The toughest thing to do in curling, especially if you’re Canadian, is to repeat as gold medallist at the Olympic Games. The journey to that end continues with the advent of the high stakes campaign beginning this weekend with the Grand Slam of Curling's Masters event.
The Halloween weekend event in Mississauga, Ont., will bring us not only a dramatic men's rematch, but also the return to Grand Prix skating of ice dance legends and 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.
Rookie Patrik Laine scored twice on the power play as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Thursday. The Jets have scored five power-play goals this season, with the 18-year-old Laine netting four of them.
Mitch Marner dished out three assists and Frederik Andersen bounced back from a horrid showing as the Toronto Maple Leafs won their second game this season, topping the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Thursday night.