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It wasn’t pretty, but Dunsmore Cup decided on ‘gimmick’ play by Rouge et Or

hey practiced the play one final time Thursday afternoon — and it worked like a charm, until quarterback Hugo Richard dropped the pass on the PEPS field at l’Université Laval. It marked the first time in three weeks that had occurred. “It wasn’t a worry. That was the first one I dropped all season,” Richard said. “But the play always worked …

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Jack Todd: A Heaping Helping of Crow Over My Carey Price call

You have to give it to me (and you do — quite often.) When I get it wrong, I don’t mess around. I once said the Colts should have drafted Ryan Leaf instead of Peyton Manning. Early last season, I thought the Canadiens just might contend for a Stanley Cup. But the worst, the Todd blooper to end all bloopers, was …

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Auston Matthews, Scoreless in Nine Games, Watches Video of Sidney Crosby at Mike Babcock’s Behest

TORONTO — To help Auston Matthews through the first offensive slowdown of his early NHL career, Mike Babcock has been employing video of Sidney Crosby and Henrik Zetterberg. The Maple Leafs head coach has professed utmost confidence in Matthews throughout a November offensive slide, noting the difficulties of handling the centre-ice position as a first-year player. Matthews stormed out of …

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Edmonton Oilers’ ‘Microcore’ Could Use Some Help to Get Out of micro-skid

Remember when your best players had to be your best players? That’s so old school. These days, if you don’t have a microcore that strikes fear into the hearts and minds of your National Hockey League opponent, you’re nothing much to worry about. Yes, microcore. It’s a thing. Has been for slightly more than two years, apparently, though the interweb …

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Bears’ Top Wideout Alshon Jeffery Suspended for PED Use

Here’s the last thing the stumbling Chicago Bears needed. The NFL has suspended the team’s top wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, for four games without pay. It’s punishment for violating the league’s policy on performing-enhancing substances. Jeffery this season has 40 catches for 630 yards and a touchdown. He’s eligible to return to Bears practices and games on Dec. 12. NO …

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