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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers for Olympics in Pyeongchang

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The ice dancers won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi games in Sochi.

Manic Monday throwback to NBA’s nastier past

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Lowry vs. Simmons, Rockets storming the Clippers’ locker room . . . the Association used to be like this often. Today, malice in wonderland stands out like a sore fist, Bruce Arthur writes.

Australian Open affirmation for Novak Djokovic in first-round win

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In his first genuine match since Wimbledon, Djokovic, who shut himself down last season due to an elbow condition, won in straight sets against Donald Young.

Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore gets grip on failed U.S. World Cup campaign

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Altidore is pouring his energy into charitable endeavours with youth soccer players in the Caribbean, which takes his mind off of the disappointment of the United States men’s team failing to qualify for the World Cup.

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NHL coaches enjoying rare job security, win or lose

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There's usually at least one coaching change by mid-season, but even underachieving teams such as the Edmonton Oilers aren’t pointing the finger behind the bench.

How Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone effected a culture change

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While the Jaguars have reached the AFC championship through their “Sacksonville” defence and a running game built around Leonard Fournette, players also credit Marrone for getting them to buckle down off the field.

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Leafs roster crunch looms once Soshnikov returns

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Leafs coach Mike Babcock says Nikita Soshnikov, who resumed practising with his teammates on Tuesday after missing more than a month due to injury, could benefit from a conditioning stint with the American Hockey League farm club.

Deep freeze won’t chill Raptors’ need for threes

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Cold snap from long range, by OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam in particular, part of learning curve in Raptors’ fresh offensive scheme.

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Olympic officials in Calgary to discuss potential of hosting 2026 Winter Games

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IOC members will tour the winter sport facilities still in use from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

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‘My game feels good’: Canadian Mike Weir returns to PGA Tour after worldwide swing

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The 47-year-old golfer will return to the PGA Tour for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open.

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NASCAR driver Danica Patrick confirms relationship with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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Patrick and Rodgers have been linked romantically since the start of the new year.

Leafs shuffle defence pairings ahead of first game back from five-day break

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If the pairings from Tuesday’s morning skate stick, the Leafs could see Gardiner-Carrick and Polak-Dermott in the bottom two pairs against the Blues.

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Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova advance at Australian Open, Bouchard to face No. 1 Halep

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Canadian Milos Raonic fell in the first round as a number of big names moved into the second round. Canadian Eugenie Bouchard will face top-ranked Simona Halep next.

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No love lost when things get heated after Clippers win over Rockets

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Citing anonymous NBA sources, ESPN reported several Rockets players headed toward the Clippers’ locker room, seeking a confrontation.

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Milos Raonic one and done at the Australian Open

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Canadian star upset by unseeded Slovak in first round,

Blue Jays to add veteran Curtis Granderson to outfield

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Thirty-six-year-old Granderson gives Jays a left-handed bat that still has some power.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Rafael Nadal turning back clock with Australian Open appearance

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Former Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal provided a retro feel in his 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Victor Estrella Burgos.

Venus Wiliams among big names to fall at Australian Open

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Rough start for American players extends to both singles draws, with the women going 1-9

Trudeau to unveil Canada’s Olympic flag bearer on Tuesday

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Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Raptors dig a hole they can’t get out of against Sixers

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They were frustrated with officials, and feisty with the 76ers, but the Raptors were also flat after a couple of games against the league’s best.

Monday, Jan 15

North Korea to send art troupe to Winter Olympics, still discussing joint hockey team with South

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The two sides met again on Monday, where they agreed to the North bringing a 140-member art troupe to the Games in February.

Rising star Denis Shapovalov would benefit from a little time and pace

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Young Canadian’s talent was on display in first-round victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open, but tennis fans would be wise to dial back the expectations as the 18-year-old looks to prove he’s more than just an exciting…

Minnesota miracle sends Vikings to NFC championship

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Keenum connects with Diggs for 61 yards on final play to stun Saints.

Sunday, Jan 14

Patrick Chan's 10th national title anything but perfect

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Olympic silver medallist coasts to another Canadian crown despite his stumbles.

Warriors bring their special sound, and Raptors almost have answer

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When you’re watching the Warriors, you’re seeing the view from the top of the mountain.

Raptors’ rollicking rally against Warriors comes up a basket short

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DeRozan scores 42 as Toronto almost comes back from a 27-point deficit.

Virtue and Moir heating up for the Olympics

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Ice dancers win eighth national title with Moulin Rouge routine that shows how much they've grown over the years.

Saturday, Jan 13

Maple Leafs' time is coming, but not this year

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The gap's too great for any trade deadline additions to push the Leafs over the top this season, Damien Cox writes. That doesn’t mean they won’t try.

Jays’ good-faith deal with Donaldson could pay off later

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Keeping their best player was always going to be expensive. Handing Josh Donaldson an MLB-record $23 million U.S. to avoid salary arbitration, more than projected, should help if and when they talk long-term deal, Richard Griffin writes.

Friday, Jan 12

Bruce Arthur: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fumes at Trump ‘s---hole’ slur: ‘We’re proud of where we’re from’

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‘I was in Kenya, I was in Rwanda, I was in Nigeria. … I didn’t see no shithole. I saw great people with great hope. I saw happiness.’

Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello offers mid-term report

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Lamoriello sees the upside in the Leafs’ recent struggle, saying the team is not “at the level we are capable of” even though it holds a playoff position.

Raptors bench runs wild on Cavaliers

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Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl, Norm Powell, Fred VanVleet and Lorenzo Brown (who played 35 minutes in the G League Showcase earlier in the day) pile up points in franchise-record offensive performance at ACC.

Raptors can only enjoy ‘dis’ win to a point

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The Cavaliers failed to show up on U.S. national TV while the Raptors racked up a franchise record for points in regulation at the ACC. Sure, the more important games come much later, maybe even with a ticket to the NBA final on the line,…