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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

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.

Toronto Raptors James Johnson slams home a dunk against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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DeRozan scores 24 points to lead Raptors to rout of hapless Sixers

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The Raptors are alone atop the East for the first time in franchise history. Video

Order of Hockey in Canada distinguished honouree Wayne Gretzky speaks to media during the 2012 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala in Toronto on Monday, June 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

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Gretzky admits to considering Maple Leafs presidency

| The Canadian Press

Gretzky added that fellow Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan, who accepted the position of Maple Leafs president and alternate governor on April 11, was a strong choice for Toronto.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak (42) watches the puck he shot go past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Nov. 8

| Sportsnet

In the Cheat Sheet each week, we’ll provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada, including what game is on what channel.

Former Toronto Raptors Antonio Davis (left) and Alvin Williams watch a game between the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards on Nov. 7, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. NBAE/Getty Images/ Ron Turenne

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Former Raptors stars impressed with current team

| Daniel Girard, The Canadian Press

Alvin Williams and Antonio Davis, two stars from the best teams in Toronto Raptors history, are impressed with the current squad. Video