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Brunet, CFL icons Moon, Campbell among Hall of Fame inductees

Hugh Campbell and Warren Moon are together again.

Team Canada goalkeeper Dwayne Roloson makes a save against Slovakia during third period action at the IIHF Men's World Hockey Championship Tuesday in Kloten. Switzerland.  Canada won 7-3.

Canada slams Slovakia

Any team looking to challenge Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship should strongly consider studying the footage from this one. The Slovaks provided a pretty good example of what works and what doesn’t.

Team Canada goalkeeper Dwayne Roloson makes a save against Slovakia during third period action at the IIHF Men's World Hockey Championship Tuesday in Kloten. Switzerland.  Canada won 7-3.
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce

Pierce comes up big for Celts

With the other two members of Boston’s Big 3 out of action, Paul Pierce found a way to beat the tenacious Chicago Bulls.

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma holds up a puck during  the NHL hockey team's practice at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh in preparation for the second-round of NHL playoffs Monday.

Blysma gets job

n Bylsma took over as interim coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in mid-February, they were barely over .500 and nearly out of the playoff race.

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma holds up a puck during  the NHL hockey team's practice at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh in preparation for the second-round of NHL playoffs Monday.
Chicago Blackhawks’ Brian Campbell

Flames’ season reduced to steam, ashes

Change is coming on a Calgary Flames team built to go deep into the playoffs, but didn’t.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Brian Campbell

Rebels look to build defence

After selecting forwards with their first two bantam draft picks in 2008 and taking up-front skaters with four of their previous top six picks over the last three years, the Red Deer Rebels are now looking to add some key back-end components.

CFL draft: No rivalry

One is the top-ranked player heading into the CFL’s Canadian college draft, the other regarded as the best defensive prospect.

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau

Fedorov’s late goal completes Caps comeback over Rangers

Capitals 2 Rangers 1 WASHINGTON — Thanks to grizzled veteran Sergei Fedorov and a kid goalie with more career starts in the NHL post-season than the regular season, the Washington Capitals are headed to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.

Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau
New Jersey Devils' Dainius Zubrus

Jokinen, Staal score late as Hurricanes stun Devils

Hurricanes 4 Devils 3 NEWARK, N.J. — The Carolina Hurricanes stole their first-round series from the New Jersey Devils with one of the greatest last-minute comebacks in NHL history.

New Jersey Devils' Dainius Zubrus
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Sports briefs – April 28

Defensive back Adam Proulx of the Hunting Hills Lightning was selected to the Northern Alberta U17 football team to compete in the Football Canada Cup.

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Ovechkin not worried as Game 7 looms

Alex Ovechkin strolled into the locker room at the Capitals’ training facility Monday wearing an Italian soccer club jersey and his usual: “What, me worry?” gap-toothed grin.

Devils, Hurricanes both excited

Martin Brodeur has played in a deciding Game 7 of a playoff series eight times in his career with the New Jersey Devils and the prospect of another hasn’t changed the way the New Jersey Devils goaltender feels.

Kings land top recruits

The RDC Kings roster received a significant boost during the weekend.

Goaltenders Mason, Thomas, Backstrom finalists for Vezina

With Martin Brodeur out of the running, the chase for the Vezina Trophy is wide open for a change.

Alberta lineman remains atop Canadian college draft rankings

Offensive lineman Simeon Rottier of the Alberta Golden Bears continues to top the list of the top 15-ranked Canadian university players heading into the Saturday’s CFL Canadian college draft.

Lance Armstrong’s participation in New Mexico race back on

Lance Armstrong will race in the Tour of the Gila after all.

Dennis Rodman

Rodman must pay

A federal judge in Las Vegas has ordered former NBA star Dennis Rodman to pay a former casino employee US$225,000 for grabbing and humiliating her at work in March 2006.

Dennis Rodman

Changes pondered

Doug Armstrong is a patient man. With forward Scottie Upshall suspended for Canada’s next game at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, the team’s general manager might have been tempted to start searching for an immediate replacement.

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin shakes hands with Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff following in Calgary on Monday. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 to win the best of seven series.

Hobbled Flames go out of playoffs the same way they came in

CALGARY — The battered Calgary Flames limped down the home stretch of the regular season and they hobbled out of the post-season Monday night in much the same way.

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin shakes hands with Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff following in Calgary on Monday. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 to win the best of seven series.

Rockets advance to Western Hockey League fina

Kelowna 5 Vancouver 4 KELOWNA, B.C. — It’s been four years since the Kelowna Rockets last hoisted a banner. On Monday night, the Rockets added a new one: Western Conference champions.

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