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Like the entrepreneur who liked the product so much he bought the company, 12-year-old
Keith Peiris sponsored the the club after he made the team.
Peiris is the Grade 7 St. Bernadette student and computer whiz who has established a
company, Cyberteks Design, of which he is president and chief executive officer. Cyberteks
Design is a division of Cyberteks Systems Corporation in London, which provides
e-commerce, Web design, marketing services and Web hosting services.
Vancouver Canuck Donald Brashear has been charged with assault in an incident at his
The NHL club's tough guy was charged after an altercation with a man at the fitness room
in his downtown Vancouver townhouse on Monday, police spokesperson Anne Drennan said
Tiger Woods seems well on his way to making peace with PGA Tour commissioner Tim
Finchem. Woods, who recently expressed concern about controlling some of his own marketing
rights, said yesterday that "pretty much everything" had been resolved during a
meeting with Finchem two days earlier.
Woods described the talks as "compromises on both sides," but was not specific
since details still are to be worked out.
Fifteen games into the NBA season, the Toronto Raptors don't know their own offensive
"Guys are either going to have to learn the offence or sit down and watch because
it's killing us," point guard Mark Jackson said following the Raptors' dismal 103-79
loss to the Charlotte Hornets last night.
One has made a long trip north while the other is playing in its own back yard, but the
No. 1 seeds from North Middlesex and McGregor couldn't care less about the venue.
All they're after is Ontario high school girls' basketball gold medals.
Lou Groza, the Cleveland Browns' Hall of Fame kicker and lineman affectionately known
as The Toe, died last night of an apparent heart attack. He was 76. Groza died at
Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Groza, in ill health in recent years, was brought there a short time before his death.
TITANS RADIO ANNOUNCER APOLOGIZES FOR REMARK
Pat Ryan, a former New York Jets quarterback doing radio commentary for the Tennessee
Titans, apologized yesterday for his on-air remark about "foreign guys."
"It was just a stupid statement," Ryan said. "I wish I could take it back.
I'm sorry if it offended anybody. It was just a poor attempt at humour." Ryan,
working the Tennessee-Jacksonville game Sunday, said veteran football players hate having
a hard-fought game come down to "two foreign guys, the kickers." The comment
came after Tennessee's Al Del Greco missed a go-ahead 28-yard field goal late in the
fourth quarter and as Jacksonville set up its winning 38-yard field goal by Mike Hollis.
Eric Lindros isn't a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and probably never will be, yet
he's cast his giant shadow across the dressing room.
Make no mistake, until the Lindros situation is resolved, it is going to be a distraction
to the players regardless of how often they issue denials.
The Toronto Maple Leafs found a way last night to knock Eric Lindros off the front page
Unfortunately for GM-coach Pat Quinn and his team, it took one of the worst collapses in
the history of the Toronto franchise to do it.
Anthony McInerney knows the CCH defence will be under the gun tomorrow night.
Given the speed the Windsor Herman Green Griffins are bringing to face the Crusaders at
the OFSAA Western Bowl high school football game at the SkyDome, it may as well be a
This was one phone call Greg Thurston didn't mind leaving his classroom to take.
The Saunders teacher and long-time senior football coach was told by a reporter yesterday
that he is the first runnerup in the second annual NFL/CFL high school coach recognition
program. As a result, the Saunders program will receive $4,000 worth of equipment from
Riddell and Wilson.
The Talbot Block remains a parking lot. No backhoe has broken ground to begin
construction of London's new arena-entertainment complex.
No need to panic though.
London's remodeled Aquatic Centre passed it's first test for the 2001 Canada Summer
Games on the weekend when it handled 700 swimmers at the London Aquatic Club's annual
"The Games will be quite manageable compared to what we usually host," said Lynn
Loubert, the city's manager of aquatic services.
Luke Baer, a 15-year-old sensation with the Forest City Diving Club, has qualified for
the senior national championships.
Baer qualified at the Nepean-Ottawa invitational meet on the weekend by winning silver
medals in one-metre, three-metre and platform. It means Baer can compete in summer and
winter national meets. He has been a qualified national diver in his age group for several
DETROIT (8-4) AT MINNESOTA (10-2)
The line: Vikings by 9
Homer Bush has a lot to prove, to his team and to himself.
Because of injuries to his left hamstring, right hip and left hand, Bush's 2000 season was
reduced to 76 games, few of them memorable. The amiable second baseman had a .215 batting
average (64-for-297) before season-ending surgery on his right hip to repair a torn
This wasn't the way the script was supposed to unfold.
Perhaps the only ones not surprised that the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Regina Rams will meet in
the Vanier Cup game Saturday at the SkyDome are the Gee-Gees and Rams themselves.
In 1968, college football, as we knew it growing up in Kingston, ended. Or, so we were
Going to Richardson Memorial Stadium at Queen's University (section KK for kids, 10
cents), before that season, university football was the big four of the University of
Western Ontario, Toronto, McGill and Queen's.
Several local players have helped propel Canada's national baseball team into the
senior World Cup championship next year in Taiwan.
Shortstop Geoff McCallum of London and third baseman Ryan Anholt of Moose Jaw, Sask., both
of the London Werewolves, former Werewolves outfielder Jason Borghese and pitcher John
Ogiltree of the Intercounty league's Guelph Royals have contributed to three straight wins
at the 11-team World Cup qualifier in Panama City, Panama this week.
The coach is different, the stakes higher.
But the Detroit Lions pose the same concerns for the Minnesota Vikings as they did the
last time they met on Oct. 1.
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