- The Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors are well rested and will get back to work Friday versus Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings in the finale of a three-game homestand at Air Canada Centre. Since shipping Gay to Sacramento in a seven-player trade in early December, the Raptors have risen to the top of the Atlantic Division and are 26-14. Watch the game on TSN2 and listen on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto at 7pm et/4pm pt.
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- 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.
- 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.
- The Calgary Flames are giving their future a chance to perform and had to like what they saw last time out. The Flames take aim at a second straight victory on Friday night as they welcome the New York Islanders to town.
- Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi despite Russia's military moves in Crimea. The Ukrainian Paralympic Committee decided against boycotting the games, announcing a few hours before Friday's opening ceremony that its athletes would stay.
- B.C. Lions centre Angus Reid announced his retirement on Friday. The Richmond, BC native and Simon Fraser product dressed for 200 career CFL games over 13 seasons as well as 11 playoff games and three Grey Cup appearances.
- Kevin Glenn doesn't want to continue his CFL career with the expansion Ottawa Redblacks. The veteran quarterback says he's asked the Redblacks to be traded. Ottawa selected Glenn, 34, on Dec. 15 in the first round of the CFL expansion draft after compiling a 20-8 record as a starter the last two years with the Calgary Stampeders.
- Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love. It may not have been that exact moment that the nation's No. 1 recruit decided he would play his only season of college basketball with the Jayhawks. But the outpouring of support on senior night certainly played a role in his decision, one that he doesn't regret for a moment.
- Jhonas Enroth made 43 saves to spoil the return of Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Lightning 3-1 on Thursday night.
- Mike Richards scored the game winner on a Winnipeg Jets' giveaway to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-1 win Thursday night. The victory ran the Kings' (36-22-6) winning streak to six games.
- Andre Benoit scored off an assist from rookie Nathan MacKinnon with 31.4 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. MacKinnon has a point in 13 straight games, breaking Wayne Gretzky's record for an 18-year-old NHL player.
- Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games. It was the most lopsided loss in Lakers history.
- Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back. The opening round of the Cadillac Championship was stopped for more than two hours because of menacing thunderstorms. Woods failed to make a birdie in the 10 holes he played.
- The Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 vicotry over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday made it six straight wins since the Olympic break, a team that won once in 10 games before the break. The loss drops the Jets to three points back of Dallas for the final spot in the Western Conference. Dennis Beyak has more.
- Scott Cullen spent the past weekend at the 2014 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Among many interesting matters discussed, as it pertains to the use of statistics in sports: tanking in the NBA, advances in defensive analytics in baseball, projections, injury prevention, big data and more.
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