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  • Canadian figure skater competes hours after drug test

    February 10, 2014 9:34 AM 16

    SOCHI, Russia -- Eight hours before she competed Saturday night, Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond had to pee in a bottle. The 18-year-old figure skater from Marystown, N.L., had to undergo an unannounced doping test at lunchtime even though she was skating in the team event later that night. "We know they can test any time, but we've never seen them on the day of competition

  • The silver lining behind North Vancouver’s Kevin Reynolds taking one for the team

    February 10, 2014 6:08 AM 17

    B.C.’s Kevin Reynolds took one for the team — and it ended up with silver medals all around for Canada’s Olympic figure skating team. The North Vancouver figure skater filled in for Patrick Chan — Canada’s leading contender for solo gold — in the team figure skating event so Chan would be rested for his individual men’s skating event. But what makes

  • NHL teammates become foes at the Olympics

    February 10, 2014 2:55 AM 23

    SOCHI, Russia — When the puck drops at the Sochi Games, friends will become foes. The Czechs will face the Swedes on Wednesday, just four days after Boston beat Ottawa 7-2 in one of the NHL’s last matchups before its Olympic break. David Krejci and Loui Eriksson both had two assists for the Bruins in the rout. On Wednesday, the forwards will be playing

  • Feb. 10-16

    February 10, 2014 2:36 AM 20

    Curling and short-track speedskating get underway at the Olympics. Charles and François Hamelin will try for medals in the men’s 1,500m short-track, and Alex Bilodeau and Mikaël Kingsbury will each go for gold in men’s moguls. There are also medals in women’s super combined, biathlon and men’s long-track speedskating. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother

  • Amir Johnson bothered by ankle injury

    February 10, 2014 2:26 AM 17

    He doesn’t complain about officials calls. He doesn’t complain about playing time and he certainly doesn’t whine when he’s hurting. Most of the time we in the media, who make it our business to know who is healthy and who is not, have no idea with Johnson. We’re not kidding. Tape might the only indication most of us ever have that Johnson is not 100%. So in the wake of a disappointing

  • Spitfires comeback to beat Battalion

    February 10, 2014 2:14 AM 11

    WINDSOR, ON – The North Bay Battalion built a 4-1 second period lead only to see the Windsor Spitfires battle back with 3 unanswered 3rd period goals in a 6-5 Spits win on Sunday afternoon. Windsor, which was down 5-3 midway in the final frame, struck for three goals in just over 4 minutes of play on goals by Ho-Sang, Ed Diodati and Brady Vail with the game winner

  • Hockey: Russia's Coach Admits Datsyuk Replacement Possible

    February 10, 2014 1:18 AM 16

    SOCHI, February 9 (R-Sport) – Russia men's hockey team coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov admitted Sunday team captain Pavel Datsyuk may miss the Sochi Olympics if not fully fit. The Detroit Red Wings star's shape is in doubt as he returned to the ice only on Friday after missing over a month with a groin injury. Datsyuk should arrive in Sochi on Monday. Changes

  • Patrick Chan savours silver medal, now goes for gold in Sochi

    February 10, 2014 12:54 AM 20

    SOCHI, Russia -- Patrick Chan collected his first Olympic medal Sunday, with the hope of more to come in the men's individual figure skating event. But after watching teammate Kevin Reynolds, pairs competitors Kaetlyn Osmond and ice dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue wrap up the inaugural Olympic team figure skating competition, the three-time world

  • Going into Olympic break, NHL coaches have concerns about post-Sochi fatigue

    February 10, 2014 12:31 AM 8

    SOCHI, Russia -- Randy Carlyle doesn't have fond memories of the aftermath of the 2010 Olympics. Sure, as a native of Sudbury, Ont., Carlyle was happy Canada won the gold medal. But as coach of the Anaheim Ducks, he was less than thrilled with how things went after the Olympic break. "We had seven players go to the Olympics and we had (Ryan) Getzlaf

  • Sochi Olympics: TV best bets for Monday

    February 10, 2014 12:16 AM 18

    The women's super combined and men's moguls are among events to watch. Four years ago Julia Mancuso surprised everyone when she won silver in Vancouver, Canada. She seems to rise to the occasion in big events, and the Olympics are as big as they get. Look for Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada and Maria Riesch Hoefl of Germany to also be there with fast times