Russia has been banned from taking part in next year's Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee because of state sponsored doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Russian athletes who are clean can compete under the Olympic flag. Russia will appeal the decision.
In the NHL, Brayden Schenn scored three goals as St. Louis got by Montreal 4-3, snapping its five game winning streak......Ondrej Pavelec, filling in for Henrik Lundqvist who came down with the flu, made 41 saves as the New York Rangers downed Pittsburgh 4-3.....After losing 10-1 to Montreal last Saturday, Detroit rebounded with a 5-1 win over Winnipeg.....In other play, it was Los Angeles 5 Minnesota 2....Vancouver 3 Carolina 0.....Vegas 4 Anaheim 3 in a shootout....Buffalo 4 Colorado 2....Nashville 5 Dallas 2....Tampa Bay 6 NY Islanders 2 and New Jersey 4 Columbus 1.
The Saint John Sea Dogs play tonight at Harbour Station against Drummondville with a 7:00 start.
In the NBA, the Toronto Raptors over Phoenix 126-113 with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozen each scoring 20 points. The Raptors have the best record at home in the league at 9 and 1. In other play, it was Oklahoma City 100 Utah 94 and Washington 106 Portland 92
Beyonce presented former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award which is given to former athletes and sports figures who embody the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy as vehicles for changing the world. Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality. Last year's Ali Award winner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, calls Kaepernick a "worthy recipient".
The NFL has upheld the one game suspension handed New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for his late hit last Sunday against Buffalo that put Tre`Davious White on the concussion protocol.