By Robin Short
Telegram Sports Editor
Starting next month, the National Basketball League of Canada will be flying in two officials from out-of-province to work St. John’s Edge games, rather than rely on a local three-person officiating crew. That news came Wednesday from Mike Falloon, the NBL Canada director of officiating, less than 24 hours after Edge star Carl English was severely critical of the officiating in Tuesday’s 111-103 loss to the Windsor Express at Mile One Centre.
By Robin Short
Telegram Sports Editor-Ottawa
Ottawa - You can count two former Olympic medal winners and current world champions among those who agree with Tuesday’s big announcement that saw the International Olympic Committee bar Russia’s Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Curlers Brad Gushue and Mark Nichols of St. John’s concur 100 per cent with the IOC and the unprecedented punishment following a lengthy investigation into Russia’s systematic doping.
There was still nothing to report Wednesday on talks between local basketball star Carl English and the St. John’s Edge, but reading between the lines, it doesn’t look promising. The Edge want English, and the Patrick’s Cove product, who at 36 is winding down a career that saw him star for the national team and in Europe, would like to play pro at home. Related story
Edge, English look to bridge a gulf
But there’s the little matter of money.
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