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Rogers Cup in Montreal: 5 tennis players to watch

| The Canadian Press

The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying on Saturday.

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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Gordie Howe making ‘miraculous’ recovery after stem-cell treatment

| Dan Robson, Sportsnet

Howe suffered a stroke on Oct. 26, after which his health declined rapidly.

Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) shoots as Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Carolina won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Maple Leafs winning streak sunk by last-place Hurricanes in 4-1 rout

| Mike Potter, The Associated Press

Despite its struggles, Carolina has had success against Toronto — going 19-7-1 in the past 27 meetings. Video

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry celebrates during the Raptors win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA action in Toronto on Dec. 17, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Raptors exact revenge on Nets on ‘Drake Night’

| Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

The Raptors reached 20 wins before Christmas for the first time in franchise history.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri (21) during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Dec. 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Leafs keep rolling, win sixth straight over Ducks

| Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Bernier stopped 40 shots in leading Toronto to a 6-2 decision over Anaheim Video

Crosby latest NHLer diagnosed with mumps

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INTERACTIVE: Map of mumps cases around the world

| Showwei Chu

The virus usually is found in children and its symptoms include facial swelling and fatigue.

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Edmonton Oilers fire head coach

| Sportsnet.ca

Eakins was the head coach of the Toronto Marlies from 2009-2013.

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Jays to receive compensatory pick for Cabrera

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet

The Blue Jays, who extended Cabrera a qualifying offer of $15.3 million, will receive a compensatory pick after the first round in next year’s draft.

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Sidney Crosby the latest NHLer to have the mumps

| Justin Piercy

The Penguins confirmed the news Sunday morning after the captain sat out two games for precautionary reasons.

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

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Don Cherry thinks Drew Doughty should have won Lou Marsh Trophy

| The Canadian Press

Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries got the award, given annually to Canada's top athlete.

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Brett Lawrie surprises young Blue Jays fan after trade

| Sportsnet

Lawrie surprised a young Blue Jays fan after video surfaced of the six-year-old sharing her disappointment with the trade that sent the Canadian infielder to Oakland in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

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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Gordie Howe ‘on upswing’ after bout of dehydration: report

| The Canadian Press

The hockey legend is reportedly "on the upswing" after suffering a setback two weeks ago in his recovery from a series of strokes. Video

File photo. The NHL logo. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Mark Humphrey

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OPINION: Time to get serious about NHL’s future in Las Vegas

| Chris Johnston, Sportsnet.ca

Prospective owner Bill Foley is holding a season-ticket drive to determine the level of interest in NHL hockey in the Nevada city. Video

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, on Dec. 8, 2014, in New York. Professional athletes have worn "I Can't Breathe" messages in protest of a grand jury ruling not to indict an officer in the death of a New York man. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Kathy Willens

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James, Irving and multiple Nets players warm up in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts

| Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press

A recording of Eric Garner's arrest showed him gasping, "I can't breathe" during the fatal encounter with police. Video

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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Tickets for Toronto Pan Am Games now on general sale

| The Canadian Press and Toronto staff

Tickets for the Parapan Games go on sale in March 2015. Video (1)

Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators talks to reporters following the team’s 4-0 win against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place on January 21, 2013 in Ottawa. GETTY IMAGES/Freestyle/Jana Chytilova.

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Senators fire head coach Paul MacLean

| Luke Fox, Sportsnet

The team announced the move on Twitter.

Paul Beeston, president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, smokes a cigar as he watches the team during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Beeston’s future as Blue Jays president unclear

| Shi Davidi, Sportsnet

Reports surfaced Sunday that the club is actively searching for a replacement.

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel reacts near the end of the Leafs loss to the Boston Bruins in NHL action in Toronto on Saturday February 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Maple Leafs’ Kessel dealing with multiple injuries

| Sportsnet

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel is playing through multiple injuries, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.

Hockey legend Jean Beliveau is shown during an interview about his career with the Montreal Canadiens at his home in St. Lambert, Que., on Nov. 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Fans, ex-teammates stream into Bell Centre to pay tribute to Beliveau

| Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

A line had started to form hours before the doors opened on the first of two days of public viewing. Video (1)

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan celebrates during the second half of the Raptors 100-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets in NBA first round playoff action in Toronto, April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Raptors star DeMar DeRozan will not require surgery

| Sportsnet

The Toronto Raptors are taking a conservative approach to DeMar DeRozan’s groin injury treatment, and are not setting a timeline for his return.

Hockey legend Jean Beliveau is shown during an interview about his career with the Montreal Canadiens at his home in St. Lambert, Que., on Nov. 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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Béliveau to lie in state at Montreal’s Bell Centre ahead of funeral

| The Associated Press

His funeral will be held at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal on Dec. 10. Video