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In The News 20181114

Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Beyond the boosterism of those connected to the Olympic movement, there never seemed to be an overwhelming amount of genuine excitement among everyday Calgarians.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:00 EST
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The Buzzer is CBC Sports' daily newsletter. Get up to speed in a hurry on the interesting stuff happening in sports, including the fallout from Calgary's "no" vote on the Olympics.

Hockey Night in Canada Podcast: Brian Burke wants it to be hard to get into the Hall of Fame

In this week's edition, the former GM talks about his work on the HHOF selection committee.

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The result of Tuesday's vote not only means Calgary will not host the 2026 Olympics, CBC Sports host Scott Russell writes that it's also an Olympic-sized wake-up call. Not everyone loves the Games, at least not the way they are now. Not even the people of Calgary.

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A night that began with optimism for many Olympians ended in heartbreak as Calgarians voted in a 56 per cent majority against bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Ricardo Miranda

Citizens were asked in Tuesday's non-binding plebiscite if they wanted to host a Winter Games again. Out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 voted and 171,750 said No.


Reggie Bullock scored a buzzer-beater as the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Raptors 106-104 Wednesday night, making a winner out of coach Dwane Casey in his return to Toronto.


Dwane Casey might be gone, but he certainly is not forgotten.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:38:00 EST
Q & A with Brooke Henderson

Before she competes at her final tournament of the season for a $1 Million dollar prize we caught up with number 8 ranked in the world Brooke Henderson.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:58:24 EST

Defenceman Ben Chiarot scored with 7:09 left in the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.


The group representing Canada's Paralympic athletes says it is disappointed, but respects the decision by Calgarians to vote against making a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Scott Hutcheson Calgary Olympic bid

Calgarians wanted to focus on local priorities, particularly with an austerity budget looming, without Olympic-sized risks.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:50:18 EST
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The decisive "no" to bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics voiced by Calgarians on Tuesday made headlines around the world.


Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets has easily won the National League Cy Young Award, and Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays has edged out two past winners for the American League prize.

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Penguins star Sidney Crosby skipped practice on Wednesday, fueling speculation about the nature of his injury.


Captain Jordyn Huitema opened scoring in the 77th minute as Canada surged to a 3-0 win over Colombia on Wednesday to open up the women's under-17 World Cup.


World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found no evidence athletes' representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting, but more people need to be interviewed to determine what happened.

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Dwane Casey is expected to be warmly received by fans in his his return to Toronto on Wednesday night. That certainly wasn't the case for all former members of the Raptors.


The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Tanner Pearson. The 26-year-old Pearson has one assist in 17 games this season, while Hagelin has collected a goal and three points in 16 contests.

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The International Olympic Committee had hoped that arguments about the sporting, social and long-term benefits of hosting the Olympic Games would sway the vote.