November 27th, 2014

National Sports

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

By Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press on November 27th, 2014

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 saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a “special care” unit after his ... Read More »

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NHL suspends Stars’ Garbutt for two games, Jets’ Lowry for one game

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was suspended for two games by the NHL on Thursday while Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for separate incidents this week. Garbutt was disciplined for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall in the Stars’ 3-2 victory last Tuesday. Garbutt was assessed a ... Read More »

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Quebecor buys the QMJHL’s Remparts:

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

QUEBEC – Quebecor Inc. has become the new owner of the Quebec Remparts. Gilles Courteau, commissioner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, made the announcement at a news conference in Quebec City this afternoon. The media conglomerate has bought the franchise from various businessmen as well as from Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. Quebecor ... Read More »

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Ticats’ Steinauer being mentioned as one of CFL’s top head-coaching prospects

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

VANCOUVER – He’s in just his second year on the job but Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator Orlondo Steinauer is already regarded as one of the CFL’s top head-coaching candidates. Steinauer’s named is being mentioned prominently here this week as a contender for the B.C. Lions’ vacant head-coaching position. The Lions are in the market for ... Read More »

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National squash champ Cornett anchors host Canadian side at world team playdowns

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

Canada’s Samantha Cornett will anchor a young national squad at the upcoming WSF women’s world team squash championship. She will serve as captain for the 11th-seeded host side at the Dec. 1-6 tournament at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. The 23-year-old national champion will be joined by Danielle Letourneau of Calgary, ... Read More »

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3 FIFA board members among 5 men under investigation in FIFA World Cup bid corruption probe

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on November 27th, 2014

GENEVA – Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names Thursday to The Associated Press after the five were identified in European media reports. The person spoke ... Read More »

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Pele doing ‘fine’ after being taken to special care unit to treat urinary infection

By Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press on November 27th, 2014

SAO PAULO – Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a “special care” unit after his condition became ... Read More »

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Quebecor buying the QMJHL’s Remparts: reports

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

QUEBEC – Quebecor Inc. has called a news conference for this afternoon amid reports the media conglomerate has bought the Quebec Remparts. The Remparts play in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and are currently owned by various businessmen as well as Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) currently owns 70 per cent of ... Read More »

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Second training run for Lake Louise World Cup downhill snowed out

By The Canadian Press on November 27th, 2014

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – A training run for the season-opening World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., has been cancelled because of too much snow. The first race of the season is scheduled for Saturday at the Alberta ski resort with a super-G to follow Sunday. Another training run is scheduled for Friday. About 25 ... Read More »

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Hospital says Pele has been taken to ‘special care’ unit to treat urinary infection

By The Associated Press on November 27th, 2014

SAO PAULO – A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a “special care” unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection. The Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement Thursday that the 74-year-old Pele was transferred after his condition became unstable. The hospital’s press office said the three-time ... Read More »

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