DOWN TO THE WIRE
The Toronto Maple Leafs' slim hopes for the postseason could disappear on Tuesday following a showdown against the Buffalo Sabres, but the Calgary Flames' battle for a spot could go on much longer. Calgary plays host to the Anaheim Ducks in a key game on Wednesday.
The days of major-league baseball's regular season kicking off with an afternoon game in Cincinnati are long gone. The 2011 season begins with a pair of matinees on Thursday- the New York Yankees against the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves versus the Washington Nationals.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS
The Toronto Raptors continue to stumble as their season winds down. A 38-point loss to the Golden State Warriors last Friday was utterly humiliating, and how bad will back-to-back games against the powerful Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic, starting Saturday, be?