The Hockey News



Stars don't "feel like an 0-2 series" vs. Ducks even coming home for Game 3 without win





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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:09 pm

The Blair Necessities



Nets vs Raptors Preview




The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA playoffs. They had their best regular-season ever and now it is time to see if success in the regular season can be translated into playoff success as they begin a best of 7 at home against the Brooklyn Nets

The games were close in the regular season with not a lot separating the two teams.


November 26th: 102-100 Nets

January 11th: 96-80 Raptors

January 27th: 104-103 Raptors

March 10th: 101-97 Nets

In the playoffs, in order for the Raptors to claim dominance, they will have to use their young players to their advantage. All of the Raptors starters are below 30 years, while the Nets start 3-5 players above the age of 30. The Raptors are slightly inexperienced, and need to push that fact to the side. Game 1 will be huge for the Raptors, as they need to finish the series early. The Nets veterans know how to close out series, and they know how to win close and pressure games. The Raptors, on the other hand, have never been in close playoff games. If they can win game 1, and maintain the lead the entire series, the Raptors will have a great chance of advancing to the 2nd round.

PLAYER TO WATCH: For the Raptors, there are two. Forward Terrence Ross is explosive, but some nights he for whatever the reasoning of head coach Dwane Casey does not become an option for the offence. You can't go from scoring 51 one night to limited minutes and single digit scoring the next. Ross has the potential to score 20 a night if the game-plan is there and be becomes a great option if plays are designed for him, The other player is Grevis Vssquez. The bench player can heat it up at times and change a game, If he is on fire, Toronto gets a much-needed additional weapon. For the Nets, the player to watch is Paul Pierce, This guy can still get it done and with the playoff experience and championship experience he has had with Boston, he may be able to single-handedly turn close games into Brooklyn's favour.


PREDICTION: Raptors in seven hard-fought games where the margin of victory in each is less than 10.



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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:48 am

Metro



13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal – Nepal’s authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world’s highest peak that killed 13 others. A section … Continue Reading

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:32 am

Yahoo Sports Blog



Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

F1 Grand Prix of ChinaSHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.



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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:55 pm

Canada.com



Warriors get Griffin and Paul in foul trouble and beat Clippers in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Stephen Curry glanced […]

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:11 am

T.S.N.



Bruins lead Red Wings by a pair in Game 2 on TSN

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 7:40 pm

The Joy of Sox



G18: Red Sox 4, Orioles 2

Orioles - 100 001 000 - 2  5  1
Red Sox - 100 100 20x - 4 6 1
Brock Holt's triple scored Mike Carp, snapping a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning. Then Holt scored an insurance run on Jonathan Herrera's bunt down the first base line.

David Ortiz hit a solo home run down the right field line in the fourth. ... Ortiz and Pedroia each had two hits and a run scored. ... Doubront (6.2-5-2-2-7, 107) was followed by Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara.
Example
Felix Doubront / Bud Norris
Sizemore, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Carp, LF
Ross, C
Holt, 3B
Herrera, SS
Bradley, CF
Happy 24th birthday, Jackie Bradley! ... Xander Bogaerts, who has the day off, leads the team with a .411 OBP.

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:45 pm

The Blair Necessities



Nets vs Raptors Preview




The Toronto Raptors are in the NBA playoffs. They had their best regular-season ever and now it is time to see if success in the regular season can be translated into playoff success as they begin a best of 7 at home against the Brooklyn Nets

The games were close in the regular season with not a lot separating the two teams.


November 26th: 102-100 Nets

January 11th: 96-80 Raptors

January 27th: 104-103 Raptors

March 10th: 101-97 Nets

In the playoffs, in order for the Raptors to claim dominance, they will have to use their young players to their advantage. All of the Raptors starters are below 30 years, while the Nets start 3-5 players above the age of 30. The Raptors are slightly inexperienced, and need to push that fact to the side. Game 1 will be huge for the Raptors, as they need to finish the series early. The Nets veterans know how to close out series, and they know how to win close and pressure games. The Raptors, on the other hand, have never been in close playoff games. If they can win game 1, and maintain the lead the entire series, the Raptors will have a great chance of advancing to the 2nd round.

