VANCOUVER—Vancouver Olympic organizers yesterday launched a website allowing those with tickets to the 2010 Games to sell them unhindered by any price cap.
Within hours, tickets to the men’s gold-medal hockey game that were worth between $350 and $550 on face value were on offer for $5,000.
VANCOUVER—The St. Louis Blues are learning from their losses, and they’re motivated to avenge them.
Right-winger David Backes scored twice yesterday as St. Louis earned a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks—the team that knocked the Blues out of last season’s playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—It was supposed to be a night when the Minnesota Vikings celebrated a division title and inched closer to the best record in the NFC.
Instead, it was night of dropped passes, missed tackles, poor protection—and a dust-up between quarterback Brett Favre and the coach who worked so hard to bring him back from retirement.
The Conservative government is in an 11th hour scramble to put together a national pavilion at the Vancouver Olympics—even though it was advised for years by bureaucrats and partners that it should take advantage of the Winter Games to promote Canada to the world.
WINNIPEG—Mike Kelly’s short but turbulent career as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to a crashing halt yesterday—the same day he was arrested in Pennsylvania on charges of assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Peyton Manning completed every pass early and a big one late—exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to stay unbeaten.
Manning threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns, including a 65-yarder to Reggie Wayne to go ahead for good, as the Colts edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-31 last night to improve to 14-0 for the first time in franchise history.
MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Danica Patrick will ease her way into NASCAR by skipping the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway in favour of a less-stressful debut one week later at California.
Even after a shocking sex scandal that tarnished Tiger Woods, it was tough to ignore what he achieved on the golf course.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Arizona Cardinals lost their discipline and a chance to clinch a second-straight NFC West crown.
They threw the ball away—they fumbled it even more.
VANCOUVER—When the 19,000 volunteers for the 2010 Winter Olympics hit their fifth shift, that’s when Allen Vansen will start to worry.
Previous Games have shown that after five shifts of standing in parking lot puddles or repeating hello, bonjour, and the directions to the bathroom, the unpaid workers crucial to the Olympics grow bored and begin dropping out.