OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators were on the verge of a massive comeback, only to fall short in overtime.
After overcoming a three-goal deficit the Senators forced the game to overtime only to watch it slip away as Seth Jones scored the winner 3:49 into the extra period as the Nashville Predators defeated the Senators 4-3 Monday night.
Ryan Ellis broke in alone on goaltender Robin Lehner and Jones was there to bang home the loose puck.
TORONTO - It will be a new-look "Hockey Night in Canada" next season but with the same, old Don Cherry.
The colourful former NHL head coach will return for a 29th season of his popular Coach's Corner segment, along with sidekick Ron MacLean. The two were unveiled Monday as part of broadcast team assembled by Rogers, which acquired the Canadian NHL rights in November for $5.2-billion over 12 years.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Milos Raonic and Aleksandra Wozniak continued successful injury comebacks as each advanced into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday to next face reigning Grand Slam champions.
Tenth-seeded Raonic, playing for the first time in more than a month after suffering ankle ligament damage, fired a modest 10 aces in a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Colombian Alejandro Falla with a break per set providing the winning margin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players that some saw as racist, saying he was rightly held accountable for inaccurate stereotyping.
Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from the St. Paul suburb of Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: "Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime."
TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts released all-star defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell on Monday.
The CFL club didn't provide a reason for the move but a league source requesting anonymity said it was to allow Mitchell to pursue NFL opportunities.
Mitchell, 28, is the fourth Argo player to be released this off-season to pursue an NFL deal, joining receiver Dontrelle Inman (San Diego), defensive back Neiko Thorpe (Oakland) and linebacker Marcus Ball (unsigned).
BOCA RATON, Fla. - If the NHL learned anything from wholesale rule changes coming out of the 2004-05 lockout, it's that the game can change awfully quick.
So when general managers started to talk Monday about altering overtime, expanding video review and a host of other topics, there was plenty of bluster and hearty debate but not much momentum for big changes. There's a reason for that.
TORONTO - The overhaul of "Hockey Night in Canada" has begun.
Rogers executives took over a CBC-TV studio Monday to tout an upcoming NHL broadcast season that, under its guidance, will "be a season like never before" with a "fresh face."
That fresh face is CBC-TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos, who will be the new host of "Hockey Night in Canada," taking over from veteran anchor Ron MacLean, whose Saturday night role will be trimmed to co-host of Coach's Corner.
QUEBEC - Ex-media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau may want to create a sovereign Quebec but a former Canadian prime minister is battling to get the province its second NHL team.
Brian Mulroney has emerged as a key player to bring the Quebec Nordiques back to the provincial capital, a project that was previously closely linked to Peladeau.
Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume spoke of Mulroney's involvement on Monday as he reacted to news that Peladeau, former head of Quebecor Inc., is running for the Parti Quebecois in the April 7 election.
Toronto's Melvin Ejim accomplished much more than just one record-setting game this season. The Iowa State senior forward has a unique top-10 standing in the Big 12.
The six-foot-six Ejim was named Monday as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. He joined Kansas' Andrew Wiggins of Vaughan, Ont., the league's Freshman of the Year, as unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selections.
TORONTO - All the stars have arrived. Now the work can really begin.
Jermain Defoe practised with Toronto FC for the first time Monday, and declared himself "100 per cent" healthy and keen to start when the club opens its Major League Soccer season on Saturday in Seattle.