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Boston Bruin Marc Savard celebrates his second-period goal as the Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday to open their best-of-seven series.

Bruins whip ’Canes

Aaron Ward laughed when he saw all the newspaper articles asking whether the Boston Bruins would be rusty from the long layoff they earned by sweeping Montreal in the first round.

Boston Bruin Marc Savard celebrates his second-period goal as the Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday to open their best-of-seven series.
Chicago Bull Ben Gordon drives to the basket past Boston Celtic Tony Allen during the Bulls 128-127 triple overtime win on Thursday in Chicago.

Bulls win triple OT thriller

A quick look at Thursday’s NBA games:

Chicago Bull Ben Gordon drives to the basket past Boston Celtic Tony Allen during the Bulls 128-127 triple overtime win on Thursday in Chicago.
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Sports briefs – May 1

Lindsay Thurber and Notre Dame split a Central Alberta High School Rugby League twin bill at Titans Park Wednesday.

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Red Deer product Chris Mason gets his blocker on a shot as the Czech Republic’s Petr Cajanek looks for a rebound on Thursday

Mason solid in Canada win

It used to be that Canadian teams would come to international hockey tournaments and risk being undone by undisciplined play.

Red Deer product Chris Mason gets his blocker on a shot as the Czech Republic’s Petr Cajanek looks for a rebound on Thursday

Rebels bolster D

The Red Deer Rebels stayed mostly within the province during the Western Hockey League bantam draft Thursday in Edmonton, selecting a highly-touted defenceman and a handful of talented and productive forwards in the process.

Hitmen and Rockets square off in final

The Calgary Hitmen can set a Western Hockey League record tonight with their 13th straight playoff victory.

Vancouver Canuck Darcy Hordichuk is knocked off the puck by Chicago Blackhawk Ben Eager

Salo bails out Canucks

When the wake-up call came for the Vancouver Canucks, Sami Salo answered.

Vancouver Canuck Darcy Hordichuk is knocked off the puck by Chicago Blackhawk Ben Eager

Smith leads local talent in WHL draft

Joshua Smith suspected that he’d be selected in the first round of Thursday’s Western Hockey League bantam draft, but when and by whom?

Red Deer Titans Rugby Club new coach John Keepa instructs

Keepa making an impact with Titans

Red Deer Titans Rugby Club new head coach John Keepa has an interesting philosophy when it comes to coaching rugby.

Red Deer Titans Rugby Club new coach John Keepa instructs

Rebels take Dumba 4th overall

The Red Deer Rebels selected Calgary defenceman Matt Dumba with their first-round selection, fourth overall, in the Western Hockey League bantam draft Thursday in Edmonton.

The NHL has taken control of the cash-strapped Phoenix Coyotes

NHL takes over control of Phoenix Coyotes: report

The NHL has taken control of the cash-strapped Phoenix Coyotes, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.

The NHL has taken control of the cash-strapped Phoenix Coyotes

Riggers open 29th camp

The Red Deer Riggers will open camp for their 29th season Friday at 6 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

Russian for the Hart Trophy

A trio of Russians will battle for the honour of being named most valuable player in the National Hockey League.

Sidney Crosby

NHL gets a superstar showdown

Alex Ovechkin doesn’t like Sidney Crosby. Neither does Alexander Semin, who calls Crosby an overrated product of the NHL’s hype machine. Ovechkin disliked Evgeni Malkin, too, but now appears to like him again.

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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) makes a shot over Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Orlando

Howard suspended

Dwight Howard’s elbow has given the Orlando Magic’s playoff hopes a major hit

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) makes a shot over Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Orlando
Calgary Flames’ captain Jarome Iginla

Flames limp away

Mike Keenan expects to remain head coach of the Calgary Flames next season and chalks up his team’s first-round playoff exit to injuries.

Calgary Flames’ captain Jarome Iginla
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Sonne named WHL’s best

Calgary Hitmen forward Brett Sonne has been named the Western Hockey League’s player of the year.

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Generals to parade through Bentley

Bentley Generals fans can salute their heroes in style Saturday.

Hansen steps down for a year

There’s a change on top of the RDC athletic department, although it will only be for one year.

Brent Sutter, Devils deal with post-season collapse

The New Jersey Devils’ season isn’t going to be remembered for Martin Brodeur’s elbow injury, his NHL career record for wins by a goaltender, the team’s club-record 51 wins or its seventh Atlantic Division title in 12 years.

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