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  • Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates works to build strong relationship with Alex Ovechkin

    November 21, 2013 9:26 PM 31

    Oates reached out to Ovechkin after getting the job as coach of the Washington Capitals in June 2012, establishing a connection with the star captain that didn’t exist under Dale Hunter. He capitalized on that by convincing Ovechkin to move to right wing last season, a switch that paved the way to Ovechkin winning the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable

  • Grey Cup deep freeze takes its toll, several Ticats suffer frostbite from frigid practice

    November 21, 2013 8:35 PM 32

    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

  • Deep freeze takes its toll, several Ticats suffer frostbite from frigid practice

    November 21, 2013 7:11 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

  • Grey Cup: Ticats get frostbite after outdoor practice

    November 21, 2013 6:34 PM 27

    A little chill in the air in Saskatchewan as frigid weather takes over province REGINA - Several Tiger-Cats emerged from their first Grey Cup practice with frostbite from frigid Mosaic Stadium. Paul Osbaldiston, Hamilton’s assistant special teams and kicking coach, said there were no complaints despite what he called “a couple of frostbite situations

  • Vince Carter says Dwight Howard is 'the biggest crybaby I know'

    November 21, 2013 5:54 PM 41

    Via ESPN Dallas, Carter exchanged words with Howard during the Mavericks' 123-120 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, telling the Houston big man he was "the biggest crybaby I know." “All the time,” Carter said when asked about Howard's complaining. “He always talks about how I'm a crybaby. I was like, ‘Yo, you're the biggest crybaby I know.' And then later

  • Pro wrestler Maurice ‘Mad Dog’ Vachon dies at 84

    November 21, 2013 3:32 PM 56

    Ville Émard native was fixture on pro wrestling circuit for 40 years MONTREAL — Maurice Vachon, best known to wrestling fans as “Mad Dog Vachon,” has died. He passed away Thursday morning at his home in Nebraska with his wife Kathie by his side. Vachon, who was born in Ville Émard on Sept. 14, 1929, was a fixture on the professional wrestling circuit

  • Riders lineman McElveen looks to go 3-for-4 in title games

    November 21, 2013 8:32 AM 34

    Want a Grey Cup? Just add a little Jermaine McElveen to your roster, and voila! The big defensive tackle, who was traded to the Roughriders by the Tiger-Cats just before this year’s training camp, is playing in his fourth Grey Cup this weekend and will attempt to collect his third title. “Oh yeah, man. The Grey Cup’s all I know,” the big Chicago native

  • Rebounding Jackets zipper Flames 2-1 in overtime

    November 21, 2013 5:55 AM 83

    A night after losing 7-0 to Edmonton, Columbus adopts tight-checking style to get past Calgary Only the night before, after all, the Columbus Blue Jackets had been manhandled to the tune of 7-0 by the home-ice Edmonton Oilers. Consider them a kicked dog. “We know exactly — and I warned the players this morning — we know exactly what happened in Edmonton

  • Ticats brave chilly conditions in first Grey Cup practice

    November 21, 2013 5:10 AM 46

    REGINA - For Hamilton Tiger-Cats like C.J. Gable and Josh Bartel, Mosaic Stadium might as well have been on Pluto given the frigid temperatures Wednesday. The Eastern champion Ticats ventured outside into the Grey Cup deep freeze and it didn't take long before players with visors looked they needed an ice-scraper to see out. Warm-air heaters drew a crowd

  • Cornish hopes award recognition gives hope to up-and-coming Canadian football players

    November 21, 2013 4:17 AM 29

    Widely expected to win the award on Thursday for Most Outstanding Player in the CFL, Stamp running back has a message REGINA — In his first semester at Kansas University, Jon Cornish ran smack into a stereotype he didn’t even know existed growing up in New Westminster, B.C. “The No. 1 thing I hear when I went down to the States was that Canadians couldn’t