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Sparks may fly over arena plan Downtown arena framework open to public comment on Oct. 25 Dozens set to speak to city council at non-statutory meeting SHELLEY WILLIAMSON


Members of Occupy Edmonton, after surviving their own potential eviction from a private park downtown, delivered an “eviction notice” to the Alberta Environment building yesterday at the lunch hour. MICHAEL THOMAS/CONTRIBUTED

Occupy Edmonton takes action The Occupy Edmonton group said in a release an “eviction notice” was their way of highlighting the “too-cosy relationship the oil industry has with the provincial government.”

Next week’s public hearing for the downtown arena framework is expected to run into overtime, given the interest already shown by would-be speakers. “I would expect it to go one day, maybe two,” said Coun. Kerry Diotte of the hearing slated for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. “I hope a lot of people do show up and I think it’s important that they get out and speak regardless of how they feel.” Diotte, noting he is pro-arena but thinks a “better deal” needs to be scored, said negative feedback he gets from Edmontonians mainly surrounds the funding model. “We could have negotiated a whole lot harder,” said Diotte. “We’re going to own the rink but not get a cent of the revenue.” In the current arena funding

model, the city would contribute $125 million, $125 million would come from a per-ticket surcharge, and the city would raise $125 million via a community revitalization levy (CRL). Diotte said he expects the dissenters to include people upset with public money going to the deal and with questions about the remaining $100 million. “The deal will not proceed if we don’t have $100 million from the province. ... I haven’t seen anything yet that we do,” said Diotte. “Unless (Premier) Alison Redford shows up at the meeting with a $100-million cheque in her hand.” As of 3 p.m. yesterday, 30 people had registered to give their two cents’ worth. “I don’t know how many went to the page and didn’t register,” said Taunya Proudlove, with the city clerk’s office. “They’re steady. We’re expecting well over 100.”

Interest rising Guy Almberg, systems analyst for the city, said by just after noon yesterday the information page on the arena hearing had seen 227 visits, but he expected that to double by today. Those interested in speaking at the Oct. 25 meeting can submit a form at or email Comments can also be mailed to: Office of the City Clerk, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2R7. Citizens can also designate someone to speak on their behalf, with a written permission form that includes both people’s names, the item they will speaking on and signatures.

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Cab driver input sought in industry policy Frustration between taxi brokers and the city’s Vehicle for Hire Commission resulted in a council committee recommending drivers sit on an advisory board. Garry Dziwenka, chief livery officer, said yesterday that staff will return with a report on implementation in January. The key, he said, will be including driver input when creating policies. Some industry concerns include waving a cab down from the curb, which can result in a $173 ticket, as well as the Edmonton International Airport contract, which will be reexamined in the spring. HEATHER MCINTYRE

Celeb hunter banned after abusing birds An American celebrity hunter who makes big money selling videos of his waterfowl hunts must hand some cash to the courts for violations that include abusing birds after he shot them. Jeff Foiles, 54, from Pleasant Hill, Ill., was fined $14,500 yesterday in Edmonton court and banned from hunting in Canada for the next three years. He had already been sentenced in the U.S. to 13 months in prison, fined $100,000 and banned from hunting there for two years. THE CANADIAN PRESS





Edmonton’s school boards are looking at reallocating much of the province’s restored education funding into the classroom.

Schools ‘already spending’ reinvestment funds City’s Catholic schools at work in classrooms with beefed-up budget Public schools expect to start spending learning dollars next month SHELLEY WILLIAMSON


The Edmonton Catholic School District may see education funding reinvested by the premier in classrooms as early as next week. “People are already spending the money,� said board chairperson Debbie Engel, adding schools have been empowered to use money where it’s needed most. “The government gave

us a lot of flexibility, so we have passed that on to the principals,� Engel said. Of its $5.49-million restored funding, $1 million will go to paring K-3 classrooms to 17 students and larger grades to 23. Special-needs support will see $1 million more, and English Language Learner programs in Catholic schools will get almost $500,000. “We will be able to reinstate newcomer programs,� said Engel.

Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) programs will get the most — $3.04 million — reinvested, Engel said. Edmonton’s public schools are waiting to spend their restored education dollars, but board chair Dave Colburn said students will be the focus. “I don’t want to suggest that we would use that money only to hire teachers,� he said. “But it will be inevitable that some class sizes will see reductions.�

Board breakdown Board chair Dave Colburn said some of the Edmonton Public Schools’ $13.1 million of the $107 million restored pie for education will go to staffing, including support workers. Most of the Edmonton Catholic School District’s funding, $3.04 million, will fund programs through the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, which covers learning teams and support services.

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From left, Liam Coady, Ahmed Ali, Colin Matty and Mary Pinkoski at the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word competition held recently in Toronto.

