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Husbands lands brace
TORONTO, Canada (CMC):
Patrick Husbands won twice but came up short in the feature Glorious Song Stakes, on the ten-race card at Woodbine on Saturday.
The 42-year-old Barbadian took victory in race six with favourite West L.A Girl before following up with another win in race seven aboard 7-1 chance Magni.
However, paired with 5-1 bet Conquest Babayaga in the Glorious Song over seven furlongs, Husbands was forced to settle for
second, 1-1/2 lengths behind eventual winner, favourite Ami's Mesa, ridden by Luis Contreras.
Atletico pass Real
BARCELONA, Spain (AP):
Atletico Madrid took advantage of Real Madrid's humbling loss in the 'clasico' by moving past their cross-town rivals into second place in the Spanish league after winning 1-0 at Real Betis yesterday.
Jorge 'Koke' Resurreccion blasted in what proved to be the winner in the seventh minute, and the outmatched hosts never mustered a serious challenge.
New Canadian Olympic Committee chief
Olympic medallist rower and lawyer Tricia Smith has been voted president of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
She is a four-time Olympian who won a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games in coxless pairs with team-mate Elizabeth Craig. She is also the vice-president of the International Rowing Federation.
Smith had been vice-president of the Canadian Olympic Committee since 2009. She recently became interim president of the organisation following Marcel Aubut's resignation in October.
Kisner comes good
ST SIMONS ISLAND, Ga (AP):
Kevin Kisner ended a year marked by runner-up finishes with his first PGA Tour victory yesterday at Sea Island.
With the RSM Classic in his hands, Kisner ran with it. His three-shot lead turned into a six-shot lead at the turn, and he breezed home with a 6-under 64 to win by six shots over Kevin Chappell.
Kisner became the sixth first-time winner in the fall start of the new season, though this was hardly a surprise. He became the first player in nearly 70 years to lose three times in a play-off. He was runner-up in a World Golf Championship two weeks ago in Shanghai.