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  • With a legacy to hone, speed skaters balance youth and experience

    January 22, 2014 11:18 PM 13

    Canada will try to build on its Olympic speed skating legacy through a blend of youth and experience. Of the 17 skaters named to Canada’s long-track team on Wednesday, seven have been to the Olympics previously. Regardless of the mixture, there is no diluting the focus on those skaters. Canada has won 33 Olympic medals in speed skating, more than any other

  • Canada's Olympic Committee cautions consumers about trademark infringement

    January 22, 2014 9:07 PM 8

    TORONTO -- The Canadian Olympic Committee is cautioning consumers about a marketing campaign it says infringes on Olympic trademarks. The organization says a line of North Face products that uses Olympic-themed advertising without actually being a sponsor is misleading Canadians who may think they are supporting the country's Olympic program with their

  • Police investigate alleged death threats against former Flames coach Jim Playfair's son

    January 22, 2014 9:07 PM 12

    “Yes, it’s very disturbing,” said the former head coach of the Calgary Flames, currently associate coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, whose hockey-playing son Jackson is dealing with an alleged death threat made by his girlfriend. “I found out about it last night and we’re dealing with it this morning. We have to get to the bottom of a couple of things — the depth

  • Hammerheads form partnership with Toronto FC

    January 22, 2014 8:03 PM 10

    Wilmington Hammerheads Press Release Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that they have formed an affiliate partnership with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer. As the official USL PRO affiliate of Toronto FC, the Hammerheads will receive a minimum of four MLS-contracted players for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. "The affiliation

  • Zach Fucale breaks goalie record as Mooseheads top Sea Dogs

    January 22, 2014 5:58 PM 13

    Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zach Fucale made history in Saint John Tuesday, becoming the first goalie in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to have 100 wins in under 150 games. (CBC) Halifax Mooseheads goalie Zach Fucale made history in Saint John Tuesday night, breaking the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League record for 100 wins in less than 150 games

  • Canada's Virtue and Moir eye second gold

    January 22, 2014 5:56 PM 17

    Pair ended 34 years of European domination in Vancouver Reigning Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have worked with circus acrobats and ballroom dancers to boost their title defence at February's Sochi Games in a sport they believe has evolved significantly in the past four years. Competition promises to be stiff at February's Games

  • Hamelin 'a machine' built to win medals

    January 22, 2014 5:48 PM 11

    Canadian short-track speed skater eyes Sochi glory It took about 10 hours to tear pieces of flesh from the top of his back, between his shoulder blades, up toward the base of his neck. Charles Hamelin, the Canadian shorttrack speed skater, spread the whole procedure out over four visits to the tattoo artist, who made it look like the skin was melting

  • Bilodeau, Hamelin, Guay are among favourites to carry flag in Sochi

    January 22, 2014 5:47 PM 11

    Alexandre Bilodeau captured Canada's first gold medal at the 2010 Olympics, while Charles Hamelin was the Canadian team's only multi gold medallist in Vancouver. Erik Guay narrowly missed the Olympic podium four years ago, but he's Canada's most decorated World Cup alpine skier. The next honour one of them could add to an already illustrious career is Canada's

  • Raptors' Landry Fields out for several weeks after wrist surgery

    January 22, 2014 5:25 PM 5

    TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors forward Landry Fields will be sidelined for several weeks after having surgery on his right wrist. The Raptors said it was a "minor surgical procedure" to address the ulnar nerve release in his hand. Fields underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in November of 2012 to alleviate nerve compression in his right elbow

  • Sochi 2014: Second Olympics 'feels different', says Lee Jackson

    January 22, 2014 4:49 PM 7

    Biathlete Lee Jackson does not feel the same anticipation for Sochi 2014 that he did for his first Winter Olympics. The 33-year-old from Stockton-on-Tees joined the British Army in 1999, and took up biathlon 18 months later thanks to his employers' links with the sport. "It's a different feeling because there isn't the same excitement as in 2010. But I'm more experienced