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Canucks' Alexander Burmistrov retiring from NHL, heading back to KHL

Canucks' Alexander Burmistrov retiring from NHL, heading back to KHL

Vancouver Canucks forward Alexander Burmistrov is retiring from the NHL and will continue his career in the Kontinental Hockey League, his agent says.
Spengler Cup offers Canada last chance to look at potential Olympic hopefuls

Spengler Cup offers Canada last chance to look at potential Olympic hopefuls

With a good part of its Olympic roster already set, hockey players looking for a spot Team Canada will get one final chance to prove themselves at the Spengler Cup.
Carter Hart's confidence infectious for Canada ahead of world junior championship

Carter Hart's confidence infectious for Canada ahead of world junior championship

Always smiling, friendly and articulate, Carter Hart was suddenly flustered when a reporter started to rhyme off his statistics with the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. "Whoa, I didn't even know that that's what it was.
Defence propels Saints past Falcons, into playoffs

Defence propels Saints past Falcons, into playoffs

NEW ORLEANS — Whether it was the weirdest interception of Marshon Lattimore's football life or a ball-dislodging hit by Tyeler Davison near the goal line, the Saints' defence poetically tipped the scales in a long-awaited playoff-clinching victory.

Chargers stay in AFC playoff mix with 14-7 win over Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers are still hanging around in the AFC playoff hunt.
Rams clinch 1st NFC West title since '03, beat Titans 27-23

Rams clinch 1st NFC West title since '03, beat Titans 27-23

NASHVILLE — The Los Angeles Rams and first-year coach Sean McVay saved the real celebration for the locker room.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis still coy about future after win

CINCINNATI — Marvin Lewis knew what everybody was wondering: Is this his farewell to Cincinnati? "I guess everybody's writing me off," Lewis said, after his Bengals rallied for a 26-17 win over Detroit on Sunday. Well, pretty much.
Playoff-bound Panthers riding high behind opportunistic 'D'

Playoff-bound Panthers riding high behind opportunistic 'D'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers defence appears to be peaking at the right time.
Browns move to brink of winless season, lose 20-3 to Bears

Browns move to brink of winless season, lose 20-3 to Bears

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Browns got pushed to the brink of a winless season, and the anger and embarrassment were as easy to spot as the mistakes they made. DeShone Kizer called it a low point in his life.
Falcons' goal-line failures, mistakes define loss to Saints

Falcons' goal-line failures, mistakes define loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS — If the Atlanta Falcons end up just missing the NFL post-season , they'll have to spend a long off-season regretting a cornucopia of mistakes in a 23-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.