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Lyn Radford, chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games committee, lays out some of the items she took from the time capsule created when the last Canada Winter Games was held in Grande Prairie, Alta. in 1995. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Official torchbearers for 2019 Canada Winter Games announced

Canada Games officials open time capsule from Grande Prairie Games in 1995

Lyn Radford, chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games committee, lays out some of the items she took from the time capsule created when the last Canada Winter Games was held in Grande Prairie, Alta. in 1995. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Lacombe’s Team Sherrer represents central Alberta at Alberta Scotties
Lacombe’s Team Sherrer represents central Alberta at Alberta Scotties
Junior bull rider Carter Sahli, 15, from Red Deer competes in the junior category at the Rebel Energy Services Bull Riding competition Saturday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

PHOTOS: Red Deer bull riding competition features Canada’s top riders

Rebel Energy Bull Riding took place Saturday at the Centrium

Junior bull rider Carter Sahli, 15, from Red Deer competes in the junior category at the Rebel Energy Services Bull Riding competition Saturday. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester. Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star’s lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. England. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP, File)

Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Ronaldo is calm and this is a private matter

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester. Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star’s lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. England. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP, File)
Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash retires because of concussion symptoms

Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash retires because of concussion symptoms

Nash became a free agent last July 1 after his eight-year

Longtime NHL winger Rick Nash retires because of concussion symptoms
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IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

Tsunekazu Takeda was placed under formal investigation for “active corruption” on Dec. 10

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Ty Pozzobon (Black Press file photo)

Mental health video marks two years since bull rider Ty Pozzobon’s death

The beloved world-class bull rider committed suicide at his home in Merritt, B.C., on Jan. 9, 2017

Ty Pozzobon (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer cross-country skiing athlete Owen Pimm is going to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer as an alternate. Photo credit: Doug Stephen

Red Deer skier Owen Pimm heading to Canada Winter Games as an alternate

Pimm placed second in the junior boys freestyle qualifying race in Vernon, B.C.

Red Deer cross-country skiing athlete Owen Pimm is going to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer as an alternate. Photo credit: Doug Stephen
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA building in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, officials are due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, seeking the release of lab data to help prove potential charges against numerous Russian athletes, but RUSADA has already missed the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)

Russia says ‘understanding’ reached on doping data for WADA

Russia missed a deadline to hand over the data, meaning its anti-doping agency could face sanctions

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA building in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, officials are due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, seeking the release of lab data to help prove potential charges against numerous Russian athletes, but RUSADA has already missed the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
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Canada downs Russia at U18 women’s world championship

Canada finished round robin with two wins and a loss for six points

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Adam Hadwin chips onto the first green during the final round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament on March 12, 2017. Hadwin is currently among the leaders at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Carlson photo)

Adam Hadwin aiming for Presidents Cup spot, return to major championships

Abbotsford, B.C., golfer competes at the Presidents Cup in Hawaii this weekend

Adam Hadwin chips onto the first green during the final round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament on March 12, 2017. Hadwin is currently among the leaders at the Masters in Augusta, Ga. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Carlson photo)
The fifth annual Rebel Energy Services Professional Bull Riding competition takes place Jan. 12th at 7 p.m. at the Centrium. Photo by Covy Moore

Bull riding Saturday kicks off 2019 season

Rebel Energy Services Professional Bull Riding takes place Jan. 12th at the Centrium

The fifth annual Rebel Energy Services Professional Bull Riding competition takes place Jan. 12th at 7 p.m. at the Centrium. Photo by Covy Moore
Forward Zak Smith tries to get the puck past Royals Netminder Griffen Outhouse. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Rebels lose to Victoria Royals in shootout

Rookie netminder Byron Fancy plays first game since Dec. 1st, impresses with saves

Forward Zak Smith tries to get the puck past Royals Netminder Griffen Outhouse. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Canada’s Maxime Comtois (14) bumps into Russia goalie Pyotr Kochetkov (20) after the puck deflected wide of the goal while Russia’s Alexander Romanov, left, defends during second period IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

World junior Team Canada hockey captain targeted with online harassment

Maxime Comtois was on the receiving end of ‘anti-francophone racism’ following the team’s loss at the World Junior Championships

Canada’s Maxime Comtois (14) bumps into Russia goalie Pyotr Kochetkov (20) after the puck deflected wide of the goal while Russia’s Alexander Romanov, left, defends during second period IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
The Rebels celebrate after a nail-biting comeback victory against the Lethbridge Hurricanes Wednesday night at the Centrium. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Rebels make stunning comeback against Lethbridge Hurricanes

Comeback victory shows ‘no-quit’ attitude says teammate Forward Cameron Hausinger

The Rebels celebrate after a nail-biting comeback victory against the Lethbridge Hurricanes Wednesday night at the Centrium. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Isabelle Weidemann of Canada competes in the women’s 5000m speedskating finals during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday, February 16, 2018. Isabelle Weidemann hit her stride, literally and figuratively, in long-track speedskating. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian speedskater Isabelle Weidemann pushes her way into world’s elite

The 23-year-old from Ottawa points to last February’s Winter Olympics as her defining moment of 2018

Isabelle Weidemann of Canada competes in the women’s 5000m speedskating finals during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday, February 16, 2018. Isabelle Weidemann hit her stride, literally and figuratively, in long-track speedskating. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Scott McDermott crosses the finish line on day three of the 2018 Ultraman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Finishing the race meant closure and healing for McDermott and his loved ones after a near life-ending crash during his last visit to the World Championships in 2015. This year’s race was held Nov. 23-25.

Sylvan Lake’s Scott McDermott gets closure at World Championships

McDermott was the 25th contestant of 40 to cross the finish line after three days of competition

Scott McDermott crosses the finish line on day three of the 2018 Ultraman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Finishing the race meant closure and healing for McDermott and his loved ones after a near life-ending crash during his last visit to the World Championships in 2015. This year’s race was held Nov. 23-25.
A scene from EA Sports’ “NHL 19” video game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, EA Sports)

Outdoor hockey grows in latest version of NHL video game

The slogan for NHL 19 is, “From the pond to the pros”

A scene from EA Sports’ “NHL 19” video game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, EA Sports)
McDavid told Canada’s junior team to avoid social media: Bouchard

McDavid told Canada’s junior team to avoid social media: Bouchard

NHL players have a lot of advice to offer the Canadian junior team

McDavid told Canada’s junior team to avoid social media: Bouchard
Canadian national junior team goaltending prospect Carter Hart, right, makes a pad save while being screened by forward Cody Glass on the first day of selection camp for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship in St.Catharines, Ont., Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press)

Vegas Golden Knights prospect Cody Glass making plays for Canadian junior team

Glass along with linemates Maxime Comtois and Owen Tippett have found much success in first two games

Canadian national junior team goaltending prospect Carter Hart, right, makes a pad save while being screened by forward Cody Glass on the first day of selection camp for the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship in St.Catharines, Ont., Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press)