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Cudmore claims CPGA assistant championship

Daniel Cudmore of Fox Meadow Golf Club in Stratford, P.E.I., won the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association Atlantic Assistant Professionals’ Championship yesterday at Moncton’s Mountain Woods Golf Club.

Cudmore defeated David DeAdder of Moncton’s Royal Oaks Golf Club in a one-hole playoff. Cudmore birdied the 390-yard, par 4, first hole at Mountain Woods to seal the win.

Cudmore and DeAdder were tied at the end of 36 holes at 1-under-par 139. Cudmore shot 69-70 while DeAdder recorded 74-65.

In third place was Todd Bishop of Fairview Range in Halifax at 141, on rounds of 74-67.

Marc Robichaud of Royals Oaks finished tied for sixth at 144 (75-69).

Steele, LeBlanc win match play crowns

MIRAMICHI – Hampton’s Greg Steele won the New Brunswick junior boys match play championship Wednesday by defeating Justin Shanks of Sussex on the fourth playoff hole at the Miramichi Golf and Country Club.

Steele and Shanks pushed each other throughout the match with brilliant displays of putting.

Brett Wilson of Sussex beat clubmate Blake Kyle 3&2 in the consolation match to secure third place.

The tournament featured 16 players.

Alexandra LeBlanc of Country Meadows defeated clubmate Clair Konning 6&5 to capture the junior girls match play title.

Trio of aces carded in Petitcodiac

PETITCODIAC – Aces have been wild in Petitcodiac.

Three holes-in-one have been recorded recently, including two on the same day, at the Petitcodiac Valley Golf and Country Club.

Pat Fox recorded the second ace of her career on Sunday. She used a 7-wood to card the hole-in-one on the 133-yard 14th hole.

Fox finished her round with a 96.

She was playing with Heather Silliker (97), Arlene Glencross (97) and Dianna Murray (98).

On the same day, 14-year-old Logan Elliott carded his first ace on the same hole while playing in an adult/junior tournament.

He was playing with partner Andrew Prudence, Dakota Griffin and Garda Crossman.

Earlier this summer, Mike Sharpe notched a hole-in-one on the 188-yard 14th hole. He used a 4-iron and finished his round with a 93.

Sharpe was playing with Peter Moore, who also shot a 93.

Meanwhile, Davis and Dennis Murphy won the adult/junior tournament with an 80, six shots ahead of Brooke and Scott Burgess.

Basketball teams needed for tourney

MIRAMICHI – Organizers of the Miramichi Hoop Classic, co-hosted by James M. Hill and Miramichi Valley High Schools, are looking for three senior boys teams interested in competing in this year’s tournament.

The tournament, scheduled for Nov. 18-19, will feature eight senior boys teams and eight senior girls teams. All teams are guaranteed three games in a single-elimination format.

For more information, contact Jim Watters at james.watters@nbed.nb.ca

Basketball N.B. seeks nominations

FREDERICTON – Today is the final deadline for nominations for Basketball New Brunswick’s annual service awards.

The provincial organization annually recognizes two coaches, two special merit award recipients, one executive award and one officials award.

Nomination forms can be found on the BNB website at ww.basketball.nb.ca or by emailing info@basketball.nb.ca

The awards will be presented Saturday, Sept. 24 in Fredericton.





Bishop places third at assistant pros event



Todd Bishop of Halifax placed third in the CPGA Atlantic Assistant Professionals’ Championship that wrapped up Thursday in Moncton.

The Fairview Range golfer fired rounds of 74 and 67 to finish at 141, two strokes off the pace of Daniel Cudmore and David DeAdder, who shot identical 139s before Cudmore claimed the title with a one-hole playoff victory.

Tigers add high-scoring Homeski to team



Doriana Homerski, a top high school scorer from Hamilton, Ont., will play for the Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer team this fall.

She led the St. Mary’s Crusaders to the city championship title in 2009 and 2010. She scored more than 100 goals in her high school career.

