- NHL playoff action is underway with the Tampa Bay Lightning leading the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the second period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals at St. Pete Times Forum. You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or at TSN.ca/Montreal. In other playoff action, the Columbus Blue Jackets lead the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 after the first period in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final.
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- The Saskatchewan Roughriders rewarded quarterback Darian Durant on Wednesday. The CFL club signed Durant to a multi-year contract extension after he guided the Riders to a Grey Cup title last year, just the fourth in club history. Durant, 31, has spent his entire eight-year CFL career with the Riders.
- The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff also raised the possibility of a trade to bolster the team's offence. Maurice, 47, guided the team to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel's firing, a decision that Cheveldayoff said hurt him to the core.
- Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid day, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander struck out 10 for his second straight start, this time while wearing three-quarter sleeves on a 43-degree day that felt much colder because of a brisk wind.
- Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series.
- Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017. The team announced Wednesday will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The MLS team will play in a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium to be built next to the Georgia Dome.
- Ray Emery will get the call in net for the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night when the team opens up its opening round Metropolitan Division playoff series in New York against the Rangers. Flyers coach Craig Berube announced on Wednesday that starter Steve Mason would be unavailable for the series opener. Mason incurred an upper-body injury last Saturday late in the second period in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he collided with Penguins forward Jayson Megna.
- Over the years, the Toronto Raptors have heard all about the perceived disadvantages of NBA life north of the border. The complaints have run the gamut -- from the long, snowy winters, to concerns about taxes to the lack of ESPN on cable TV. Instead of playing defence when it comes to perception, the franchise is going on the offensive.
- Canada's National Men's Under-18 roster was announced on Wednesday ahead of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, taking place April 17-27 in Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland. The 23-player roster includes 12 players from the Western Hockey League, six from the Ontario Hockey League and five from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
- With the 2013-2014 NHL season in the books, Scott Cullen has his final take on the award races. Some of the names, particularly for the winners, have been the same throughout the season, but there have been many changes among the top contenders.
- TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with a battle between two forwards creating unbelievable goals. The third match-up of the Round of 32 pits the Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur against power forward Jamie Benn on the Dallas Stars.
- Four more players have accepted invitations to play for Team Canada at the World Championship, including forwards Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, Cody Hodgson of the Buffalo Sabres, and Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets, along with defenceman Jason Garrison of the Vancouver Canucks. Hockey Canada also named Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes as the team's head coach.
- Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title on Wednesday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barcelona, as the Welshman filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his first career trophy. Ronaldo's extra-time heroics gave Madrid the 2011 Copa del Rey title at Barcelona expense, and in his absence Bale scored in the 85th.
- The CFL and the CFL Players Association has just concluded two days of negotiations on the new CBA, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson is getting a look at Montreal's spring camp, and the careers of a couple of big-name players are still up in the air. TSN's Glen Suitor takes a look at some of the football topics that have managed to make news.
- Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle has done his exit interviews with his players, he's spoken to the media, and now he has to get down to the hard task of trying to regroup after his team missed the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. As TSN Leafs reporter Jonas Siegel writes, Carlyle has to deal with an uncertain future.
- It's been 102 years since the 'Titanic' sank on April 15, 1912. But how much of what you know about that fateful night is based in fact and how much is based in film? While James Cameron was obsessive about getting many details right in his 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster, he was careless about many others. Here's a look at 11 of his film's most egregious errors. By Jonathan Doyle
- Remember The Game of Life? It's that board game where you drive around on a plastic rectangle, making choices and submitting to chance " just like in actual life. While it can be great for good old family fun, it shouldn't be taken too seriously, as there are a few things The Game of Life gets wrong.