Canadiens Eye Stanley Cup Final

What would advancing to the Stanley Cup Final mean to the city of Montreal?

Francois Gagnon, who was born in Montreal and has covered the team for decades, joins That's Hockey to discuss what making the Stanley Cup Final would mean to the city and the biggest hurdle the Habs need to get over tonight in order to reach that point.

Caufield, Suzuki and the penalty kill has Habs one win from the Stanley Cup Final

Full of confidence and swagger, Cole Caufield has been key to Montreal's improbable playoff run that has them one win from the Stanley Cup Final. The TSN Hockey panel examines the impact the young rookie has had on the Habs, Nick Suzuki's play in elimination games, and the Canadiens' record-breaking dominance on the penalty kill this postseason.

The three things Montreal must do to finish Vegas off

What are the three main things that Montreal needs to do to finish off the Golden Knights tonight? Why did Pete DeBoer choose to go with Robin Lehner when facing elimination? The TSN Hockey panel shares their thoughts on this and more.

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Matz clears protocol, rejoins Blue Jays

Left-hander Steven Matz has cleared COVID-19 protocol and rejoined the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters Thursday. Matz threw about 60 pitches of live batting practice earlier in the day and looked good according to Montoyo.

Matz clears protocol, rejoins Blue Jays

Suns' Paul officially available for Game 3 vs. Clippers

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul is officially available for Game 3 against the LA Clippers, the team announced Thursday. Paul had been in the league's health and safety protocols since last Wednesday and missed the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Clippers.

Suns' Paul officially available for Game 3 vs. Clippers

Report: Pacers hire Carlisle as head coach

Rick Carlisle is coming back to Indiana to coach the Pacers after deciding his time leading Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks was over. Carlisle confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday he has agreed to return to the club he coached for four seasons from 2003-07. He led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals his first season.

Report: Pacers hire Carlisle as head coach

Agent Jeff Jackson sounds off on NHL, Chris Lee's officiating

The quality of officiating in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs has drawn plenty of criticism on various platforms from fans, the media, and now player agents.

Clippers vs. Suns - Game 3 on TSN

Armstrong explains what Chris Paul's return will mean to the Suns

After a wild finish to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, which gave the Suns a commanding 2-0 series lead, how much will the Clippers be regretting how that game ended? How important is it for Phoenix to get Chris Paul back in the lineup? Jack Armstrong joins SportsCentre to share his thoughts.

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B.C. boy Johnson brings creative flair to NHL draft class

Kent Johnson was only eight years old, but he remembers being in the crowd when his favourite team, the Vancouver Canucks, finally vanquished the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Keep up to date with all the signings from around the NHL with TSN's Free Agent Tracker.

'A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity': Kraken name Hakstol first-ever head coach

Dave Hakstol is the first head coach of the Seattle Kraken. The expansion franchise introduced the former Flyers head coach on Thursday.

CFL News and Notes

Is there concern across CFL that not enough players will choose to be fully vaccinated?

With training camps approaching, how much concern is there across the CFL that not enough players will choose to be fully vaccinated? Farhan Lalji weighs in, and discusses how the year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of significant players electing not to come back.

Roughriders release statement on heartbreaking findings in Saskatchewan

Thursday was another reminder of the dark history of Canada, as the Cowessess First Nation announced the findings of approximately 751 unmarked graves on the grounds of a residential school in Saskatchewan. The Roughriders released a statement regarding the heartbreaking news, calling for 'truth and reconciliation.'

All-Star OL O'Donnell re-signs with Elks

The Edmonton Elks announced Thursday Canadian offensive lineman Matt O'Donnell has returned to the team. O'Donnell has been with the Elks since 2012 when he was acquired in a trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Tiger-Cats veteran DB Stephen retires

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday veteran Canadian defensive back Courtney Stephen has retired. Stephen, 31, spent eight years with the Tiger-Cats (2013-18, 20) and one season with the Calgary Stampeders (2019).

Euros Enter Round of 16

Germany preparing for 'next games' despite mixed Euro 2020

After reaching the knockout stage of European Championship, Germany is looking at ways to cut down on mistakes. Not just for the next game against England, but the games after that, too.

Wijnaldum says Dutch will walk off if abused

Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum says his team isn't afraid to walk off the pitch if they receive any abuse from spectators during their Round of 16 against the Czech Republic on Sunday in Budapest.

After long France wait, Benzema has another chance to score

After ending a nearly six-year wait for an international goal, Karim Benzema could score again as soon as Monday. France will face Switzerland in the round of 16 at the European Championship and the striker may relish that contest for a couple of reasons.

Are France still the favourites heading into the knockout round?

With a wild group stage wrapping up, the TSN Euro panel takes a look at the favourites moving forward in the Euro 2020 tournament. Are France still the favourites, or has Italy's strong performance moved them into that conversation?

Busquets proves key as Spain gets back on track at Euro 2020

After helping Spain avoid elimination at the European Championship, Sergio Busquets had to pause for a moment while talking about his time away from the squad because of the coronavirus. Spain was glad Busquets did make it back, just in time to lead the team to victory over Slovakia on Wednesday. The Barcelona midfielder was voted the man of the match in the 5-0 win that sent Spain to the round of 16 after opening with disappointing draws against Sweden and Poland.

