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NHL: 4 things to know for Sunday


It'll be a short turnaround for players with the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Sunday as the league opts for an all-matinee, four-game schedule ahead of the NFL’s Super Bowl in the evening. Here are four things to watch.

Canadians Morrison, Blondin win medals in World Cup speed skating


Canadians Denny Morrison earned a bronze medal and Ivanie Blondin won silver in World Cup speed skating events in Hamar, Norway on Sunday.

Super Bowl XLIX: The fans behind the titanic matchup


A titanic matchup is on tap for Super Bowl XLIX this evening in Arizona, with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks — the top seeds in their respective conferences — battling for the NFL championship.

Novak Djokovic downs Murray for 5th Australian Open title


Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday.

Rockets put Kootenay on 'Ice'

The Kelowna Rockets got goals from five different players Saturday in a 5-1 over the Kootenay Ice.

It was the final game of a four game Central Division road swing which saw the Rockets collect seven of a possible eight points.

The only blemish was a 2-1 shootout loss in Edmonton.

Rourke Chartier scored his 41st goal of the season and Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist in the victory.

Cole Martin, Gage Quinney and Dillon Dube also scored for the Rockets while Tyson Baillie and Riley Stadel each had two assists in the win.

Just as they did Friday in Lethbridge the Rockets jumped all over the Ice early building up a 4-0 lead 15 minutes into the opening period.

Chartier got the ball rolling snapping a two game scoring drought with a shorthanded goal just 5:22 in.

The goal pulled Chartier even with Cole Sanford of Medicine Hat atop the league goal scoring list.

The lone Kootenay goal came on a power-play with 10 second to go in the first.

Jackson Whistle turned aside 25 shots for his league leading 30th win of the season.

The Rockets return home Friday to host the Kamloops Blazers in the front half of a home-and-home series.

Australian Open: Martina Hingis, Paes win mixed doubles title

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada.


NHL: 5 stories from Saturday

James Reimer

It was a night of streaks for Canadian teams in the NHL with the Leafs descending to a worrisome nine-game losing stretch, while the Canadiens extending their winning ways to five games.

Jets crash and burn against Stars

Shawn Horcoff

Defenceman John Klingberg had a pair of goals and added two assists as the Dallas Stars scored four power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Raptors win in OT again, hold off Wizards


Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second consecutive night after losing a large second-half lead, defeating the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Saturday.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award while the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt claimed top defensive honours and the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray won offensive player of the year.

Flyers hand woeful Leafs 9th straight loss


Steve Mason stopped all 30 shots and Michael Del Zotto scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat Toronto 1-0 on Saturday night and send the Maple Leafs to their ninth straight loss.

Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis among 2015 football Hall of Fame class


Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Rangers goalie Lundqvist takes scary shot in the throat


Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist escaped a serious injury after a scary and bizarre play Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Francesco Molinari sinks hole-in-one at Pheonix Open

Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari made a hole-in-one at the Pheonix Open on the largest, loudest area in golf for a par 3 and got a reaction unlike any other in golf.

Martin Laird leads after 3rd round at Phoenix Open

Martin Laird

Scotsman Martin Laird leads by three shots after the third round of the Pheonix Open in Scottsdale, Az. Saturday.

Senators cruise past Coyotes


Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist Saturday while Marc Methot chipped in with three assists as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-2.

Dan Duquette's singular focus is helping Orioles improve


Baltimore Orioles executive Dan Duquette acknowledged Saturday "there was substance" to reports the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him to be club president but said their interest didn't become a distraction.

Pacioretty lifts Canadiens over Capitals in OT


Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals and a fifth straight victory on Saturday afternoon.

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