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

    November 21, 2013 5:54 PM 45

    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 61

    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 38

    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 87

    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 50

    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 32

    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

  • Koivu has goal, 2 assists as Wild top Senators 4-3

    November 21, 2013 3:33 AM 32

    Former Senators forward Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for the Wild (14-5-4), as did Jonas Brodin. Jason Pominville had the other goal, and Zach Parise had two assists. Milan Michalek scored on the power play as the teams approached the midway point of the third period to pull the Senators even with the Wild. It appeared that goal would at least

  • Roughriders defensive lineman could have played for Hamilton

    November 21, 2013 12:31 AM 36

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- John Chick could have been a Hamilton Tiger-Cat. He chose the Saskatchewan Roughriders instead. The fourth-year defensive end will play in his third league championship game when the Riders host Hamilton in the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium. "This is where I played before. This was more like home to me," Chick said Wednesday following

  • Canadiens get passing grades for first quarter of season

    November 21, 2013 12:04 AM 37

    MONTREAL — With a little more than a quarter of the season in the books, it’s report-card time — and some late-semester cramming had Dean Michel Therrien smiling this week. The Canadiens’ underachieving offence exploded for six goals against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday, and while it was only one game, it offered a hint of the team’s potential. The Canadiens

  • Maple Leafs: Kadri back between Kessel and Van Riemsdyk

    November 20, 2013 10:25 PM 39

    Kadri returns from his suspension for Thursday’s hockey game against the Nashville Predators Nazem Kadri was on the Toronto Maple Leafs top line in practice Wednesday as he prepares to return from his three-game suspension. Kadri says he won’t change the way he bodychecks other players now that he is returning from a suspension. Kadri ran over Minnesota