- Thomas Vanek and the Montreal Canadiens try to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference first round series when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 tonight. Lightning forward Ondrej Palat is doubtful after leaving Game 1 with an upper-body injury. Listen to the game on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal and TSN.ca/Montreal at 7pm et/4pm pt.
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- The Raptors, who finished the season with the same record as the Bulls, lost the coin flip tie breaker with Chicago this afternoon -- as a result, Toronto will pick 20th in the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26th. The Bulls will select 19th. Toronto didn't have a pick in the 2013 draft. In 2012 they finished with the same record as the Golden State, but lost the tiebreaker and selected Terrence Ross with the 8th pick.
- Chad Johnson's signing with the Montreal Alouettes capped a month long period of speculation; CFL fans wondering if one of the most notorious receivers in recent memory would actually sign in the league, or if he was just having some fun on Twitter. The player formally known as Ochocinco is officially taking his act north of the border. He'll help the Alouettes at the turnstiles, but will he help them on the field?
- Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been handed a $25,000 fine by the NHL for what the league called inappropriate conduct during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
- The Toronto Blue Jays plan to activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Saturday. Reyes hasn't played since straining his left hamstring during his first at-bat of the season on March 31 against Tampa Bay. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Reyes will come off the DL before Saturday's game against the Indians and will play every day once he returns.
- The Boston Bruins begin their Eastern Conference title defence against an Original Six rival, as they host Game 1 of a best-of-seven series Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. Considering the Bruins and Red Wings played in opposite conferences for decades, this playoff meeting is a rare treat for NHL fans. Catch the game on TSN and TSN GO starting at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.
- The top-seeded Anaheim Ducks will aim for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference first round series Friday when they host the Dallas Stars at the Honda Center. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will play after suffering a deep facial laceration late in Game 1 because of getting hit with a puck. The game can be seen live tonight on TSN and TSN GO at 10pm et/7pm pt.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with possibly the greatest duo of the 21st century taking on a man that made a name for himself in 2014 as a one-man show. The fifth match-up of the Round of 32 sees Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg team up to take on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie.
- The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers. Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.
- Experience is the early theme of the Raptors' opening-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets' expected starting five have 417 post-season starts between them while the Raptors' starters have none.
- Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Freshmen Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Jabari Parker of Duke are expected to be top-five picks in June.
- Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. Meanwhile, Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic.
- Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard will play Canada's first two singles matches in its Fed Cup World Group 1 playoff tie with Slovakia. Wozniak, of Blainville, Que., will open the best-of-five tie Saturday facing Jana Cepelova in the first singles match. Then Bouchard, of Westmount, Que., will play Kristina Kucova.
- Is an eight-man bullpen feasible over the duration of the season? Which journeyman pitcher has the best chance to maintain their success? What effect do the comments of Archie Bradley's agent have? What has happened to the number of the African-American players? TSN's Steve Phillips provides his answers.
- When Colorado Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson raced back to stop the puck from entering the empty net in Game 1 on Thursday, he knocked the net off its moorings. TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser explains why no delay-of-game penalty was called on the play.
- It was an inning like no other in Blue Jays history, at least not one that anyone can remember. As Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 writes, three Blue Jays pitchers combined to issue eight walks, wild-pitched home three runs and gave up six runs in total on just one hit Thursday.
- We're only halfway through the Cambridges' tour of Australia and New Zealand, but it's already been sooo good. The best way to get an inside look at what's been happening Down Under is through Prince George's Instagram, which is royally awesome (and royally fake, but why nitpick?). But if you were hoping to find pictures of anyone other than Prince George, think again. As with any human under the age of two, there is only one star in the room: him. By Denette Wilford
- Between the corner-office chic she embodies as Washington fixer Olivia Pope on 'Scandal' and the stylish elegance she shows on the red carpet, Kerry Washington is a style overachiever (even when nine months pregnant!). With looks from office to evening, swipe these style tips from the perennially best-dressed star. By Ryan Porter
- When twin bombs went off at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the city plunged into chaos. Many lives of both participants and spectators alike would never be the same. A year later, survivors of that harrowing day returned to the finish line to share their thoughts on healing and moving on. Dear World, an organization that shares stories from people around the world, glimpsed into some of the lives of these brave men and women. Although some days they struggle, the survivors sure as hell aren't giving up"and that's something we call all learn from.
- Whether you care about the environment, your pocketbook, or both, avoiding kitchen waste is a good policy. But can you really eat those less-than-stellar fruits and veggies lurking in your produce drawer? Actually, yeah. Here's how to manage them. By Devon Scoble