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The Shift: Episode 5

In Episode 5 of The Shift we argue why MLB should lean into its scandals and head towards becoming a more narrative-driven league. Roy Woods stops by the studio to talk about his new single 'Touch You', football, and new music on the way, plus we catch up with award-winning actor Hamza Haq.

Report: United closing in on Sancho deal

Manchester United's protracted pursuit of Jadon Sancho finally appears headed for the finish line. Fabrizio Romano reports the Red Devils are closing in on signing the 21-year-old England winger from Borussia Dortmund with an improved offer of £72 million.

UEFA to remove away goals tiebreaker

UEFA announced Thursday the away goals rule used as a tiebreaker will be removed from all UEFA club competitions for the 2021-22 season.

Sharp two back at Women's PGA Championship

Lizette Salas posted a 5-under 67 for the early lead in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship Thursday. Canadian Alena Sharp had a solid opening round, firing a 3-under 69 and sits just two shots back.

- The Canadian Press with TSN files
Sharp two back at Women's PGA Championship

Jays drop two spots in Week 12 Power Rankings

The return of George Springer to the lineup provides a massive spark for a team currently sitting in fourth place in the AL East, but still within striking distance of the first-place Red Sox.

- ESPN.com
Jays drop two spots in Week 12 Power Rankings

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Why is DeBoer going with Lehner for Vegas' most important game of the year?

Robin Lehner is projected to start over Marc-Andre Fleury in Vegas' must-win Game 6. Why did Peter DeBoer decide to go with Lehner for the Golden Knights' most important game of the year? That's Hockey weighs in.

Have there been any patterns in Montreal's four elimination game wins?

The Canadiens are 4-0 in elimination games this year. They won three straight against the Leafs when a loss would have knocked them out and won Game 4 versus the Jets in the sweep. TH discusses if there have been any visible patterns in Montreal's victories.

After 8-0 embarrassment in last game in Tampa, Isles confident Game 7 will be different

After suffering an embarrassing 8-0 loss the last time they played in Tampa, the Islanders are confident that it will be a much different game this time around. The team also speaks about its impressive resilience this season, and the mindset heading into a winner-take-all Game 7 Friday night.

With 12-0 record in playoff games after losses since 2019, Bolts looking to respond again

With Tampa Bay being practically unbeatable in playoff games following losses since 2019, going 12-0 in that time, the Lightning discuss how much of a confidence boost that is for the club heading into Game 7 against the Islanders Friday night.

'This isn't new for us': Lightning have plenty of experience playing without Kucherov

After Nikita Kucherov exited Game 6 in the first period and did not return, his status for Game 7 is up in the air, but Lightning head coach Jon Cooper notes the team has plenty of experience playing without the star winger and says other players will just have to step up.

Raptors News

Windhorst: Moving up in the draft is a huge score for the Raptors

Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill are joined by ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst to get his take on the Raptors' jump from 7th to 4th in Tuesday night’s draft lottery and how that result changes the perception of this past season.

How important was it for the Raptors to move up to No. 4 in the NBA Draft?

How important was it for the Raptors to move up to No. 4 in the NBA Draft? Does moving into the top 4 justify the team's decision to rest most of its key players down the stretch instead of pushing for a play-in berth? Jack Armstrong weighs in.

Raptors will explore all options with fourth-overall pick

Thanks to some lottery luck, Toronto will select fourth overall in next month’s draft. TSN's Josh Lewenberg has more on what it means for the franchise.

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Josh Lewenberg

Does move up draft board now justify Raps' decision not to chase play-in berth?

Josh Lewenberg joins SC with Jay Onrait to discuss how excited Raptors fans should be to see the team jump up to No. 4 in the NBA Draft, and whether the move up the draft board justifies the Raps' late-season decision to sit players down the stretch and avoid chasing a play-in game berth.

UFC

McGregor's UFC journey - Historic success, controversy, star power

UFC president Dana White remembers the first time he heard the name Conor McGregor, a name that would forever change the promotion. McGregor began a meteoric ascension that topped out when he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously. But that was followed by spectacle, defeat and legal trouble away from the Octagon.

- ESPN
McGregor's UFC journey - Historic success, controversy, star power

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The Day Sports Stood Still is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the unprecedented sports shutdown in March of 2020 and the remarkable turn of events that followed. Emmy®-winning director Antoine Fuqua (HBO’s “What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali”) will chronicle the abrupt stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic, and the complex return to competition in the summer and fall. ‌

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Full Circle - Freddie Freeman

National League MVP Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves opens up as never before on life, his battle with COVID-19 and his struggles with building a family

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After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports, the WNBA created a single site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where 144 players across 12 teams played 147 games from July to October 2020. Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.

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ESPN SC Presents: espnW - History in the Making

Celebrating Women's History Month, a vast and diverse line-up of stories will highlight the voices, achievements and contributions of contemporary sports figures including Serena Williams, WNBA activism, Sarah Fuller, Sarah Thomas, and Claressa Shields

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Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC

Notre Dame football’s historic 2020 season will be chronicled with Notre Dame Football: A Year in the ACC, the story of the Fighting Irish’s unprecedented season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Hakstol: It’s an unbelievable opportunity in Seattle

Dave Hakstol joins Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill on OverDrive to discuss being hired as the Kraken’s first head coach in franchise history, whether the expectations are higher for Seattle after Vegas’ success, and being behind the Leafs bench as an assistant coach for a disappointing first round loss to the Canadiens.

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