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  • Hockey Night Online: The trouble with Fleury
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-22 2:58 PM

    Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and CBCSports.ca hockey writer Mike Brophy discuss the struggles of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and what Alex Galchenyuk can do for the Habs when he returns.

  • Patrice Bergeron, centre, Anze Kopitar, left, Jonathan Toews were voted Selke Trophy finalists on Thursday. Getty ImagesSelke Trophy finalists: Toews, Kopitar, Bergeron
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 11:56 AM

    Patrice Bergeron, Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward.

  • Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg  40 , of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Detroit.  AP Photo Paul Sancya  Paul Sancya Associated PressHenrik Zetterberg a game-time decision
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 11:38 AM

    The Red Wings could get a big boost in their playoff series against the Bruins if Henrik Zetterberg is able to return for Game 4 on Thursday night in Detroit. Coach Mike Babcock called Zetterberg a game-time decision, pending a doctor's appointment and pre-game warm-ups.

  • Bruins Tuukka Rask has held the Detroit Red Wings to only two goals in three games. Leon Halip Getty ImagesBruins holding Wings to historically poor offensive output
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 9:49 AM

    The Boston Bruins look to take a commanding hold on their series with the Red Wings Thursday night (8 p.m. ET) in Detroit.

  • Mikael Granlund, right, kept Minnesota in the series with his dazzling OT winner in Game 3 against Colorado. Hannah Foslien Getty ImagesMikael Granlund coming alive for Wild vs. Avalanche
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 10:27 AM

    Without Mikael Granlund's overtime goal, the Wild would be facing a nearly insurmountable deficit in their first-round matchup against Colorado. Instead, Minnesota has a chance to even the series in Game 4 on Thursday night (9:30 p.m. ET).

  • Baltimore slugger Nelson Cruz has hit four homers in past the six games, including a pair against the Blue Jays Wednesday night. Nathan Denette Canadian PressJays must find way to slow down Orioles' Nelson Cruz
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 11:00 AM

    Baltimore Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz will look for another big effort at the plate Thursday night (7:07 p.m. ET) against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

  • Marc-Andre Fleury miscues lead to Jackets' OT win
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:14 PM

    The Penguins established a three-goal lead in the first period but the Blue Jackets rallied to force overtime, where Nick Foligno beat Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with a long wrister to take Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus.

  • Somewhere in that pile, Nick Foligno is congratulated by his Blue Jackets teammates after beating Marc-Andre Fleury  not pictured  of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. Kirk Irwin Getty ImagesNHL players react to Jackets' comeback
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 11:58 PM

    NHL players, including several on the Blue Jackets, were quick to react on Twitter to Columbus' comeback win in overtime on Wednesday.

  • Marc-Andre Fleury miscues lead to Blue Jackets' OT win
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:14 PM

    The Penguins established a three-goal lead in the first period but the Blue Jackets rallied to force overtime, where Nick Foligno beat Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with a long wrister to take Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus.

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment. Joerg Koch Getty ImagesBernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 8:49 AM

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment.

  • Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter  2 ; and others in the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. Elise Amendola Associated PressYankees' Michael Pineda ejected for pine tar on neck
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 8:57 PM

    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance, later confirmed to be pine tar, on his neck.

  • Patrick Kane, Blackhawks win Game 4 in OT
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-24 1:10 AM

    Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

  • Somewhere in that pile, Nick Foligno is congratulated by his Blue Jackets teammates after beating Marc-Andre Fleury  not pictured  of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. Kirk Irwin Getty ImagesNHL players react to Blue Jackets' Game 4 comeback
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 11:58 PM

    NHL players, including several on the Blue Jackets, were quick to react on Twitter to Columbus' comeback win in overtime on Wednesday.

  • Several members of the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars get physical in Game 4 at American Airlines Center on Wednesday. Jerome Miron ReutersStars fight back to even series with Ducks
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:58 PM

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  • Toronto starting pitcher Dustin McGowan walks off the mound in disbelief during a 10-8 loss to Baltimore on Wednesday night. Tom Szczerbowski Getty ImagesBlue Jays outslugged by Orioles
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:37 PM

    Nelson Cruz hit two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Baltimore Orioles outscored the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-8 at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night.

