Olympic short-track speedskating champion Samuel Girard retires

Olympic short-track speedskating champion Samuel Girard has announced his retirement from the sport. The 22-year-old from Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., won a gold medal in the men’s 1,000 metres and helped Canada to a bronze in the 5,000-metre relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “I leave my sport satisfied with what I have accomplished,” Girard said Friday in […]

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Swedish winger Joakim Nygard signs with Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have added a Swedish speedster to their roster. Left winger Joakim Nygard has signed a one-year entry-level deal with the Oilers. Nygard, 26, has played the last seven seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, all with Farjestad BK. He scored 21 goals in 2018/19, second-most in the SHL. Nygard is known his speed, however, his goal-scoring prowess […]

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Winnipeg ICE announce development camp dates

The Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg ICE will be holding a development camp May 31-June 2 at the RINK Training Centre, just off McGillivray Boulevard. The camp will actually begin on the Friday night with medicals,  and on-and-off ice testing. That will be followed by two days of on-ice sessions on the Saturday and Sunday, A number of ICE top prospects […]

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Lance Armstrong: I wouldn’t change a thing about doping

Lance Armstrong says he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that helped him win and then subsequently saw him stripped of seven Tour de France titles between 1999-2005. The American was banned from cycling for life in 2012 before admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs. “We did what we had to do to win,” the 47-year-old told NBC Sports. “It […]

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The French Open Spruces Up, and Shows Players the Money

A new era begins for the French Open this month as Roland Garros begins to unveil its renovations and new courts, including the new 5,000-seat arena, named after the French tennis star Simonne Mathieu, which has a semisunken court surrounded by 19th-century greenhouses. A retractable roof is planned for next year. Tournament organizers are also hoping that a sweeping number […]

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