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Lance Armstrong

Cycling past pain

Lance Armstrong has told organizers that he will race in the Giro d’Italia.

Lance Armstrong
Calgary Flames’ goalie Miikka Kiprusoff protests Martin Havlat’s overtime winner for the Chicago Blackhawks with Andrew Ladd sitting on his doorstep on Thursday. The Blackhawks won 3-2.

Havlat happens

Martin Havlat scored 12 seconds into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks won their first playoff game in seven years, beating the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Thursday night in the Western Conference quarter-finals.

Calgary Flames’ goalie Miikka Kiprusoff protests Martin Havlat’s overtime winner for the Chicago Blackhawks with Andrew Ladd sitting on his doorstep on Thursday. The Blackhawks won 3-2.
St. Louis Blue Chris Mason

Mason no longer singing the blues

He’s one of the hottest goaltenders in the NHL and the masked man roughly 200 feet away is arguably the best puck-stopper on the planet.

St. Louis Blue Chris Mason
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.

Bruins beat Canadiens

Phil Kessel had two goals and an assist, and Zdeno Chara scored with 8:45 left to break a third-period tie for Boston.

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.
Getting Katlyn Olsen out of Raymond to commit to the RDC Queens was a major coup for head coach Dawn Smyth.

Queens secure top point guard

The rebuilding of the RDC Queens basketball program has taken a major step forward.

Getting Katlyn Olsen out of Raymond to commit to the RDC Queens was a major coup for head coach Dawn Smyth.
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Broadcaster, former NFL head coach John Madden announces his retirement

John Madden, the burly former coach who has been one of pro football’s most popular broadcast analysts for three decades, is retiring.

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Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh

Finish on a high note

The Chicago Bulls were looking for a playoff tuneup. Instead, they got pounded

Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh

Generals lock up first place

Despite holding a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of their Allan Cup engagement with the Thunder Bay Twins Wednesday, the Bentley Generals felt like they had been demoted to private status.

Canucks hold on against battling Blues

The St. Louis Blues figured out a way to beat Roberto Luongo. The Vancouver Canucks made sure it only happened once.

Calgary Flames’ captain Jarome Iginla

Flames need a spark

The Calgary Flames hope to put some power back in their power play ahead of the playoffs.

Calgary Flames’ captain Jarome Iginla
Edmonton Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish

MacTavish out as Oilers coach after team fails to make playoffs again

Craig MacTavish won’t be back as head coach of the NHL team after it failed to make the playoffs for the third year in a row.

Edmonton Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish
Vancouver Canucks' Mats Sundin

Sundin will savour every playoff shift

Mats Sundin says he’ll cherish every shift in the Stanley Cup playoffs as the clock ticks louder on his Hall of Fame career.

Vancouver Canucks' Mats Sundin
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Sports briefs – April 15

Garry Nunn scored 1:56 into overtime to lift the Vancouver Giants to a 1-0 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Game 7 of their WHL Western Conference semifinal on Tuesday.

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Landon Ferraro

Ferarro ranked 18th

Red Deer Rebels forward Landon Ferraro, currently with Team Canada at the world under-18 championship, is ranked 18th among North American skaters in the final Central Scouting Bureau rankings.

Landon Ferraro
Calgary Flames’ Olli Jokinen

Rookies, veterans prepared

After playing 799 regular season games, Olli Jokinen will finally take part in his first-ever National Hockey League playoff game on Thursday.

Calgary Flames’ Olli Jokinen

Generals nab Allan victory

Generals 5 North Stars 2 STEINBACH, Man. — The battle-tested Bentley Generals are on a mission and they just keep rolling along.

Joe Louis Arena building manager Al Sabotka rolls a NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs logo in the ice for the upcoming NHL playoffs in Detroit.

Days of punditry as experts make playoff picks

Four different networks are gearing up to broadcast the NHL playoffs to the masses starting Wednesday and their assortment of experts are already busy making their opinions known.

Joe Louis Arena building manager Al Sabotka rolls a NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs logo in the ice for the upcoming NHL playoffs in Detroit.

Generals view field

The Bentley Generals, strictly as spectators, got a good look at their first opponent in the 2009 Allan Cup tournament Monday and had to come away impressed.

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Allen signs with St. Cloud State, Minnesota

Red Deer native Katie Allen has signed a letter of intent to attend St. Cloud State University of Minnesota this fall.

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Caolan Lavery gets in a few last touches on the ball before preparing to leave for the Calgary airport.  The 16-year old will be flying to San Diego Tuesday morning to join up with U17 Canadian national soccer team which will train for a week prior to a World Cup qualifying tournament in Tijuana

A World of an opportunity for Caolan Lavery

Playing international soccer is nothing new for Caolan Lavery.

Caolan Lavery gets in a few last touches on the ball before preparing to leave for the Calgary airport.  The 16-year old will be flying to San Diego Tuesday morning to join up with U17 Canadian national soccer team which will train for a week prior to a World Cup qualifying tournament in Tijuana
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