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The family of the late Sarah Burke presented this flag that recently flew over the Peace Tower to staff and students at, Midland Secondary School, her former high school, on Friday. From left are school principal Diane Fletcher, her father Gord Burke, student Jordan Webster, sister Anna Phelan, mother Jan Phelan, teachers Tim Jenkinson and John Faragher, and student Kiley Gethings. ANDREW PHILIPS/PHOTO

Peace Tower flag presented to MSS

An iconic national symbol honouring a homegrown ski pioneer will soon hang in an area school’s auditorium to remind students where their dreams can take them.

<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (centre-L) and Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff General Tom Lawson (centre-R) take part in a tribute to recently fallen Canadian soldiers, prior to a CFL football game between Ottawa Redblacks and Montreal Alouettes in Ottawa October 24, 2014. Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent both recently died during attacks in Canada. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

True Canadian tribute

It was nothing as dramatic as the outpouring of emotion at an NFL stadium after 9/11 or what was witnessed at TD Garden and Fenway Park following the marathon bombing, but then maybe tragedies like this should not be compared -- nor should the way they are saluted.

Otters forward Connor McDavid will lead Canada at the World Junior Championship in December. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

Will McDavid be Canada's saviour?

If you thought this ridiculously-skilled McDavid kid had a penchant for the spotlight by turning an October Erie-Niagara game in Buffalo into prime-time love-in known as Connor-palooza, just imagine the circus that awaits in two months when he takes his act to the bright lights of Toronto and Montreal for the World Junior Championship.

Sherman Hamilton (left) consoles Steve Nash after a loss at the 2000 Olympic Games. (Fred Thornhill/Toronto Sun)

From B.C. to MVP for Steve Nash

The year was 1990 and a promising, 18-year-old Canadian point guard named Sherman Hamilton was wondering just what the heck was up with the skinny, 16-year-old bundle of energy who refused to stop moving.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) and Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara (33) eye a loose puck during Game 7 of their second-round playoff series at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

Chara out 4-6 weeks

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his left knee Thursday night and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to ESPN.com.

Jose Aldo (right) and Chad Mendes (left) renew hostilities at UFC 179 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters/Files)

McGregor overshadows Aldo-Mendes

The way the Conor McGregor marketing machine has kicked into gear in recent weeks, it's sometimes felt like the loudmouth Irishman is the one fighting for the UFC's featherweight championship this weekend.

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald (right) hasn’t been getting the targets he used to, but his Cardinals are 5-1, so he’s just fine with it. (AFP)

Good news coming out of the NFL

There are moments when the world seems nothing more than a molten ball of puss. Ruled by the mean-spiritied. The ugly. Filled with disease of the mind and the flesh. Sometimes, in moments like this, it is necessary to be reminded of the kindness of mankind. It is necessary to marvel at the resilience of the individual.

Rory McIlroy (left) catches the Wanamaker Trophy as it slips out of the hands of PGA president Ted Bishop when presented after winning the 2014 PGA Championship in Louisville, Ky. on Aug. 10, 2014. Bishop was fired Oct. 24 due to insensitive social media comments towards Ian Poulter. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

PGA prez fired over 'little girl' comments

PGA of America president Ted Bishop was fired on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media networks at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning prepares to pass in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

Manning rips scoreboard operator

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went off on the scoreboard operator at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in his post-game press conference Thursday night, saying “it wasn’t his best night.”

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