Team Gushue: Still kings of the Rock

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — For nearly two decades, Brad Gushue and his teams out of Newfoundland and Labrador have been a source of provincial pride in a place sometimes overlooked in Canada.  The people of Newfoundland and Labrador love curling and their curlers.  This week, the local team of Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant […]

Brad Gushue is back at the scene of the scariest curling fall ever

Sometimes, athletes have to fall before they can achieve greatness. In Brad Gushue's case, it was a literal fall — an infamous face-plant — that would turn out to be a turning point in his career.  The pride of Newfoundland and Labrador burst onto the curling scene in 2006, winning an Olympic gold medal at the […]

Brad Gushue captures Elite 10 curling title with win over Reid Carruthers

Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L., has picked up his second Elite 10 title with a win over Winnipeg's Reid Carruthers in the men's final to open the Grand Slam of Curling season on Sunday. Gushue picked up his 11th Grand Slam of Curling championship by holding off Carruthers for a 1-up victory at a […]

Brad Gushue falls to Sweden in gold-medal rematch

Canada’s Brad Gushue fell a win short of a second straight men’s world curling championship and settled for silver Sunday. Sweden’s Niklas Edin avenged a loss to Gushue in last year’s world final by dominating Canada 7-3 in the championship game in Las Vegas. Gushue shook hands after eight ends. “Real disappointed, obviously,” Gushue said. […]

Gushue dispatches Scotland's Mouat to set table for championship rematch at men's curling worlds

LAS VEGAS — Brad Gushue has been a somewhat frustrated skip all week. So when he made a second straight runback in the seventh end of Saturday night’s semifinal to score three points for Canada, he turned to the crowd and pumped his fists in the air. It was an emotional outburst many curling ends in the […]

‘We’re the best team in the world:’ Confident Gushue ready for quarter-final match against U.S.

LAS VEGAS — If Brad Gushue and his rink intend on defending their world championship title in 2018, they must navigate a more difficult path to granite greatness than a year ago in Edmonton. But despite struggling at times this week, Gushue says his St. John’s, N.L., team will hit a different gear in the playoffs. “I believe we’re the best team […]

Members of Team Gushue playing with heavy hearts after family deaths just days before worlds

LAS VEGAS — You’d barely know it by the way they’re carrying themselves on the ice this week in Las Vegas, but Mark Nichols and Brett Gallant are playing these world curling championship with heavy hearts. Just a little over a week ago on Saturday, March 24, Nichols’ mother, Helen, died at the age of 63.  […]

Brad Gushue rebounds with win over Swiss at men's curling worlds

Canada’s Brad Gushue bounced back from a rough first day at the world men’s curling championship with a 7-2 win over Switzerland on Sunday. Gushue (2-1) wasn’t pleased with his team’s read of the ice and game-clock management in a loss to Scotland the previous night. The Canadians were efficient in scoring and time against […]