Also joining Homerski on the Tigers’ front line will be Vancouver’s Nikki Burger, Ottawa’s Pamela Krieg and Kendra Challis of Burlington, Ont.

CIS playoffs headed to prime time on TSN



CIS football finals and semifinals are heading into prime time.

TSN announced Friday a three-year partnership extension with the CIS that will see the Vanier Cup, Uteck Bowl and Mitchell Bowl move into the broadcaster’s popular Friday night football slot in November.

This year’s Vanier Cup on Nov. 25 was already planned for Friday night. It will be part of Grey Cup weekend festivities in Vancouver.

The Uteck Bowl, featuring the AUS and Ontario champions, will be played in Moncton this season. It will move from its traditional Saturday afternoon slot.

The Mitchell Bowl will be played between the Canada West and Quebec winners. The Uteck and Mitchell Bowls will be part of a Friday night doubleheader on Nov. 18.

TSN’s agreement also includes the Canada West conference championship game for the Hardy Trophy.

11th Hour Racing leads J24 sailing event



John Mollicone’s 11th Hour Racing of Sail Newport is in the lead after two days at the North American J24 sailing championship being hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax.

Mauricio Santa Cruz’s Bruschetta of Brazil is second, three points off the lead. Travis Odenbach (Waterline Systems) out of the Rochester Yacht Club holds down third.

John Whynacht and Sticky Fingers out of the Lunenburg Yacht Club is the top Canadian boat in fifth.

Racing concludes today.

Two N.S. teams playing for lawn bowling bronze



Two Nova Scotia teams will play for bronze medals today at the Canadian lawn bowling championships in Toronto.

Steve Ogden and Steve Bezanson, the two-time defending national champs, square off against an Alberta team for third place in the men’s pairs competition while the women’s fours team of Debbie Foster, Tammy Foster-Veinot, Anita Knox and Jackie Foster plays Manitoba.

Ogden and Bezanson beat Quebec 26-11 on Friday to finish the round robin 7-2, tied for second spot with the Ontario B team. But the Ontario squad won the tiebreaker based on its head-to-head victory over the Bluenoses on Thursday and earned a trip to the final.

The women’s fours dumped Quebec 23-12 in their last round-robin match to finish up 6-3, tied for third place with Manitoba.

Another Nova Scotia team, Verna Murray and Louise MacPhee, could have secured a berth in the women’s pairs bronze-medal game with a win Friday but they lost 15-13 to Quebec, completing the tournament in fifth spot with a 5-4 mark.

Line drive to head lands Humber on DL

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox right-hander Phil Humber is going on the 15-day disabled list after getting struck in the face by a line drive.

The 28-year-old was removed in the second inning of Thursday night’s 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians after Kosuke Fukudome’s line drive hit Humber just above his right eye, bruising his face.

Humber is 8-8 with a 3.63 earned-run average in 23 games — 21 starts.



Nadal, Federer ousted in quarter-finals

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A weary Rafael Nadal and an off-target Roger Federer got knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday.

Playing a day after he spent five hours on court, Nadal faded in a 6-3, 6-4 loss to American Mardy Fish, who had never beaten the second-ranked Spaniard.

Later, the third-seeded Federer struggled with his groundstrokes during a 6-2, 7-6 (3) loss to Tomas Berdych, who has won three of their last four matchups.

In the wide-open women’s bracket, second-seeded Vera Zvonareva and No. 4 Maria Sharapova advanced in straight sets.

Fish will play Murray, who advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over 10th-seeded Gilles Simon of France. Murray, the 2008 champion, has beaten Simon in seven consecutive matches.

The fourth-seeded Sharapova advanced easily with a 6-3, 6-2 win over 10th-seeded Samantha Stosur.


Prosecutors want Clemens on trial again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case say they made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and the baseball star should face another trial.

The prosecutors filed arguments Friday disputing Clemens’s position that a second trial would violate his constitutional protection against double jeopardy for facing the same charges twice.

