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'I never gave up': U of A grad Philp notches first NHL point as Blackhawks beat Flames
Eric Francis
On Christmas, Luke Philp presented his mom with his framed diploma from the University of Alberta. On Thursday, he gave her another emotional keepsake -- the puck with which he recorded his first NHL point.
College basketball broadcaster Billy Packer dies at 82
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Jets' lacklustre stretch continues with loss to surging Sabres
Ken Wiebe
Rick Bowness has preached the importance of all four lines looking the same, but right now the Winnipeg Jets are stuck in the midst of a bit of an offensive funk. A 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres was the latest setback.
'It's unacceptable': Flames fall well short in loss to lowly Blackhawks
Canadian Press
The Calgary Flames missed a glorious chance to win their third game in a row, losing 5-1 to one of the worst teams in the NHL on Thursday.
Canadiens' Harvey-Pinard proves he belongs with strong effort in loss to Red Wings
Eric Engels
Brazilians win Australian Open mixed doubles title
Associated Press
The Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos beat India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Friday to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title in Mirza's last match at a Grand Slam tournament before she retires.
Surging Sabres hold on to beat Jets, extend win streak to five games
Canadian Press
Tage Thompson had a goal and assist to help the Buffalo Sabres extend their win streak to five games with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.
NBA Roundup: Randle scores 37, Knicks rally to beat Celtics in OT
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Mavericks' Doncic sprains left ankle, exits early in win over Suns
Sportsnet Staff
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited a game against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter on Thursday with a left ankle sprain, the team announced.