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  • Ex-Leaf Grabovski thriving thanks to Capitals' trust

    November 22, 2013 4:18 PM 30

    That wasn't the case late during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs, when coach Randy Carlyle used him in a reduced role. After the Leafs bought out the final four years of his contract, he signed with the Washington Capitals, who figured to make him a more prominent part of their offence. Grabovski is playing down the lineup on what could be called

  • CFL commissioner says league must stay financially prudent with new TV deal

    November 22, 2013 4:11 PM 37

    REGINA - CFL commissioner Mark Cohon was preaching financial responsibility at his annual state of the league address. Last March, the CFL and TSN agreed to a new five-year broadcast agreement reportedly worth $43 million a year, more than 2 1/2 times more than the previous deal. The deal will mean more money for teams and, with the collective bargaining

  • Jon Cornish named CFL’s top player, Canadian

    November 22, 2013 4:02 PM 49

    REGINA – Jon Cornish can now set his sights on Mike Pringle’s single-season rushing record. The Calgary Stampeders running back was the big winner at the CFL awards banquet Thursday night, receiving the league’s outstanding player and top Canadian awards. It’s the second straight year Cornish was honoured as the league’s top Canuck but he’s the first

  • Eberle scores 2, leads Oilers to 3rd straight win

    November 22, 2013 5:27 AM 36

    Scottie Upshall had the lone goal for the Panthers (6-13-4), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots. The Oilers picked up right where they left off Tuesday night in a 7-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and scored a power-p play goal just 57 seconds in against Florida. Nugent-Hopkins’ point shot deflected into the air, and Eberle

  • Bishop’s pivot Heather takes Hec Crighton

    November 22, 2013 4:16 AM 54

    McGill’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif wins J.P. Metras Trophy as lineman of the year QUEBEC — Quarterback Jordan Heather helped turn Bishop’s University football around this season and he was rewarded on Thursday night with the Hec Crighton Trophy as Canadian university player of the year. Heather, the first Gaiter to win the award, set a Canadian Inter-university

  • Ticats defence built piece by piece

    November 22, 2013 4:15 AM 253

    Rome wasn’t build in a day. Neither was the Tiger-Cats defence but it was solid a lot sooner than Rome ever was. Under Orlondo Steinauer, the Ticats defence took shape methodically. Steinauer was new to Hamilton this season, coming from Toronto,and there was familiarity with a couple of former Argos in Evan McCollough who moved down the QEW with him and, to a lesser

  • Ticat says stopping Sheets top priority

    November 22, 2013 4:06 AM 98

    Soft-spoken and unassuming, Evan McCollough goes about his business in relative anonymity. There are no highlight- reel interception returns for touchdowns, no bulletin-board material to get under an opponent’s skin, no reason to seek him out for any colourful quotes. But McCollough is good at what he does, suddenly emerging as the veteran piece in a Ticats

  • Golfer Mediate not yet warming up to winter as he returns to Calgary bearing a gift

    November 22, 2013 3:59 AM 48

    Shaw Charity Classic champ presents record $2,276,251 donation to local charities on behalf of tournament The layout at Canyon Meadows, argues the man who put it to the lash in September, doesn’t need any moats or alligators, Blair Witch Project-sized rough, longer terrain or narrower landing areas. “Now wait a second,” interrupts Rocco Mediate. “Hold on a second

  • Calgary Stampeders horse rides into Regina bar, bank and hotel for Grey Cup

    November 22, 2013 3:57 AM 35

    REGINA - A downtown Regina bar had no problem serving the Calgary Stampeders' horse — as long as the beer was in a bowl. The Stampeders rode their horse Justin into the Beer Bros. bar, a Bank of Montreal and the Ramada hotel on Thursday as part of Grey Cup week festivities. Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, says fans always love to see the horse

  • Photos: Stamps’ fans’ horse Justin follows in Marty’s hoofprints, finds Regina more equine-friendly

    November 22, 2013 2:26 AM 35

    Still, on the whole, it was another successful day of horsing around for the Calgary Grey Cup Committee. And hey, at least there was no need to shout "Let the West in!" this time. They're already in the West, and it's proven to be much friendlier to equines than Toronto was last year.