In a nutshell: As of 12:05 a.m Thursday by Hartley Miller

NBA:

Phoenix Suns  123  Toronto Raptors  115

The (1-6) Raptors have the second-worst record in the NBA, only ahead of the (1-7) Detroit Pistons. Toronto will continue a four-game road trip Friday night at 7:00 (PT) in Sacramento against the (4-4) Kings. The Raptors also play at Golden State Sunday and Portland Monday.

NHL:

The NHL regular-season will begin on Wednesday with five games including Vancouver at Edmonton and Montreal at Toronto. The Canucks also play the Oilers on Thursday, Jan 14th in Edmonton to complete the doubleheader.

BCHL:

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NFL:
(Playoffs start this weekend)

(Saturday)

Indianapolis  at  Buffalo  10:05 AM PT
LA Rams  at  Seattle  1:40 PM
Tampa Bay  at  Washington  5:15 PM
(The Bills are favoured by 6 1/2, the Seahawks are favoured by 3 1/2 and the Bucs are an 8 1/2-point favourite)

(Sunday)

Baltimore  at  Tennessee  10:05 AM
Chicago  at  New Orleans  1:40 PM
Cleveland  at  Pittsburgh  5:15 PM
(The Ravens are favoured by 3 1/2, the Saints are favoured by 10 and the Steelers are a 6-point favourite)