Clemens had argued the showing of the evidence was a deliberate ploy to invoke a mistrial because the prosecutors’ case was going badly. But the prosecutors say their case remains strong and Clemens wants to “gain an unwarranted windfall from this inadvertent error.”

The prosecutors said it was an oversight that they showed jurors a video clip that mentioned that Clemens’s teammate told his wife that Clemens admitted using performance-enhancing drugs — evidence the judge had ruled inadmissible.

Drury retires after 12 seasons in NHL

Chris Drury retired from the NHL on Friday after 12 seasons, unable to hook up with a new team after the New York Rangers bought out the final year of their captain’s contract in June.

The 34-year-old centre struggled through a final injury-plagued season with New York that limited him to 24 games. He returned for the final regular-season game and scored his lone goal in a win over New Jersey that helped the Rangers clinch a playoff spot on the last day. That was the only highlight for Drury, who posted just five points and then added an assist in New York’s first-round playoff loss to Washington.

Drury was let go by the Rangers in late June after a largely disappointing four seasons, including three as captain. Drury was given US$3.333 million for the buyout that closed the five-year, $35.25-million deal he signed with New York after leaving Buffalo as a free agent in 2007. He announced his retirement Friday in a statement released by the NHL Players’ Association.

In 892 career NHL games with Colorado, Calgary, Buffalo and the Rangers, Drury had 255 goals and 615 points.

The Associated Press





The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention Tour comes to Cincinnati


Creation Entertainment arrives with The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention Tour Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. This special weekend will take place at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Plenty of Parking is available.

The Official TWILIGHT SAGA Fan Convention will offer attendees the unique opportunity to involve themselves in all aspects of TWILIGHT. This weekend gathering will feature on-stage appearances by TWILIGHT celebrities, exclusive footage screenings, panel discussions, TWILIGHT themed parties, musical performances, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autographing, photo opportunities, TWILIGHT merchandise and more.

Special on-stage appearances by TWILIGHT stars will include: Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisie Cullen, Sunday), Tinsel Korey (Emily, Saturday and Sunday), Charlie Bewley (Demetri of The Volturi, Saturdayt and Sunday), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call of the Wolf Pack, Saturday and Sunday) and Boo Boo Stewart (Seth Clearwater, Saturday and Sunday).

Hosting this weekend’s show will be Hannah and Hilly Hindi and guests from the The Hillywood Show, a YouTube hit who are known for their hilarious spoofs from various movies. They will also be performing skits, posing for photos and adding to the weekend of fun! Major online TWILIGHT fan websiteswww.twilightlexicon.com and www.twilightmoms.com will be participating with special presentations on stage.

The fun will be kicked up a notch with evening function on Saturday Night, the Volturi Vampire Ball, where attendee can dress in their finest vampire attire and dance the night away. Also on Sunday Morning there will be a Celebrity Continental Breakfast and Silent Charity Auction. A separate ticket is required for these events.

General admission tickets are available in advance throughwww.twilightconvention.com and at the door for $20. Show hours are Saturday, NOON – 6:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 – 5:30 PM. General Admission tickets to the Saturday Night Vampire Ball tickets are $79 and limited Sunday Continental Breakfast and Charity Auction tickets are $89.

Cincinnati is the on of the stops for the 14-city Official TWILIGHT Saga Fan Convention Tour that is being done in conjunction with Summit Entertainment. More information can be found at www.twilightconvention.com.

About the TWILIGHT film series

The TWILIGHT film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away.

But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story and blockbuster success TWILIGHT was released in theatres on November 21, 2008. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, released November 20, 2009 with the third film, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE directed by David Slade, being released on June 30, 2010; and the fourth film, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – Part 1, is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2011.

Melissa Rosenberg wrote the scripts for The TWILIGHT film series.



LIKE CRAZY New Photos with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones

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Check out a few new photos from LIKE CRAZY which stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, and is directed by Drake Doremus.

Synopsis: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa.Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazydepicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

Like Crazy will be released to theaters on October 28, 2011. You can read all our coverage of Like Crazy here.

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