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Wednesday, Nov 22

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Banishment of Russian skeleton racers hits home for former Canadian Olympians

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Sarah Reid has mostly avoided news of Russia's malfeasance at the 2014 Winter Olympics while both she and Mellisa Hollingsworth wish it didn't come so long after the fact

Wayne Gretzky thankful he played during the NHL’s wide-open scoring days

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A documentary airing Thursday on the league' 100-year history sheds light on how drastically the sport has evolved over the years

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What do Toronto Argonauts superstar Ricky Ray and the CFL have in common? Neither of them ever change

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Scott Stinson: Evolutions are all the rage in many sports, including football. But the CFL is and has long been a bomber's league

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Toronto Argonauts arrive for Grey Cup practice to the sound of gunshots: Hot Buttered Post for Wednesday, Nov. 22

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Plus: Russia loses two more Olympic medals, the Hamburglar returns to the NHL and the Jaguars sit out yet another American Thanksgiving

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Rejoice, left-handed people: You might have a distinct advantage in sports

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A comparison of six sports has found that the proportion of star southpaws increases as the time available for players to act decreases

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‘The game is changing’: How the Toronto Raptors learned to pass, cut and shoot threes — without missing a beat

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Without shuffling any of their core personnel, the Raptors have reinvented their offence in the boldest experiment of the NBA season

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Maria Sharapova lands in police probe in India over housing development fraud

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Indian authorities are testing new legal ground that holds celebrities responsible for making sure projects are legitimate before lending their names

Tuesday, Nov 21

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How badly does the NHL want to curtail slashing? Hot Buttered Post for Tuesday, Nov. 21

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Plus: The Jays keep hold of Rowdy Tellez, Joe Morgan rails against steroids and South Korea declares victory in humanity's war against the robots

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A tink, a timeout and two golden goals: Marie-Philip Poulin eyes another ‘fairy tale’ Olympic moment

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Scott Stinson: Poulin remembers exactly where she was for one of the indelible hockey plays of Sochi 2014: the tink

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Roy Halladay flew within 75 feet of houses, made steep descending turns before fatal crash: NTSB report

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The report describes in detail the 17-minute flight on Nov. 7 that ended when Halladay's light sport aircraft dove into the water, killing him

Monday, Nov 20

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Marsha Hudey has meaningful plans for breakthrough speed skating medal: ‘I think I’ll give it to my dad’

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The 27-year-old from White City, Sask., wouldn’t have been in position for World Cup silver without the guidance and enthusiasm of her father, Brad

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From Max Pentecost to Rowdy Tellez, who will the Toronto Blue Jays protect before the Rule 5 draft?

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The Jays opened four spots on the 40-man roster a couple weeks ago in preparation for today, when they have to make a handful of decisions

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Auston Matthews rings in 100 games like no one since Alex Ovechkin: Hot Buttered Post for Monday, Nov. 20

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Plus: Leafs outdoor tickets go on sale, the Georgia Dome implodes into oblivion and OG Anunoby wins praise from a Golden State star

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Messy, spectacular win sends Toronto Argonauts into Grey Cup game — and, maybe, on path to relevance

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Scott Stinson: About two hours before kickoff in Toronto, there was evidence of the thing people in the Argonauts’ offices keep saying is coming

DeMar DeRozan scores 33 points, Toronto Raptors beat Washington Wizards for fourth straight win

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C.J. Miles added 12 points, while Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet finished with 10 points apiece, as the Raptors won 100-91 and moved to 11-5

Sunday, Nov 19

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Trump finds a foil in LaVar Ball, basketball dad whose son he says he ‘should have left’ in Chinese jail

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Trump was responding to Ball's comment that he had done little to help with the release of three UCLA players arrested in China for shoplifting

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‘Embarrassing’ blown lead, 6-0 thrashing raise painful question: What do the Montreal Canadiens do now?

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Sunday would have been a fine time for an old-fashioned bag skate, but Claude Julien didn't have that option even if that was what he wanted

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump’s tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in…

Friday, Nov 17

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Edmonton Oilers GM expresses ‘general disappointment’ but no panic over team’s start

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The NHL's 31 general managers also tried to wrestle with the murky standards for goalie interference and the near-zero tolerance for slashing

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Danica Patrick will retire in 2018 where she gained her fame, the Indianapolis 500

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The 35-year-old driver, who has been unable to land a competitive NASCAR ride for 2018, will race the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 and then retire, she announced Friday

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A provision in GOP tax bill would carve a wide swath through NCAA’s current revenue model

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Many big NCAA schools require tax-deductible donations for access to the best seats for football and basketball. That deduction would go away in the bill being considered now

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Get your popcorn and watch Jerry Jones try to bring the NFL and Roger Goodell to heel

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Scott Stinson: The prospect of a great big squabble among the NFL’s high-and-mighty billionaires club? I am fine with that

Have you heard the one about the Montreal Canadiens?

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Michael Traikos: The jokes used to be about the woeful Maple Leafs. But as the two teams prepare to meet Saturday, it's the Canadiens that are bumbling

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The meeting that began it all: The NHL traces its beginning to a Montreal hotel in November 1917

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The league that took hold across North America began as an opportunity to kick out combative Toronto owner Eddie Livingstone

Thursday, Nov 16

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Canadian biathletes carry extra motivation to replace Own The Podium funding that disappeared

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The biathlon program's less-than-stellar 2016-17 season meant its performance-based funding all but dried up for the crucial campaign leading to the 2018 Winter Olympics

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The new slashing standard and other hot topics NHL general managers will discuss Friday

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With less tolerance for slashing this season, the GMs will consider how it has been applied this season at a gathering in Montreal

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Kudos to the CFL West, the better division on the field and in the stands: Hot Buttered Post for Thursday, Nov. 16

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Plus: Auston Matthews remains on the shelf, the Flames' defence falls apart in milestone fashion and Peru enjoys a well-earned holiday

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WADA’s latest rebuke of Russian anti-doping regime raises prospect of possible Olympic ban

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WADA's refusal to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping operation could hurt the country's hopes of competing at the next Olympics

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Toronto Argonauts roll into division final at home with surprise announcement: Fans are actually buying tickets

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Scott Stinson: An actual, positive angle to CFL ticket sales in Toronto is just another way 2017 is feeling like the end times

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Umm, about that $7.5 million pledged to a B.C. junior hockey team by a ‘generous’ Calgary man

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Mike Gould, 38, insists he's good for the donation now that he's resolved some personal issues