Fred VanVleet and the Raptors stuck tight to Kawhi Leonard on Monday, requiring him into nine turnovers, but Leonard's Clippers hung on for the success. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby are entering opposite instructions. The Oilers phenom tape-recorded a hat technique on Saturday night that included his 400th NHL point in just his 306th career video game. Edmonton all of a sudden owns a three-point lead in the Pacific and seems to have righted the ship with 2 straight wins after a quick skid. Crosby's Penguins have likewise won 2 in a row, but their captain has actually already been ruled out of tonight's video game versus the Rangers with a lower-body injury, and he didn't even take a trip with the group to New York. Pittsburgh has actually been mum on the injury up until now. Crosby left in the 3rd duration against Chicago after getting tangled up with defenceman Erik Gustafsson prior to taking a slap shot off of his foot. The Penguins are in New Jersey on Friday prior to returning home to deal with the Leafs the next night. Read more about Crosby's undisclosed injury here.

Week 10 briefly turned the NFL onto its head. Monday Night Football brought the very first loss of the season for the San Francisco 49ers, formerly the only undefeated team in the league. It was a close game too, with their division rival Seattle Seahawks triumphing on a last-second basket in overtime after the 49ers missed a possible game-winning kick of their own. The essential play in the extra frame was a 21-yard third-down scramble by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who continues to make his case for league MVP. In other places, the blatantly tanking Miami Dolphins beat the Colts for their second win in a row, and the 7-1 Saints, favoured by 14 points in your home, got blown out by the 1-7 Falcons in the greatest upset of the season by point spread.

Brent Lakatos depends on 13 profession world para sports champions gold medals. The 39-year-old Canadian is still going strong, and he won the men's 800 T53 final Tuesday for his 2nd gold at the 2019 occasion in Dubai after likewise taking the 100m T53 race. Lakatos likewise won 4 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Montreal native next competes in the 5,000 T54 race heats up at 1:44 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Watch live coverage of all para athletics champion events on CBCSports.ca.

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In New Orleans, the Raptors' (big) simple win was spoiled by injuries to Kyle Lowry (small fracture in his thumb, out at least two weeks) and Serge Ibaka (sprained ankle, out indefinitely). Boutin won both the 1,000- and 500-metre races on home ice in Montreal, and she did it with an image of a tortoise on her skate strap, which she states is a reminder to stay calm. Crosby's Penguins have actually also won two in a row, but their captain has currently been ruled out of tonight's video game versus the Rangers with a lower-body injury, and he didn't even travel with the team to New York. Lakatos likewise won four medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Former executive Brian Burke is listed as the 5-4 preferred (wager $4 to win $5) to be the full-time fill-in, while Sportsnet analysts Kelly Hrudey, Colby Armstrong and Craig Simpson are likewise noted. Bombers travel previous Stampeders into West final:

Nic Demski, Darvin Adams and Chris Streveler each scored goals in Winnipeg's 35-14 triumph over Calgary. 1:37

Strangely, the East semi provided a possible blueprint for Winnipeg. Edmonton ousted Montreal behind near-perfect passing from Trevor Harris, who completed 22 attempts in a row to open the game. Harris connected on 36 of 39 passes general in just his 2nd start since being activated from the hurt list after a problem with his throwing arm. The Eskimos see regular-season East champion Hamilton with a Grey Cup berth on the line next Sunday as they continue their quest to become the first cross-over team to win the title.

4. The Maple Leafs continue sputtering along, and now Mitch Marner is hurt.

Toronto got simply one point versus the Flyers and Blackhawks over the weekend, and has more losses (10) than wins (9) on the season. Now, the Leafs face at least four weeks without their two-time leading scorer Marner, who stated he suffered a high-ankle sprain in Philadelphia. Toronto likewise waived back-up goalie Michael Hutchinson, who enabled more than 4 objectives per video game in five starts-- all losses. Their schedule doesn't get any simpler either, with games against the Islanders, Bruins and Penguins on deck. Auston Matthews and Williams Nylander emerged with 4 helps and two goals, respectively, in the very first Marner-less game. But if things start going south for the Leafs, buckle up and prepare yourself for lots of takes on Mike Babcock's future. Read more about Marner's injury here

. 5. Kim Boutin is strengthening her status as a speed skating superstar.

The 24-year-old Canadian collected two more gold medals on the brief track circuit over the weekend, boosting her overall to 4 in just 2 occasions. Boutin won both the 1,000- and 500-metre races on home ice in Montreal, and she did it with an image of a tortoise on her skate strap, which she says is a pointer to stay calm. Boutin isn't coming out of no place, as she won 3 medals at the 2018 Olympics, 2 of which followed she got online threats from when a disqualification bumped her to bronze in favour of a Korean skater in Pyeongchang. Short track is an infamously fickle sport, therefore Boutin's supremacy need to not be overlooked. Read CBC's Scott Russell's analysis of Canada's brief track squad and its future here.