City of poetic champions Breath of Poetry takes first win for Alberta in poetry slam competition in Toronto Well-practised team praised for meaningful words and polished performances LUCY HAINES


They’ve been working hard for six months, creating lines like “This is not a poem, it’s the next 180 beats of your heart.” And at the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word competition last week, Edmonton’s poetry slam team “brought it home,” boasts team member Ahmed Ali, who also won an award for the most quotable line at the competition: “I am Africa.” “Six hundred people in the audience saying that


The number of teams beaten by Edmonton, including hosts Up From the Roots (Toronto). This year’s festival was the largest to date. For more, visit line with me — it was powerful,” he said. The festival saw Ali, Colin Matty, Liam Coady, Chris Krueger and team captain Mary Pinkoski recite original three-minute group and solo poems over several nights, judged on words, performance and audience reaction. Pinkoski said her team

Who said you only get to wear your wedding dress once? Thanks to a group of friends, a charity event this weekend gives local ladies a chance to dress the part of bride, without a hitch. The idea came from an episode of Friends, said Bridal Bash organizer Melanie Kaban. “Originally I thought I would just do it with my friends at my house, but we had so much interest we rented a hall last year,” said Kaban. Appetizers, dancing, prizes, glamour photos and a silent auction, with proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, are planned for the second-annual wellheeled soiree. Those without white dresses can also dust off their prom or bridesmaid best, and give that seafoam frock another turn. “How many of us have dresses we wonder if we will ever get to wear again?” asked Kaban. SHELLEY WILLIAMSON

emphasized the poetry more than the slam. “We came prepared with really good poems the audience could connect with,” she said. “Someone said all the teams brought the fire, but Edmonton killed it with water.” Pinkoski will represent Canada at an upcoming world poetry slam competition in Paris, but locals can hear more at openmike nights, every Tuesday at Rouge Lounge on Jasper Avenue and 117 Street. For more on the team, visit

Last year’s Bridal Bash saw about 40 attend, donning their bridal and maids’ best.

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Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints collected 45,000 kilograms of food from Edmontonians for the Edmonton Food Bank. Including collections in areas surrounding Edmonton, more than 60,000 kilograms were collected. METRO

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EIA ramps up direct flights to Phoenix More flights will be leaving direct from the Edmonton International Airport for Phoenix, Ariz., this winter than ever before. U.S. Airways and WestJet are adding more flights on larger planes to meet the demand, says the EIA. More than 100,000 passengers flew from Edmonton to Phoenix this year, making it the airport’s second-most popular U.S. destination behind Las Vegas. Come January 2012, there will be 3,278 seats available per week on flights to the desert. METRO

was rescued. “I think she realizes what happened, but I think the adrenaline was still pumping and I don’t think it had set in, what happened to her.� Sangster said the guard was accompanying Fowler from Drumheller Institution in southern Alberta to visit his family in Buck Lake. She had accompanied him on similar visits in the past without incident. On the way back, shortly before 6 p.m., Fowler allegedly pretended to be sick. Police say that when the guard pulled over to the side of the road, he overpowered her. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Huge win There were concerns that a decision siding with Wayne Crookes would have a chilling effect on the web. “The ruling is a huge win for the Internet,” said Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa law professor who holds the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law.

is a difference between simply linking to a website and actively encouraging someone to follow a link to a website with defamatory content.

“Making reference to the existence and/or location of content by hyperlink or otherwise, without more, is not publication of that content,” the court wrote in its decision. “Only when a hyperlinker presents content from the hyperlinked material in a way that actually repeats the defamatory content, should that content be considered to be ‘published’ by the hyperlinker. “Such an approach promotes expression and respects the realities of the Internet, while creating little or no limitations to a plaintiff’s ability to vindicate his or her reputation.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Top Guns members, from left, Cam MacQueen, 22, Drew Zimmerman, 24, Bear Johal, 24, and Taylor Love, 23, are seen at the University of Western Ontario in London yesterday. They came to collect donations and encourage students to start their own chapter of the charity, which raises money in the name of breast cancer. ANGELA MULLINS/METRO

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Frantic big-game hunt after wild animals freed Police shoot tigers, lions in U.S. game-park drama


Sheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — in an astonishing big-game hunt yesterday. It happened after Ohio game park owner Terry Thompson threw open their cages and shot himself to death in what may have been a last act of spite against neighbours and police. As homeowners nervously hid indoors, officers armed with high-powered rifles and shoot-to-kill orders fanned out through fields and woods to hunt down about 56 animals. After an all-night hunt, 48 animals were killed. Three leopards, a grizzly bear and two monkeys

Motorists get a warning on I-70 near Zanesville, Ohio, after dozens of wild animals were released.

were captured. A wolf was found dead, leaving a monkey as the only animal still loose. Jack Hanna, TV personality and former zoo director, defended the sheriff’s decision to kill the ani-

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He’s plotting a separate state, Libyan PM warns The looming menace of Moammar Gadhafi hovered over last-push military advances by Libyan revolutionary forces yesterday. The fighters battled building by building against the final pocket of resistance in the fugitive leader’s hometown, Sirte. But the country’s acting prime minister warned Gadhafi can still cause trouble even in hiding. “Gadhafi has two options: Either to destabilize any new regime in Libya or to declare a separate state in the south,” Mahmoud Jibril warned. Jibril was quoted by the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat as saying Gadhafi is moving between Niger, Algeria

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Justifying spending cuts on the basis of a dwindling corps of veterans makes no sense because their numbers are actually on the rise, the watchdog for veterans said yesterday. Veterans Affairs is planning to shave $226 million off its budget over the next two years because, it says, the number of veterans from the Second World War and Korean War is dropping. But those numbers aren’t falling as fast as projected, veterans’ ombudsman Guy Parent told a Senate committee. And the number of veterans from current conflicts and modern military service is growing. He put the potential client population for the department at 700,000.



