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Maple Leafs, or maple-ish?
The logo revealed Tuesday night does not appear to follow closely to any obvious tree biology.
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“There’s a lot of time there to think yourself stupid.”
The majority of elite-level curling teams in Canada consult with psychologists or mental strength coaches.
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In honour of John Scott and the apparent movie his life will soon become, here is a look at five feel-good sports movies based on individual athletes, ranked by their tear-jerking prowess:
In honour of John Scott and the apparent movie his life will soon become, here is a look at five feel-good sports movies based on individual athletes, ranked by their tear-jerking prowess.
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For $20, a player is guaranteed two games of curling, beer, pizza and the chance to win prizes at the end of the evening. The prizes are also beer.
One Toronto curling club is trying to bring diversity to the sport, plus pizza and beer of course.
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“And we have no dehumidification, and we have no water purification, so all of the impurities freeze to the top of the ice,” she said. “It’s hard to practice here for arena ice conditions at a national competition.”
“If it’s minus-40 outside,” Siksik said, “it’s minus-40 in the curling rink.”
Junior curlers are from Rankin Inlet, a community of about 2,600 on the western shore of Hudson Bay. They have overcome great distances and financial hardship to pursue their love of curling at the Canadian junior championships.
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“It’s not like scoring a goal,” Williams said with a smile. “You’re proud of yourself. You don’t let anyone know, but if anyone asks if you finished it you can say ‘Yep, all done.’ ”
It is a daily ritual; an opportunity to bond with teammates, sharpen critical thinking skills or escape from the strain of a life spent competing under the spotlight.
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“People throw the rock nice, you figure out the strategy in a hurry,” Jones said. “The thing that gets in your way is your head.”
The majority of elite-level curling teams in Canada consult with psychologists or mental strength coaches.
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Sport, at its best, has a way of being cinematic. In the spirit of John Scott’s unlikely star turn, the Star examines 10 Hollywood moments in sport:
Sport, at its best, has a way of being cinematic. In the spirit of Scott’s unlikely star turn, the Toronto Star examines 10 Hollywood moments in sport.
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Diego Fuentes, the Toronto actor, was born in Chillan, Chile, to non-curling parents. His mother, having relocated to Canada, would gently mock his growing interest in the sport, he said, by handing him a broom and saying, “Here, practise.”
“And then I’d have to sweep the kitchen,” he said.
One Toronto curling club is trying to bring diversity to the sport, plus pizza and beer of course.
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“A lot of competitive teams, if you suffered one loss like the first loss we had, it would destroy them, literally destroy them,” Turriff said. “These guys shrugged it off, came back the next game . . . ‘Ready to go, let’s go coach.’

“And that, in a lot of ways, breaks my heart, because I want that. I want more for them.”
Junior curlers are from Rankin Inlet, a community of about 2,600 on the western shore of Hudson Bay. They have overcome great distances and financial hardship to pursue their love of curling at the Canadian junior championships.
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“Do I think that this signals that the dam has burst, and that there will be a rush for NFL teams and NBA teams and Major League Baseball to hire women as coaches and managers? Absolutely not,” she said. “But it does mean that it’s possible.”
Cleveland radio host still argues there's no place for Kathryn Smith and others in the game.
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Justin Williams, the genial Washington Capitals forward, has developed a reputation for scoring pivotal playoff goals and for solving crossword puzzles. As a veteran, he is a vital mentor: “Everyone needs a father figure in the crosswords.”
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