September 5, 2003  
Volume 97, Issue 5  

Front Page >> Sports > Outside the Western gates

Sections

> News
> Editorial & Opinions
> Arts & Entertainment
> Campus Life
> Sports

Archives

> Archives
> Search Archive:
> Browse By Date:

More Stuff

> Photo Gallery
> Comics
> Contests
> Links

Talk to Us

> About Us
> Submit Letter
> Volunteers
> Advertising
> Gazette Alumni Society

SPORTS

Outside the Western gates

By: Jordan Bell
Gazette Staff

The instant you enter the gates of Western as an innocent frosh (we're not talking about you Saugeen kids), you're completely cut off from the outside world. Once you may have known how many turnovers Allen Iverson had in the last two minutes of the third quarter, now you won't even know who's playing in the Stanley Cup (unless you can create a Bill Gates-like monopoly of the common room television). The Gazette introduces you to our weekly feature entitled "Outside the gates." We'll attempt to keep news of athletes cheating on their hot wives at a minimum.

110-metre hurdler Perdita Felicien shocked the field at the 2003 World Track and Field Championships in Paris, by claiming the gold medal for Canada. It's the first medal in track and field for Canada since 1392 when Canuck Rogers broke a world record in the rock throwing contest.

It's been a media frenzy in Toronto in the Maple Leafs' quest for a general manager. The hunt finally ended when the blue and white announced that John Ferguson Jr. (former vice-president and director of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues) would assume the duties of former GM, Pat Quinn. In other news, the Leafs still suck.

The Canadian national men's basketball team was denied entry into the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece when they lost 79-66 to Puerto Rico in the FIBA-Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Word on the street is that Steve Nash's career with the national team may be coming to an end - that sound you hear is Canada's basketball future exploding like a Scud missile on Saddam Hussien's bachelor pad.

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson just found a new best friend. 100 and 200-metre gold medalist Kelli White of the United States tested positive for a banned stimulant and is in jeopardy of losing her medals. White said her doctor prescribed the drug for narcolepsy, or in layman's terms, to win the 100 and 200-metre dashes.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay was nearly flawless in a 8-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night, striking out 10 batters and yielding only four hits. The victory places his record at 18-6 and keeps him in the hunt for the American League CY Young Award. Unfortunately, the rest of the Blue Jays rotation forgot how to pitch.

And in other Blue Jays news, the squad unveiled their new logo, a 'meaner' substitute of their former logo. Unfortunately, the logo can't pitch either.

Canadian pitcher Eric Gagne (Montreal, QC) of the Los Angeles Dodgers set the record for consecutive saves with 55. The record came in a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Who said Canadians could only play hockey?

Veteran standout goalie Mike Richter of the New York Rangers has decided to retire. The retirement comes after Richter was diagnosed with his second concussion in eight months last November. Unfortunately, the Rangers hopes now rest with Eric Lindros. Ouch.

And finally, in key personnel moves in the NHL and NBA, the Boston Bruins signed Felix Potvin to a one-year deal and the Indiana Pacers signed former Detroit Pistons coach Rick Carlisle to replace Isiah Thomas who was fired on Aug. 27. Is it just me or does Thomas fail at everything... hahaha!

 

 

Sports Links

     
© 2003 The Gazette  
BluThng Productions