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Edmonton Oiler Jean-Francois Jacques fights Anaheim Duck George Parros during the Oilers 5-3 win in Anaheim on Friday in a game that had a playoff implications and atmosphere.

Roli plucks Ducks

While the Anaheim Ducks were pelting Dwayne Roloson with a club-record 54 shots, the Edmonton Oilers made do with just 20.

Edmonton Oiler Jean-Francois Jacques fights Anaheim Duck George Parros during the Oilers 5-3 win in Anaheim on Friday in a game that had a playoff implications and atmosphere.
Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated to a bronze medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles on Friday

Virtue, Moir win bronze

Canadian ice dancing duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir capped a trying season with a bronze medal Friday at the world figure skating championships.

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skated to a bronze medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles on Friday
Aaron Haight guards Daniel Etoroma during four-on-four drills at the RDC Kings two-day ID Camp at Red Deer College on Friday.

RDC Kings’ recruits looking good

College basketball coaches have a couple of reasons for holding a ID camp — to see their recruits one more time and possibly find that diamond in the rough.

Aaron Haight guards Daniel Etoroma during four-on-four drills at the RDC Kings two-day ID Camp at Red Deer College on Friday.
Mechanics of the Brawn GP team work underneath the car to adjust the diffuser on Thursday.

Button surprise favourite at Australian GP

In less than a month, Jenson Button has shifted from the verge of unemployment to race favourite for Sunday’s Formula One season opener in Australia, and the Brawn driver is relishing his remarkable reversal of fortune.

Mechanics of the Brawn GP team work underneath the car to adjust the diffuser on Thursday.
Team Canada lead Dawn Askin (left)

Jones has a lot of work ahead

If Jennifer Jones is going to retain her world curling title, she’ll have to do it the hard way.

Team Canada lead Dawn Askin (left)
Tiger Woods

Tiger gets putter going

In their own way, Jason Gore and Tiger Woods changed their fortunes Thursday at Bay Hill.

Tiger Woods
Oklahoma's Taylor Griffin (32)

‘Where legends are made’

The Syracuse Orange have battled Big East behemoths like Louisville, Connecticut and Pittsburgh — all No. 1 seeds and still playing in the NCAA tournament. They have dealt with big men like Pitt’s DeJuan Blair and UConn’s seven-foot-three Hasheem Thabeet.

Oklahoma's Taylor Griffin (32)
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Sport briefs – March 27

Ryan Petrie’s hat-trick goal couldn’t have come at a better time. The Red Deer Midget AA Elk forward scored his third goal of game 8:55 into overtime to give the Elks a 7-6 win and a 1-0 lead in the South Central League final.

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Jared Brenamen of Vonway Homes

Finals go to penalty kicks

The Bosnian-Canadians needed penalty kicks to do it, but they managed to edge out Vonway for the Red Deer Men’s Indoor Soccer League Tier I crown on Thursday night, after being tied at 3-3 through regulation.

Jared Brenamen of Vonway Homes

Hockey Canada submits new Olympic jersey

Hockey Canada is still at the drawing board for an 2010 Games logo but the association’s president says he hopes Canada’s official Olympic symbol can be part of the jersey.

Andrew Ference

NHL going green

More than 420 players have joined the NHLPA Carbon Neutral Challenge this season, a program designed to offset the emissions produced by their frequent travel. Boston Bruins defenceman Andrew Ference started the initiative last season, convincing more than 350 players to each buy 10 tonnes of Gold Standard carbon credits.

Andrew Ference
Edmonton Oilers Robert Nilsson trips up Phoenix Coyote Scottie Upshall during the Coyotes’ 3-2 win in Glendale

Coyotes chew on Oilers

The Phoenix Coyotes enjoy playing the role of the spoiler.

Edmonton Oilers Robert Nilsson trips up Phoenix Coyote Scottie Upshall during the Coyotes’ 3-2 win in Glendale
Calgary Flame forward Jarome Iginla is knocked over by Columbus Blue Jacket Jan Heda during the Jackets’ 5-0 win on Thursday.

Blue Jackets blow out the Flames

Steve Mason and the Columbus Blue Jackets wanted to make a statement just in case they meet the Calgary Flames again in the playoffs.

Calgary Flame forward Jarome Iginla is knocked over by Columbus Blue Jacket Jan Heda during the Jackets’ 5-0 win on Thursday.
Canada’s Patrick Chan landed eight triple jumps en route to landing a silver medal at the ISU World Figure Skating championships on Thursday.

Chan wins silver medal

Canada’s Patrick Chan won the silver medal in men’s singles competition Thursday at the world figure skating championships.

Canada’s Patrick Chan landed eight triple jumps en route to landing a silver medal at the ISU World Figure Skating championships on Thursday.

The return of Tiger Woods to Bay Hill brings back memories of celebration

The birdie putt to win at Bay Hill was vintage Tiger Woods. Not so typical was the reaction.

Hahn, Goldberg lead after two rounds at Canadian Tour Q-school

David Hahn fired a round of 4-under 68 on Wednesday to hold a share of the second round lead with fellow American Aaron Goldberg at the halfway point of the Canadian Tour’s California qualifying school.

Seve Ballesteros to undergo new chemotherapy session

Seve Ballesteros will undergo a fourth round of chemotherapy as he continues treatment of a cancerous brain tumour.

Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh guards Milwaukee Buck

Raptors beat Bucks to stay alive

The Toronto Raptors are in the middle of a five-game homestand that at one time looked like it would be an oasis on the schedule and an opportunity to make up ground in the NBA playoff race.

Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh guards Milwaukee Buck
Jennifer Jones beat Italy 8-5 to secure a spot in the Page playoff.

Jones locks up playoff spot

Jennifer Jones can hardly be blamed for feeling like she has a target on her back.

Jennifer Jones beat Italy 8-5 to secure a spot in the Page playoff.

‘Canes edge Seators

Rod Brind’Amour and Anton Babchuk scored third-period goals, and Cam Ward made 21 saves to help Carolina win its season-high fifth straight game and match the club record of with its ninth home win in a row.