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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

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Pele ‘fine’ after being taken to special care unit

| Sportsnet

The hospital’s press office had already said the three-time World Cup champion was not in an intensive care unit and was just being monitored.

Pachi the porcupine is unveiled as the new mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, July 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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Opposition calls ballooning Pan Am security cost unacceptable

| Christine Chubb

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released a report on Wednesday about the handling of the security contact to private company Contemporary Security Canada (CSC). Video (2)

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, second from right, draws an offensive foul on a leaping Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic during the second half of NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, November 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Jonas Valanciunas has career-high night to lift Raptors to 104-100 win over Suns

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The win puts the Raptors in a tie with the Memphis Grizzlies for the best record in the NBA — 12-2.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Pat Quinn answers questions following an optional skate in Toronto on April 19, 2004. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ /Frank Gunn

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Former Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn dies at 71

| Luke Fox, Sportsnet

The Vancouver Giants, on behalf of his family, confirmed that he died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness. Video (1)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Brandon Banks celebrates on the sidelines during second half action against the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL Eastern Division final in Hamilton, Ont., Nov. 23, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Stampeders to face Ticats in Grey Cup

| The Canadian Press

Hamilton hasn’t won a CFL title since 1999.

Sports commentator Don Cherry talks to Entertainment City host Brad Smith in Toronto on Nov. 21, 2014. CITYNEWS

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Cherry: Leafs will ‘pay the price’ for not saluting fans

| The Canadian Press

The hockey commentator called the move "unbelievable" during his Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. Video (15)

The Toronto Maple Leafs salute the fans after beating the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on Nov. 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. NHLI/Getty Images/Graig Abel

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Leafs salute ACC crowd after downing Red Wings 4-1

| Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press

The Toronto team got backlash over Thursday night's game when it skipped the customary salute after a victory over Tampa Bay. Video

Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul tries to make it to the bench after taking a hard hit while playing against the Philadelphia Flyers during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on April 4, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Maple Leafs’ Lupul helps 80-year-old man fix tire

| Sportsnet

The Toronto Maple Leafs forward tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he was helping an 80-year-old man change his tire in Toronto. Video

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Vince Carter creates one more memory for Raptors montage

| Michael Grange, Sportsnet

The former Raptor was moved to tears by video tribute, standing ovation from Toronto fans. Video

Parts of Buffalo, N.Y., buried by close to 120 centimetres of snow on Nov. 18, 2014, from a snowstorm that is expected to last for days. NEWZULU

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Maple Leafs’ 9-2 loss to Predators ‘unacceptable’: Phaneuf

| , Jamie Ross, The Canadian Press, and

In a span of just over five minutes, the Predators scored four times to increase their lead to 8-0. Video (8)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis on Sept. 7, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Tom Gannam

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NFL suspends Vikings’ Adrian Peterson for at least rest of season

| Dave Campbell, The Associated Press

He will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. (2)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin drives in a run with a single off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta during the seventh  inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Pirates won 1-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Blue Jays agree to five-year deal with Russell Martin

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet

The $82 million deal is the second largest in club history.

Hockey legend Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, looks on during a team news conference in Vancouver on Feb. 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health takes turn for worse

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

Gordie Howe, 86, had a stroke Oct. 26 while visiting his daughter in Lubbock, Texas. Video

Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray holds a news conference on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Ottawa. Murray has been diagnosed with cancer.The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

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Senators GM Bryan Murray says he has Stage 4 colon cancer

| The Canadian Press

Since announcing his condition Murray has tried to raise cancer awareness through the team.

Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (34) soars to the hoop past Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson (54) during second half NBA action in Toronto on Thursday November 13, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Bulls hand Raptors 1st loss at home this season

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Toronto dropped a 100-93 decision in a battle for the Eastern Conference lead Thursday.

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Blue Jays trade Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

| The Canadian Press

Travis, 23, was a 13th-round pick in 2012 and batted .298/.358/.460 with 10 homers and 52 RBI in 100 games at double-A Erie.

Erie Otters' Connor McDavid controls the puck during an OHL game against the Sarnia Sting in Erie, Pa., Saturday, Oct.4, 2014. McDavid was scheduled to see a specialist Wednesday as the Erie Otters hope to get more information about the hand injury that has left him out of the lineup indefinitely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Erie Otters-Matt Mead

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Top hockey prospect Connor McDavid out 5-6 weeks with broken hand

| Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

McDavid will not require surgery.

A screenshot of the sweaters available in the NHL Store.

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New NHL ugly sweaters are so bad they’re good

| Emily Sadler, Sportsnet.ca

The National Hockey League is joining the party. The ugly sweater party, that is. NHL.com is featuring a new line of ugly Christmas sweaters — think candy canes, argyle, snowflakes and leaping reindeer — to their team gear, just in time for ugly sweater party season. Read about the new sweaters on Sportsnet.

Toronto Raptors' Demar Derozan (10) battles Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton (4) during first half NBA action in Toronto on Tuesday November 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Lowry scores 19 points to lift Toronto Raptors to 104-100 win over Magic

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The Raptors host Chicago on Thursday and Utah on Saturday. Video

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Video of Leafs, Sens fans fight goes viral

| Christine Chubb

The video, which was first posted to Facebook by Sandy Cryptkeeper Chapman, has been viewed over 52,000 times.