PLAYER TO WATCH: For the Raptors, there are two. Forward Terrence Ross is explosive, but some nights he for whatever the reasoning of head coach Dwane Casey does not become an option for the offence. You can't go from scoring 51 one night to limited minutes and single digit scoring the next. Ross has the potential to score 20 a night if the game-plan is there and be becomes a great option if plays are designed for him, The other player is Grevis Vssquez. The bench player can heat it up at times and change a game, If he is on fire, Toronto gets a much-needed additional weapon. For the Nets, the player to watch is Paul Pierce, This guy can still get it done and with the playoff experience and championship experience he has had with Boston, he may be able to single-handedly turn close games into Brooklyn's favour.


PREDICTION: Raptors in seven hard-fought games where the margin of victory in each is less than 10.



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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:48 am

Roto Rob



2014 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Top 65 Prospects, Part III

Odorizzi has had trouble against lefties, so bear this in mind when he faces a team that leans in that direction. Originally taken 32nd overall by Milwaukee in 2008, he's been very durable in his career (and could remain as such thanks to a very smooth, easy delivery) and hasn't shown any alarming weaknesses, but has periodically had issues with the long ball.

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 4:17 pm

Rider Prophet



Darian Durant Extends

It was pretty much a certainty but it was still nice to officially hear that Durant and the Riders had agreed to a multi-year extension. In an offseason where the Riders were handing out extensions to everyone (still waiting on mine of course) Durant was next up in the priority list.

Outside of the obvious fact that its nice to have your franchise QB locked up long term, there's a lot to like about this deal... even though the details of it appear to be a more closely guarded secret than the Colonel's secret recipe. Seriously, what kind of ridiculous clauses are in there that they couldn't at least tell us it runs through 2016 (as is widely assumed)? Hooker clauses? Animal sacrifice clauses? The biggest thing is the fact that Durant is not the highest paid player in the CFL. He's probably up there but we didn't have to hand him a blank cheque. This tells me that Durant is smart enough to know that its worth taking a bit less money to ensure the team can afford to surround him with quality players, particularly along the OL where Heenan, Fulton and Best are all headed into the final year of their deal. We were prepared to make the top paid player but both sides were able to come to a deal that will be better for everyone. Remember when Edmonton was paying Ricky Ray crazy money but couldn't afford to field a peewee quality team around him? From what I can deduce Durant is somewhere between $425-475K which is a price that both fairly compensates Durant as one of the best players in the game and doesn't handicap the team, allowing them to give him the tools he needs to remain successful.

No doubt the fact that Corey Chamblin just signed a long term extension was a big factor in Durant's desire to extend. For a guy that has been through 5 head coaches and 7 offensive coordinators in his time in green and white, you can bet the prospect of stability (especially with a coach he trusts and believes in) was enticing.

This extension led to lots of talk about how will Durant compare with the great QBs, particularly the Riders ones... all 2 of them. While I don't think he will ever be as legendary as Lancaster, he is only 1 more Grey Cup win away from being the most successful Rider QB ever. Lancaster went 1 for 5 in Grey Cup appearances and Durant is already 1 for 3. I truly believe Durant will deliver at least one more Cup in his tenure, the guy is just a winner and still has a strong coaching staff and team around him.

Consider this... Durant is 31 and has already enjoyed a ton of success. After the age of 31 Anthony Calvillo appeared in 5 more Grey Cups, won 2 of them (the rat bastard!), was a 5 time league all-star and 2 time MOP. I don't think Durant will challenge Calvillo's records but I do think Durant is in the prime of his career and has a ton of success yet to come in his future much like Calvillo did in his 30s. Just watch Durant's progression from 2011 to last season. He has matured a great deal as a QB and much like his head coach still has room to grow.