An injured Libyan rebel fighter manages to flash a victory sign while he’s carried by another fighter in Sirte yesterday. Rebel forces fought building by building yesterday in a push for control of Sirte, Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown.

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In the two years since Geraldine Beardy was killed after stealing a $1.89 can of lunch meat from a convenience store, her family has waited for someone to be held responsible. That hope now appears dashed. The Crown has stayed a manslaughter charge against the shopkeeper accused of assaulting her. “For any group to come in and say that it’s OK to beat an aboriginal woman

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#OCCUPY THIS COLUMN This official statement was voted on and approved by the general assemblies of protesters from various Occupy JOHN MAZEROLLE movements across North METRO America and the globe. • We write so that all people who feel wronged by the powers-that-be can know that we are your allies. #OccupyWallStreet • They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, leaving a man to sleep in a garbage can and a sixyear-old boy (we think) to sleep outside in a nest. #OccupySesameStreet • They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace, based on age, sex and gender identity, even hiring undercover police officers based on how sexy they are. #Occupy21JumpStreet “They have • They have profited off poisoned the the torture, confinement food supply with and cruel treatment of countless non-union actors. chocolate#OccupyElmStreet flavoured corn • They have left us without jobs by outsourcin’ and cereal bits and now we want to cut off their crunchy whatnots wi’ a pair o’ marshmallows. garden shears, us. #CountChoccupy #OccupyCoronationStreet • They have made WallStreet” terrible sequels with impunity, yet continue to charge exorbitant prices for popcorn. #OccupyWallStreet2:MoneyNeverSleeps • They have poisoned the food supply with chocolateflavoured corn cereal bits and crunchy marshmallows. #CountChoccupyWallStreet • They’re ugly and they smell bad. Na na na ni NA na. #MockupyWallStreet • They have influenced the courts to put people on trial for the socialistic ideals of handing out gifts for free. #Occupy34thStreet • They have held students hostage through poor education, meaning their only path to validation is intense dance competitions — no spotlights, no springboards — on the mean streets of Baltimore. #OccupyStepUp2:TheStreets • They have continuously sought to kick us when we hit the ground, born down in a dead man’s town, we end up like a dog that’s been beat too much, till we spend half our life just covering up. #OccupyEStreet • They have turned away from the unconditional love of God and the healing redemption of Circle Square Ranch. #Occupy100HuntleyStreet • They have purposely overcharged for noise-cancelling headphones that are just a renamed version of cheaper headphones, and sold us “long-lasting” gum that doesn’t last very long at all. #OccupyStreetCents • They have forced women to wear low-friction boards on their feet and push them down steep icy inclines. #OccupyPicaboStreet • They have taken away columnists’ right to peacefully assemble by making us move along unless we kowtow to capitalism by buying another coffee. #OccupyThatTableInTheStarbucksNearestTheElectrical Outlet • Hey! Look over there! #PreOccupyWallStreet


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Occupying the porch Gail Loveman’s 11-year-old cat named Zeus usually stands tall and hisses when he sees a squirrel outside his owner’s home. He wasn’t as much of a tough guy when the animal on the other side of the glass was a mountain lion. Loveman tells The Denver Post the encounter lasted five minutes before the mountain lion wandered off from her house near Boulder, Colo. Loveman says she was in her home office last Thursday when she heard a

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Transition into comedy Edmonton’s comedy festival underway


It’s hard to believe that this is the first year of the Edmonton Comedy Festival. In a city renowned for its festivals, you would think this event would be an institution by now, but for CTV’s Graham Neil, it ended up being a huge untapped opportunity to introduce comedy to the city’s festival line-up. “I had a hard time believing this wasn’t already done here,” he says. Despite being the veteran entertainment reporter for the station, Neil’s transition into stand-up comedy wasn’t exactly smooth. It started with a seemingly innocent conversation with the hilarious Andrew Grose. Neil just wanted a few tips and jokes to liven up his emcee gigs. The next thing Neil knew, Grose’s agent was calling to book him as the opener for an upcoming show. “I don’t do stand up,” Neil recalls saying. The agent coolly responded: “Andrew said you would say that.” All Neil had to do was fill 20 minutes before Grose took the stage.

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In front of the crowd, he threw out all his aces. “Who wants Andrew?” he asked. A quick exchange between the two backstage revealed the rookie Neil had actually only been out there for five minutes. But, it was through that experience that Neil laughs now and says he knows he can get through anything on stage. Perhaps most articulate of that is the commemoration show he did in memory of his brother who passed away from cancer just a few short years ago. “He loved comedy and improv,” Neil remembers affectionately. So, Neil booked out Festival Place in Sherwood Park and the rest is history. Not only did the show sell out and the acts got a standing ovation, but Edmonton Comedy Festival was born. “After the show, a bunch of the guys were saying where they were headed next. There was a festival here and one there, and I thought Edmonton should have one too,” says Neil. Now it does. The inaugural festival runs through this weekend at various locations around the city with tickets ranging from $12.50 $40. For more information, visit

