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- Jean-Michel Menard led Quebec to an upset 7-5 win over Alberta's Kevin Koe on Friday at the Tim Hortons Brier. Coupled with a loss by Saskatchewan's Steve Laycock, Menard locked up the fourth and final playoff spot and will play Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton in the 3-4 Page Playoff game Saturday. Tonight, B.C.'s John Morris will face Alberta in the 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff Game on TSN at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt.
- Alex Cobb tossed three scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday. Cobb, who did not allow any runs over 1 2-3 innings in his first start against Minnesota, gave up two hits, struck out one and walked one.
- In Friday's edition of C'Mon Ref, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser answers a question regarding video replay on shootout goals.
- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought back a familiar face and fan favourite, naming former quarterback Buck Pierce the team's new running backs coach. Pierce announced his retirement from the CFL on Tuesday after nine seasons with the Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions.
- Diane Matheson, Adriana Leon and Kaylyn Kyle scored for Canada in a 3-1 victory over Italy at the Cyprus Cup on Friday. Canada improved to 2-0 with the win after shutting out Finland 3-0 in the tournament opener two days earlier.
- Major League Soccer's referees and other on-field officials have been locked out, a day before the season openers. The Professional Referee Organization, which manages game officials for the U.S. Soccer Federation and MLS, notified the Professional Soccer Referee Association of the lockout Friday. PRO says replacement officials will be used.
- After making a huge off-season splash, Toronto FC prepares to start their eighth MLS season still looking for a first ever playoff berth. TSN soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler tells you everything you need to know about Toronto FC heading into 2014, while TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos tells you how they will succeed or fail during the new campaign.
- Canadian women's hockey goaltender Shannon Szabados is planning to sign with a professional men's team in the United States. The Olympic gold medallist announced on Twitter that she has agreed to play with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
- Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands won the pentathlon at the world indoor championships, containing the damage in the closing 800 metres to beat Canadian Brianne Theisen-Eaton on Friday.
- A security guard working in Oscar Pistorius' gated community says the athlete told him everything was "fine" when he called to investigate neighbours' reports of gunshots on the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea. During the athletes' parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
- TSN.ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. Rankings were weighted evenly between separate lists made by TSN.ca's soccer editors.
- You'd be hard pressed to find a man who's had a greater impact on baseball over the past 40 years. We're not talking about Hank Aaron, or Bob Gibson or Roger Clemens, Cal Ripken Jr. or Barry Bonds. As Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 writes, Dr. Frank Jobe, who passed away Thursday, prolonged many careers.
- In his brief 10-month stint with the Raptors, Rudy Gay averaged just under 20 points per contest, accounting for the bulk of Toronto's offence while hitting some big, game-winning shots before he was whisked away to Sacramento. His tenure won't be remembered for any of that, rightly or wrongly, and the Kings forward has mostly come to terms with that. TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more on Gay's return to Toronto.
- Yes, all of that Gucci Couture and Atelier Versace is fun to fantasize about, but does anyone ever walk down the red carpet in something that you could actually, you know, buy? Once in a while, the answer is actually yes. These stars made fast-fashion finds look like a million bucks. By Ryan Porter