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Six weeks after Sochi, life still a whirlwind for bobsledder Kaillie Humphries

TORONTO – It’s been six weeks since she raced to Olympic gold, and Kaillie Humphries said she still gets approached by a good dozen strangers a day who want to talk about Sochi. “It’s just randoms who will be like ‘I chased you for two blocks, I just want to say good job,”’ Humphries said. …

Brazil police say initial probe shows worker at World Cup stadium was not wearing safety cable

SAO PAULO, Brazil—Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident that killed a worker at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months indicated he likely wasn’t wearing a required safety cable. The worker died on Saturday after falling about 26 feet (8 metres) while helping install temporary seats …

Wrigley Field, incubator for innovation? Park launched many firsts over 100 years

CHICAGO—It’s hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak—a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes. Yet in the century without a championship, the ballpark has been in first time and time again in changing the way America watches baseball. It …

Canucks’ fading playoff hopes take another big hit with loss to Ducks

VANCOUVER—Ryan Kesler says the Vancouver Canucks will learn a lot about themselves over the final six games of the regular season. Pride is realistically all they have to play for at this point. Vancouver’s already slim playoff hopes faded to a mere mathematical possibility on Saturday after a demoralizing 5-1 loss on home ice to …

Nanita carries Toronto Blue Jays; stumps NY Mets

  MONTREAL (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ricardo Nanita singled with two out in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night at Olympic Stadium, A crowd of 46,121 turned out for the first baseball game at the Big O since the Montreal Expos’ farewell …

Initiative to bring cricket to Argentina slums seen as way to lift children out of poverty

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Children living in a slum in Argentina’s capital are playing cricket as part of an initiative to help them escape poverty and crime. Villa 21-24 in Buenos Aires is a slum so dangerous that most outsiders don’t dare enter. But the kids playing the ball-and-bat sport in a dirt training ground …

Heat, Spoelstra teaming with State Department to host players and coaches from Philippines

    MIAMI – The State Department says it is teaming with the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra this week to host 16 players and two coaches from the Philippines, which is still dealing with the aftereffects of the typhoon that struck last fall. Spoelstra’s mother is from the Philippines. He was actively involved …

Pistons clamp down on Kings in second half, pull away for 99 89 win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Josh Smith scored 24 points and Rodney Stuckey added 23 to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Andre Drummond added 15 points and eight rebounds for Detroit, outscoring DeMarcus Cousins in a matchup of two of the NBA’s top young big men. …

Body of missing Saginaw Spirit hockey player Terry Trafford found, team says

SAGINAW, Mich. – Officials with the Saginaw Spirit say Michigan State Police have told them that the body of missing minor league hockey player Terry Trafford has been found. A man’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in an SUV matching the description of one belonging to Trafford in the parking lot of a Walmart store …

Body of missing Saginaw Spirit hockey player Terry Trafford found, team says

 () Source: CP – The Canadian Press  Mar 11 21:12 SAGINAW, Mich. _ Officials with the Saginaw Spirit say Michigan State Police have told them that the body of missing minor league hockey player Terry Trafford has been found. A man’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in an SUV matching the description of one belonging …