Jeff Stoughton is off to the world men's curling championship. Stoughton's Manitoba rink downed Ontario's Glenn Howard 8-6 in the final at the Tim Horton’s Brier in London. Manitoba will represent Canada at the worlds in Regina next month.
In N-H-L action, The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-4, hours after learning former star Rick Martin had died after being involved in a 1-car crash near Buffalo. 59-year-old Martin was a member of the Sabres' famed French Connection line in the ‘70s. Elsewhere, Pittsburgh downed Edmonton 5-1.
The Barrie Colts’ 3-game win streak was snapped in local O-H-L action yesterday afternoon after a 4-2 loss to Brampton. The Colts will wrap up their season this weekend with games against Peterborough and Mississauga.
And, Stayner lost their 3rd in a row to Alliston 6-5 yesterday to fall to 3-and-1 in the G-M-O-J-H-L championship final. Game 5 goes tomorrow night in Alliston at 7:30.
The Toronto Raptors just can’t put together a winning streak as the Charlotte Bobcats downed Toronto 95-90 in N-B-A action. The Raptors beat Indiana on Friday, but haven’t won back-to-back games since December.
Number 1-ranked Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and defending champion Duke have been awarded the top seeds for the N-C-Double-A basketball tournament. The expanded 68-team March Madness tournament starts tomorrow with the first of 4 first-round games.
In Exhibition Baseball, Jose Bautista continued his recent hot streak with a home run and a pair of R-B-I’s in a 9-3 Blue Jays win over the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon.
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