- Mike Santorelli scored two goals and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in NHL action Sunday night. The Canucks (17-10-5) posted their fifth win in sixth games and moved within a point of the upstart Avs (20-8-0) in the tight Western Conference standings.
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- The depleted Boston Bruins, in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons the previous night, rallied with three goals in the second period to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Sunday. Coming off an ugly, violent Saturday night win over Pittsburgh, the Bruins (20-8-2) were without suspended forward Shawn Thornton and the injured Loui Eriksson and Chris Kelly, among others.
- Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety following a hit from behind on Boston Bruins forward Kevan Miller in Sunday night's game. Late in the third period, Phaneuf hit Miller into the boards behind the Bruins net. There was no penalty on the play.
- Rudy Gay is on his way out of Toronto. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to send the 27-year-old forward to the Sacramento Kings. The Raptors will reportedly receive John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes in return in addition to sending Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Kings.
- The New Orleans Saints took control of the NFC South with a 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham each had two touchdown receptions for the Saints, while Drew Brees became only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 50,000 yards.
- Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the San Francisco 49ers held off the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday. Frank Gore broke a 51-yard gain with just more than four minutes left to set up the go-ahead 11-play, 76-yard drive as the 49ers kept the playoff-bound Seahawks from clinching the NFC West on San Francisco's home field.
- The defending Brier champions can now add Olympians to their resume. Brad Jacobs and his rink from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario earned a 7-4 victory over John Morris and his foursome from B.C. in the men's final of the Canadian Curling Trials on Sunday. The Jacobs rink will now represent Canada at Sochi 2014 in February.
- The Boston Bruins arrived in Toronto hurting and expecting bad news. "Last night was a tough night, I'll be honest with you," Boston coach Claude Julien said before Sunday night's game in Toronto. "Because we don't like to see what happened. It's unfortunate. The incidents were very unfortunate."
- Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks scored a season-high three times on the power play in a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. The Blackhawks used their potent offence to win after starting goalie Corey Crawford left in the first period because of a lower-body injury.
- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Patriots (10-3) cut the deficit to 26-21 on Brady's 2-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with 1:01 left. Then Kyle Arrington recovered the onside kick at the Cleveland 40-yard line.
- Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
- LeSean McCoy rushed for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in blizzard conditions Sunday.
- Zach Johnson delivered the kind of theatrics that usually belong to Tiger Woods to win the World Challenge. Johnson holed out for par from the drop area on the 18th hole at Sherwood that got him into a playoff, and he won when Woods hit a poor shot into the bunker and missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole.
- In Sunday's editon of C'Mon Ref, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser looks at Saturday's Bruins-Penguins game, how the referees missed opportunities to settle things down and what it will take to rid the game of future similar incidents.
- On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester United's most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford. This is football in todays era. Central midfield is the most important zone on the field. It is time to get to work on a very deep-lying problem.
- Accompanied by a couple of his scouts, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was returning from a road trip to Syracuse, where he watched the Orange defeat the Hoosiers Tuesday evening. All the while he kept an eye on what was unfolding on the opposite end of the country. With the Raptors on the verge of a historic collapse, all he could do was watch the score. TSN Radio 1050's Josh Lewenberg has more.
- Fees, fees, fees. There are far too many of them that we know of and even a few more that we don't know about that are, sneakily, just added to our accounts. If you hate those fees (and who doesn't?) then here are a few ways you can either eliminate them completely or reduce them substantially. Some of the amounts may be small but they add up. By Gina Monaco