Dean Bennett

Katz urges Edmonton to help pay for rink

Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz told city councillors Wednesday his NHL team is running millions of dollars in the red and that he needs taxpayer dollars to help him build a franchise-saving 18,000-seat downtown rink.

Wildrose steps back to the centre

Alberta’s surging right-of-centre Wildrose Alliance Party moved closer to the political centre Saturday, but party Leader Danielle Smith denied they’re abandoning principles because they sniff power in a province where the Tories have ruled for decades.

Lauscher named to luge Olympic team

Canada will send a veteran luge team to its home track in Whistler, B.C., next February in the hopes of finally breaking through to the Olympic podium.

Hollingsworth wins Canadian championship

Skeleton slider Mellisa Hollingsworth showed Sunday she is in the groove to take another run at Olympic glory.

Power play AT Edmonton Indy

Australian racer Will Power led from the pole and won under a caution flag at the Rexall Edmonton Indy Sunday in a race marred by a pit fire that burned driver Tony Kanaan’s hands and face.

Spotlight always on Danica

The illicit nude video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews highlights the problems of celebrity culture in the cyber-age, says race car driver Danica Patrick who believes a time will come when there will be limits on how much of a public figure’s private life should be open for all to see.

Tracy looking for a few more thrills

Paul Tracy believes his best chance to hit the winner’s circle this season comes Sunday at the Rexall Edmonton Indy, where he has never finished out of the top five.

Dixon looks to repeat at Edmonton Indy

Scott Dixon returns to the Alberta capital this weekend to defend his 2008 victory at the Rexall Edmonton Indy and, with any luck, regain the points lead from teammate Dario Franchitti in what has become a back-and-forth battle.

Term key to inking the Bulin Wall

Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is pumped to come to Edmonton in a deal he says is more about the timeline than the bottom line.

New vibe with Eskimos

Head coach Richie Hall strides onto the Edmonton Eskimos practice field with a smile on his face and a shark on his hat.