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Country star switches label, tackles writing her own songs Martina McBride was looking for that spark you get when you know you’ve discovered your true match. The country music star found it in Scott Borchetta and his Big Machine Label Group. McBride’s new album, Eleven, is her first for Republic Nashville, ending a two-decade association with RCA that included 18 million in album sales. But at 45, she finds the switch invigorating, and it has pushed her in directions she never really considered before. Those days with RCA, she says, were good ones and the split was amicable. “But it’s also good after that long being in one place, to be able to transition to a place that has people that are just super, super excited about you,” McBride said. “Sometimes in a long relationship, there comes a time when you just need to shake it up a little bit, and this feels like the first days when I was at RCA. Everything feels brand new again, and that’s really a great thing, especially this far into a career.” Borchetta was very interested when he learned McBride wanted to talk about joining his group, home to other tops stars like Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts. And why not? She’s one of country’s veterans and remains one of its most lauded singers. She’s up for female vocalist of the year next month at the Country Music Association Awards again, seeking a record fifth win in the category. The label head thought there was more to McBride than the public generally sees, though. He encouraged her to write more songs for Eleven than she had on any of her previous 10 albums, and he also thought she should get out of town while recording. McBride, who also hired new management and brought in new co-producer Byron Gallimore during



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sition right now, because they’re both young and they’re both singing country music,” he added, noting that the success of Taylor Swift has opened doors for young performers in the genre. The 12 songs Lauren chose for Wildflower reveal experiences she’s gone through or stories she relates to on a personal level. She co-wrote one track, called Funny Thing About Love, with Nashville songwriting talents Luke Laird and Brett James. Lauren cut a song Carrie Underwood co-wrote, called Eighteen Inches. As a former American Idol” winner, Underwood has provided meaningful support to Lauren. The two exchanged phone numbers, and Lauren asks her for advice when she gets upset. Recently, the Georgia native was feeling particularly homesick and reached out to Underwood. “I just said, ‘How do you deal with being away from your family for so long and just being gone all the time?’ And she said, ‘You have to think about all the positive stuff that’s going on, because you have so much going for you right now. Your family will always be there.’ Just hearing that from her, knowing that she had been through what I’m going through, just made me feel 10 times better,” said Lauren. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JEFF CHRISTENSEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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of an idea about three daughters. And then there’s Always Be This Way, loosely inspired by Train’s Hey, Soul Sister and Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours, which she wrote because she “just wanted to write something fun. I don’t think I’ve ever made a record that had so much of my attention, especially since I had children,” McBride said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rowan Atkinson, the venerable British comic actor, is known as much for his bumbling, near-silent Mr. Bean as he is for the witheringly sarcastic Black Adder. He returns to cinemas this year with another of his characters, the blundering, very un-Bond-like British spy Johnny English. Bolstered by a surprising second life on DVD for the first film as well as Daniel Craig’s revitalization of the franchise it mocks, Atkinson is hoping his spy has staying power. And if overseas box office receipts are any indication, it does. The film has already had some impressive success around the world.

Yes, thank you. When you hear you’re the No. 1 movie in Malaysia and Hong Kong and Indonesia and all these other places you think, Well that’s curious. You know, these cultures about which I know absolutely nothing. Isn’t it interesting that they can latch onto something like Johnny English Reborn and embrace it with as much enthusiasm as a British person would? Or Russia. I went to Moscow for a premiere there. That was fascinating — partly in fact from watching myself dubbed into Russian. I thought I sounded slightly

One of the biggest laughs in Johnny English Reborn is also one of the simplest. During a tense briefing with the prime minister, Atkinson fails to control the raising and lowering of his office chair.

Rowan Atkinson likens — but just a bit — Johnny English to the sillier James Bond movies from a decade ago.

effeminate, but maybe that’s how they see the British. It’s probably some kind of Russian subtext. “Make sure the Brit looks a bit effete.”

you can be polite and engaging, they might excuse you.

Given the success of Mr. Bean and Johnny English, do you find people expect you to be a bit more dimwitted in real life?

When the first Johnny English movie came out, people thought it was a bit cheap and cheerful. A “yeah, OK, three good jokes but then what?” sort of thing. And then it rather bizarrely established this reputation as a kind of DVD movie that children in particular can watch over and over and over again. The second re-exploitation, as they say; the TV screenings and the DVD sales. And that’s where Johnny English did surprisingly well. And I guess that was a lot of the justification for making a sequel, from a commer-

Dimwitted? I’m not aware of that (laughs). Maybe I disappoint them — either by not being dimwitted enough or being more dimwitted than they thought I was going to be. Sometimes you get a sense of expectation of comedy, of a comic persona. When they discover that you’re not Mr. Bean or anything like him, or even quite different — I hope — from Johnny English, as long as

Where did the idea of revisiting Johnny English come from?

“There are a number of things at play there,” Atkinson says. “One is the simple contrast, really, between a very serious meeting between the prime minister and his intelligence advisors — including Johnny English — and the ludicrous ineptitude of someone who’s not controlling their pneumatic chair. And yet no one seems to stop the meeting and say, ‘Would you stop playing with that chair!’”

cial point of view. And Bond has been having a resurgence.

Yes, exactly. What’s good, actually, about the Daniel Craig thing is not only is he good in the part but because they decided — I’m sure, quite rightly — to move it into a more serious vein, it kind of opened up the field a bit for us. Johnny English Reborn is probably a little more — although only a little — like a James Bond movie of 10 or 15 years ago, when you had more fun with it and more silly jokes.

