Time Out – March 15

The Cleveland Browns have traded quarterback Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis and a 2011 draft pick

Mile high trade

The Cleveland Browns have traded quarterback Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis and a 2011 draft pick. The teams announced the trade Sunday and said the deal is pending physicals.Quinn’s departure comes one day after the Browns agreed to terms with free agent Jake Delhomme on a two-year contract. Quinn went 3-9 in 12 starts for Cleveland, which drafted him in the first round of the 2007 draft. Quinn won Cleveland’s starting job last season, but was benched after 2 1/2 games for Derek Anderson. Quinn eventually got his job back when Anderson struggled but the former Notre Dame star was hindered by inaccuracy and never developed into the player the Browns had hoped. Last week, the Browns acquired backup Seneca Wallace in a trade with Seattle, released Anderson and hosted Delhomme, recently cut by Carolina.


Athlete of the week

Jennifer Peturson of Red Deer helped Canada’s Under-18 women’s rugby team sweep through the recent San Diego Surfer’s Champagne Classic tournament undefeated. The Canadian squad, with Peturson playing the hook position, racked up four one-sided victories, including a 34-5 win over the University of California at San Diego in the final. Peturson, 17, is a Lindsay Thurber High School student, a member of the Red Deer Titans and an Alberta Sport Development Centre sponsored athlete.

Today

• Women’s basketball: North Star League playoff games at 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber and Central Alberta Christian.

• Junior B hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer, fourth game of best-of-five Heritage League semifinal, 8 p.m., Arena.

Wednesday

• Junior B hockey: Red Deer at Okotoks, fifth game of best-of-five Heritage League semifinal, if necessary, 8 p.m.

Friday

• Bantam AA minor hockey: Provincial championship at Innisfail, games at 1, 1:15, 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.

• Midget AAA hockey: Red Deer at Lloydminster, first game of best-of-five provincial final, 7:45 p.m.

• Senior AAA hockey: Fort Saskatchewan or Stony Plain at Bentley, first game of best-of-seven provincial final, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

• Bantam AA minor hockey: Provincial championship at Innisfail, games at 10 and 10:15 a.m., 12:30, 12:45, 3, 3:15, 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.

• WHL: Red Deer at Saskatoon, first game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final, 7:05 p.m. (The Drive).

Sunday

• Bantam AA minor hockey: Provincial championship at Innisfail, semifinals at 9:15 and 9:30 a.m., final at 3 p.m.

• Midget AAA hockey: Lloydminster at Red Deer, second game of best-of-five provincial final, 3:15 p.m., Arena.

• WHL: Red Deer at Saskatoon, second game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final, 7:05 p.m. (The Drive).