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  • Andre Burakovsky helps Erie win Ekblad-McDavid showdown: Thursday’s 3 Stars

    January 10, 2014 4:07 AM 17

    Burakovsky helped Sweden win the silver at the world junior (Associated Press) Forget about who's the best '96 or '97; Erie's No. 95 was the first star during the Otters' riveting 6-5 win over the Barrie Colts in a much anticipated tilt that included two teen sensations, Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid. One might remember them from the world junior championship

  • Boyes scores 2, Panthers beat Sabres 2-1 in SO

    January 10, 2014 4:01 AM 8

    Tim Thomas made 23 saves and was perfect in the shootout for Florida, which won on the road for the first time since Dec. 19. Jhonas Enroth made 34 saves and Jamie McBain scored for Buffalo, which is 6-0-2 in its last eight home games. Florida carried much of the play, outshooting Buffalo 35-24, and it took the game’s first four shots. Jonathan Huberdeau

  • ‘Canes captain Staal ‘bitter’ about Canadian Olympic omission

    January 10, 2014 3:09 AM 5

    Eric Staal helped Canada win gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, but wasn’t selected to defend it at the ’14 games in Sochi — a decision, he says, that’s left a sour taste in his mouth. “To be honest, my gut feeling, yeah I’m bitter about it,” Staal told Sportsnet on Thursday. “Being there last time and knowing what it takes to win a gold and feeling

  • U.S. figure skating officials discuss security in Sochi

    January 10, 2014 12:53 AM 11

    With security concerns escalating in Russia after recent terror attacks, the national governing bodies of U.S. Winter Olympic sports held a briefing with State Department officials this week to discuss security measures. "I've got to admit, in last two Olympic Games, we haven't had that," U.S. Figure Skating executive director David Raith said about

  • Life's good for former Ottawa Senator Mike Fisher

    January 10, 2014 12:48 AM 22

    Former Senator pondering retirement NASHVILLE -- The headline on Page 5 of the sports section in The Tennessean Thursday morning focused on one of the most popular players in Senators history. The story goes on to say that, with 10 points in his last six games, Nashville centre Mike Fisher is enjoying his most productive stretch since 2008, when he had seven

  • Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond poised for Olympic debut

    January 10, 2014 12:12 AM 20

    OTTAWA -- Two injuries have derailed most of Kaetlyn Osmond's rookie Olympic season, but she and her coach have managed to find a silver lining. Osmond said she's fully recovered from both a stress reaction in her left ankle, and a torn right hamstring, and is skating in practice better than at any other time in her relatively short career. And when the curtain

  • Patrick Chan holding nothing back at nationals ahead of Sochi: DiManno

    January 9, 2014 11:14 PM 28

    The Toronto-raised skating virtuoso is expected to take his seventh straight title this weekend, on the 100th anniversary of Canadians. KANATA—Patrick Chan likens the Olympian he was four years ago to an excitable baby pooch. “Oh my God. There’s so many cool things,” he says, returning to the first-person singular voice of that time. “Cool clothes, the gym’s

  • Vancouver Stealth home opener set for Saturday as NLL returns to B.C.

    January 9, 2014 7:50 PM 62

    VANCOUVER -- Doug Locker expects there to be some poignant moments when his Vancouver Stealth meet the Minnesota Swarm this weekend. The National Lacrosse League franchise -- which consists of 14 players born in British Columbia -- will take the floor in its first home game on Saturday since relocating to the Lower Mainland from Everett, Wash., in the off-season

  • Calgary Stampeders sign veteran running back Martell Mallett to CFL deal

    January 9, 2014 6:15 PM 8

    CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders are giving running back Martell Mallett a chance to resurrect his CFL career. The Stampeders signed the former top rookie Thursday. Mallett missed the entire 2012 season with a torn Achilles tendon before being released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last May. Mallett was the CFL’s top rookie in 2009 while with the B.C. Lions

  • Argos sign NFL defensive back Matthew Ware

    January 9, 2014 4:34 PM 29

    TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts signed former NFL defensive back Matt Ware on Thursday. Ware spent eight seasons in the NFL with Philadelphia and Arizona. The Eagles selected him in the third round, No. 89 overall, of the 2004 NFL draft out of UCLA. Ware was a two-sport athlete in college and played two seasons of minor-league baseball with the Seattle