Russell Teibert's hair earns some hardware in our alternative Whitecaps awards. REUTERS

Handing out alternative Whitecaps hardware

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have one remaining match in the 2014 regular season as they hope to make the Major League Soccer post-season. In finishing the season, the 'Caps will announce the club awards for the Player of the Year, Unsung Hero, Promising Players, etc.

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian Hockey League for allegedly underpaying players. (DEREK RUTTAN/QMI Agency)

CHL lawsuit could change game

David Branch calls it a "coincidence" that the Canadian Hockey League meeting being held on Tuesday just happens to be taking place only 24 hours after a civil action lawsuit was filed against the organization.

Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek makes a save on the Pittsburgh Penguins during second period action in Game 7 of their second round NHL playoff game in Buffalo on May 10, 2001. (REUTERS)

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's No. 39

In the rafters of Buffalo's First Niagara Center, the retired jerseys of The French Connection and Pat "La-la-la-la Lafontaine" are about to get some company. Indeed, the No. 39 of the Dominator is about to join them.

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL in connection to a domestic violence charge. (USA Today Sports)

NHL reacts swiftly to Voynov incident

Behind closed doors, Gary Bettman is said to have recently delivered a stern message to the NHL’s Board of Governors stressing a zero-tolerance policy relating to domestic violence.

Willie Desjardins is the latest Canucks coach unwilling to give Zack Kassian a place on one of Vancouver's top two lines. REUTERS

Kassian still can't crack top six

Just four games into the season there’s already a groundswell of support to get Canucks right winger Zack Kassian into the top six and watch him blossom into a bona fide goal-scoring power forward.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken finger. (USA Today)

Hedman out 4-6 weeks

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman’s red-hot start to the NHL season has come to a premature end.

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, October 17, 2014. (REUTERS)

Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced Tuesday

A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system.

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada wipes her perspiration as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals singles tennis match in Singapore October 20, 2014. (REUTERS)

Bouchard falters at WTA Finals

Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defence of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament on Monday.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice celebrates his touchdown against the Washington Redskins in this December 9, 2012 file photo. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files)

Rice's appeal date set

Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL more than two months after commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment, with a hearing set for Nov. 5-6 before former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.