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Good idea not to bet with MJ

June
19
,
2016
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It’s well known that Michael Jordan loves to win and he loves to have the odds in his favour. It seems that he and Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen would bet $100 on animated bull races on the big screen during games at Chicago Stadium....

Digging contest was grave business

June
12
,
2016
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One fact about Gordie Howe’s NHL career stands out among all the rest. He had a run of 20 straight seasons in which he finished in the top five in the league’s scoring race. . . . Think about that for a moment or two. . . . Mr. Hockey...

Hall doors open for 1995 Blazers

June
8
,
2016
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The 1994-95 Kamloops Blazers are among the 2016 inductees who will be honoured by the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver today (Thursday). The Blazers won the Memorial Cup that season; it was their third championship in four years, the only time...

Gym won't want Sharapova as member

June
5
,
2016
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“Former Toronto Argos running back Ricky Williams has opened up a marijuana-friendly gym,” reports Bill Littlejohn, our South Lake Tahoe, Calif.-based correspondent. “I hear it's called Acapulco Gold's Gym.” . . ....

Rockets only B.C. team without head coach

June
3
,
2016
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The Kelowna Rockets now are the only team in the WHL’s five-team B.C. Division without a head coach. The Prince George Cougars introduced Richard Matvichuk as their head coach on Thursday, a couple of hours after the Vancouver Giants held a...

Ingram invited to Hockey Canada camp

May
31
,
2016
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Connor Ingram is at least on Hockey Canada’s radar. Ingram had a terrific sophomore season with the Kamloops Blazers and now has been invited to Hockey Canada’s 11th annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp. The camp is scheduled...

First $500,000 card in hockey's future?

May
29
,
2016
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Have you ever owned a Wayne Gretzky rookie card? That would be an O-Pee-Chee No. 18 from 1979-80. I had one back in the day. Sold it for $99. Now comes news from goldinauctions.com that their Aug. 4 Summer Live Auction will include the only Gretzky...

Sydor won't be back with Wild

May
23
,
2016
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Darryl Sydor won’t be back for another season as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis StarTribune, citing “multiple sources,” reported Monday that Sydor, who owns a chunk of the...

Baseball scrap has real Odor to it

May
22
,
2016
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Jim Craig, the goaltender on the U.S.’s gold medal-winning 1980 Olympic men’s hockey team, is selling a lot of his memorabilia. “Do you believe in fire sales?” asks Torben Rolfsen, the host of The Rolfsen Report on TSN 1040...

Hanlon takes over as Giants' GM

May
19
,
2016
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One piece fell into place with one of the WHL’s five B.C. Division teams on Thursday when Glen Hanlon was introduced as the Vancouver Giants’ general manager. That leaves just three empty slots, with the Giants, Kelowna Rockets and...