Canada’s Harry Jones on rugby sevens world series in Vancouver: “It’s full on”

The World Rugby Sevens Series has taken Vancouver by storm and sports fans do not want to miss it, says national men’s team fly-half Harry Jones. The seven-a-side rugby tournament plays over two days at BC Place as part of a 10-round world circuit, and is great for families and casual sports fans alike as well as international spectators who come to wear their nation’s colours. (If they’re not dressed as WWF icons, of course.) [radioclip id=3624721] Halves are seven minutes long. The action moves quickly through a 16-team group stage set for the Saturday, followed by a championship round Sunday. “It’s full on. When the teams are on the… Read More

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Packers dealing with injuries going into game vs. Bengals

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The banged-up Green Bay Packers are starting practice this week with about a dozen players on the injury report. Receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, along with defensive lineman Mike Daniels were among the notable Packers who left last week’s 34-23 loss to Atlanta with injuries. The Packers were already without starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. Coach Mike McCarthy spoke about the injuries before practice on Wednesday. He hopes that all his sidelined players will be able to progress through the week as the team gets ready to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca

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Chip Ganassi Racing to downsize to 2 cars in IndyCar in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season. Scott Dixon will return as driver of the No. 9, and the team said a driver for the No. 10 will be announced later. It is widely believed that New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley will take over that seat. Tony Kanaan is expected to move to A.J. Foyt Racing, and it is not clear what Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton will do next season. Ganassi said the decision to downsize caused layoffs at his organization, but he needed to focus on fielding “two championship calibre teams.” Only Dixon was in title contention this season.… Read More

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A closer look at Derek Carr’s impressive start to 2017

ALAMEDA — With a win Sunday in Washington, Derek Carr would reach .500 (25-25) for his career. He started 0-10 as a rookie and has won 14 of his last 17 starts. How much does the possible “milestone” mean to him, especially given the tumultuous beginning to his NFL career? “I didn’t know that, so that can tell you how much it means,” Carr said Wednesday with a smile. “Obviously you want more wins than losses, but that’s funny. I didn’t even know that. That’s awesome.” Related Articles Rodney Hudson has been one of the NFL’s best centers this season Raiders’ David Amerson prepares to face the team that gave… Read More

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Teary-eyed Todd Frazier reacts to young girl hit by line drive at Yankee Stadium

Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier reacted to a foul ball off his bat striking a child on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. NEW YORK — Todd Frazier couldn’t hold back the emotion. The Yankees infielder approached his locker with a glassy-eyed look on Thursday afternoon, hours after a line drive off his bat struck a young girl down the third-base line in the Bronx. Frazier, when asked what it was like to watch the scary moment in real time, had tears in his eyes. “It was terrible. I was shaken up,” Frazier said–still outwardly upset. “I don’t know what happened. I just hope she’s alright. It’s tough to watch. It’s tough… Read More

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Alouettes sticking with struggling Durant at quarterback

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes will sink or swim with Darian Durant at quarterback. There was little other choice but to stick with Durant despite a nightmarish performance last week in which the 35-year-old was pulled in favour of backup Drew Willy early in the second period after not only failing to complete any of his six pass attempts, but not coming close to his receivers. The Alouettes (3-9) put up only 27 yards of offence in the first half of their 29-11 setback at home to the Ottawa Redblacks, which ran their losing streak to five games. It was the first game with general manager Kavis Reed as head… Read More

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