NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. —Saskatchewan curler Joan McCusker could have never prepared for the guilt she would feel trying to balance the roles of new mother and elite-level curler. It was 1993 and the Sandra Schmirler rink was about to win its first Scotties championship. McCusker played second for the team, all while trying to be […]
LAS VEGAS — Brad Gushue the curler — it’s hard to imagine the Newfoundland and Labrador skip doing anything else but throwing granite down a sheet of pebbled ice, making shot after shot. That’s how fans of the sport around the world have come to know him. But there was a time when Gushue’s curling dream […]
Published time: 20 Feb, 2018 11:36 Edited time: 20 Feb, 2018 11:43 The doping violation committed by Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been confirmed by the Russian Olympic Committee website, which announced on Tuesday that his B sample revealed the presence of a banned substance. Krushelnitsky and his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, who secured Russia’s first […]
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, who won a bronze medal in mixed doubles with his wife last week, has tested positive for a high dose of meldonium, the same medication that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was suspended in 2016 for using.
“Well, of course, the red light’s come on so that’s counted as a hogged rock and that has to be taken off,” she said. “I guess when you see the replays in the stadium out there and it looks like it was let go before [the hog line], it’s hard to take. “But it does, […]
Winnipeg skip Jennifer Jones has won everything there is to win in the sport of curling, including five Canadian championships, a world championship and Olympic gold. If there’s a curling bonspiel with Jones in it, she’s expected to win. So when she lost the Manitoba playdowns last year to miss the Scotties, after 12 previous […]
ST. CATHARINES, ONT — A little more than a year ago, Lauren Mann was in the middle of her provincial curling qualifier, hoping to skip Quebec at the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Just before her semifinal game on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, everything changed. “My brother Adam passed away,” Mann says, wiping tears from her […]