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Team USA's Amanda Kessel in action against Team Sweden in the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network/Files)

Wrong message being sent by USA Hockey

Australia this week offered to more than double the pay of its national women’s cricket team, which was news to this corner on a lot of levels, including the fact that women play international cricket.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league needs more concessions from the IOC and IIHF if player are going to participate at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network)

Bettman: Concessions needed for Olympics

The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.

Toronto Maple Leafs centre William Nylander (29) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils during first period NHL action in Toronto on Thursday, March 23, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Nylander sets record in Leafs win

Let’s hope Lou Lamoriello thought to leave a bit of extra cash aside for the person responsible for updating the Maple Leafs record book during the off- season.

Raptors guard Norman Powell (right) shoots as Heat forward Willie Reed (left) defends during second quarter NBA action in Miami on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Joe Skipper/AP Photo)

Raptors beat the Heat

This time, the Raptors were able to withstand the Heat -- not only beat the Heat -- but also exact some revenge.

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray squeezes against the post to make a save against the Jets during NHL action in Winnipeg on March 8, 2017. (Kevin King/Postmedia Network)

Murray knows tough business of hockey

Looking back, it wasn’t so much a surprise that Matt Murray was one of the first to leave the bus that day. After all, he had been travelling in it for a good 10 hours and, being 6-foot-4, he probably needed to stretch more than anyone else on the team.

Canada's Rachel Homan releases a stone against Sweden during the World Women's Curling Championship held in Beijing's Capital Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Homan locks up first place, playoff spot

Canada’s Rachel Homan kept her unbeaten streak intact at the world women’s curling championship on Wednesday, locking up first place in the round-robin standings in the process.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Blue Jays' Francisco Liriano has been the most impressive starting pitcher in camp this spring. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Jays' rotation set up to succeed

The calendar is starting to move aggressively towards opening day and a trip down to Ed Smith Stadium on Tuesday to face the Orioles further emphasized the time frame.