WINNIPEG - One more win and Kevin Martin's dream of curling in another Olympics is a lot closer to reality.
The veteran Edmonton skip has been to three, winning silver in 2002 and gold in 2010.
Martin and co-leader Brad Jacobs will faceoff Thursday at the Olympic Trials and one of them will take sole possession of first place, with the bonus of a free ride into the men's final Sunday.
"I really would love to get to one more Olympics and you know we have a shot at it," Martin said after disposing of John Epping 9-5 in nine ends Wednesday.
It's not the conference, it's the geography for the Winnipeg Jets.
They're in the Central Division and the Western Conference now after being stuck in the Southeast for two seasons. When the NHL realigned for this season, the organization welcomed the move because the trade-off for tougher competition was more meetings with natural rivals and more games in the Central Time Zone.
That means more chances for players to sleep in their own beds. But as the Jets get to the tail end of their longest road trip of the season, they know it'll never be a perfect situation
MANCHESTER, England - Luis Suarez's stunning quadruple for Liverpool capped a goal-laden night in the Premier League that saw the top four all win, but Manchester United lose 1-0 to Everton to be cut adrift in the title race.
Arsenal preserved its four-point lead as Nicklas Bendtner capitalized on a rare start to score in a 2-0 win over Hull, while Eden Hazard capped a brilliant performance with two goals in Chelsea's wild 4-3 victory at Sunderland.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore's Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night.
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Lindsey Vonn needs the confidence that Lake Louise gives her more than ever.
The U.S. ski star has won a record 14 World Cup ski races at the Alberta resort, but Vonn wasn't yet certain after Wednesday's training run she's ready to race at Lake Louise this year.
Downhill races are scheduled for Friday and Saturday followed by a super-G on Sunday.
The reigning Olympic women's downhill champion completed her first official training run for a World Cup race since crashing and tearing ligaments in her right knee at the world championships in February.
TORONTO - When "24/7: Road to the Winter Classic" debuts later this month, viewers might find out what caused Phil Kessel to abruptly leave a practice because HBO cameras followed him to the locker-room.
What no one will see is what Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer and Carlyle were talking about on the ice, only because coach Randy Carlyle turned off his microphone. And no one will hear what Mark Fraser would've yelled at James van Riemsdyk during a drill because the defenceman bit his tongue instead of making a joke.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says it is completed.
State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday in his office to announce his findings.
Meggs says investigators have learned as much as they can about the December 2012 incident.
ESPN first reported that the investigation had been completed.
When Cheryl Bernard won curling silver for Canada at the Vancouver Olympics, she and her teammates vowed they would do more with their medals than just "hang them in a case on the wall."
She stayed true to her word.
That's why less than a month after her heartbreaking upset at the curling pre-qualifying event that ended her dreams of a second Olympic appearance, she's already turned her thoughts to helping others.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve with a groin strain that will sideline him for four to five weeks.
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are taking that first letter in CFL very seriously, naming Canadian Mike O'Shea as their new head coach on Wednesday.
He was recruited by former University of Guelph teammate and fellow Canadian Kyle Walters, Winnipeg's new general manager.
"Being Canadian is extremely important to me," O'Shea said after he was introduced as the team's 30th head coach.