Monster director takes on Thor 2


Hollywood has signed up its first female director for a major superhero movie. Marvel Studios announced Thursday that Patty Jenkins will direct Thor 2, the sequel to last summer’s hit that is due in theatres Nov. 15, 2013. Jenkins is best-known for writing and directing 2003’s Monster, which earned Charlize Theron the best-actress Academy Award. Her credits also include episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development. Chris Hemsworth will reprise his title role in Thor 2 as the Norse god of thunder, with co-stars Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston also returning. The first Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, took in $448 million worldwide.

Thor 2 will be the first major superhero movie to be directed by a woman.

Another female filmmaker, Lexi Alexander, made the lower-budgeted Marvel movie The Punisher: War Zone in 2008. But Jenkins is the first woman to direct a blockbuster superhero franchise. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Schwarzenegger back on film set


Muscleman-turned movie star-turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back before the cameras. He’s on the New Mexico set of The Last Stand, playing the starring role as a small town border sheriff. The actor posted a message on his Twitter account late Monday saying, “Fantastic first day on the set of The Last Stand. Big thanks to the crew - keep

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Reese gives love to Jen Jennifer Aniston was honoured at Elle magazine’s 18th annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, and her presenter, longtime pal Reese Witherspoon, couldn’t contain her enthusiasm for the former Friends star, according to Us Weekly. “On one hand, she is this gorgeous breathtaking beauty that men lose their thought process and their speech patterns [over] —

I’ve actually seen this, it’s incredible when they see her — and, on the other hand, she is a woman who lets you in,” Witherspoon gushed. “There’s not that many people actually that have this incredible combination. You just want to get your nails done with her, and you want to make out with her at the same time ... at least I do.” METRO

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The pair’s designs were sent to craftsmen in Italy where the entire collection was made.

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What do the designers deem the biggest mistake a woman can make when choosing a purse? “A mistake is wearing a huge tote when you’re wearing a formal dress at a wedding,” adds Truex. “It’s like, come on! The bag is entering the room before you are.”

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Easy decor details Simple, decorative ideas you can get done in time for the holidays SCOTCH BLUE BRANDS


It’s hard to find time to take on decorating projects at this time of the year, so I’ve compiled three simple decorating touches that you can do on a budget and in less than an afternoon. Darker days, darker doors

Impress guests with some drama when they come through the front door by painting your front door a deep, luxurious colour.

The trend of a dark pronounced exterior door is coming back in style as dark colours add a sense of sophistication and importance to the front entry. Choose a dark colour that is ‘almost black’ in its tone; dark purples, greens and navy blue top my list, and if by standing at the road it looks almost black, then you have the right tone! Choose a high-gloss paint finish to add not only durability, but a glamourous sheen to the door. And while you are painting, why not wrap the colour around to the inside of the door? Adding that dark impact will do wonders to wake up your front foyer.


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Looking for an easy way to choose the right paint colour for the front door? Look at Ensure a crisp, clean edge by the colour of using professional painter’s tape. the body of the house and choose the op- Is the bedroom looking a posite on the colour little bare without a headwheel. board? For instance, if you Well, with a bit of have yellow-ish brick or paint, edging tape (try siding then choose a pur- 3M’s EdgeLock blue ple colour; if you have or- Painter’s Tape — it is new ange brick choose a blue on the market and gives a or green colour; if you crisp, clean edge to your have greenish siding paint job) and a level, you then choose a burgundy- can create a faux headred colour. board, which will add a foOpposites do attract! cal point to your room. For good proportions, measure the faux headBedroom highs board six inches wider than your bed and at a height of around 52 inches (standard size). Ellerslie Road To make the painted s headboard blend into the room, choose a paint colour similar to the colour of your bedskirt or bed base. N 25 Ave. When the paint is dry, SW lean some large pillows across the top of your mattress and you’ll add a luxurious layered look to your bedroom.

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Let your furniture ‘slip into something more comfortable’ POTATO SKINS

Slipcovering your furniture with store bought or custom tailored covers is a great way to change up the look of your furniture seasonally, hide old outdated pieces or protect valuable furniture from fading, wear and tear. Store bought slipcovers range from $35 to 200 and although do not offer a tailored fit, can give a clean, fresh look to worn or outdated furnishings. The look will be casual and they are recommended for utility over high fashion.

Change it up Chintz & Company is a custom slipcover company that can have your old furniture covered by Christmas.

Find Sure Fit Slipcovers online and at Sears. The labour for making custom made slipcovers can cost from $50 to cover a dining chair and up to $600 for a sofa, plus the fabric you choose. It generally takes one to four weeks to create a couture cover for your well-loved furniture. KARL LOHNES

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Keeping warm this winter HANDOUT

Curling up with blankets and cups of cocoa is lovely — but not when it’s necessary for indoor survival Here’s a few tips for winterizing your home

DIY IDEAS By following simple fall maintenance tips, you can save energy and stay warm this winter. In every episode of 10 Grand in Your Hand host John DeSilvia shows homeowners how to cut up to $10,000 from their renovation and remodelling budgets by offering advice on new technologies and how-to information for doing it yourself. Windows Check for drafts by holding a lit candle near the seams of a closed window. If the flame bends, there’s a draft.

