Sports

Sportsnet says Roger Millions hasn’t been fired after gaffe

Rogers Sportsnet reporter Roger Millions hasn’t been disciplined for uttering an obscenity on air, says a spokesman for the network.

Brian Gay broke a 13-year-old scoring record on his way to winning the Verizon Heritage on Sunday at Hilton Head Island

Gay sets scoring mark

Brian Gay put on a record-setting show at the Verizon Heritage. And this time, he didn’t have to share the spotlight with anyone.

Brian Gay broke a 13-year-old scoring record on his way to winning the Verizon Heritage on Sunday at Hilton Head Island
Thales Leites

Iceman’s career melts away

There was history aplenty at UFC 97. Mauricio (Shogun) Rua knocked Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell out of the UFC, Anderson Silva set a record for most wins in the Octagon and looked bad doing it, and Dana White went though a news conference without dropping a single F-Bomb.

Thales Leites
Race winner Dario Franchitti

Franchitti wins at Long Beach

Dario Franchitti used fuel strategy and a very fast car Sunday to win the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Race winner Dario Franchitti
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Eye opening action

Jordan Hemstad of the Red Deer Midget B team #2 breaks in on the Kneehill Bulldogs goaltender during lacrosse action at the Kin City Arenas in Red Deer on Sunday

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Sports briefs – April 20

The Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club trio of Connor Trepanier, Dylan Patsula and Findley McCormick swept the podium in the Alberta championship during the weekend.

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Philadelphia 76er Andre Iguodala shoots over the arms of Orlando Magic Marcin Gortat on Sunday as the Sixers went on to win 100-98.

Sixers run the Magic’s show

The playoff opener for the heavily-favoured Orlando Magic was going according to plan, until Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76ers charged back for a stunning upset.

Philadelphia 76er Andre Iguodala shoots over the arms of Orlando Magic Marcin Gortat on Sunday as the Sixers went on to win 100-98.
Bentley General Diarmuid Kelly

Mission accomplished

It was, quite simply, the Bentley Generals’ turn to hoist the Allan Cup.

Bentley General Diarmuid Kelly
St. Louis Blues goalie

Blues pushed to brink

Roberto Luongo carried the Vancouver Canucks for two games against the St. Louis Blues. On Sunday, their special teams helped them take a 3-0 series lead.

St. Louis Blues goalie
Calgary Flame Rene Bourque and Chicago Blackhawk Jonathan Toews battle for the puck during the Blackhawks’ 3-2 win on Saturday in Chicago.

Toews topples Flames

Jonathan Toews scored two of Chicago’s three second-period goals as the Blackhawks rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference quarter-final series.

Calgary Flame Rene Bourque and Chicago Blackhawk Jonathan Toews battle for the puck during the Blackhawks’ 3-2 win on Saturday in Chicago.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is unable to get a glove on  Boston Bruin Marc Savard’s shot as teammate Mark Recchi provides the screen in front during the Bruins 5-1 win in Boston on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead.

Bruins maul Habs

Marc Savard scored two power-play goals and Boston moved two wins away from its first playoff series victory since 1999 by beating Montreal.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is unable to get a glove on  Boston Bruin Marc Savard’s shot as teammate Mark Recchi provides the screen in front during the Bruins 5-1 win in Boston on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead.
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender

Luongo blanks the Blues

Mats Sundin scored his first playoff goal in five years and Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots for the shutout as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-0 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their NHL first-round playoff series.

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender
The Calgary Flames continue to insist that goalie Miikka Kiprusoff  was interfered with on the Chicago Blackawks’s winning goal on Thursday. They are looking to even up the series tonight.

Flames still steaming

he call that didn’t come continued to resonate among the Calgary Flames as they took stock on Friday following their overtime Stanley Cup playoff loss to the host Chicago Blackhawks the night before.

The Calgary Flames continue to insist that goalie Miikka Kiprusoff  was interfered with on the Chicago Blackawks’s winning goal on Thursday. They are looking to even up the series tonight.
Chuck Liddell

UFC makes return trip to Montreal

The UFC’s debut in Canada was a record success last April. And fighters are expecting a repeat Saturday night at UFC 97— a loud and proud crowd of 20,000-plus.

Chuck Liddell
The Boston Celtics suffered a huge blow on Thursday when it was announced that Kevin Garnett could miss the playoffs with a sprained knee.
The Boston Celtics suffered a huge blow on Thursday when it was announced that Kevin Garnett could miss the playoffs with a sprained knee.
Germany's Alex Cejka lines up his birdie putt on the 15th green during the first round of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament

Cejka leads at Hilton Head

Alex Cejka wants to stay healthy this season. Playing his best golf wouldn’t hurt, either.

Germany's Alex Cejka lines up his birdie putt on the 15th green during the first round of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament
A Scott Niedermayer shot gets past San Jose Sharks’ goalie Evgeni Nabokov as Anaheim Duck Corey Perry provides a distraction on Thursday. The Ducks won Game 1 2-0.

Hiller blanks Sharks in opener

Jonas Hiller coolly stopped every puck like a seasoned playoff veteran, showing all the post-season poise that the top-seeded San Jose Sharks still haven’t found.

A Scott Niedermayer shot gets past San Jose Sharks’ goalie Evgeni Nabokov as Anaheim Duck Corey Perry provides a distraction on Thursday. The Ducks won Game 1 2-0.
Outgoing Minnesota Wild Head Coach Jacques Lemaire at a news conference.  General Manager Doug Risebrough is at right.

Wild fire first GM

First the coach, now the general manager.

Outgoing Minnesota Wild Head Coach Jacques Lemaire at a news conference.  General Manager Doug Risebrough is at right.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood stops a shot with Rick Nash on his door step as the Red Wings won 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead on Thursday.

Red Wings power in front

The playoff-neophyte Columbus Blue Jackets belonged on the ice with the mighty Detroit Red Wings for more than half of Game 1.

Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood stops a shot with Rick Nash on his door step as the Red Wings won 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead on Thursday.

Generals get Twins

Ready or not, the Thunder Bay Twins will get another shot at the Bentley Generals in an Allan Cup semifinal today at 3 p.m.

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