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Anaheim Ducks re-hire Randy Carlyle as head coach

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Randy Carlyle walked back into Honda Center and discovered he still knew just about everyone, from the guard at the front door to the accountants in the Anaheim Ducks’ offices.”Everybody welcomed me back with open arms,” Carlyle said, a grateful smile on…

Betting Line early North America Cup choice

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. – A career-best effort secured Betting Line early favourite status for the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup, but trainer Casie Coleman believes an even better one will be needed to win Canada’s richest harness race.And unfortunately for the nine other horses in the…

Uber begins helicopter service in Brazil’s biggest city

SAO PAULO – Ride hailing company Uber has begun providing helicopter rides in Brazil’s biggest city.Uber’s communications director in Brazil said Tuesday that it has started a monthlong trial of the Ubercopter service between airports, hotels and convention centres.Fabio Sabba said the service is operating…

FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

WASHINGTON – A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested.The AspireAssist system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the…

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Pipeline leak fouls creek near grizzly area

CALGARY – A pipeline leak has spilled an estimated 380,000 litres of light petroleum within five kilometres of a provincially designated grizzly bear management zone in northwestern Alberta, and an undetermined amount of it has reached a nearby creek.Producer ConocoPhillips Canada said in a statement…

Fans pay final respects to Gordie Howe

DETROIT – Old hockey gloves, jerseys and framed photos were displayed on one side of Gordie Howe’s flower-draped coffin, friends and family members were seated on the other.Standing nearby were some of hockey’s biggest names — Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Steve Yzerman to name…