Order and Chaos - by Matthew Scianitti

Football is at its best when someone does something outrageous, or unexpected and challenges the order of things. The divisional series is a stage set for the best of the best to cause chaos and TSN's Matthew Scianitti breaks down the dichotomy between order and chaos in the NFL and what should be an entertaining weekend of football.

Top Headlines

Auger-Aliassime breezes into Round of 16 at Australian Open

For the second year in a row at the Australian Open, Montreal’s Félix Auger-Aliassime has advanced to the second week. The 21-year-old Canadian, the No. 9 seed, swiftly dispatched No. 24 seed Dan Evans 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to move into the round of 16.

Auger-Aliassime breezes into Round of 16 at Australian Open

Oilers' D Barrie out against Flames

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Tyson Barrie will miss Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames after sustaining upper and lower-body injuries in Thursday night's loss to the Florida Panthers.

Oilers' D Barrie out against Flames

Bengals vs. Titans on CTV

NFL Divisional Round: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

Saturday’s Bengals at Titans AFC divisional-round playoff game will be the first time this season that Tennessee has had all 22 of its starters healthy, so there’s a good chance we still haven’t seen how good this team can be.

- Chris Amberley (@chrisamberley)
NFL Divisional Round: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

49ers vs. Packers on CTV

SC Backstory: Aaron Rodgers and the 49ers

Packers vs. Niners. It's a Divisional Round showdown where all eyes will be on the home quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reigning MVP is favoured to bring his team to the conference championship game, but it's his arch nemesis, the 49ers, who will once again stand in his way.

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NFL Divisional Round Playoffs on CTV

The Playbook: The Divisional Round

In a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game, who will prevail, the Bills or the Chiefs? Can the Packers cover at home against the 49ers? Davis Sanchez gives you his best bets for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Bengals, Titans set to open Divisional Round on CTV

When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Where to watch: CTV Network, RDS. Opening line: Titans -3. Last meeting: Bengals beat Titans 31-20, Nov. 1, 2020.

49ers ready for frigid battle vs. Packers on CTV

When: Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET. Where to watch: CTV Network, RDS. Opening line: Packers -6. Last meeting: Packers beat 49ers 30-28, Sept. 26, 2021

Stafford vs. Brady headlines Rams-Buccaneers playoff matchup

When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Where to watch: CTV Network, RDS. Opening line: Buccaneers -3. Last meeting: Rams beat Buccaneers 34-24, Sept. 26, 2021.

Bills enter as slight underdogs vs. Chiefs

When: Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Where to watch: CTV Network, RDS. Opening line: Chiefs -3. Last meeting: Bills beat Chiefs 38-20, Oct. 10, 2021.

Luke and Luca: Divisional round QB draft

BarDown's Luca Celebre and former NFLer Luke Willson come together to hold their draft for the remaining quarterbacks playing in the NFL playoffs.

'He seems to have no real limit': Rielly makes the most of more minutes

With Jake Muzzin and Justin Holl sidelined on defence, alternate captain Morgan Rielly has seen an increase in minutes in their stead, and Maple Leafs' head coach Sheldon Keefe believes Rielly has had no trouble handling the increased workload. He spoke to the media about the steadying presence Rielly has been all season long.

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NHL

'Looking for our team to respond': Leafs reset after 'soft' performance

After blowing a 3-1 lead to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, Maple Leafs' head coach Sheldon Keefe called his team's effort "soft and purposeless." Ahead of their game against the Islanders, forward Pierre Engvall admitted that they were "soft" in that game and Keefe said he's looking for his team to respond on Long Island.

Leafs Ice Chips: Tavares line needs to regain its rhythm

John Tavares and William Nylander have only two even-strength goals between them over the last five games, and head coach Sheldon Keefe says he hasn't seen the same type of rhythm between them he saw before Christmas. TSN's Mark Masters discusses that and more in this edition of Ice Chips.

Flames focused on their game, not the Oilers' struggles

The Oilers are in a free fall heading into the latest edition of the Battle of Alberta, but the Flames know they have to focus on themselves, having won just one of their last five games.

Sens know they can't get into a 'shootout' with Capitals

Whether it be Alex Ovechkin or some of their other weapons, D.J. Smith says they can't get in a shootout with the Capitals like in their last game and they need to stay out of the box.

