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Golf Town manager Colin Ferster shows off four of the new big drivers on the market this year.

The right golf gear can really improve your score

Army golfers — you know . . . left, right, left, right — can became straight shooters, or at least straighter shooters, with the new TaylorMade R9 and the Nike Dynamo STR8-FIT drivers.

Golf Town manager Colin Ferster shows off four of the new big drivers on the market this year.

Rockets take 3-0 lead in WHL final

Kelowna 2 Calgary 0 KELOWNA, B.C. — The Kelowna Rockets are one victory away from claiming the Western Hockey League championship and finishing an amazing four-game sweep of the Calgary Hitmen.

Finland's Jarkko Immonen moves in on Canada's goalie Dwayne Roloson during their group F World Ice Hockey Championship qualifying round match in Zurich

Finland edges Canada 4-3

Finland 4 Canada 3 KLOTEN, Switzerland — At least Canada finally knows what it’s up against at the IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Finland's Jarkko Immonen moves in on Canada's goalie Dwayne Roloson during their group F World Ice Hockey Championship qualifying round match in Zurich

Sutter won’t be cleaning house

CALGARY — Calgary GM Darryl Sutter doesn’t plan major changes even though the Flames were ousted from the first round of the NHL playoffs for the fourth straight year.

Calvin Borel rides Mine That Bird to a victory in the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday

Triple Crown run up in air

Canadian champion thoroughbred Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras.

Calvin Borel rides Mine That Bird to a victory in the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday

Number 3 pick passing on CFL

Jamall Lee’s hometown team liked him so much they traded up to take him No. 3 overall in the draft.

NBA playoffs

A quick look at Sunday’s NBA playoff action:

Washington Capitals’ goalie Simeon Varlamov makes a diving save on Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby during the Capitals 3-2 win on Saturday in Washington.

Varlamov robs Pens of win

As per his usual routine, Sidney Crosby took to the practice rink Sunday and replayed the top scoring chances he missed in his previous game.

Washington Capitals’ goalie Simeon Varlamov makes a diving save on Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby during the Capitals 3-2 win on Saturday in Washington.
Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks energized in return to Windy City

The young, speedy Blackhawks are back in Chicago buoyed by splitting the first two games of their Stanley Cup playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks.

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews
Paige Gillespie

Home sweep home for Riot

The Red Deer Riot won a pair of home games in the Rocky Mountain Junior Girls’ Lacrosse League during the weekend.

Paige Gillespie
Sean O'Hair holds the championship trophy after his win in the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte

O’Hair rallies for win at Quail Hollow

Standing on the 18th tee, Sean O’Hair asked his caddie where he stood in the Quail Hollow Championship and got word that he had a one-shot lead. “Over who?” O’Hair replied.

Sean O'Hair holds the championship trophy after his win in the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte
Anaheim Duck Rob Niedermayer watches as a shot by teammate Todd Marchant picks the corner on Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood

Marchant becomes unexpected hero

The third overtime was only about a minute old when Anaheim’s Todd Marchant flicked a wrist shot through traffic toward the net.

Anaheim Duck Rob Niedermayer watches as a shot by teammate Todd Marchant picks the corner on Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood
Former Red Deer Rebel Cam Ward stopped all 36 shots he faced from P.J. Axelsson and the Boston Bruins as the Carolina Hurricanes won 3-0 on Sunday to tie the series at 1-1.

Cam Ward rock solid in shutout

The “desperate” Boston Bruins kept firing shots at Cam Ward. The “rock” of the Carolina Hurricanes kept stopping them.

Former Red Deer Rebel Cam Ward stopped all 36 shots he faced from P.J. Axelsson and the Boston Bruins as the Carolina Hurricanes won 3-0 on Sunday to tie the series at 1-1.
Wes Gyori

Allan Cup title well worth the wait

When Diarmuid Kelly scored in double overtime to give the Bentley Generals a 4-3 win over the South East Prairie Thunder in this year’s Allan Cup final at Steinbach, Man., team president Wes Gyori admitted he had envisioned the championship goal “a thousand times”, with no particular names and/or conditions attached.

Wes Gyori
Former Red Deer Rebel Colby Armstrong gets tangled with Norway’s Morten Ask during Canada’s 5-1 win on Sunday.

Canada stocks up on D

Lindy Ruff thinks his Canadian team might have too much of a good thing at the IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Former Red Deer Rebel Colby Armstrong gets tangled with Norway’s Morten Ask during Canada’s 5-1 win on Sunday.
Washington Capitals goalie Simeon Varlamov Pittsburgh Penguin Petr Sykora during the Capitals’ 3-2 win on Saturday in Washington to open their series.

Superstars outshone

In a series featuring several of the NHL’s most notable stars, a couple of role players and a rookie goaltender made the difference for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their showdown against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Capitals goalie Simeon Varlamov Pittsburgh Penguin Petr Sykora during the Capitals’ 3-2 win on Saturday in Washington to open their series.
Chicago Blackhawk Dustin Byfuglien crashes Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo during the Blackhawks 6-3 win on Saturday in Vancouver.

Blackhawks battle back

The Blackhawks are making comebacks a winning habit in the playoffs.

Chicago Blackhawk Dustin Byfuglien crashes Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo during the Blackhawks 6-3 win on Saturday in Vancouver.
Calvin Borel riding Mine That Bird reacts after winning the 135th Kentucky Derby by 63/4 lengths at Churchill Downs Saturday. The Canadian horse was a 50-1 long shot to win.

Canadian runs away with Derby

Calvin Borel was in a familiar place, along the rail and urging Canadian champion Mine That Bird to fly through the mud. Trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. was someplace he never imagined — the Kentucky Derby, with his horse in the lead. Together they pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the Derby’s 135 year history.

Calvin Borel riding Mine That Bird reacts after winning the 135th Kentucky Derby by 63/4 lengths at Churchill Downs Saturday. The Canadian horse was a 50-1 long shot to win.
Detroit Red Wings Jiri Hudler is chopped down in front of Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller on Friday. Detroit won 3-2 to take the 1-0 series lead on home ice.

In the Nick of time

Nicklas Lidstrom usually plays a subtle style of hockey appreciated most by coaches, players and die-hard fans.

Detroit Red Wings Jiri Hudler is chopped down in front of Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller on Friday. Detroit won 3-2 to take the 1-0 series lead on home ice.
Ryan Plitz

Plitz picks up tour card

Competing on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour wasn’t something that Ryan Plitz spent a lot of time thinking about.

Ryan Plitz
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