The perfect delivery: Being a mother and full-time curler not always easy

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 […]

Russian curler Krushelnitsky’s B sample tests positive for meldonium – OAR

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 […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Team GB curler Eve Muirhead makes revelation after curling confusion

“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, […]

'Anything is possible': Canadian curler Jennifer Jones eyes another Olympics

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 […]

Closer to the heart: Curler feels late brother's presence at Scotties

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 […]