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  • Rangers Manager Ron Washington gets contract extension

    February 25, 2014 12:30 AM 8

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington finally has a contract past this season. After a busy offseason in which they added Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo to their lineup, and more than a week into spring training, the Rangers on Monday added a year to Washington's contract through the 2015 season. Washington is the team's winningest

  • Marois criticized for failing to mention Canada in Olympics praise

    February 25, 2014 12:04 AM 14

    QUEBEC -- Premier Pauline Marois isn't getting any medals in some quarters for her attempt to praise the Olympic victory by Canada's men's hockey team. Gerard Deltell, a member of the opposition Coalition For Quebec's Future, says he's disgusted that Marois neglected to mention the players were members of Canada's team. In a statement issued Sunday after

  • Canadian athletes provided plenty of unforgettable Olympic moments: Feschuk

    February 25, 2014 12:00 AM 15

    From podium-topping triumphs to inspiring tales of personal redemption, there will be many memories from the Sochi Games. SOCHI, RUSSIA—One of the best moments of my Olympics came on an early morning in the mountains. I’d hopped the pre-dawn bus on the Black Sea shore and took a 45-minute ride inland and upward. The journey followed a famously expensive

  • Olympic speedskater Anouk Leblanc-Boucher wants $1M for medal

    February 24, 2014 11:39 PM 9

    A Canadian speedskating double-medallist in the 2006 Turin Olympics has put her skates up for sale on Kijiji, and she wants $1 million for one of her medals to help finance a comeback at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Anouk Leblanc-Boucher — now Anouk English — won a bronze medal in the 500-metre short track event and a silver medal in the 3,000-metre

  • Is Having NHL Players In Winter Olympics Worth Injury Risk? | NESN Sports Today | NESN.com

    February 24, 2014 10:54 PM 14

    Hockey players around the world dream of shining on the big stage at the Winter Games, but is having players from the NHL in the Olympics worth the injury risk? Players across the league clearly voiced their desire to play in the 2014 Winter Olympics, and they were granted that wish. But their participation in the 2018 Winter Games remains uncertain

  • Carey Price back at work 24 hours after winning Olympic hockey gold

    February 24, 2014 10:49 PM 15

    MONTREAL – Only a day after Montrealers got up early to watch Team Canada take hockey gold in Sochi, Carey Price was back in the Habs’ dressing room – thousands of kilometers away – brandishing his gold medal in front of reporters. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind,” he said. “I just got off the plane a couple of hours ago. It hasn’t really sunk in a whole

  • Union rep says Dolphins fallout is overblown

    February 24, 2014 10:48 PM 11

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The players' union representative from the Miami Dolphins says the fallout from their bullying scandal is overblown because every NFL team has a similar locker-room culture. Long snapper John Denney, a nine-year veteran, said Monday he hadn't read the investigative report on the Dolphins case. But any harassment among players is nothing

  • Carey Price boosted by strong play with Team Canada

    February 24, 2014 10:26 PM 17

    BROSSARD, Que. - Carey Price looked a little dazed at the Montreal Canadiens practice facility after returning from Canada's Olympic hockey triumph. Price arrived with some other players on Monday morning from Sochi, Russia, where his near-flawless goaltending helped Canada to a second straight gold medal in men's hockey. Still jet-lagged and sleepy

  • Maple Leafs set to welcome back injured players

    February 24, 2014 9:57 PM 8

    Centre Trevor Smith is close to returning from a broken hand, and centre Dave Bolland is set to come back soon also. With 22 regular-season games remaining, the Maple Leafs are getting closer to having the lineup they penciled in coming out of training camp in September. Through injuries and suspensions, the Leafs have struggled to maintain a stable

  • Duck Commander to become title sponsor of Independence Bowl

    February 24, 2014 9:53 PM 12

    “We can confirm that Independence Bowl Foundation officials are very excited about a partnership with Duck Commander," Independence Bowl executive director Missy Setters told the Times. An official announcement will be made Wednesday, the paper reported. Duck Commander will become the 38-year-old bowl game's sixth title sponsor, replacing 2009-2013 sponsor