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  • Garrett won't rule out Romo for Sunday

    December 24, 2013 12:37 AM 16

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are trying to dispel various broadcast reports that say Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season due to a back injury suffered in yesterday's game against Washington. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said this afternoon that his quarterback hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Garrett says Romo underwent

  • Stories from Candlestick Park’s illustrious history in San Francisco

    December 24, 2013 12:14 AM 35

    The old pile of concrete was already close to 30 years old — hard, weather-beaten years — when the San Francisco Giants braced for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the 1989 World Series, though Game 5 looked like a pipe dream the way Tony LaRussa’s Oakland A’s were brushing the Giants aside. But in the days before Google, where did you go to access the best folklore

  • What Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Should Wish for This Christmas

    December 23, 2013 9:31 PM 13

    Wish 1: An End to the Injury Bug All teams face injury problems in one form or another over a gruelling NHL season. The Leafs have not been spared here as several Leafs have missed significant portions of the 2013-14 season. Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and, in particular, David Bolland have missed time. Bozak and Bolland have missed

  • Maple Leafs: Christmas wasn’t always a time off for players

    December 23, 2013 7:50 PM 17

    The Toronto Maple Leafs used to play regularly on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, until the players' union stepped in and stopped the practice in 1972. This Christmas, the Maple Leafs will get a chance to spend a few days relaxing with their families away from the stresses of the rink, the prying eyes of camerasHBO’s 24/7 cameras and the barked demands

  • Hockey Night in CanadaMonday Musings: Holiday hockey is world juniors, Spengler Cup

    December 23, 2013 6:28 PM 19

    Some Monday morning musings from the NHL and rest of the hockey world to prepare you for the upcoming week. Can Brent Sutter lead Canada to world junior gold again? When the Canadian junior program was in flux and failed to win gold between 1998 and 2004, Sutter came in and steered Canada to gold in 2005 and 2006 - the first two of five in a row. But now, Canada

  • Canada finalizes women's hockey roster for Sochi Olympics

    December 23, 2013 4:23 PM 40

    Forwards Vicki Bendus and Bailey Bram and defenceman Courtney Birchard were released. Twenty-seven players were invited to try out for the team and began training full-time in Calgary in August. The team recently had a coaching change. Former NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen stepped in last week when Dan Church abruptly resigned. Canada will play the U.S. in exhibition

  • Lions tab Jones for offensive coordinator

    December 23, 2013 3:59 PM 14

    Khari Jones held the same job in Hamilton as he now has with the Lions (Ticats) It’s not precisely the way they wanted the game of musical chairs to end, but the Lions have a replacement for Jacques Chapdelaine nonetheless, and Khari Jones won’t have to ask for directions at his new place of work either. The former Lions quarterback was named early this morning

  • Canada makes final cut while Mathew Dumba could face ban

    December 23, 2013 5:03 AM 15

    Coach Brent Sutter cut forward Felix Girard on Sunday, bringing Canada’s roster to 22 players. Yet when Canada opens the tournament in Malmo, Sweden, on Thursday against Germany, it’s unclear whether defenceman Mathew Dumba will be on the ice. Loaned to Canada by the Minnesota Wild, Dumba was assessed a kneeing major and a game misconduct during a 3-0 exhibition

  • Curtis Glencross back on the injured-reserve list

    December 23, 2013 4:43 AM 31

    Kris Russell and Ladislav Smid also ailing Because, while he had been leading the Calgary Flames through Sunday morning’s on-ice session, Curtis Glencross and Kris Russell were being examined by doctors. Saturday at Pittsburgh, Glencross hurt his left leg and Russell hurt his left knee. Too, Ladislav Smid slammed chest-first into the end boards

  • World Junior Championship: Canada cuts Felix Girard, final roster set?

    December 23, 2013 12:34 AM 25

    Felix Girard (CP)Knowing that the Hockey Canada brass often likes to bring an extra "energy" forward for the fourth line to international tournaments, perhaps it should come as a bit of a surprise that coach Brent Sutter made his last forward cut Felix Girard of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, and 4th round pick of the Nashville Predators in the 2013 NHL Entry