  • Stephane Robidas  19  of the Ducks steals the puck from Alex Chiasson and Cody Eakin  20  of the Stars in Game 2 on April 18. Jeff Gross Getty ImagesDucks' Stephane Robidas avoids leg surgery
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:27 PM

    Anaheim Ducks defenceman Stephane Robidas is ready for yet another long rehab after breaking his right leg again, but at least he will not require reparatory surgery this time.

  • Blue Jackets rally to take Game 4 in OT
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 10:14 PM

    The Pittsburgh Penguins established a three-goal lead in the first period but the Blue Jackets rallied to force overtime, and again in the extra-frame to take Game 4 on Wednesday in Columbus.

  • Matt Cooke suspended 7 games by NHL for kneeing Tyson Barrie
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 9:22 PM

    The NHL on Wednesday suspended Minnesota forward Matt Cooke 7 games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie in the Wild's 1-0 Game 3 win on Monday.

  • Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter  2 ; and others in the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. Elise Amendola Associated PressYankees' Micheal Pineda ejected for substance on neck
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 8:57 PM

    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck.

  • Sharks captain Joe Thornton  19  congratulates Brent Burns on scoring a goal in Game 3 at Staples Center on Wednesday. Harry How Getty ImagesSharks cautious on cusp of sweeping Kings
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 8:37 PM

    The San Jose Sharks are confident yet cautious about possibly sweeping the Los Angeles Kings from the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 10:30 p.m. ET)

  • Paul Pierce  34  of Brooklyn is averaging 11.0 points on 33 per cent shooting from the field against Toronto so far in the series. Claus Andersen Getty ImagesRaptors find stopping Nets' Paul Pierce is key to victory
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 7:25 PM

    The Brooklyn Nets seem unbothered that the Toronto Raptors have managed to minimize Paul Pierce's impact heading into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final.

  • Goran Dragic averaged 20.3 points, 5.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 35.1 minutes in 75 starts for the Phoenix Suns this season. Layne Murdoch Jr. Getty ImagesGoran Dragic named NBA's most improved player
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 7:42 PM

    Goran Dragic, whose breakout season helped the Phoenix Suns make a remarkable transformation, was presented the NBA Most Improved Player Award on Wednesday.

  • Karim Benzema  9  of Real Madrid scores on keeper Manuel Neuer in a 1-0 win over visiting Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Mike Hewitt Getty ImagesReal Madrid gets leg up in Champions League semifinal
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 6:08 PM

    A goal from Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday and a slender advantage in their Champions League semifinal.

  • Retired NBA star Tracy McGrady plans to put away the charity softball bat and pitch pro for the Sugar Land Skeeters instead. Bill Baptist Getty ImagesTracy McGrady signs pro baseball contract
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 6:17 PM

    Former NBA star Tracy McGrady signed a pro baseball contract Wednesday in a bid to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League this season.

  • Raptors' new attitude a hit with fans
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 3:29 PM

    With the Raptors returning to the playoffs after a long absence, and a slick new ad touting their outsider status, Toronto fans are backing the NBA team with an enthusiasm usually reserved for the more popular Maple Leafs.

  • Canada’s Sarah Burke was a freestyle skiing pioneer before her tragic death in 2012. David Zalubowski Associated PressSarah Burke among Canada's Sports Hall of Fame inductees
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 11:14 AM

    The late freestyle skier Sarah Burke, women’s hockey legend Geraldine Heaney and Olympic figure skating silver medallist Elizabeth Manley headline the list of athletes named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

  • Canada’s Sarah Burke was a freestyle skiing pioneer before her tragic death in 2012. David Zalubowski Associated PressSarah Burke among Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 11:14 AM

    The late freestyle skier Sarah Burke, women’s hockey legend Geraldine Heaney and Olympic figure skating silver medallist Elizabeth Manley headline the list of athletes inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

  • The Buffalo Bills are being sued by 5 former cheerleaders over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games. Tom Szczerbowski Getty Images5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 1:47 PM

    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments.

  • Ron MacLean won't be reprimanded over Quebec refs commentRon MacLean won't be reprimanded over Quebec refs comment
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-23 8:03 AM

    CBC hockey commentator Ron MacLean has apologized for his comment about French-Canadian referees during Tuesday night’s Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game, and won't be reprimanded.

  • Hockey Night Online: Habs' momentum halted?
    cbc.ca - 2014-04-22 2:58 PM

    Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and CBCSports.ca hockey writer Mike Brophy discuss whether Montreal could be helped or harmed by a long layoff prior to Round 2.

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