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GREENWOOD’S ‘WAYNE HARRIS HAT-TRICK’

July 19, 2019 | George Johnson
Being of good Kingston, Ont., stock, Cory Greenwood is familiar with a Gordie Howe Hat-Trick. “A goal,” he began, rattling off the three components  in a single game that Mr. Hockey made famous. ...

RIGHT BACK AT IT

July 17, 2019 | George Johnson
Short week. Bad taste. Not, given the circumstances, the worst combination imaginable. “It’s good in that after you lose a game, any game, you can’t wait to get out on the field and make for up ...

WORK IN PROGRESS

July 16, 2019 | George Johnson
This is definitely a glass-half-empty group. A good thing – a very good thing – given their particular line of work. “Yes, we’re getting closer. For sure,” echoes Stampeders’ SAM ...

‘THERE’S GONNA BE NO SENTIMENTAL VIBES’

July 11, 2019 | George Johnson
Store the violins. Save the hugs. No need for hankies to dab at leaky tear-ducts. This weekend, of all weekends, is no time to indulge in nostalgia. “Who?” teases safety Courtney Stephen. “Never ...

‘HUNGRY TO SHOW WHAT HE CAN DO’

July 10, 2019 | George Johnson
In Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona (population: 40,000; elevation: 5,400 ft.; Motto: ‘Welcome to Everybody’s Home’), the ESPN Plus streaming feed had been hooked up to the big-screen TV. “I’d ...

A SIXTH SENSE

July 9, 2019 | George Johnson
It has nothing whatever to do with extra sensory perception or some form of eerie intuition. Understand, whenever Tre Roberson pulls off a heist – and he’s been doing that a lot of late ...

THE ONSIDE KICK

July 1, 2019 | George Johnson
The futbol aficionado in him understood the comparison immediately. “Xavi and Iniesta,’’ said Rene Parades, clearly a Barça seguidor, referencing the two legendary Spanish midfield ...

IN THE NICK OF TIME

June 29, 2019 | George Johnson
Harder to kill than a salacious rumour. “When you get thrown into deep water,” reasoned Stamps wideout Richard Sindani, trying to speak above the locker-room din of a wake miraculously ...

HIS TIME TO SHINE

June 28, 2019 | George Johnson
In search of the ever-elusive ‘more’. Personally. Collectively. “I look at this year,’’ Reggie Begelton is saying, the reflection of welcoming sun’s rays glinting off his shades following Friday ...

NEW CHALLENGES FOR STAMPS SECONDARY

June 27, 2019 | George Johnson
The relocating of Emmanuel Arceneaux to the prairie flatlands from the evergreen playground is kind of similar the Cheers gang uprooting from Boston or if Homer Simpson somehow landed a job at a ...
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