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  • London Knights muffle Windsor Spitfir...

    November 23, 2013 5:53 AM 27

    It was as dominant a first period as the London Knights could’ve hoped for. That it came against an opponent that had won 13 of its previous 14 games made it all the sweeter. The Windsor Spitfires flew into Budweiser Gardens on some kind of hot streak hoping to avenge their only loss since Oct. 17, a 3-1 heartbreaker against these very Knights two weeks

  • Nuns keep Rider pride in the faith

    November 23, 2013 1:39 AM 47

    Sister Rosetta Reiniger and Sister Adelaide Fortowsky have been cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for more than five decades. The pair met when they were both new nuns at St. Angela's Convent of Prelate, in the 1950s. They discovered their love for football, and specifically their love for the Riders in the 1960s. “Well I was teaching in the classroom

  • Dubinsky (bruised foot) sent home, will miss next two games

    November 23, 2013 12:49 AM 29

    Brandon Dubinsky won’t be finishing up the Columbus Blue Jackets road trip with the rest of the team. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports Dubinsky was sent home for treatment on his ailing bruised foot. He hurt his foot Tuesday night in the Blue Jackets 7-0 blowout loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Columbus was already playing without Marian

  • Ticats hoping long season ends with a Grey Cup win

    November 23, 2013 12:22 AM 29

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been riding the bus all season, so a 70-kilometre trip to Moose Jaw to practise indoors Friday was just par for the course. Without a home while their new stadium is built, the Ticats have bused to McMaster University to train and the University of Guelph to play "home" games. The daily commute has provided

  • Freezing temperatures underline how Covenant House helps street youth

    November 22, 2013 11:03 PM 31

    Jillian Harris was cold and uncomfortable in her sleeping bag, just waiting for the night to end so she could jump into her warm car and head to the Okanagan. Harris was one of three dozen people sleeping on cardboard at the Vancouver Covenant House parking lot to raise awareness of the shelter for homeless youths, an event that took place in cities

  • Ticats coach Kent Austin keeping a close eye on the weather at Grey Cup

    November 22, 2013 10:59 PM 41

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Kent Austin is no different than the 44,000-plus fans headed to Mosaic Stadium for the Grey Cup on Sunday. He’ll be checking the Weather Network before he goes. “I might do that a few times a day,” the Hamilton coach said with a chuckle. “Yeah, I do. That’s the honest answer. Of course I do. “You have to prepare, right? And if it’s going

  • With hotels booked solid, Grey Cup fans huddle in RVs at frozen stadium

    November 22, 2013 10:39 PM 39

    REGINA — Huddled together in a parking lot near Mosaic Stadium are 100 recreational vehicles, which will be home to football fans who plan to camp for the 101st Grey Cup. The temperature was in the — 20 C range, and even colder with the wind chill, when Michael Bruce backed his RV into place this week. “It’s the first time I’ve ever had to bring a cooler

  • Grey Cup 2013: Several Hamilton Tiger-Cats get frostbite during frigid practice in Regina

    November 22, 2013 9:08 PM 33

    REGINA — Several Tiger-Cats emerged from their first Grey Cup practice with frostbite from frigid Mosaic Stadium. But Paul Osbaldiston, Hamilton’s assistant special teams and kicking coach, said the team still relished the championship game workout. “I loved playing in the snow,” the former longtime Hamilton kicker said Thursday at a media breakfast

  • Flames make Galiardi healthy scratch

    November 22, 2013 7:04 PM 41

    Galiardi, 25, was acquired from San Jose this summer and immediately signed to a one-year, $1.25 million extension. His time in Calgary started reasonably well — he had three points in his first three games — but he’s hit a wall since then, notching three assists (zero goals) over his last 19 contests. Hartley has gone the healthy scratch route with other

  • Hockey Night in CanadaPhil Kessel's ice-time cut raises questions

    November 22, 2013 6:42 PM 34

    Mike Brophy brings a wealth of hockey writing and broadcasting experience to CBC Sports, having covered junior hockey for 14 years before joining The Hockey News as its senior writer for 17 years starting in 1992. Most recently, the Burlington, Ont., native worked as a writer/commentator at Rogers Sportsnet and as co-host of The Power Play on SiriusXM