Honestly ask yourself, if you could pick any QB in the CFL right now to be your starter who would it be? Hard to argue that Durant doesn't top that list. And for a franchise that has had to endure a string of QBs so bad that even the stiffest alcohol couldn't make look good, its a great feeling knowing that we have one of the league's best players... and will for a long time.





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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:02 pm

Buzzing the Net Junior Hockey



Portland scores four unanswered goals against Kelowna to even WHL Western Conference final

Portland scores four unanswered goals against Kelowna to even WHL Western Conference final

KELOWNA — First-period leads seem to be the kiss of death in the WHL’s Western Conference final. On Friday, Portland led 3-0 before Kelowna rallied for a 5-4 Game 1 win.

In Game 2, the Rockets jumped out to a 2-0 lead through one period on two power-play goals, but the Winterhawks took control from there, earning a 5-3 victory to even the series as the teams head south of the border for Games 3 and 4.

Portland only got 26 shots on Rockets goalie Jordon Cooke in Game 1, but threw 53 shots his way in Game 2, including 24 in a decisive second period in which the Hawks scored four times.

“They were the better hockey club tonight,” said Kelowna coach Ryan Huska. “They were skating and they made us defend a lot.

“When you get into the situation and stand around against a good team, they’ll do that to you.”

The three-goal lead the Hawks built in Game 1 was a bit of a mirage, as they weren’t completely sharp from the start. Turnovers mounted, and the Rockets eventually made Portland pay for its sloppiness.

Game 2 provided a dramatic shift in the Hawks’ fortunes, especially for defenceman Derrick Pouliot, who was on the ice for four of Kelowna’s five goals in Game 1 but turned things around with three assists on Saturday.

“We were playing our game tonight, when we weren’t right on it last night,” Portland coach Mike Johnston said. “When we’re on, our puck movement is really crisp and really sharp.

“When we’re not on, we’re sloppy with the puck. We’re trying to make plays, and if we’re off we look sloppy and don’t create as much. We were snapping it around pretty good tonight.”

Here are some more notes from Game 2:

* Portland goaltender Brendan Burke was lifted early in the second period after giving up a goal on a deflected shot by Madison Bowey just over a minute after Dominic Turgeon had scored to put the Winterhawks on the board.

Burke stopped nine of 12 shots, and 20-year-old backup Corbin Boes came on to stop all 15 shots he faced.

Johnston now must decide who to go with in Game 3 in Portland, and he gave no indication as to which way he’s leaning.

“I don’t know, we’ll look at everything over the next two days and make a decision then,” Johnston said.

Johnston said he hadn’t really had a chance to Burke immediately after the game, and said the decision to make a change was “coaching instinct.”

“I thought he was out of place on two goals,” Johnston said. “Boes came in and settled the game down. The reason we got him is he’s a 20-year-old, he’s got experience and he’s poised.”

Portland traded a second-round bantam draft pick and forward Steven Alldridge to Lethbridge for Boes in January, but Johnston has stuck with Burke as the team’s No. 1 goalie.

But Burke has had a rough time against the Rockets this season, and Saturday was the third time he’s gotten the hook in the second period in five games against Kelowna this season.

“He needs to regroup, but he’s a mature guy,” said Portland forward Nic Petan, who lives with Burke. “The third goal went off a shoulder and in. He’ll regroup, and he’ll get good advice from his dad.”

Burke’s father is former NHL goalie Sean Burke.

* Huska called a delirious crowd of 6,218 on Friday night the “best crowd since ‘09” at Prospera Place, but an even larger crowd of 6,341 never really got all that loud Saturday, even when the Rockets took a two-goal lead in the first.

“Maybe it was the way we played that took energy away,” Johnston said. “Everything was magnified last night, when they scored the whole building erupted.

