December 17, 2017

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Playbook: Jones falters, 'Tobans trying out, Classic volleyball, and more...

Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones looks on as skip Chelsea Carey, from Calgary, Alta. third Cathy Overton-Clapham (right) and lead Laine Peters (left) watch a shot enter the house Wednesday in Ottawa.


Top picks

  • Brandon Wheat Kings forward Tanner Kaspick.

    Paul Wiecek: Jones' draw eight disappears in loss to Carey and former teammate Overton-Clapham at Roar of the Rings.
  • World juniors: three Manitobans chosen to attend selection camp for Canada's world junior championship hockey team.
  • Classic volleyball: Wesmen men's squad to host Christmas tourney that was basketball-based for 50 years.

Last night

  • Straight rock sinks McEwen: Manitoba skip tied for second with Gushue after loss at Roar of the Rings.
  • Leafs douse Flames: Anderson stops season-high 47 shots, Nylander scores shootout winner in 2-1 triumph.
  • Caps clobber Hawks: Wilson, Ovechkin enjoy four-point outings in 6-2 victory.

What we're reading

  • Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Colin Kaepernick is a hero Muhammad Ali would be proud of
  • Gig of a lifetime: Aaron Boone, new Yankees manager, won the hearts of New York
  • No guff: Of course Russian sport is corrupt, but then so are the Olympics

What to watch

  • NHL: The Winnipeg Jets play the second game of a three-game road trip when they face the Florida Panthers / 6:30 pm / TSN3
  • NFL: The Thursday night matchup has the New Orleans Saints (9-3) in Atlanta to face the Falcons (7-5) / 7:20 pm / NBC

In case you missed it

  • Doug Brown: A sign of a good contract? Paying players for what they can still do, not what they've done

Let's look ahead

  • Moose call: The local AHL team, riding an eight-game winning streak, is back in action on Saturday and Sunday when they play a pair of games vs the Milwaukee Admirals at Bell MTS Place. Both games are at 2 pm.

Video review

  • Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan.

    Who needs real friends?: Raptors' DeMar DeRozan daps invisible mates on three occasions Tuesday night
  • Bubble ball: It's like soccer, but players wear large protective bubbles while running over each other

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