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Sunday, February 17, 2013

SUNDAY SPORTS

The 61st LIT is over and the champions are Winnipeg's Oak Park Raiders who beat Lethbridge's LCI Rams 81-67 in Saturday night's senior boys basketball final at Luther.

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Manitoba's Jennifer Jones defeated British Columbia's Kelly Scott 10-4 on Sunday morning in a battle of former champions at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Jones led 3-1 after three ends and pulled ahead with three points in the fifth, improving to 2-0 with the victory. Jones is a four-time national women's curling champion while Scott, who fell to 1-1, has won the title on two occasions.

Team Canada's Heather Nedohin, Ontario's Rachel Homan and Saskatchewan's Jill Shumay are tied with Jones at 2-0. Nedohin edged Nova Scotia's Mary-Anne Arsenault 7-6, Homan topped Alberta's Kristie Moore 9-5 and Shumay dumped Quebec's Allison Ross 12-5.

Two more draws are scheduled for later Sunday at the K-Rock Centre. Round-robin play continues through Friday with the playoffs set for next weekend.

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CJOB Radio in Winnipeg is reporting True North Sports & Entertainment - owners of the NHL's Jets and the MTS Centre - have had talks with a WHL team about purchasing and relocating it to the Manitoba capital. I can tell you that it's NOT the Regina Pats. I've also been told talks broke off because the asking price was too steep.

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Ben Scrivens notched his first career shutout with a 34-save effort in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-0 win over Ottawa. It's the Leafs fifth win in six games. Montreal has a three-game winning streak after rookie Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia. Gallagher left four minutes into the third period after being hit into the boards by Luke Schenn.

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Magnus Paajarvi scored the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes as the Edmonton Oilers used a team-record 56 shots to rally from a three-goal deficit to beat Colorado 6-4. Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky each scored twice, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who trailed 3-0 and 4-1 before storming back.

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John Tavares had three goals and an assist to lead the New York Islanders over New Jersey 5-1. Teddy Purcell scored for Tampa Bay with 11 seconds left, and Benoit Pouliot scored his second goal of the game in O-T, as the Lighting beat Florida 6-5. Martin Hanzal scored twice for Phoenix in a 5-3 win over Columbus. And, Anaheim goalie Viktor Fasth improved to 8--0 on the season in the Ducks' 3-2 shootout win over Nashville.

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Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross is going to be better known across NBA circles after winning the league's all-star dunk competition. On one of his dunks, Ross wore a Vince Carter jersey. Carter was the only other Raptor to win the event, in 2000. Earlier, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio's Matt Bonner to win the three-point contest. The all-star game goes tonight in Houston.

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Canada's Milos Raonic goes after his third straight SAP Open tennis title today when he faces Germany's Tommy Haas in the final in San Jose. Raonic advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey.

© CP

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those who voted in favour of signing Anderson, I will bet you don't have children (meaning you don't sit with a child at any game or, if you do, you likely are a terribly parent).

And, secondly, you really don't care that a team has to 'gel'. Meaning they have to live work and sleep with each other especially when on the road, if you think that Anderson is good for team harmony, then you must be mildly 'retarded'.

There are so many quality backs young or old that could have brought harmony and also kept the fans happy. The point is, why choose a cancer if you don't have to choose cancer.

I appreciate your right to vote, and I thank RP for the poll, but drunken idiots that have know clue that the game is also about family entertainment and that the team actually might want to get along with each other, I am sorry, your mentally challenged vote means nothing to me.

Anonymous said...

As someone that works with the mentally challenged I resent your whole comment. You are the terrible parent that needs to be educated. You know nothing about family with that archaic response and are an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Jesse Lumsden and a team mate from Saskatchewan won big this weekend! Lumsden would have looked good in green and white.

willy said...

Hey Rod>>>> My guess is that Winnipeg is trying to buy the Saskatoon Blades. Saskatoon is getting big enough for a American Hockey League Franchise and the Blades have been here long enough. We need a Professional sport in here to "FILL" our rink that holds 15,500 not a Junior Team that averages about 3500 when it isn't hosting the Memorial Cup.

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon would not fill the barn for an AHL team, just like Abbottsford and most AHL markets don't. The only league with enough brand presence in Canada to fill the CUC is the NHL.

Team that makes the most sense to relocate (aside from Swift/PA) would be Seattle. If the new arena there gets built and the NHL comes to town, the Thunderbirds are going to be hurting. Not many American markets can handle the NHL/CHL combo. Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton prove that it can work north of the border.

Anonymous said...

ANONYMUS RE : SASKATOON BLADES. What the hell are you smoking ? Abbotsford is close to Vancouver. What is Saskatoon close to ?? And do you not check the junior crowds of 9 to 11 thousand most games in Edmonton & Calgary? Saskatoon would do like the Riders and that would be "Fill the place almost every game with a AHL franchise. You must be a Blum Bloomer fan to be thinking that way.

Anonymous said...

To the commentator that works with 'mentally challenged', I am curious if you took some of your clients down to a Roughrider game, how would you explain to them that eye-gouging is okay?

You seemed to have a lot of energy to attack the one commentary, other than look at the gist of his or her remark. Really, you want to attack the person who writes in to this blog site and then attack that person saying they don't care about families, yet you totally ignore the gist of the Riders signing an a**hole like DA. My friend, you missed the mark...

Anonymous said...

The game is NOT about family entertainment. It's about a pro Canadian football team. Also I'm a parent and I'm fine with Dwight Anderson playing if he cobtributes. If you don't like, I suggest taking your business to a family movie or Disney on ice. You can say you don't like the signing but leave your family comments out.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, shame on you for bringing up the Family comment.

Anonymous said...

I took my family entertainment dollars away from the Riders a few years ago. 1 game a year when it's mid day is one thing. To bring kids to a 8 p.m. game where it's just a slobbering drunkfest no hard feelings, but no thanks.

Anonymous said...

The Parkers should sell the Pats to True North Sports. Then I would not have to hear the "so called Pats fans" cry anymore!!!!

Anonymous said...

To the commentor that said:

"The game is NOT about family entertainment. It's about a pro Canadian football team."

If the game is not about 'entertainment' for families or for men or for women or for ... THE FANS... then who is it for??? That comment is ridiculous. Also, you can't have a Canadian Football League team without the fans... Again your comment misses the mark.

And lastly, you said "You can say you don't like the signing but leave your family comments out.". I will suggest that you are not only a control freak, but you also feel that you are the comment police. Honestly, you think you can come onto a site like this and dictate what can be said, and then tell everyone what can't be said. Really???

Anonymous said...

Screw families, who needs family entertainment anyway, I voted that is okay to bring in Anderson, and I also would vote to bring in ultimate fighting at half time. The more violent the better, who needs families at Roughrider games anyway?

I am so glad we now have Anderson and I look forward to his spitting and eye gouging and machine gunning of the crowd, the Riders obviously don't care about your family bantering, so why should I. Leave your kids and Moms at home!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey! and this is "Family Day".

Anonymous said...

Some(most) Rider "fans' that post remarks here are truly idiots and an embarrassment to the human race.

Anonymous said...

Why are you taking your kids to a sport of grown men hitting each other as hard as humanly possible with weapons on their heads? It's a grown man sport. It's one step away from the days of roman gladiators. If you're so worried about your poor little precious impressionable kids. LEAVE THEM AT HOME!

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