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Weise scores in overtime as Habs beat Lightning to take 1-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. - After the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning combined for 11 goals in four regular-season meetings, Dale Weise didn't expect them to score eight in the first 60 minutes of Game 1 Wednesday night.

Spring snowstorm postpones Twins-Blue Jays game; day-night doubleheader set

MINNEAPOLIS - The Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins were given an unexpected day off because of the weather.

Weise scores overtime winner as Montreal takes Game 1 over Tampa Bay 5-4

TAMPA, Fla. - Dale Weise scored his first playoff goal in overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens over the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

MLS growing again, announces Atlanta expansion team for 2017 owned by Falcons' Arthur Blank

ATLANTA - Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture - an MLS team for Atlanta.

Chad Laprise named first Canadian winner of 'The Ultimate Fighter'

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Welterweight Chad (The Disciple) Laprise won a split decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier on Wednesday to become the first Canadian winner of the UFC's "Ultimate Fighter" reality TV show.

Light-heavyweight Ryan (The Big Deal) Jimmo scores another big UFC knockout

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Light-heavyweight Ryan (The Big Deal) Jimmo knocked out UFC newcomer Sean (The Real OC) O'Connell in the first round on the undercard of "The Ultimate Fighter Nations" finale card Wednesday.

Under prosecutor's aggressive challenge, Pistorius defence tries to rebuild case

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

Ticats offensive lineman Dyakowski being careful coming back from knee injury

Canada's smartest person knows better than to rush back from injury.

Flyers have reasons to be confident after turning around their season

While the Colorado Avalanche are using "Why not us?" as their motto, the Philadelphia Flyers might want to adopt "Why wouldn't we?" going into the playoffs.

Raptor Rebrand: Canada's lone NBA club to launch new campaign: "We The North"

TORONTO - Over the years, the Toronto Raptors have heard all about the perceived disadvantages of NBA life north of the border.

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