“It was incredible playoff atmosphere last night but it was a bit quieter tonight.”

Huska agreed that the Hawks’ performance in the last 40 minutes gave little reason for the crowd to get excited.

“You could feel the tide turn because they started having good shifts back-to-back-to-back,” said Huska. “We were looking for momentum shifts, but weren’t getting them in the offensive zone.”

* Johnston mentioned after Game 2 that Sportsnet’s coverage for Game 1 may have been detrimental to his team, as there were three media timeouts per period instead of the customary one.

“That was tough for us because we like to play with speed,” Johnston said. “I don’t really like it, I like to play the games the way it was tonight.”

Petan, who was the first star in the building with a goal and two assists, said fewer timeouts over the last two period helped the Winterhawks maintain their edge.

“We’re not on TV much so we’re not used to (the timeouts),” he said. “We were able to keep our momentum when we had it.”

* Kelowna defenceman Damon Severson, who hit the post in the third period and fired the puck into a fallen stick on another good scoring chance, said the Winterhawks were able to do Saturday what the Rockets had done Friday.

“It’s tough to see that we can play so well last night, and then tonight they score four straight goals and take the wind out of our sails,” Severson said. “They can put you back like that so quickly because they have such good offence. These guys are good and make you pay when they get opportunities.”


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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:31 am

Sports on the Web



The National Hockey League playoffs are about to begin

It’s time for the NHL Playoffs to begin again when April rolls around. The NHL Playoffs are the ultimate game of survivor when it comes to professional sports, in the sports news and sports on the web. There are sixteen teams all challenging to drink from Lord Stanley’s mug and only one team will prevail […]

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:38 pm

Vancouver Sun



Perez's 88th-minute goal lifts FC Dallas to 2-1 win over Toronto FC

FRISCO, Texas - Second-half substitute Blas Perez scored in the 88th minute to lift FC Dallas a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:50 am

Rod Pederson



SUNDAY SPORTS

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:  The Minnesota Wild are struggling to contain the youthful energy of the Colorado Avalanche. 21-year old Gabriel Landeskog scored twice leading Colorado to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota and a 2-0 series lead Saturday night in Denver. Teenager Nathan MacKinnon also gave the Wild trouble. The 18-year old had a goal and three assists. Game 3 is Monday in Minnesota.

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Former Brandon Wheat King Matt Calvert carried the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first-ever playoff win. Calvert had a short-handed goal in regulation and scored again in double overtime as Columbus edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3. Their playoff series is now tied 1-1. Also, former Regina Pats captain Barret Jackman scored in overtime to lift St. Louis past Chicago 4-3. The win moves the Blues into a 2-0 series lead over the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

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Buy ear plugs if you live in Montreal. The Canadiens return to home ice and what is sure to be a raucous crowd tonight for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning (5:00 pm Sask time). Montreal has a 2-0 series lead after winning both games in Tampa. It's not a safe lead though. Montreal has lost three of the last four times in the same scenario.

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There are three more games on the ice. First, the New York Rangers try to go up 2-0 at home to Philadelphia (10:00 am Sask time). Detroit looks to steal another win on the road against Boston (1:00 pm). And San Jose goes for a second straight win at home to Los Angeles (8:00 pm).

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WHL PLAYOFFS: The Portland Winterhawks scored four goals in the second period, including two in 13 seconds, to come from behind and defeat the host Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.  It tied the WHL's Western Conference Finals at 1-1.

Dominic Turgeon, Nicolas Petan, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Brendan Leipsic scored in the second for the Winterhawks. Alex Schoenborn added another goal in the third period. Petan tacked on two assists for a three-point outing and Derrick Pouliot had three assists.

Corbin Boes earned the win for Portland after stopping all 15 shots he faced in 38 minutes of relief. Boes replaced starter Brendan Burke, who allowed three goals on 12 shots.

Madison Bowey, Riley Stadel and Nick Merkley supplied the scoring for the Rockets, who blew leads of 2-0 and 3-1.

