Alex Ovechkin has vowed to still play in the Olympics. REUTERS

Fans screwed by NHL with Olympics

Late last week, the hockey-powers-that-be interrupted the fabulous first round of the NHL playoffs with the latest warning to fans not to expect their other favourite tournament — the Olympics — to continue in its present form.

The St. Louis Blues 'can't win the big game.' Reuters

The ‘can’t win the big game’ syndrome

There are a pair of teams battling hard in this playoff season in an attempt to erase their mutual franchise baggage of “can’t win the big game” and it’s led to a couple significant Stanley Cup droughts.

American player Auston Matthews is the consensus No. 1 pick. REUTERS

Hockey lotto fever grips Canada

“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.” — Homer Simpson

MLS referee calls a red card. REUTERS

MLS refs don't know what to call

I was a little distracted this week — Star Wars The Force Awakens was released on Blu-ray, so I may have been a tad busy exploring the secrets within the deleted scenes.

Jon Jones. REUTERS

Cormier injured, Jones still fighting

The UFC 197 main event, which is taking place April 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, was supposed to be Daniel Cormier (17-1) defending his light-heavyweight title against former champ Jon Jones (21-1).