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Senators believe big second half will land them NHL playoff spot

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators aren't in a playoff spot at the halfway mark of the season, but considering the challenges they've faced through the first 41 games of the year...

'Empowered' rookies driving Maple Leafs; franchise records likely to fall

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:45pm

TORONTO — When Mike Babcock first pondered his potential lineup for the 2016-17 season, he was uncertain whether the Maple Leafs could dress so many rookies and still find...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign receiver Darvin Adams to contract extension

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:18pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:30pm

WINNIPEG — Darvin Adams chose family over free agency.

The six-foot-two, 200-pound receiver signed a contract extension through the 2019 season with the Winnipeg Blue...

AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on return

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 2:08pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the...

Chiefs' playoff loss tough for Canadian Duvernay-Tardif to accept

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 1:22pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:15pm

It's an ending Laurent Duvernay-Tardif didn't see coming and will need time to accept.

The NFL season came to a bitter close for Kansas City's Canadian offensive lineman...

Saskatoon Blades veterans Bryton Sayers (far right) and Jesse Shynkaruk were live in studio for Hockey Talk Saskatchewan on Sunday, Jan .15, 2017.

‘I look like a little kid:’ Blades veterans talk early days, last chances in WHL

By Ryan Brandt January 16, 2017 - 12:44pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

They are just 20 years old – but in junior hockey terms, they are grizzled veterans.

Saskatoon Blades forward Jesse Shynkaruk and defenseman Bryton Sayers will finish...

Edmonton Eskimos sign international wide receiver Vidal Hazelton

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed Vidal Hazelton, who joined the team's practice roster last year after being part of a wide receiver purge by Toronto.

The New...

Backstrom named first star of the week as surging Capitals move to top of NHL

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 11:43am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK — Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left-wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left-wing Brock McGinn are the NHL's three stars of the...

Wray Morrison: The Great Hayley Wickenheiser

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 11:05am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 11:15am

What is it that makes Hayley Wickenheiser great? Her many fans would have many different answers to that question.

There are championships that point to her greatness....

Burns' big season; Staal, Maroon and Gagner producing at bargain price

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 10:57am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 11:15am

When the San Jose Sharks traded for former Minnesota Wild first-round pick Brent Burns, they believed they were getting a difference-maker on the back-end.

But even the...

Toronto FC stars Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley hard at work already

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 10:16am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:45am

CARSON, Calif. — The off-season was all too short for Toronto FC stars Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley, with international soccer quick to call.

Toronto players aren't...

Eugenie Bouchard opens Aussie Open with first-round win

By The Canadian Press January 16, 2017 - 9:54am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:15am

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open.

The native of Westmount, Que., ousted American...