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John Scott during the All Star Game introductions. REUTERS

Scott a story for the ages

By no means am I comparing John Scott's involvement in last Sunday's All Star Game with the Apollo moon landing or the Berlin Wall coming down. That said, I am a sucker for the underdog.

Canucks rookie Jake Virtanen. REUTERS

February schedule looks positive for Canucks

I've been asked a lot why I have been so negative in regards to the Canucks fate this season. My answer was quite simple -- because I have eyes and those eyes have optic nerves, which attach directly to my brain.

Sunday say a battle between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (12-2) and former champ Dominick Cruz (21-1). REUTERS

Cruz needs to stay out of doctor's office

Last Sunday night, UFC Fight Night 81 took place from the TD Garden in Boston. In what was a pretty entertaining card, the highlight of the night was the Main Event between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (12-2) and former champ Dominick Cruz (21-1).

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi receives the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the world player of the year as FIFA acting President Issa Hayatou (left) applauds during an awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Messi wins Ballon d'Or for fifth time

Lionel Messi reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year on Monday, after watching his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo walk off with the prize for the previous two years.

Royce Gracie (left). POSTMEDIA

Gracie, Shamrock get trilogy

MMA fans will feel like they jumped into a time machine Feb. 19 when Bellator 149 presents Royce Gracie (14-2-3) vs. Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) 3 in Houston, Texas.