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  • Seattle’s success due in part to depth

    January 30, 2014 9:24 PM 23

    Seattle may have one of the better starting lineups in the NFL, but the depth that general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have amassed is equally impressive. It’s the reason they can rotate eight different defensive linemen. It’s why when Brandon Browner was injured and Thurmond suspended, Byron Maxwell could step in and the play in Seattle’s

  • Colin Dunlap: Super Bowl Prop Bets I Would Like To See

    January 30, 2014 8:52 PM 32

    The time of year — with Super Bowl XLVIII set to be played on Sunday — where we latch onto any semi-story possible in an effort to make it semi-newsworthy. Those are all too cliché for my tastes. That said, I have put together a list of (not really) Super Bowl Prop Bets that I would undeniably like to see. * Will the Fox pregame go insanely overboard

  • Video segment could hint at arena plans

    January 30, 2014 6:25 PM 26

    Has Discovery Channel spilled the beans on a possible new arena for the Calgary Flames? Hockey pundits are talking about a recent broadcast of Daily Planet that featured an animation of a stadium concept created by a leading international architectural firm. In the animation depicting a 'transforming arena' which features a roof that moves up and down to change

  • American Football - £13m in counterfeit NFL goods seized ahead of Super Bowl

    January 30, 2014 4:37 PM 21

    Phony NFL merchandise and tickets worth $21.6 million (£13m) have been seized and 50 people arrested in a crackdown on counterfeiting ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl. Standing beside stacks of knock-off Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks jerseys and sweatshirts they said had been seized mostly at US ports, officials with US Immigration and Customs

  • Rideau Canal hosts first Canal Classic hockey game

    January 30, 2014 4:28 PM 16

    Governor General David Johnston dropped the puck at the inaugural Canal Classic hockey game Thursday morning onthe Rideau Canal. Parliamentarians, members of the media and athletes gathered for a friendly hockey game as the Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat cheered them on. The event raised money for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, a national program

  • Maple Leafs: Bernier skips morning skate but expected to start against Florida Panthers

    January 30, 2014 4:27 PM 7

    Kessel, Phaneuf, Bozak — even Carlyle — missed Thursday morning’s optional skate. Reimer took the shots in the opponent’s net Jonathan Bernier is expected to start Thursday night’s game against the Florida Panthers. Bernier did not participate in an optional morning skate, but James Reimer took shots in the opponent’s net, the one the forwards like to practise

  • Bruins Diehard: Measuring-Stick Game On Tap With Hated Habs In Boston

    January 30, 2014 4:03 PM 14

    BOSTON (CBS) — It was the West Coast trip that had everyone worried that maybe they weren’t as good as they were hyped. Despite 19 Bruins shots in their initial period on that trip, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller shut the Bruins down and would post a 5-2 victory for the Ducks. Next up were the Kings and Jonathan Quick, and Los Angeles would dispatch

  • NHL recap: Leafs beat Lightning; Habs shutout Hurricanes

    January 30, 2014 4:02 PM 18

    BOSTON - Milan Lucic scored twice and the Bruins spoiled goalie Tim Thomas' first game in Boston as a visitor with a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. It was the third straight six-goal game for the Bruins, known more for their defence, following road wins of 6-1 and 6-3. The Atlantic Division leaders improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games

  • Backlund on a roll for the Flames, coming a long way since being a healthy scratch early in the season

    January 30, 2014 5:55 AM 33

    Swedish forward coming off a two-goal outing against the Nashville Predators Mikael Backlund can tell you all about the rough times as a player in the National Hockey League. Injuries, struggles, adjusting and adapting his game — the 24-year-old Calgary Flames pivot could go on for days. “You just go out and feel good and you’re buzzing,” explained one of the team’s

  • Cammalleri set to return to lineup after missing seven games with a concussion

    January 30, 2014 5:55 AM 16

    Bob Hartley will insert veteran onto a line with Sean Monahan and T.J. Galiardi for Thursday’s contest vs. San Jose Mike Cammalleri is expected to join the lineup after missing seven games with a concussion. But with four games before the NHL’s temporary trade freeze (Feb. 7) during the 2014 Olympic break, questions are starting to rise over the left winger’s