THE BUZZ Give the NFL credit for some deft sleight of hand. Attention has shifted from the Saints bounty story to the Peyton Manning story oh-so-seamlessly.
REMOTE PATROL The big schools take over the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday for the quarterfinals of the Class 2A boys' hockey state tournament. (11 a.m., Ch. 45).
Click pick Congratulatory Twitter messages from two Michigan football players to a recruit might amount to a secondary violation of NCAA rules.
STAR GAZING Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are on the cover of the latest SLAM Magazine in a similar pose to the one KG and Stephon Marbury were in back in the day.
FAST FACT Lionel Messi set a personal and Champions League record when he scored five goals for Barcelona in a 7-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
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Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks cruised past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.
After six straight losses, the San Jose Sharks were looking for any kind of win. A well-played game that featured a late comeback and dramatic winner only made them feel even better.
Jusuf Nurkic knows what his former team is missing. He illustrated that Tuesday night and got serenaded by his new fans in the process.
Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise's first division title in 38 years.
Christian Pulisic was sent tumbling to the ground early on. The 18-year-old phenom bounced back up, and so did the United States.