Blackhawks put F Khaira, D Stillman on IR

The Chicago Blackhawks placed forward Jujhar Khaira and defenseman Riley Stillman on injured reserve on Saturday.

Keefe: ‘Belief’ in team ‘hasn’t changed’; vows to push Leafs

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe felt compelled to clarify his critique of his players after they blew a 3-1 lead in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. After calling out the team two nights ago for playing "soft" and "purposeless," Keefe on Friday said the Leafs have “competed at a really high level all season” but need to “continue to work” on their “consistency.” Mark Masters has more.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

The Latest from Edmonton

Why haven't the Oilers made a coaching change?

Winless in 13 of their last 15 games, the Edmonton Oilers are in danger of falling out of the playoff race for good. Ryan Rishaug joins Rod Smith to discuss why GM Ken Holland has been hesitant to make a coaching change, and what's next for the club.

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SC Timeline: The Oilers' rollercoaster to woe

After a disappointing sweep at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs last year, the Edmonton Oilers went out in the offseason and made a few significant additions, chiefly among them Zach Hyman. After a torrid start to the year the Oilers have cratered. The SC Timeline takes a look at the rollercoaster the Oilers have been on since last season.

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Raptors vs. Wizards on TSN

Korda leads LPGA season opener, Henderson three back

Korda, at 23 the No. 1 player in the women's game, shot 6-under 66 at Lake Nona on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Gaby Lopez and Danielle Kang at the midway point of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

Akinola’s agent discusses decision to re-sign with TFC, injury progress

Despite drawing interest from clubs in Europe, Canadian international Ayo Akinola chose to re-sign with Toronto FC, inking a new deal that runs through 2024 with an option for 2025. Akinola’s agent Nick Househ explains that while there were “interesting options” for his client to play overseas, ultimately staying in Toronto is better for his immediate future.

Around the Pitch

Manchester City's long winning run ends in draw with Southampton

Manchester City's long winning run in the Premier League ended at 12 matches on Saturday after a 1-1 draw at Southampton, which took points off the leaders for the second time this season.

Late goal earns United win over West Ham

Marcus Rashford scored in the third and final minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win over West Ham that lifted the team above its opponent into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dortmund wins, Gladbach in crisis after loss to Union

Donyell Malen set up three goals as second-place Borussia Dortmund held on to edge Hoffenheim 3-2 and cut the gap on Bayern Munich to three points. Bayern visits struggling Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Newcastle beats Leeds for second win in Premier League

Newcastle claimed just its second Premier League win of the season by beating Leeds 1-0 on Saturday in a big boost to its ambitions of avoiding relegation.

Digne sets up Villa winner, hit by bottle on Everton return

Lucas Digne marked his swift return to Goodison Park by setting up Aston Villa's goal in a 1-0 victory over former club Everton in the Premier League and getting struck on the head by a bottle thrown from the crowd in the ensuing celebrations.

Brest upsets defending champion Lille in French league

Brest upset Lille 2-0 on Saturday in the French league to return to winning ways and put an end to the defending champion's nine-match unbeaten run.

Inter Milan beats Venezia to move five points clear at top of Serie A

Edin Džeko netted a last-gasp winner to help Inter Milan beat virus-hit Venezia 2-1 and move five points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday.

AHL hands out 30-game suspension for racist gesture

The American Hockey League has suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games as a consequence of a racial gesture directed at Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a game on Jan. 12.

The Canadian Press with TSN.ca files

Weagle, Kennedy tabbed as Canadian mixed doubles backups at Beijing Games

Veteran curlers Marc Kennedy and Lisa Weagle will serve as backups in the event an injury or positive COVID-19 test forces a change to the Canadian mixed doubles roster before the start of the Beijing Games.

Ngannou vs. Gane - How we got to this point

TSN MMA analyst Aaron Bronsteter details the series of events that led to two former training partners developing a personal rivalry, and eventually meeting face-to-face to fight for the UFC Heavyweight title.

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The Baddest Man on the Planet

The Baddest Man on the Planet

He has won each of his last five fights by knockout, with only one of those bouts making it to the second round. Francis Ngannou’s style is so devastating he’s drawn comparisons to boxing legend, Mike Tyson. Last year, Ngannou finally reached his goal, winning UFC heavyweight gold, and along the way, laid claim to a title far more elusive. TSN's Robin Black has more on “The Baddest Man on the Planet”

JHM: Button discusses the postponement of the CHL Top Prospects Game

Craig Button joins Gino Reda to discuss the postponement of the CHL Top Prospects Game on the latest Junior Hockey Magazine Podcast.