Check the exterior caulk for gaps and cracks that may need repair. Remove all of the old caulking with caulk softener. Polyurethane caulk works best for small and large gaps. After thoroughly cleaning the surface, use the new caulk and run a wet finger overtop for a smooth finish. After drying for 12-15 hours, your windows are ready for winter. Fireplace Wood-burning fireplaces should be cleaned and inspected before winter falls. This will prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Attic Make sure the insulation in your attic is installed properly. The vapour barrier should be facing down toward the living space, otherwise it will trap moisture. Cut small holes along the vapour barrier to allow the moisture to escape. Furnace Always clean and replace filters in your furnace or heating system. Have your gas heater or furnace inspected and serviced to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors Every fall, check your car-

Keep a lid on it Inspect your roof for wear and tear. Shingles that are curling, buckling or crackling need to be replaced. Flashing: Be sure to check the seams around skylights, pipes and chimneys. Keep the heat in: If there are any leaks or gaps, heavy snow and ice will find its way in — along with the cold.

bon monoxide detectors and smoke alarm and install fresh batteries. A smoke alarm can save lives in a house fire.

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Wild rice gives risotto new texture Recipe modernizes Italian classic

It also uses mushrooms & cheese for a burst of flavour THE CANADIAN PRESS H/O


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Maxine Clark’s collection, Risotto: Delicious Recipes for Italy’s Classic Dish (Ryland, Peters & Small, 2011), features both popular favourites and lesserknown dishes. More than 50 recipes are included that incorporate vegetables; cheese and eggs; poultry and game; meat; sausage and bacon; fish and seafood; and more. Among included recipes are: Duck Risotto with Spinach, Scallop & Spring Onion Risotto and more, including alternatives like Fried Rice Balls.

Bursting with rich robust flavours of brown mushrooms and pecorino romano cheese, this risotto uses wild rice for a slightly different texture and flavour.



In saucepan, heat stock to a simmer. Then in a separate large saucepan, heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the butter and oil on high and cook until melted and bubbly. Add onion and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir.

This recipe serves four.

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Add rice and stir to coat thoroughly. Add a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Pour wine over rice and cook for 2 minutes until some of the alcohol boils off.

and rice begins to get soft. Add mushrooms.


Add 2 ladlefuls of hot stock to rice and stir well. Stir frequently as stock starts to boil off

Keep adding stock by ladleful, stirring every 2 minutes until all stock is absorbed and the rice is thoroughly cooked through. This will take about 30 to 40 minutes with brown rice. If you run out of stock, add a

bit of hot water.


Add remaining butter, cheese and parsley; stir to combine. Divide equally among 4 plates. EMILY RICHARDS IS

Ingredients: • 1 L (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock • 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter • 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil • Half an onion, finely diced • 1 large garlic clove, minced • 250 ml (1 cup) brown and wild rice mixture • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) sea salt • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) freshly ground black pepper • 50 ml (1/4 cup) white wine • 750 ml (3 cups) mixed baby mushrooms such as cremini, button and chanterelle • 125 ml (1/2 cup) freshly grated pecorino romano cheese • 5 ml (1 tsp) chopped fresh parsley







Upgrade scrambled eggs into a frittata This easy meal starts with eggs, than mixes in other ingredients such as mushrooms, tomatoes and more It’s a complete meal. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s versatile. A frittata is simply one of the best choices when a weeknight meal needs to get on the table fast. Think of frittatas as scrambled eggs with other ingredients mixed in. And instead of cooking it entirely on the stovetop, it gets finished under the broiler. This creates a delicious lightly browned top, especially if you toss a bit of cheese on it before popping it in the oven. In this recipe, oilpacked sun-dried tomatoes are a better choice than fresh, as they have little

Ingredients: • • • •

6 eggs 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk 2 ml (1/2 tsp) dried thyme Pinch each salt and

water. Don’t worry about the oil clinging to the tomatoes; it serves as your cooking oil.



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In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk and thyme. Add salt, pepper; set aside. Heat sun dried tomato oil in oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add chard and cook until just wilted.

ground black pepper • 30 mL (2 tbsp) sun dried tomato oil from jar • 125 g (4 oz) sliced white button mushrooms • 1 onion, diced • 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped

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Spread vegetables in an even layer over bottom of pan. Pour egg mix over them, then cook, without stirring, for 4 minutes, or until bottom has set. Sprinkle cheese over top of frittata. Transfer pan to middle rack of the oven and broil until frittata is puffed, lightly browned and firm at the centre, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cool slightly before slicing. EMILY RICHARDS/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 500 ml (2 cups) chopped Swiss chard • 125 ml (1/2 cup) shredded cheddar cheese




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The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers last night in St. Louis.


