- The 31 countries that qualified and host nation Brazil hope for the luck of the draw today when their names are plucked for the 2014 World Cup. Take part in TSN.ca's live draw chat with TSN Radio 690 soccer analyst Noel Butler at 11am et/8am pt and get instant analysis from TSN's Luke Wileman and Jason deVos.
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- The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of Tyler Bozak for a lot longer than anticipated, as the club has placed him on the long-term injured reserve list. As per the National Hockey League's collective bargaining agreement, Bozak must remain there for a minimum of 10 games or 24 days.
- Martin St. Louis scored two goals, Ben Bishop won his 15th game this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Thursday night. Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning, who were coming off consecutive shutout losses to Columbus (1-0) and Pittsburgh (3-0). Ondrej Palat had two assists.
- Dylan Olsen scored his first NHL goal to help the Florida Panthers beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday night. Jimmy Hayes, Nick Bjugstad, Tomas Fleischmann and Erik Gudbranson also scored for the Panthers. Tim Thomas stopped 29 shots and Scottie Upshall had two assists. Olsen also added an assist.
- The Maple Leafs have recalled defenceman John-Michael Liles from the AHL's Toronto Marlies. Liles becomes the eighth defenceman on the roster, and his promotion raises the question of the immediate future of 19-year-old Morgan Rielly. Rielly was not named to Team Canada's selection camp roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship, but the Leafs did not rule out the possibility of letting him go.
- Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died. He was 95. Mandela inspired many around the world and believed that sports had the power to change the world. "It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does," Mandela said.
- Free agent second baseman Robinson Cano is still undecided on where to sign after meeting with the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, according to ESPN. Sources told ESPN that both sides were discussing an offer that was expected to reach $250 million. The Yankees have reportedly offered Cano $175 million over seven years.
- Reigning Canadian champion Brad Jacobs defeated veteran Kevin Martin 5-4 Thursday to clinch a spot in Sunday's final of the Canadian Olympic curling trials. The battle of the best took Jacobs' record to 6-0, but Martin goes to 5-1 and earns a berth into Saturday afternoon's semifinal.
- Rachel Homan didn't care how she got a spot into the Canadian curling trials semifinal, it just mattered that her rink got one. The defending Canadian champion defeated Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon 6-5 in the final game of the seven-game round robin to finish 4-3, but Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey and Ontario's Sherry Middaugh also sported the same mark.
- 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 Radio host and soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler as well as TSN.ca's soccer editors.
- Boston Bruins defenceman Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty on Thursday night. The game was delayed several minutes as Boychuk was attended to by medical and training staff on the ice before being wheeled off the ice. There was no immediate word on his condition.
- Each week, TSN.ca Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen, NFL Editor Ben Fisher, and Isaac Owusu discuss three hot fantasy football topics. This week they look at Josh Gordon's ceiling, Nick Foles as a future Top 5 quarterbacks, and Le'Veon Bell's and Eddie Lacy's impressive rooking seasons.
- Chris Kunitz scored twice during a four-goal second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Pascal Dupuis, Jayson Megna and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped San Jose's six-game winning streak. Sidney Crosby added three assists in his 500th career game to push his point total to an NHL-leading 42.
- The Jets are back to an even 13-13-4 on the season, 6-7-1 on the road and 3-2 on their current six-game road trip after dropping a 5-2 decision to the Florida Panthers. These are frustrating games for players, coaches and fans - games where you know you are the better team but where "any team can beat you on any given night" comes into play. TSN 1290 Jets broadcaster Dennis Beyak has more.
- It's not easy to turn the page after being on the wrong side of a 27-point comeback. There's no manual on regrouping in the aftermath of something like that, mostly because it doesn't happen much. Tuesday was the first time the Toronto Raptors had suffered such a collapse in its 19-year existence. Instead of hitting the gym on Thursday, coach Dwane Casey called an audible to help his team regroup. TSN Radio 1050's Josh Lewenberg explains.
- Imagine leaving your house, well aware that you're about to be robbed, and not being able to do anything about it. That's the feeling that eight Canadian Football League teams are experiencing right now in advance of the expansion draft to stock the Ottawa Redblacks.
- Everyone knows it isn't enough to buy a new smartphone. You need accessories to go with it, too. As a perennial best-seller, Apple's iPhone has become one of the most accessorized mobile devices out there. If you can imagine it, chances are it's available for sale somewhere. But availability and affordability don't always get along. Once you're finished buying the phone and you start paying the monthly bill, you'd be forgiven for not having leftover budget for cases, chargers and other necessities of modern mobile life. That's why the holiday season was invented. And why we've compiled this handy list of cheap - but not fall-apart-cheap - accessories for your iPhone. By Carmi Levy.