Archive for July, 2008

Kuznetsova holds off plucky teen Larcher de Brito

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday in Montreal after being extended by 15-year-old Michelle Larcher de Brito.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2008/07/31/rogers-cup-four.html?ref=rss

Steve Tambellini named Oilers GM

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Steve Tambellini was named general manager of the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, with Kevin Lowe promoted to president of hockey operations.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2008/07/31/oilers-changes.html?ref=rss

Senators re sign forward Vermette

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
The Ottawa Senators announced on Thursday that forward Antoine Vermette has signed a two-year deal to remain with the club.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2008/07/31/senators-vermette.html?ref=rss

Scotty Bowman leaves Wings for Blackhawks

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Scotty Bowman is leaving the Detroit Red Wings to join the Chicago Blackhawks as a senior adviser.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2008/07/31/bowman-chicago.html?ref=rss

Ticats turn to Williams to halt slide in Montreal

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will have a new starting quarterback under centre when they visit the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, and theyll also be hoping for a new result.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2008/07/31/alouettes-ticats-preview.html?ref=rss

Griffey Jr heading to White Sox

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
The Cincinnati Reds have worked out a deal to send Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox, pending the veteran outfielders approval.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2008/07/31/griffey-chisox.html?ref=rss

IAAF suspends 7 Russian athletes

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
The International Association of Athletics Federations has provisionally suspended seven Russian athletes, including 1,500-metre world-record holder Yelena Soboleva, for tampering with urine samples.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/athletics/story/2008/07/31/russia-suspensions.html?ref=rss

Sprinter Dunkley kicked off Jamaican team

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Sprinter Julien Dunkley has been dropped from Jamaicas Olympic team, but officials wouldnt say if hes the athlete booted earlier in the week for failing a doping test.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/athletics/story/2008/07/30/dunkley-jamaica.html?ref=rss

Olympic journalists face web restraints

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Journalists covering the Beijing Games will not have uncensored internet access, Chinese and Olympic officials have confirmed.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/story/2008/07/30/olympics-censorship.html?ref=rss

Ryan Dinwiddie leads CFL weekly winners

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie is 1-for-1, earning offensive player of the week honours after one start.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2008/07/30/cfl-awards.html?ref=rss