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  • Heroic cat falls through ceiling of Sochi skating arena, walks away

    February 17, 2014 8:11 AM 13

    And it was all caught on CCTV. THE ADLER ARENA for speed skating is an 8,000-seat stadium for speed skating at the Sochi Olympics which cost $32.8million – about €24million – to build.

  • WGC Match Play: Golf must make 'different' event work

    February 17, 2014 6:38 AM 23

    Away from the majors and Ryder Cup, which is the most exciting day on the golfing calendar? Wednesday of this week would win many a vote. First-round day at the Accenture WGC Match Play is as compelling as it gets. There are 32 matches involving the 64 best players in the world. Results, shocks and surprises come at an exhilarating and relentless rate. At least

  • Side trip to Austria gives Gold, Wagner chance to reboot

    February 17, 2014 3:46 AM 22

    SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. women are hoping a quick detour to Austria will lead to the podium in Sochi. After helping the Americans win the bronze medal in the inaugural Olympic team event, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner went to Graz, Austria, for four days. With three hours and 1,200 miles separating the cities –the mileage equivalent to flying from Chicago

  • Former Olympic medallist Bakker wins Alberta senior women’s curling crown

    February 17, 2014 3:31 AM 95

    Calgary skip, who was the second on Shannon Kleibrink’s 2006 Olympic bronze winner, is victorious on first attempt in new age group Glenys Bakker jokingly called it ‘beginner’s luck’. But she is no beginner and luck had nothing to do with it. The Calgary Winter Club skip captured the Alberta senior women’s curling title in her first try Sunday, beating

  • R.A. Dickey thinks Blue Jays will be better this season

    February 17, 2014 12:20 AM 33

    A year ago on reporting day, the Blue Jays spring training clubhouse was abuzz. Reporters were marshalled in waves, waiting for a piece of R.A. Dickey and Dickey himself was riding a unique wave of celebrity. The acclaimed CBS flagship news show 60 Minutes had dispatched a crew to follow his every move. National baseball writers from all the major media

  • Jerice Crouch scored 16 points in 43 minutes on Sunday.

    February 16, 2014 11:30 PM 29

    After completing a sequence of five games in six days, the last two just 20 hours apart, SkyHawks players will get some much needed rest. They have no games in the next seven days and only two in the final 12 days of the National Basketball League regular season. Still, they may not want a break after extending the winning streak to a season-best four games

  • Davis, White eyeing Olympic gold

    February 16, 2014 10:16 PM 26

    SOCHI, Russia -- She wore a flowing pink gown and a shiny comb in her hair. He sported a long tail tuxedo. They paced behind the boards at the Iceberg Skating Palace, shaking out their legs and rolling their necks. If Meryl Davis and Charlie White hadn't been stomping around on skate guards, it would have been hard to tell whether they were waiting to stand

  • Recalling Leafs coach Randy Carlyle's steroid nightmare

    February 16, 2014 10:07 PM 36

    No reporter likes being summoned to a 7 a.m. press conference, with five minutes notice and dripping wet from the shower. But on this spring morning, 25 years ago, the wake-up was well worth the aggravation. The four Canadian writers covering the 1989 world hockey championships all received the cryptic crack-of-dawn call from NHLPA boss Alan Eagleson

  • With no tub, Moyse takes bath in bin

    February 16, 2014 9:46 PM 9

    Heather Moyse couldn’t find a bath tub in Sochi’s mountain village. So she used a garbage bin instead. A member of the Canada 1 crew at the Winter Olympics, the Summerside, P.E.I., native turned to the biggest receptacle available. "No bath tubs in the Mountain Village … So just chillin’ in a garbage bin doing a hot Epsom salt 'bath'!" she tweeted Sunday

  • Putin in Canada House: 'Good luck, except in hockey'

    February 16, 2014 8:37 PM 42

    Canadian athletes at Canada House in Sochi got a surprise visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday, who posed for photos – and made a few sly remarks about our hockey team. Women's hockey team forward Hayley Wickenheiser tweeted that Putin wished Team Canada luck – except on the hockey ice. Claire Hanna, a player with the Canadian national