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  • Ford World Men’s Curling Championships: Ryan Fry the missing piece to Jacobs’ rink puzzle

    Jim Morris at Eh Game1 yr ago

    VICTORIA _ A chat over some beers resulted in Brad Jacobs adding the final piece to his curling team.

    The 2012 Tim Hortons Brier in Saskatoon was a disaster for Jacobs' Northern Ontario crew and Brad Gushue's team from Newfoundland and Labrador. Both rinks struggled to 5-6 records and missed the playoffs.

    Near the end of the week Ryan Fry, then a third on Gushue's rink, was licking his wounds with Jacobs' rink over a few refreshments.

    "It was a horrible year for both of us," Fry said during this week's Ford World Men's Curling Championship. "We were just talking that, if it ever happened, I wouldn't mind curling with you guys.

    "It just so happened me and Brad Gushue decided to part ways. I gave Brad (Jacobs) a call. It didn't take very long. The only thing that took a little bit of time was getting out of my job and selling my house in Newfoundland."

    In their first full season together Fry has played an important role in Jacobs' rink winning the Brier and going unbeaten in their first five games at the world championships. Canada's first loss came Tuesday morning, a 6-4 decision at the hands of the Czech Republic.

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  • John Farrell officially named Red Sox manager

    Ian Denomme at Eh Game1 yr ago

    Two seasons after leaving Boston to become manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, John Ferrell is heading back to the Red Sox.

    According to several reports, the former Red Sox pitching coach signed a multi-year deal with the Red Sox to manage the club through the 2015 season. MLB.com confirmed the report and said an official announcement is imminent.

    Farrell managed the Blue Jays for two full seasons, compiling a 154-170 record. He was courted by the Red Sox last season after they fired two-time World Series winner Terry Francona. The Blue Jays then created a team rule preventing lateral moves in an effort to retain Farrell.

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  • Toronto FC battles Santos Laguna to hard-fought Champions League draw, but is in tough spot

    Andrew Bucholtz at Eh Game2 yrs ago

    The first leg of Toronto FC's CONCACAF Champions League semifinal tie against Mexican side Santos Laguna Wednesday night always looked like a tough match for the Canadians, so the 1-1 draw they achieved is a reasonably impressive result. It looks even better when you consider that the Reds were without two key players, defender/midfielder Torsten Frings and keeper Stefan Frei. However, that draw still leaves the team in a very tough position heading into the second leg in Mexico, and it's evidence that there may still be a substantial gap between the Mexican teams and the MLS ones in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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