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Playbook: Lawes, Morris one win from Games medal, Canada grabs two podiums in slopestyle skiing, Jets fear Rangers and more...


Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes throws a stone during a mixed doubles curling match against South Korea's Jang Hyeji and Lee Kijeong at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.

Top picks

  • Kaitlyn keen in Korea: Mixed curling team into semis
  • Maurice tinkering: Changing lines in advance of today's game
  • Medal men: McMorris, Parrot climb podium

Last night


    Toronto Maple Leafs' Mitchell Marner (left) brings the puck past Ottawa Senators' Johnny Oduya during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto, on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

    Marner magic: Five points in Leafs' win
  • Preds keep pace: Beat Habs in OT
  • Quack attack: Ducks down Oil

What we're reading

  • Life after near-death: How Morrison, McMorris made it to Pyeongchang
  • Age is a state on mind: At 53, speedskater Theron Sands chased an Olympic dream and daggone near caught it
  • Top 10 rookies: Boeser and Barzal take control of Calder race

What to watch

  • Winter Olympics highlights (live): Women's hockey (Canada vs Olympic athletes from Russia) @ 6 am and freestyle skiing (women's moguls final) @ 8:30 am / CBC; mixed doubles curling semifinal @ 6 pm / TSN
  • NHL: The Winnipeg Jets play the sixth game of a 10-game homestand when they face the New York Rangers / 2 pm / TSN3

In case you missed it

  • Say What?!: Internet crash creates media madness at opening of Games
  • Top Copp: More offensive stats sure to come for reliable forward
  • Hall Call: Blue Bombers great Reaves wanted badge, gun but police chief urged him to take ball, run

Let's look ahead

  • Start your bidding: CFL free agency opens Tuesday
  • Moose call: The local AHL team, currently on a nine-game road trip, returns to Winnipeg next week when it opens a eight-game homestand on Thursday night vs Grand Rapids.

Video review

  • Pyeongchang Games: Canada using data analytics in hopes of Pyeongchang success

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