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Gushue wins 2020 Brier

It was a dominant victory for Brad Gushue Sunday night at the Leon’s Centre, as his Newfoundland rink beat Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher 7-3 to claim the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier. The win marks Gushue’s third Brier title in just four years, after the Newfoundland skip won the event back in

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Canadian curling sets example for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes

The world of competitive sports has often been associated with rather toxic views of gender and sexuality. For years, gay athletes were forced to hide in the shadows over fears they would not be accepted by their teammates or fans. In recent years, many sports organizations have sought to change

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Team Alberta hopes to maintain winning streak in championship round

Team Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher, in just his fourth appearance at the Tim Hortons Brier, knows what it takes to contend for a national men’s championship. Bottcher’s Edmonton-based rink has finished runners-up at the last two consecutive Briers. In 2018, the foursome lost to defending champion Brad Gushue, and last year

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Curling up north: Northern territories represented at the 2020 Brier

In 2018, Curling Canada, the sport’s national governing body, made some key changes to the men’s and women’s national championships. For the first time in history, every province and territory would be guaranteed a spot at nationals. The decision was made, in part, to grow the sport across the country,

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