October 21st, 2014

National Sports

Researchers develop “smart blade” to measure routine impact on figure skaters

By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2014

VANCOUVER – Triple axel, death spiral, lutz, salchow, quadruple: figure skating even sounds painful. It is estimated that the magnitude of force on a skaters’ body when they land on the ice can be up to six times their body weight. Injuries are common and can be career-ending. But a team of researchers has developed ... Read More »

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Nugent-Hopkins scores winner as Oilers finally find their way into win column

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

EDMONTON – Taylor Hall had a penalty-shot goal and added an assist and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner in the final minutes as the Edmonton Oilers finally found their way into the win column, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had tied a ... Read More »

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Steelers use 3-touchdown flurry to rally past stunned Texans 30-23

By Will Graves, The Associated Press on October 20th, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn ... Read More »

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Jonathan Drouin makes his NHL debut after injury to Alex Killhorn

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

EDMONTON – The long-awaited NHL debut of Jonathan Drouin for the Tampa Bay Lightning is now a reality. Despite reports earlier in the day that he would be a healthy scratch against the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, Drouin was inserted into the lineup after Alex Killorn suffered an injury in the morning skate. Drouin ... Read More »

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Combined class action concussion lawsuit by former players filed against NHL in federal court

By The Associated Press on October 20th, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint Monday in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. It’s a combination of several lawsuits previously filed. Dan ... Read More »

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More labour unrest in Canadian Hockey League faced with class action lawsuit

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

A class action lawsuit launched against the Canadian Hockey League alleges its players are underpaid and seeks millions in financial compensation. The suit claims players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions and asks for $180 million in back wages, overtime and vacation pay, as well as punitive ... Read More »

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NHL indefinitely suspends LA Kings defenceman Slava Voynov over domestic violence suspicions

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on October 20th, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, ... Read More »

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Class action lawsuit filed against Canadian Hockey League

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

TORONTO – A class action lawsuit has been launched against the Canadian Hockey League seeking financial compensation for allegedly underpaid players. The suit claims the players are paid less than the minimum wage in their regions and that they should also get holiday, overtime and vacation pay. The lawsuit alleges the average OHL player devotes ... Read More »

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NHL indefinitely suspends LA Kings defenceman Slava Voynov over domestic violence charges

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on October 20th, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenceman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday following the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on domestic violence accusations. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach provided few details of what led to Voynov’s arrest at a hospital in neighbouring Torrance. Sgt. Paul Ribitzki said Voynov ... Read More »

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Calgary Flames sign defenceman T.J. Brodie to five-year contract extension

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2014

CALGARY – The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million. The 24-year-old from Chatham, Ont., has three goals and four assists in seven games to start this ... Read More »

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