Kevin Spinozzi of the Sarnia Sting hooks into Joseph Blandisi of the Barrie Colts during first period OHL action Thursday at the Barrie Molson Centre. The Colts lost 7-1. Mark Wanzel Photo

Colts stung by Sarnia

The Barrie Colts haven’t played a Thursday night home game since September. And after tonight, they can still essentially say that.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook poses during media day at Chesapeake Energy Arena on September 29, 2014. (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Westbrook out 4-6 weeks

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture in his right hand Thursday night and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Gordie Howe was featured on the front of a 1976 Oilers game program during the WHA era.

Jones: Howe a man of the people

From the time it was revealed Gordie Howe had a serious stroke, it’s remarkable the number of people who have felt compelled to share a memory of the day they met Mr. Hockey and what it meant to them.

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin swims in a lake in southern Siberia's Tuva region in this August 3, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/Files)

Putin to be honoured by FINA

Swimming's world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honour to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics.

Kingston Frontenac Conor McGlynn deflects the puck in front of Oshawa Generals goalie Ken Appleby during OHL action in at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on September 5 2014. (IAN MACALPINE/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD/QMI AGENCY)

Generals proving doubters wrong

In the days before the OHL season opened, the Oshawa Generals were being passed over by prognosticators tasked with picking Eastern Conference favourites.