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NBA PLAYOFFS:  The Toronto Raptors started the NBA playoffs on the wrong foot. Toronto dropped Game 1 of their series with the Brooklyn Nets 94-87. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson scored 24 points each to lead Brooklyn. The Raptors can even the series on Tuesday in Toronto.

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Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder. OKC nearly squandered a 25-point lead but recovered from a dismal third quarter.

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The Miami Heat kick off their post-season title defence today. Miami opens first-round play at home to Charlotte. The day begins with San Antonio at home to Dallas. Later, Chicago hosts Washington and Portland visits Houston.

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BLUE JAYS IN FLIGHT:  Mark Buehrle threw shutout ball for eight innings as the Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Cleveland Indians 5-0. The Blue Jays have a chance of ending a nine-game road trip Sunday with a three-game sweep in Cleveland. Elsewhere in the majors, Tampa Bay bombed the New York Yankees 16-1, and the L-A Dodgers held off Arizona 8-6.

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MCNABB'ED:  Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been was released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

McNabb, 37, was arrested Dec. 15 in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Phoenix, according to court records.

A copy of the citation shows McNabb was stopped on the Loop 101 freeway just after 3 a.m. and radar clocked his Range Rover at 81 mph in a 65-mph zone. He also was cited for DUI, but no information about blood-alcohol level was on the citation.

McNabb pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended.

Court documents show McNabb was ordered to pay a nearly $1,500 fine and enter an outpatient treatment program in Scottsdale from April 10 to July 8.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released McNabb's mug shot Thursday morning, starting a media frenzy about his arrest, which hadn't been previously reported.

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ON THE PITCH:  Not a great day for Canada's Major League Soccer teams. The Montreal Impact lost 4-nil to Sporting Kansas City to remain winless in seven games so far this season. Elsewhere, Toronto FC fell 2-1 against FC Dallas. And Vancouver settled for a 2-2 draw against Los Angeles.

(Canadian Press)

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:19 pm

Yahoo Sports



Braves-Mets Preview (Yahoo Sports)

Freddie Freeman routinely pounds the New York Mets, and he's showing no signs of slowing down in this series. Freeman looks to continue his success against the Mets and help the surging Atlanta Braves complete a three-game sweep Sunday at Citi Field. Freeman has five hits in this series, connecting for an RBI double on one of his three in Saturday's 7-5 victory as the Braves (12-5) won for the seventh time in eight tries. Freeman's success against the NL East rival Mets (8-9) is partly why he ranks third in the majors with a .413 average, while his five homers and 13 RBIs lead the Braves.

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:36 am

Toronto Sports Media



Seen & Heard – Weekend Edition

by mike in boston @mikeinboston   Happy spring everyone. I’m going to use this post to clear out a lot of things that got stuck in the queue over the last month or so. If there are interesting issues I have missed, please post them […]

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 2:04 pm

Star Sports



Transcript shows confusion, indecision as South Korean ferry sank


JINDO, SOUTH KOREA—The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

About 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew member asked a marine traffic controller whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned ship off South Korea’s southern coast. The crew member posed the question three times in succession.

That followed several statements from the ship that people aboard could not move and another in which someone declared that it was “impossible to broadcast” instructions.

Many people followed the captain’s initial order to stay below deck, where it is feared they remain trapped. Fifty-eight bodies have been recovered, and about 240 people are still missing.

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“Even if it’s impossible to broadcast, please go out and let the passengers wear life jackets and put on more clothing,” an unidentified official at Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center urged at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, 29 minutes after the ferry first reported trouble, according to the transcript released by South Korea’s coast guard.

“If this ferry evacuates passengers, will you be able to rescue them?” the unidentified crew member asked.

“At least make them wear life rings and make them escape!” the traffic-centre official responded.

“If this ferry evacuates passengers, will they be rescued right away?” the crew member asked again.

