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Sunday, December 16, 2012

SUNDAY SPORTS

NHL players have started voting on the future of their union. The NHLPA's membership is deciding whether to grant the executive board the authority to dissolve the players' association because of the inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league. Two-thirds of the players must vote in favour of allowing the executive board to file a "disclaimer of interest.''

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The Buffalo Bills travel north of the border today for their annual "home game'' in Toronto. The Bills host the Seattle Seahawks in one of 14 games on the NFL schedule. Toronto beat Washington last season at Rogers Centre. Later tonight in a possible Super Bowl preview, the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Los Angeles Clippers continue to pile up wins and move closer to a franchise record for most consecutive victories. Matt Barnes scored 21 points as L-A picked up its ninth straight win by ripping the Bucks 111-85 in Milwaukee. The Raptors host Houston this afternoon.

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Slovenia's Tina Maze won her fourth straight World Cup giant slalom race to extend her overall lead at the top of the standings as defending champion Lindsey Vonn had another disappointing day and failed to finish. The 29-year-old Maze had a comfortable lead of 0.63 seconds over France's Tessa Worley after her first run and then held off Austria's Kathrin Zettel in the second to win by 0-point-2-2.

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Ted Ligety cruised to his third giant slalom win of the season by a large margin after an opening run that had his rivals in awe. Ligety sliced his way down the classic Gran Risa course in Italy in a two-run combined time of two minutes 37-point-2-7 seconds. Defending overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher finished second.

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England midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal, tying himself to a Premier League club that has lost a host of key players in recent years. Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Alex Song _ among others _ have left the Gunners over the past two summers, while Theo Walcott could leave in June after failing to agree a new contract with the club.

© 2012 The Canadian Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Rod. Another day older and deeper in debt! LOL
Have a good day.

Pat in MJ