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Jacobs rolls to Classic crown

thestarphoenix.com — Brad Jacobs' Olympic gold medal is two years in the past. He's chasing another one two years in the future. The chase doesn't get easier, says the Sault Ste. Marie skip, which is why what happened Monday at the Saskatoon Nutana carries some weight. Jacobs doubled Norway's Thomas Ulsrud, the 2014 world champion, 6-3 in...

Anthony Joshua in line for heavyweight showdown against Wladimir Klitschko

theguardian.com — Timing is everything in boxing - inside and outside the ring - which is why, after the sad retreat from battle of Tyson Fury at the weekend, Anthony Joshua is being catapulted towards an unexpected multi-title world heavyweight fight with Wladimir Klitschko, possibly in the UK in late November.

Gordie Howe, the hometown boy, finds his resting place in Saskatoon

thestarphoenix.com — Gordie Howe's dying wish came true Sunday. The hockey great went home, with wife Colleen, to a final resting place on the Saskatchewan prairie. Their ashes are forever mingled, set into the base of the Saskatoon statue that bears his likeness, in the city that gave him life and built him ...

Road-bound Huskies look for a return to the win column

thestarphoenix.com — The University of Saskatchewan Huskies tumbled out of the unbeaten column - barely - last weekend. Saskatchewan's 20-19 Canada West football loss to the visiting Calgary Dinos in a battle of unbeatens dropped their record to 2-1, which is what they're taking into Winnipeg for a 12 noon (Saska...

Saskatoon giving Gordie Howe a final send-off

thestarphoenix.com — Gordie Howe's Day 12 noon: Tailgating at SaskTel Centre 2 p.m.: Blades game and Howe tribute Here's hoping Gordie Howe is a fair-weather friend. The hockey great will be honoured by fans and family Sunday in Saskatoon, and Steve Hogle - the man who engineered the day - is keeping an eye on the skies....

Gordie Howe’s grandson finds his Saskatoon roots

thestarphoenix.com — The American kid, raised in Ohio, stands under a big, blue Saskatchewan sky on Wednesday, eyes locked on his grandpa. The kid is Corey Howe, and he lives here in Saskatoon. He switched cities and countries five months ago, because he fell in love with a local woman and wants her in his life on a daily basis.

Men’s World Curling Tour rolls into Saskatoon

thestarphoenix.com — The bonspiel formerly known as the Point Optical Curling Classic is rolling into Saskatoon this week. The annual World Curling Tour stop - which, because of a change in sponsors, is now the College Clean Restoration Curling Classic - commences Friday at the Nutana and runs through Monday.

Rush cap busy week with pair of Tuesday trades

thestarphoenix.com — Derek Keenan took a deep breath Tuesday afternoon; said he was ready to sit down and relax for a few minutes. The Saskatchewan Rush general manager had just conducted a two-day flurry of trades as the National Lacrosse League draft moves closer, and he proclaimed himself finished.

Wang wins international finale at Saskatoon Classic

thestarphoenix.com — Eve Muirhead and Bingyu Wang travelled across oceans and continents before making their mutual, pinpoint landing Monday on Sheet No. 5 at the Nutana Curling Club. The two skips, from Scotland and China, respectively, staged the first-ever all-international finale at Saskatoon's Colonial Square Ladies Curling Classic.

The work goes on as Gordie Howe waits for his Saskatoon homecoming

thestarphoenix.com — They drilled Gordie Howe's hole Monday morning. It's 4 1/2 inches wide, eight inches deep, set into the concrete base in front of his statue at SaskTel Centre. On Sunday, Gordie Howe and wife Colleen will be placed lovingly into that hole, their ashes mingled in a singled urn, protected by a small, specially-made stainless-steel...
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Sep 27, 2016

True. Olympic gold medal. Unbeaten as a pro. World title-holder. Stopped every opponent. Bum.  https://twitter.com/skysprtsnewsshq/status/780685264083640320 

Sep 27, 2016

What sport do you think you're following, pal? This is boxing. And Joshua has a world title and a clean ko cv. Btw, rubbish Twitter address https://t.co/sIpiwNjD3u

Sep 26, 2016

@charliechar Got a boxing project you might be interested in. DM and I'll get back to you

Sep 26, 2016

No reputable report that I've seen (or written) says this fight is "pretty much done". Klitschko is a fierce negotiator https://t.co/rY5BdW1Mnn


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