“Don’t let them go bare — at least make them wear life rings and make them escape!” the traffic official repeated. “The rescue of human lives from the Sewol ferry ... the captain should make his own decision and evacuate them. We don’t know the situation very well. The captain should make the final decision and decide whether you’re going to evacuate passengers or not.”

“I’m not talking about that,” the crew member said. “I asked, if they evacuate now, can they be rescued right away?”

The traffic official then said patrol boats would arrive in 10 minutes, though another civilian ship was already nearby and had told controllers that it would rescue anyone who went overboard.

The ferry sank with 476 people on board, many of them students from a single high school. The cause of the disaster is not yet known, but prosecutors have said the ship made a sharp turn before it began to list. Several crew members, including the captain, have been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning passengers.

More than 170 people survived the sinking of the Sewol, which had been on its way from the South Korean port city of Incheon to the southern island of Jeju. The captain took more than half an hour to issue an evacuation order, which several passengers have said they never heard.

The confirmed death toll jumped to 58 as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel and quickly discovered more than a dozen bodies. They had been hampered for days by strong currents, bad weather and low visibility.

Families of the missing are staying on Jindo Island, where information sheets taped to the walls of a gymnasium offered details to help identify any corpses, including gender, height, length of hair and clothing.

It was too little for Lee Joung-hwa, a friend of a crew member who is among the missing.

“If only they could have made some kind of image of the person’s face. Who can tell who this person is just by height and weight?” Lee said.

A woman with a blue baseball cap shouted at government officials who were seated nearby, working at their desks. “I can’t live like this! I’m so anxious!” she yelled. “How can I trust the police?”

Anguished families, fearful they might be left without even their loved ones’ bodies, vented rage Sunday over the government’s handling of the crisis.

About 100 relatives attempted a long protest march to the presidential Blue House in Seoul, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the north, saying they wanted to voice their complaints to President Park Geun-hye. They walked for about six hours before police officers in neon jackets blocked a main road.

“The government is the killer,” they shouted as they pushed against a police barricade.

“We want an answer from the person in charge about why orders are not going through and nothing is being done,” said Lee Woon-geun, father of 17-year-old missing passenger Lee Jung-in. “They are clearly lying and kicking the responsibility to others.”

Earlier Sunday, relatives of the missing blocked the car of Prime Minister Chung Hong-won and demanded a meeting with Park as Chung made a visit to Jindo. Chung later returned to the gymnasium, but met only with a number of representatives of the family members in a side office.

On Sunday evening, dozens of relatives who gathered at the port in Jindo surrounded the fisheries minister, Lee Ju-young. They shouted, swore, yelled threats and pushed him as he was on his way to a meeting with other officials.

Relatives are desperate to retrieve bodies before they decompose beyond recognition, Lee Woon-geun said.

“After four or five days, the body starts to decay. When it’s decayed, if you try to hold a hand, it might fall off,” he said. “I miss my son. I’m really afraid I might not get to find his body.”

The Sewol’s captain, Lee Joon-seok, 68, was arrested Saturday, along with one of the ship’s three helmsmen and the 25-year-old third mate. The third mate was steering at the time of the accident, in a challenging area where she had not steered before, and the captain said he was not on the bridge at the time.

Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin said the third mate has refused to tell investigators why she made the sharp turn. Prosecutors have not named the third mate, but a fellow crew member identified her as Park Han-kyul.

As he was taken from court in Mokpo on Saturday, the captain explained his decision to wait before ordering an evacuation.

“At the time, the current was very strong, the temperature of the ocean water was cold,” Lee told reporters, describing his fear that passengers, even if they were wearing life jackets, could drift away “and face many other difficulties.”

He said rescue boats had not yet arrived, and there were no civilian vessels nearby.


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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:53 pm

Ottawa Citizen Sports



Martin advances to Players' Championship final a day after announcing retirement

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Kevin Martin's curling career is going to last one more game.

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:50 am