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Sabres' Justin Falk (left) and Maple Leafs' Josh Leivo (centre) battle in front of Sabres goalie Robin Lehner during NHL action in Toronto on Feb. 11, 2017. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Leafs-Sabres a tale of two rebuilds

On the warm Buffalo evening last summer that Auston Matthews was selected first overall by the Maple Leafs in a boo-filled KeyBank Center, a small pocket of Toronto fans sitting in the stands proudly showcased their T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Auston 20:16.”

Team USA's Amanda Kessel in action against Team Sweden in the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network/Files)

Wrong message being sent by USA Hockey

Australia this week offered to more than double the pay of its national women’s cricket team, which was news to this corner on a lot of levels, including the fact that women play international cricket.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league needs more concessions from the IOC and IIHF if player are going to participate at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network)

Bettman: Concessions needed for Olympics

The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.

Toronto Maple Leafs centre William Nylander (29) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils during first period NHL action in Toronto on Thursday, March 23, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Nylander sets record in Leafs win

Let’s hope Lou Lamoriello thought to leave a bit of extra cash aside for the person responsible for updating the Maple Leafs record book during the off- season.

Raptors guard Norman Powell (right) shoots as Heat forward Willie Reed (left) defends during second quarter NBA action in Miami on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Joe Skipper/AP Photo)

Raptors beat the Heat

This time, the Raptors were able to withstand the Heat -- not only beat the Heat -- but also exact some revenge.