With new contract done, Bombers' Collaros focused on three-peat

It’s fitting Zach Collaros signed a new contract with the Blue Bombers while celebrating a belated Christmas with family in his hometown.

Bombers sign All-Star OT Bryant

Bombers sign All-Star OT Bryant

The two-time defending Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed another cornerstone player on Friday, inking All-Star offensive tackle Stanley Bryant to a one-year contract.

Around the NBA

Bulls' coach Donovan blasts Bucks' Allen for 'dangerous' foul on Caruso

Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan wants the NBA to consider further discipline for Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen after he was ejected in the third quarter of Milwaukee's 94-90 victory for a flagrant foul 2 on Bulls guard Alex Caruso.

Jamal Collier

James scores 29, plays center as Lakers rally past Magic

LeBron James scored 29 points and played exclusively at center in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit and beat the Orlando Magic 116-105 on Friday night.

Harden’s triple-double helps Nets top Spurs

James Harden had 37 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, spoiling Dejounte Murray’s ninth triple-double of the season as the Brooklyn Nets overpowered the San Antonio Spurs 117-104 on Friday night.

Antetokounmpo scores 30 as Bucks beat Bulls

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks overcome Grayson Allen’s ejection and beat the Chicago Bulls 94-90 on Friday night.

Jackson, Clippers’ rally past 76ers for victory

Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, including two free throws with 18.2 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 24-point second-half deficit to beat Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers 102-101 on Friday night.

Nurkic’s rebound, basket late rally Blazers over Celtics

Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics 109-105 Friday night.

Rozier, Bridges lead Hornets past Thunder

Terry Rozier scored 24 points, Miles Bridges added 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-98 on Friday night.

Australian Open on TSN

Shapovalov on Zverev: I'll have to find a balance between being patient and aggressive

TSN's Mark Roe is joined by Denis Shapovalov to discuss his win over Riley Opelka to make it into the fourth round of the Australian Open. Shapovalov comments on his play against Opelka, and how he plans to excel against Alexander Zverev in the fourth round.

Swiatek downs Kasatkina to advance to the fourth round at Australian Open

Iga Swiatek is on to the fourth round of the Australian Open after besting Daria Kasatkina in straight sets.

Canadian Dabrowski, Olmos bow out in second round of Aussie Open

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and her doubles partner Giuliana Olmos were defeated by Kirsten Flipkens and Sara Sorribes Tormo in sets of 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 in the second round at the Australian Open.

Sabalenka rebounds from tough start, advances to fourth round

Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka has moved into the fourth round at the Australian Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over No. 31 Marketa Vondrousova.

Halep into Week 2 at Australian Open for fifth straight year

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep is into Week 2 at Melbourne Park for the fifth consecutive year.

Shapo, FAA emerge as Nadal, Federer type ambassadors for Canadian tennis

Steven Diez was teammates with Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Cup, which Canada won this month. "You can't ask for better people to look up to for young kids in Canada," Diez said. "It's a bit of an example, [like] Rafa and Roger back in the day for the tennis world, we kind of have that in Canada now."

Daily Australian Open coverage on TSN

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Setting The Pick: Mid-season MVP shuffle

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were the focus of the NBA regular-season MVP conversation until last week. But the MVP stock for both players has dipped over the past 14 days – one due to a shooting slump, the other due to injury.

- Wesley Cheng (@chengwesley)
Setting The Pick: Mid-season MVP shuffle

NFL Playoffs

The unfiltered year of Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers' roles this year have included controversial social commentator, former "Jeopardy" host, media critic, free speech advocate, occasional troll, book club founder... and quarterback of the NFC-best Green Bay Packers.

Kevin Van Valkenburg

Titans RB Henry to be activated, expected to start vs.Bengals

The Titans will activate running back Derrick Henry for their AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Bengals and he is expected to start when the offence takes the field.

Will Henry be ready to make an impact vs. Bengals?

ESPN's Rob Ninkovich and Dan Graziano explain why they believe Derrick Henry is ready to make an impact vs. Cincinnati.

Manning-Brady 2.0? Why Mahomes vs. Allen could be AFC's next great QB rivalry

The two quarterbacks and their respective teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, will meet Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET, CTV) in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. It's their fourth meeting in two seasons and the stakes couldn't be much bigger.

