Marcus Stroman was 3 outs from a complete game victory but needed a little help from closer Roberto Osuna for a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the season opener yesterday. Troy Tulowitzki homered for the Jays.

Last night in the NHL, the Winnipeg Jets thumped the Minnesota Wild 5-1,  St Louis thumped Colorado 5-1 and Chicago beat Boston 6-4.

Canada is going for Gold after a 5-3 semifinal win last night over Finland in the World Womens Hockey Championship. Canada will face off against the Americans who thumped  Russia 9-0.

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