retirement from competitive figure skating.


Nipawin honours Broncos

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season came to an end on Tuesday with the Nipawin Hawks being crowned league champions 18 days after the deadly bus crash involving the league's Humboldt Broncos.

Nipawin downed the Estevan Bruins 2-1 in Game 7 to win the Canalta Cup while wearing green helmets to honour the Broncos. Both teams wore Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys throughout the series.

The Broncos were on their way to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game against the Hawks on April 6 when their bus collided with a truck on the highway. Sixteen people died in the crash with 13 others were injured.

The league suspended its playoffs following the crash but returned to the ice on April 14 to begin the finals. The Hawks and Bruins came together and held a moment of silence at centre ice before Game 1.

The SJHL consulted with the Broncos and the league's board of directors before making the decision to continue the post-season.

Nipawin now heads to the Anavet Cup against the Manitoba league champion, with the winner of that advancing to the Royal Bank Cup in Chilliwack, B.C., in May.

The Bruins made a pit stop on their way into Nipawin to visit the crash site on April 13 ahead of Game 1 to pay their respects to members of the Broncos killed in the crash.

Toronto Raptors GM attends a vigil for the Toronto van attack victims

Toronto Raptors GM attends a vigil for the Toronto van attack victims

Masai Ujiri, the Toronto Raptors general manager, wanted to show support to the victims of Monday afternoon's van attack


Canadian basketball stars R.J. Barrett, Andrew Nembhard ready for next step in NCAA

Andrew Nembhard, R.J. Barrett

Canadian basketball stars R.J. Barrett and Andrew Nembhard are going their separate ways this fall to play collegiate basketball. But after countless years of playing together, the longtime friends have built a bond that goes beyond the sport.


Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference semifinals preview


What we have left in the West are four franchises seeking their first Stanley Cup championship in the Presidents' Trophy-winning Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, San Jose Sharks and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Here is a glance at the second-round matchups in the Western Conference.


Jason Gunnlaugson topples Kevin Koe to open Champions Cup


Winnipeg's Jason Gunnlaugson toppled Calgary's Kevin Koe 6-3 on Tuesday to open the Champions Cup, the seventh and final event on the Grand Slam of Curling tour.


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