Pinch-hit single gives Cardinals win over Rangers

Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning with a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right-fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 last night in a chilly World Series opener. St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter got the win, allowing five hits in six innings, and Jason Motte got his fifth post-season save. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson walked a career-high six in 52⁄3 innings and took the loss. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Whitney alone can’t carry Oilers’ back end


Ryan Whitney didn’t record a point in his season debut against Calgary Monday night, but his return is great news for the young Oilers. There’s no doubt Edmonton has amassed a dazzling array of skill up

front, particularly with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ scintillating start, but if this core is going anywhere in the next few years, it’s on the back end where the team must improve. Whitney, at 28, is in the sweet spot of his career and has the size and talent to be Edmonton’s legitimate No. 1 defenceman. But there’s a wide gulf after him. Ladislav Smid is a serviceable blue-liner who’s not afraid to play rough and Tom Gilbert also brings size and power-play

acumen, but otherwise the Oilers have taken a lot of chances. Cam Barker and Corey Potter are both projects, with Barker having the ignominious task of proving his selection third overall in 2004 by Chicago wasn’t one of the biggest bust moves in recent years (Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin were the only players taken ahead of him; Travis Zajac and Mike Green were other firstround notables). Theo Peckham is muscle and not much else, while Jeff Petry is a work in progress.

Now granted, the Oilers have some great teens in the pipeline — Oscar Klefbom, Martin Marincin and David Musil come to mind — but that’s not the answer. You can get away with a kid line up front, but ask the Ottawa Senators how a blue-line with multiple youngsters fares against NHL competition. This is where some forward thinking comes in: Edmonton’s turnaround doesn’t have to take long. This summer’s mission should be to acquire at least two sturdy, veteran defencemen, even if a high




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NATI O N A L H O C K E Y LE AGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Washington d-Pittsburgh d-Toronto Philadelphia Buffalo Carolina NY Islanders New Jersey Florida NY Rangers Boston Tampa Bay Winnipeg Montreal Ottawa

GP 5 8 5 5 5 6 4 4 5 4 6 6 5 5 6

W 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 1

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GA 11 20 13 10 10 19 6 8 13 8 13 26 18 16 30

Pts 10 10 9 9 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 2

Home 4-0-0-0 1-1-1-0 4-0-1-0 1-0-1-0 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 3-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-3-0-0 0-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-2-0-1 1-2-0-0

Away 1-0-0-0 3-1-0-1 0-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-1-1-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-2-0-0 1-1-1-1 1-1-0-0 1-2-0-2 0-2-0-1 1-1-0-0 0-3-0-0

Last 10 5-0-0-0 4-2-1-1 4-0-1-0 4-0-1-0 4-1-0-0 3-2-1-0 3-1-0-0 3-1-0-0 3-2-0-0 1-1-1-1 2-4-0-0 1-3-0-2 1-3-0-1 1-3-0-1 1-5-0-0

Strk W5 W1 W1 W1 W2 W3 W3 W3 L1 W1 L1 L5 L1 L3 L3

WESTERN CONFERENCE d-Colorado d-Dallas d-Detroit Anaheim Chicago Los Angeles Minnesota Phoenix Edmonton Nashville Vancouver St. Louis Calgary San Jose Columbus

GP 6 6 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 4 6

W 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0

L OTL SL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 1

GF 20 16 13 11 17 14 14 15 10 12 14 15 13 10 12

GA 13 13 5 9 12 10 16 16 10 15 20 20 15 11 20

Pts 10 10 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 1

Home 0-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-0-0-1 2-1-0-0 2-1-1-0 1-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 0-1-0-1 0-1-0-1 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-3-0-1

Away 5-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-0-0-1 0-1-0-1 1-1-0-1 1-1-0-1 2-1-0-0 2-2-0-0 1-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-2-0-0

Last 10 5-1-0-0 5-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 4-1-0-0 3-1-0-1 3-1-0-1 2-2-1-1 2-2-0-1 2-2-0-1 2-2-0-1 2-3-0-1 2-4-0-0 2-3-0-0 1-3-0-0 0-5-0-1

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d — division leaders ranked 1-2-3 regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SL (shootout loss) column. Last night’s result Toronto 4 Winnipeg 3 (SO) Tuesday’s results Calgary 2 Edmonton 1 Carolina 4 Boston 1 Pittsburgh 4 Minnesota 2 Dallas 3 Columbus 2 Washington 3 Florida 0 Buffalo 3 Montreal 1 Philadelphia 7 Ottawa 2 N.Y. Rangers 4 Vancouver 0 Chicago 5 Phoenix 2 Los Angeles 5 St. Louis 0 Tonight’s games All times Eastern Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Tomorrow’s games San Jose at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


First Period 1. Winnipeg, Enstrom 1 (Little, Byfuglien) 9:49 (pp) 2. Toronto, Lupul 3 (Kessel, Bozak) 11:39 Penalties — Little Wpg (unsportsmanlike conduct) 5:47, Schenn Tor (hooking) 8:24. Second Period 3. Winnipeg, Burmistrov 1 (Antropov, Wellwood) 2:27 4. Winnipeg, Scheifele 1 (Byfuglien, MacLean) 7:53 (pp) Penalties — Komisarek Tor (interference) 3:13, Komisarek Tor (holding) 6:48, Meech Wpg (hooking) 13:20. Third Period 5. Toronto, Lupul 4 (Liles, Kessel) 7:28 (pp) 6. Toronto, Kessel 7 (Phaneuf, Liles) 7:55 (pp) Penalties — Bogosian Wpg (interference) 6:44, Meech Wpg (tripping) 7:42, Kessel Tor (slashing) 10:54. Overtime — No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout (Toronto wins 2-0) Tor (2) — Kessel, miss; Lupul, goal; Frattin, goal; Wpg (O) — Wellwood, miss; Burmistrov, miss. Shots on goal Winnipeg Toronto

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Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (SOL,1-2-1); Toronto: Reimer (W,4-0-1). Power plays (goalschances) — Winnipeg: 2-4; Toronto: 2-4. Referees — Frederick L’Ecuyer, Don VanMassenhoven. Linesmen — Brad Lazarowich, Jean Morin. Attendance — 19,514 (18.819) at Toronto.



