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Thursday November 27 2014
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Opportunities exist in growing sports tourism market, industry expert says BUSINESS

THUNDER BAY -- Sport tourism had a $5.2 billion impact in Canada in 2012. That was a 5.3 per cent increase over 2011. Grant MacDonald, the past president of the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance, told a group of sports marketers and city officials...

Pele doing 'fine' after being taken to special care unit to treat urinary tract infection

SAO PAULO - Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement...

Sportop Queens ready for Minnesota Mayhem HOCKEY

The following information has been provided by Thunder Bay Queens Hockey:   THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens are off to St. Paul, Minn., this weekend to compete in the inaugural Minnesota Mayhem tournament....

Raptors win 11 of 12 to match best run in team history NBA

ATLANTA - DeMar DeRozan loves when the Toronto Raptors have a balanced scoring attack. "That's what it's going to take to win," he said. "Honestly,...

Student of the Game: Stamps' Cornish says every move he makes is planned CFL

VANCOUVER - Every single move Jon Cornish makes on a football field is planned. A student of the game, the Calgary Stampeders running back almost effortlessly slices through...

Cricket player dies 2 days after being hit on the head by a ball SPORTS

SYDNEY - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match. Australia...

Gilles Tremblay, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with Montreal, dies at age 75

MONTREAL - Former Montreal forward Gilles Tremblay, who won four Stanley Cups with the Canadiens in the 1960s, has died at age 75. Tremblay played his entire career with Montreal, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season...

Geno Smith gets start over Michael Vick at QB for Jets' game vs. Dolphins on MNF

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback. The team announced Wednesday that Smith, who had been benched in favour of Michael Vick the last three games, will be under centre against the Miami...

Washington to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday

WASHINGTON - A person familiar with the decision says the Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because coach...

Canucks pre-game ceremony memorial to late coach Pat Quinn NHL

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks honoured late player, coach and executive Pat Quinn in a pre-game ceremony Tuesday night. A moment of silence was held for Quinn before...

Former NHL player, coach Murray Oliver dies at 77 NHL

MINNEAPOLIS - Murray Oliver, a five-time All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77. Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North...

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