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Canada slammed over choice of captain
OTTAWA, Canada
Canada's Members of Parliament have summoned Hockey Canada officials to explain the decision to make Shane Doan the captain of their national team for the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
Doan, who scored the winning goal in Canada's 4-2 win over Norway on Monday, is at the center of a controversy concerning an alleged incident 17 months ago at the end of a National Hockey League game between his Phoenix Coyotes and Montreal Canadiens.
Officials working the game claim Doan called one of them "f***ing Frenchmen" and he was given a gross misconduct penalty. The National Hockey League's disciplinary committee investigated the incident but decided against further punishment.
Thorpe give more time
SYDNEY, Australia
Olympic and world champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been granted an open-ended extension to supply medical information to Australian investigators probing irregularities in a urine sample.
Thorpe was given until April 22 to provide the information to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, three days after a report surfaced that he tested for high levels of two hormones in May of last year. However, his legal team won an extension, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday.
Thaksin new golf chief
BANGKOK, Thailand
The Thai junta leader yesterday mocked the naming of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra as head of the Professional Golf Association of Thailand. "It's ridiculous. I think Thais are in a confused condition. Some may not be able to separate what is good from what is bad. Perhaps we should ask a psychiatrist to help them," General Sonthi Boonyaratglin said in the Nation newspaper.
The PGAT on Tuesday unveiled Thaksin as its new president, despite the fact that the fallen premier has been living in exile since his government was toppled in September.


Updated : 2021-04-20 22:48 GMT+08:00