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Whistle-blowers on the back page, too

You don't have to look too far around this publication to know it has been a big week for whistle-blowers. Up front American Edward Snowden has blown the lid off the US National Security Agency's mass surveillance programme in an exclusive interview. Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong long enough to start spilling the beans on some seriously disturbing and illegal snooping around here on folks like you and I.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:51am

Penguins down Senators 6-2, beating Ottawa 4-1 in semi-finals series

Boston or the New York Rangers? To be honest, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson does not think it matters whom the Pittsburgh Penguins face in the Eastern Conference finals. At the moment, he believes the Penguins are a cut above.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

Short Sport, March 9, 2013

Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles plans to bid for the 2024 summer Olympics and the city's effort has some major celebrity backers. "On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to the US Olympic Committee. 

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Short Sport, March 7, 2013

Defending champion Li Xuerui suffered a stunning defeat yesterday when she lost in the first round of the All-England Open.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Blackhawks are simply amazing

The hulking behemoths in the NFL can only play one game a week because the intensity and ferocity of their physical collisions dictates they need sufficient rest to recoup. But heavily padded and protected as they may be, none of their bone-jarring impacts occur when they are moving at about 60 kilometres per hour, the average speed of a hockey player in full stride.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Short Sport, February 17, 2013

Shin Ji-yai of South Korea and 15-year-old amateur Lydia Ko both shot three-under 70 yesterday to surge six shots clear heading into the final day of the Women's Australian Open. 

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Blackhawks spoil Kings' coronation with easy win in NHL season opener

The Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Los Angeles Kings’ opening day party when the visitors eased to a 5-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champions as the strike-shortened NHL season finally got underway on Saturday.

20 Jan 2013 - 2:44pm

NHL lockout comes to end, shortened season to begin this week

The National Hockey League's four-month lockout finally ended Saturday night following another tough negotiation that nearly delayed training camps even longer.

The league and the players’ association completed a required memorandum of understanding that had to be signed before camps were cleared to open. That will happen on Sunday with a 48-game regular season to begin on Jan. 19.

13 Jan 2013 - 1:36pm

NHL: LA Kings primed for Stanley Cup title defence as lockout comes to end

Jonathan Quick stood at the edge of the rink and looked up at the Staples Centre roof. Several large banners were rolled up tight against the rafters, just waiting to be unfurled.

Although the new ice was chilly, the Los Angeles Kings goalie warmed up at the sight.

"It'll be good to see those," Quick said. "And then we can finally put it out of our minds and get back to work."

12 Jan 2013 - 3:19am

NHL owners approve new labour deal; players to vote

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support for the pending labour deal, then apologised to everyone hurt by the long lockout and said he isn’t going anywhere.

The league’s board of governors met in a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday and overwhelmingly approved the agreement that was reached early Sunday on the 113th day of the lockout.

10 Jan 2013 - 9:14am