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Jones’ quest for 7th Scotties title comes up short with loss to McCarville

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Team Canada's Jennifer Jones will be making an early exit at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

‘It’s anyone’s game’: Playoff battle ignites on final day of Scotties championship round

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts has quickly become one of the most dramatic in recent history with all eight teams still in contention as the final day of championship round curling begins Friday.

B.C.’s Wark upsets Manitoba’s Fleury in Scotties tiebreaker

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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British Columbia's Sarah Wark has earned the final spot in the championship round at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The Scotties rookie defeated Manitoba's Tracy Fleury 8-5 in a tiebreaker game Thursday morning at the national women's curling championship.

Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle trying to live up to ‘idol’ Sandra Schmirler

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Saskatchewan's Robyn Silvernagle never got to know the late Sandra Schmirler as closely as she would have liked, but the skip is making an impact at the Scotties that would have made the icon proud.

Silvernagle, Jones guaranteed at least tiebreaker game at Scotties

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Saskatchewan's Robyn Silvernagle and Team Canada's Jennifer Jones posted big wins on Wednesday to secure at least a spot in a tiebreaker game for the championship round at the Canadian women's curling championship in Sydney, N.S.

Losing your voice in curling is a skip’s worst nightmare

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

It’s one of the quirky parts of the roaring game that casual observers find most amusing — skips yelling at their sweepers to “hurry hard.” But for as many jokes made about all the yelling and screaming in curling, it’s a pivotal part of the game and strategy. Nova Scotia's Jill Brothers knows this all too well.

‘We’re doing all the right things’: Homan, Courtney curling while pregnant at Scotties

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Ontario skip Rachel Homan and second Joanne Courtney, who are competing at the Scotties in Nova Scotia, are expecting their first babies this summer. But that hasn’t stopped the rink, which is seeking its fourth national title, from getting off to a fast start.

Homan coughs up early lead at Scotties en route to 1st loss

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Ontario skip Rachel Homan dropped a 6-5 decision to former provincial rival Tracy Fleury, now representing Manitoba, in the Tuesday morning draw at the Canadian women's curling championship in Sydney, N.S.

Keep calm and Carey on: Chelsea Carey has perfect start at Scotties after ‘tough’ season

Monday, February 18th, 2019

What a difference a year has made in the life of Chelsea Carey. Flashback to the Scotties in Penticton, B.C., last February. Carey was trying to do everything she could to salvage the curling season after some devastating losses.

Jennifer Jones upset by P.E.I.’s Suzanne Birt at Scotties

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Prince Edward Island's Suzanne Birt upset Team Canada's Jennifer Jones 8-6 on Monday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Birt won it with a single in the 10th end when Jones's final stone overcurled.