ST. LOUIS (N.L.) VS. TEXAS (A.L.) (St. Louis leads 1-0) Last night’s result St. Louis 3 Texas 2 Tonight’s game All times Eastern Texas (Lewis 14-10) at St. Louis (Garcia 137), 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s game St. Louis (Lohse 14-8) at Texas (Holland 165), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s game St. Louis (Jackson 12-9) at Texas (Harrison 14-9), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s game x-St. Louis at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s game x-Texas at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 x-Texas at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. x — if necessary.

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HBP—by C.Wilson (Pujols). WP—C.Wilson. T—3:06. A—46,406 (43,975).

RUGBY WORLD CUP At Sites in New Zealand

THIRD PLACE Tomorrow’s game At Auckland Wales vs. Australia, 3:30 a.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday’s game At Auckland France vs. New Zealand, 4 a.m.

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PA 135 147 131 128

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BB SO 6 0 0 0

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DP—Texas 2, St. Louis 1. LOB—Texas 4, St. Louis 8. 2B—A.Beltre (1), Holliday (1), Freese (1). HR—Napoli (1). CS—Kinsler (1). S—Andrus, Jay, Descalso. R

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST N.Y. Giants Washington Dallas Philadelphia

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PA 145 151 147 163

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T 0 0 0 0

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WEST DIVISION x-B.C. x-Edmonton x-Calgary Saskatchewan

GP W L 15 9 6 15 9 6 15 8 7 15 4 11

x — clinched playoff berth. All times Eastern Tomorrow’s games Edmonton at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Saskatchewan at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Montreal at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. B.C. at Hamilton, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay New Orleans Atlanta Carolina


NORTH Green Bay Detroit Chicago Minnesota

WEST San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis

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WEEK SEVEN All times Eastern Sunday’s games Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Denver at Miami, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 1 p.m. Chicago vs. Tampa Bay at London, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, N.Y. Giants, New England, Philadelphia, San Francisco Monday’s game Baltimore at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.

y-Los Angeles x-Seattle x-Real Salt Lake x-Dallas x-Colorado Portland Chivas USA San Jose Vancouver

At Stockholm Singles — First Round Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-0. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, def. Ryan Sweeting, U.S., 6-3, 6-1. Sebastien Rieschick, Germany, def. Michael Ryderstedt, Sweden, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Singles — Second Round Milos Raonic (6), Thornhill, Ont., def. Philipp Petzschner, Germany, 6-3, 6-3. James Blake, U.S., def. Juan Martin Del Potro (2), Argentina, 6-4, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (5), South Africa, def. Tommy Haas, Germany, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.


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L 9 7 12 9 8 9 12 13 16

T 12 15 8 13 16 16 12 14 12

GF GA 49 40 44 35 41 41 42 40 49 44 43 43 49 51 34 57 36 56

Pt 48 48 47 46 43 40 39 32 27

GF GA 47 25 53 36 43 35 40 35 42 40 39 47 40 40 36 43 34 53

Pt 67 60 52 52 46 41 36 35 28






x-Kansas City x-Philadelphia Columbus Houston New York Chicago D.C. United Toronto New England


GP 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33

W 19 17 15 15 11 11 8 7 6

L 4 7 11 11 9 13 13 12 17

T 10 9 7 7 13 9 12 14 10

x — Clinched playoff berth. y — Clinched conference. Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie. Last night’s result Portland 1 D.C. United 1 Tonight’s game All times Eastern Philadelphia at New York, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games New England at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Kansas City at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Seattle at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


At Southhampton Parish, Bermuda Par 71 Final Round Keegan Bradley, $600,000 Charl Schwartzel, $300,000 Rory McIlroy, $250,000 Darren Clarke, $200,000

67-71—138 74-65—139 67-75—142 77-74—151

At Luxembourg Singles — First Round Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Flavia Pennetta (4), Italy, 6-3, 6-2. Ana Ivanovic (5), Serbia, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Simona Halep, Romania, def. Kimiko DateKrumm, Japan, 6-4, 7-5. Bibiane Schoofs, Netherlands, def. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Singles — Second Round Julia Goerges (6), Germany, def. Tamira Paszek, Austria, 6-4, 6-2. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, def. Maria Kirilenko (7), Russia (walkover). Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1.

ATP-WTA KREMLIN CUP At Moscow Men’s Singles — First Round Julien Benneteau, France, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Men’s Singles — Second Round Viktor Troicki (2), Serbia, def. Pere Riba, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Nikolay Davydenko (4), Russia, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, 7-5, 6-2. Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (5), U.S., def. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Michael Berrer, Germany, def. Andreas Seppi (8), Italy, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Women’s Singles — First Round Dominika Cibulkova (8), Slovakia, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 6-0, 6-1. Women’s Singles — Second Round Vera Zvonareva (1), Russia, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-1, 6-1. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (2), Poland, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Francesca Schiavone (4), Italy, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7). Vera Dushevina, Russia, def. Nadia Petrova, Russia, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

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