Archive for October, 2006

Euro influenced Raptors look to fire it up

Monday, October 30th, 2006
If you listen to the Toronto Raptors, all this talk about the new makeup of their roster is a bunch of Eurotrash. Yes, the Raptors have two players from Spain, two from Slovenia and another from Italy. They have yet another who was born in America but has spent the last five seasons playing in Israel.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story.asp?ID=182392

Flames host traveling Capitals

Monday, October 30th, 2006
The Washington Capitals finish a four-game road trip tonight when they visit the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome. Calgary, meanwhile, has lost four of its last five games. On Saturday the Flames lost a 3-2 tilt to visiting Nashville, as Jason Arnott tallied a pair of goals for the Predators.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=182390

Leafs take on streaking Thrashers

Monday, October 30th, 2006
The Atlanta Thrashers try to build on Saturdays big win over Buffalo tonight when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Toronto, meanwhile, ended a three-game skid on Saturday, as Kyle Wellwood scored the winning goal in the seventh round of a shootout to secure a 5-4 win over Montreal. Tomas Kaberle added a hat trick and an assist in regulation, while Jean-Sebastien Aubin finished with 18 saves.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=182391

Penguins decide to keep rookie Staal

Monday, October 30th, 2006
The Pittsburgh Penguins have decided 18-year-old forward Jordan Staal deserves to be in the NHL. The Penguins arent going to send the young centre back to the OHLs Peterborough Petes. Staal has recorded four goals and one assist in his first nine games this season.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=182393

Gold Medallist Muenzer retires

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Olympic champion cyclist Lori-Ann Muenzer has decided not to try to defy the odds one more time. Muenzer, who won the sprint gold medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Games at the age of 38, announced Monday she is retiring from cycling. She plans to concentrate on her company Pure Momentum Inc., which promotes Canadian female motivational speakers, and devote time to a program shes established to develop young cyclists.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/news_story.asp?ID=182385

Playoffs payoff for Tigers

Monday, October 30th, 2006
The Detroit Tigers generated about US$38 million in ticket sales, parking and concessions and souvenirs during this years playoffs, economic experts say. Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group came up with that total based on the six post-season games played at Comerica Park.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/news_story.asp?ID=182382

Sinclair hat trick as Canada beats hosts

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Christine Sinclair scored all three goals Monday as Canada defeated South Korea 3-1 in the inaugural Peace Queen Cup. The hat trick raised Sinclairs total to five goals in two games. Just 23, Sinclair has scored 63 times for Canada in 84 appearances. The forward from Burnaby, B.C., made her debut for the senior side in 2000.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/news_story.asp?ID=182378

Beckham wants to stay with Real Madrid

Monday, October 30th, 2006
David Beckham wants to stay with Real Madrid. Beckham, who has been reduced to a substitute under coach Fabio Capello, said Monday he has resumed contract negotiations with the team. His current deal finishes at the end of this season. I am happy here. My family are happy here, Beckham said. At the moment I play for Real Madrid. Lets hope it carries on.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/news_story.asp?ID=182379

Federer pulls out of Paris Masters

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Roger Federer withdrew from the Paris Masters on Monday because of fatigue. Roger phoned this morning to say he is suffering from a general fatigue, tournament co-director Alain Riou said. Hes scared of pushing too hard, so hed rather not take the risk.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/news_story.asp?ID=182380

Zanardi to drive F1 car in November

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Alex Zanardi will get one more chance to drive a Formula One car when he pilots a modified version of the BMW-Sauber F1.06 next month. Zanardi, who last raced competitively in F1 in 1999, suffered life-threatening injuries in a 2001 CART race in Germany. The accident cost him the use of both his legs.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=182381