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Jason McCaw of Team Light flies to the hoop during Light’s 79-49 win at the CASAA 32nd Annual Senior Bowl at the Red Deer College on Wednesday.

Viveros learning on the fly

It’s been a big learning experience for Paola Viveros over the last six years.

Jason McCaw of Team Light flies to the hoop during Light’s 79-49 win at the CASAA 32nd Annual Senior Bowl at the Red Deer College on Wednesday.
Canada’s Patrick Chan was a controversial third after the short program at the Figure Skating World Championships on Wednesday.

Chan third after short

A chorus of boos erupted from the pro-Canadian crowd at the Staples Center when Patrick Chan’s score was announced. Chan simply raised his shoulders in a puzzled shrug, and gave a half-hearted smile.

Canada’s Patrick Chan was a controversial third after the short program at the Figure Skating World Championships on Wednesday.
Billy Pace competes in steer wrestling at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday

Cassidy riding high after RodeoHouston win

Curtis Cassidy is sitting on top of the world, in so many ways. In the shootout round of RodeoHouston on the weekend, the Donalda cowboy handled his steer in 3.3 seconds to walk away the winner.

Billy Pace competes in steer wrestling at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday
Raquel Byan

Foley leads Light team

Jessica Foley has the talent and athletic ability to be a solid college basketball player. She also has the bloodlines as she follows in the footsteps of her aunt, Kim Foley, who was a star with the University of Lethbridge.

Raquel Byan
Burke Dales

Stampeders sign punter Dales

The Calgary Stampeders have signed non-import punter Burke Dales, the club announced Tuesday. Dales initially joined the Stampeders in 2005 and spent four seasons with the club before becoming a free agent after Calgary’s 2008 championship season.

Burke Dales

Seventh game no surprise in senior final series

Who’s surprised that the Alberta senior AAA hockey championship series between the Bentley Generals and Stony Plain Eagles has been extended to the limit.

Jordan Kwas

Rolheiser leads Saints’ sweep of Olds

Saints 3 Grizzlys 2 OLDS — Travis Rolheiser left the Red Deer Rebels last fall knowing full well that he didn’t fit into the club’s long-term — or even short-term — plans.

Jordan Kwas
Edmonton Oilers left wing Dustin Penner (27) watches a shot by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov (37)

Filppula’s goal in wild finish gives Red Wings 3-2 win over Oilers

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers had the Detroit Red Wings on the ropes for two and a half periods, but their failure to deliver a knockout punch left them in a precarious position in the tight Western Conference playoff race.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Dustin Penner (27) watches a shot by Edmonton Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov (37)
Skiers

Health Canada may consider regulating how snow sport helmets made

Health Canada has begun public consultations on whether ski and snowboard helmets should be required by law to meet new guidelines by the Canadian Standards Association.

Skiers

Skating club wins 22 medals

The Red Deer Skating Club captured 22 medals, including seven gold at the Central Region Open figure skating meet in Rocky Mountain House during the weekend.

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Sports briefs – March 24

Tasheena Sjolie led the Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club at the Alberta age group provincial championships during the weekend.

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Detroit Red Wings defenceman Derek Meech

Osgood not so good as Flames top Red Wings

Flames 5 Red Wings 3 CALGARY — It was a forgettable night for Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood.

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Derek Meech
Vancouver Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi speaks during a news conference where it was announced the team was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise in Vancouver

Whitecaps moving up to MLS in 2011

Major League Soccer is coming to Vancouver in 2011. The city was awarded the second Canadian MLS franchise at a news conference Wednesday.

Vancouver Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi speaks during a news conference where it was announced the team was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise in Vancouver
B.J. Penn

St. Pierre punishes Penn at UFC 94

LAS VEGAS — Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre dominated lightweight title-holder B.J. (The Prodigy) Penn on Saturday night, winning by technical knockout when a battered Penn was saved further punishment after four rounds of their marquee mixed martial arts matchup at UFC 94.

B.J. Penn
The Penguins ended any debate about whether they should re-sign Jordan Staal

Penguins sign Jordan Staal through 2013

The Pittsburgh Penguins ended any debate about whether they should re-sign Jordan Staal, locking up the 20-year-old centre with a US$16-million, four-year contract on Thursday.

The Penguins ended any debate about whether they should re-sign Jordan Staal
Ron Lancaster

CFL legend Ron Lancaster dead at age 69

Ron Lancaster, a CFL legend known during his playing days as the Little General, has died. He was 69.

Ron Lancaster

MacDonald tops The Punisher at UFC 88

ATLANTA — Canadian middleweight Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald of Red Deer rebounded from a loss last month to submit Jason (The Punisher) Lambert in the second round at UFC 88 on Saturday night at Philips Arena.

Fullback Bryce Cox blocks as quarterback Andrew James throws a pass during Notre Dame Cougar football practice.

Cougars’ coach has high hopes for ’08

Notre Dame Cougars head coach Gino Castellan has high hopes for his club concerning the 2008 Central Alberta High School Football League season.

Fullback Bryce Cox blocks as quarterback Andrew James throws a pass during Notre Dame Cougar football practice.

Brazilian bests MacDonald in UFC 87

MINNEAPOLIS — Unbeaten Brazilian middleweight Demian Maia choked out a game Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald in the third round on the undercard of UFC 87 before 15,082 at the Target Center on Saturday night. The 33-year-old from Red Deer was in tough against Maia, a two-time world champion and three-time World Cup champion in jiu-jitsu, who is 3-0 in the UFC.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Tyrone Jones is shown in an undated file photo. Jones

Former Bombers linebacker Jones dead at 46

Tyrone Jones, the colourful and outspoken linebacker who helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers capture two Grey Cup titles during his eight-year tenure with the CFL club, has died. He was 46.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Tyrone Jones is shown in an undated file photo. Jones