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5 stories, including Habs welcome back Michel Therrien

06/06/2012 01:04 EDT | Updated 08/05/2012 05:12 EDT

The Montreal Canadiens officially went back to the future, Eric Lamaze is looking for a new ride, Stephen Harper got his table tennis on in London, plus more in your top five stories from Tuesday:

1. The Montreal Canadiens officially announced Michel Therrien as their new head coach, just the latest in second chances given to bench bosses, as outlined here. Senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby writes that the decision to bring Therrien back into the Canadiens fold is far from the safest choice for new Habs GM Marc Bergevin.

2. A couple of announcements on Tuesday had implications for Canada's Olympic team. Eric Lamaze was in Spruce Meadows for the first time since the death of his mount Hickstead in November. The Olympic show jumping gold medallist is in Calgary to decide which horse will serve as his mount for the London Olympics. Meanwhile, in the host city of the 2012 Olympics, Prime Minister Stephen Harper helped unveil Canada's table tennis team

3. The Toronto Blue Jays piled on the Chicago White Sox thanks to a career night from Colby Rasmus. The Blue Jays centre fielder racked up a career-high five hits (and went a triple shy of hitting for the cycle) as the Jays won 9-5.

4. Game 5 of the NBA East finals went to the Boston Celtics, setting up the Miami Heat for possible elimination in Thursday's Game 6. After the game, the Heat were given an aural pat on the back from one of their fans that caught the attention of the Twitterverse. Prior to the game, there was some bad news out of the Miami camp as recently returned forward Chris Bosh had a masseuse collapse and die in his Florida home.

5. Depending on how you want to look at it, there was either an incredible comeback, or a colossal collapse at the French Open. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, with the partisan French crowd cheering him on, could not dispatch Novak Djokovic through four match points. The top-seeded Serbian rallied to defeat Tsonga 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1, and next faces Roger Federer as Djokovic tries to become only the third man to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.

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