Rockets Still First

  • The Kelowna Rockets managed to stay in first place in the BC Division standings Friday with a 2-2 tie against the Spokane Chiefs. The Rockets play the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook Saturday night in the second of a four game road trip.
  • Friday was a rough night to be a Canadian in the NBA. Phoenix Suns' guard Steve Nash of Victoria, the NBA's assists leader, got a concussion late in the first half against New Orleans, while Hornets centre Jamaal Magloire broke his right ring finger in the final minute. Phoenix won the game 95-86.
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  • Canada's Clara Hughes won silver in the women's 5,000 metres at a World Cup speed skating event Saturday in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Hughes, a native of Winnipeg who now resides in Glen Sutton, Que., finished just 0.03 seconds behind Dutchwoman Renate Groenewold. Groenewold's winning time was seven minutes 1.21 seconds, while Hughes clocked 7:01.24.Full Story
  • Defending overall champion Janne Ahonen won the World Cup ski jump opener in his home country Saturday, making the longest jumps in each round before boisterous, flag-waving fans. Competing on Ruka's illuminated large hill, Ahonen went 144.5 meters in the first round and 142 in the second for 318.7 points. It was the 19th victory in his World Cup career

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