Alaina Getzenberg and Adam Teicher

What's the key to the 49ers beating the Packers?

Sam Acho thinks the 49ers can top the Packers if they slow down the connection between Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC

Davies' agent updates the Canadian soccer star's health

Alphonso Davies agent, Nick Househ, updates Matthew Scianitti on the Canadian soccer star’s health, after he was sidelined with a heart condition that will force him to miss Canada's upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches. Househ also discusses another one of his clients, Ayo Akinola, and his decision to sign with Toronto FC.

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McKenzie's Mid-Season Draft Rankings

McKenzie: Wright still No. 1, but gap closing due to underwhelming season

Although nine of 10 scouts have Shane Wright as the projected No. 1 pick for the 2022 NHL Draft, as Bob McKenzie explains, some scouts believe the gap is closing because of his underwhelming season. Meanwhile, Craig Button explains why the best NHL comparable to Wright is Patrice Bergeron.

McKenzie reveals picks 2-5, says Cooley represents most significant challenger to Wright

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reveals picks 2-5 for the 2022 NHL Draft, and explains why U.S. national team U18 centre Logan Cooley represents the most significant challenger to Shane Wright for the No. 1 spot.

McKenzie shares picks 11-20, which features five from the U.S. national U18 team

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shares picks 11-20, which features five players from the U.S. national U18 team.

Savoie shares NHLer who best represents his style of play, Oilers' fandom growing up

Canadian Matt Savoie, who Bob McKenzie has No. 4 in his mid-season prospect rankings, joins Glenn Schiiler to discuss his excitement for the 2022 NHL Draft, which NHL player represents the best comparable to his style of play, being a big Oilers fan growing up, getting a chance to meet Connor McDavid, and more.

Latest from 7-Eleven That's Hockey

The Shift: Episode 25

In Episode 25 of The Shift, Kayla sits down with the stars of the new series “The Book of Boba Fett” - Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. The duo described what it was like working together and how one of them used to treat Star Wars as a religion. Kayla also shines a spotlight on OVO’s new hockey line – including a puck she can’t get enough of.

TSN Edge

The Playbook: The Divisional Round

In a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game, who will prevail, the Bills or the Chiefs? Can the Packers cover at home against the 49ers? Davis Sanchez gives you his best bets for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

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7-Eleven Junior Hockey Magazine

Calls For Change

Lawsuit dismissed against Blackhawks in Aldrich case

A lawsuit filed against the Chicago Blackhawks by a former Michigan high school student who said he was sexually assaulted by ex-assistant coach Brad Aldrich has been dismissed, an attorney said Monday.

The Canadian Press, with files from TSN

Beach, Blackhawks reach confidential settlement

The Chicago Blackhawks have settled a negligence lawsuit filed by former player Kyle Beach, who alleged he was sexually assaulted during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs by former team video coach Brad Aldrich.

Rick Westhead

Beach 'courageous', says mother of high school player assaulted by Aldrich

The mother of a former high school hockey player who was sexually assaulted by one-time Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich says she was overcome with emotion watching Kyle Beach apologize to her son and thank him for filing a police complaint against Aldrich.

Rick Westhead

Rick Westhead

Kyle Beach: John Doe

The 2008 Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft pick Kyle Beach identified himself as the player abused by Brad Aldrich in an exclusive interview with TSN’s investigative reporter Rick Westhead.

'It was no longer my word against everybody else's...'

Kyle Beach, who is John Doe in the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault investigation, talks to Rick Westhead about how his NHL experience 'changed forever' after his ordeal with former video coach Brad Aldrich and the team, his reaction to the investigation's findings and the need to support other victims of sexual assault so they can speak out.

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Deion's Double-Play

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Breakaway

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Al Davis vs. The NFL

Directed by Ken Rodgers (“The Two Bills,” “Elway to Marino”), the documentary presents an intimate look inside one of the great rivalries in the history of the National Football League – former Raiders owner Al Davis and former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, whose battle grew so intense that players, owners, franchises – even the League itself – became characters in a three-decade long Shakespearean feud that changed football forever.

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MLB Productions chronicles the 2004 American League playoff series between the Yankees and Red Sox that made baseball history and finally put an end to the "Curse of the Bambino."

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Back for a 31st season starting on October 15, TSN's Gino Reda, along with our cast of hockey experts from across the country, has the latest news, interviews and analysis of the junior game.

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