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Keegan Messing endears himself to Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skating fans

When Keegan Messing noticed there was no flag display during the national anthem at the 2019 Autumn Classic International, the Canadian figure skater unfurled the Japanese flag and held it up for gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu at the podium.

Goals, hits and licks: The top 10 NHL moments of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, here's a look back at the most memorable, most shared and most talked about moments in the NHL. While they're not all amazing snipes or game-saving stops, these will certainly be hard to top in 2019.

Ovechkin? Gretzky? Lemieux? Who is the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history?

Whether you took a mathematical approach, or analyzed players in different eras of NHL history, Wayne Gretzky gets your nod as the greatest goal-scorer of all time.

That's knot supposed to happen: Russian gymnast docked for equipment malfunction

The pressure was on for European Champion Arina Averina to perform at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Bulgaria. But a knot and a broken stick dashed her dreams.

'The world has just gone crazy': Cartoonist, newspaper defend Serena Williams caricature

An Australian newspaper is defending its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. The cartoon drew widespread criticism for reducing the tennis star to "racist" and "sexist" tropes. Knight has since deleted his social media accounts.

Brad Marchand continues to lick up controversy

Brad Marchand is back to his old antics. While most players resort to hits and checks to taunt their opponents, the Boston Bruins star uses his mouth to throw players off their game. The Lightning's Ryan Callahan is the latest victim of Brad Marchand's face licking.

Predators to smash a plane ahead of series against Jets

The Nashville 'smash car' has been a huge hit for Preds fans during the Stanley Cup playoffs. But ahead of their conference semifinal series vs. the Winnipeg Jets, the team has upped its off-ice game.

Red-hot Joey Votto brings Canadian kindness to Cincinnati

While heading to the plate, Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto pointed at six-year-old Walter Herbert. He homered on the 2nd pitch and said thanks to his new buddy by offering him the bat and a game-worn jersey.

Something was fishy about the Phelps vs. shark showdown

Michael Phelps's long-awaited showdown with a great white shark turned out to be different than what many viewers expected.

Canadian anthem singer giggles but Justin Smoak isn't laughing

When singer Jocelyn Alice giggled while singing the Canadian national anthem at the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday, Blue Jays infielder Justin Smoak was not impressed. Cameras caught his priceless reaction.

Papa LaVar Ball has another dad-of-the-year moment at NBA draft

LaVar Ball claims his son will be so good for the Lakers, he'll take them to the post-season in just his first year with the team. Of course, it's just LaVar's most recent outlandish claim after his son was selected second overall by Los Angeles in Thursday's NBA draft.

Canadians serenade Adam Hadwin with national anthem at U.S. Open

While leaving the third green, Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin was serenaded by some fans with the national anthem during the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday.

Oilers fans step in to sing Star-Spangled Banner

Thousands of fans in Edmonton stepped in to belt out The Star-Spangled Banner after anthem singer Brett Kissel appeared to encounter technical difficulties ahead of the Oilers' playoff game against Anaheim.

'Bad' Brad Marchand strikes again

Brad Marchand speared Tampa Bay's Jake Dotchin in the groin and received a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Should Marchand be disciplined further?

Craig Cunningham makes inspiring return to ice just 4 months after collapse

Craig Cunningham collapsed prior to puck drop in an AHL game on November 19th. After suffering a heart attack and a subsequent leg amputation, he made his return to the ice Friday.