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By Terry Guest

saratoga speedwayComox (ISN) - Megan Bergsma out of Campbell River beat 11 other beautiful contests to win the fourth annual Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway last weekend, taking home $1000. Julia Doknjas, also out of Campbell River was the second runner-up taking home $250, and Chelsea Brennan out of Courtenay was the first runner-up taking home $500.

#9 Troy Ordano managed to survive the second boat race of the season to win his first ever Crash to Pass Boat Race. #40 Cam Edward finished in a very close second. The Hornet cars, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Figure 8's and the Island Mini Stocks were also on the card on Saturday.

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24 Hornet cars took to the track on Saturday. #05 Trevor Cannon won the C dash, #12 Raymond Fortier won the B, and the A went to #09 Cameron Phillips. Fortier continued his winning ways into the C heat, winning his first ever heat race. #98 Nigel Neufeld won the B heat, with the A going to #08 Daryn Cahill. Daryn and Daryl Cahill were in a heated battle in the 30 lap feature race. Daryl and Daryn swapped leads 4 times through-out the first 25 laps. #01 Kevin Lawrenuk caught up to Daryn on lap 25 to take second, but #02 Daryl Cahill was to much taking home yet another main event win. in the B division, #81 Jeremy Stormo took home the win, with second going to #10 Andrew Buchanan and third going to #64 MacLaren Inglis. #59 Ted Dimitrov had a great night in the Roadrunner division, setting fast time in qualifying with a time of 20.093, winning the dash, heat and dominating the 6 lap main event to win every race on the night. #37 Brandon Steen won the Figure 8 dash, with the 8 lap main event going to #16 Brad Kennedy, who battled with #69 Thomas Dunn to take the win. #62 Gilles Parenteau had a surprisingly good night in the Island Mini Stock division. Parenteau qualified second slowest in the 7 car field, but dominated the night, winning the dash, heat and held off a hard charging #96 Mike Nyeste to win the 20 lap feature race. #73 Sheldon Hopp also had a great night in the Crash to Pass division. Hopp set fast time in qualifying with a time of 19.156. Hopp took wins in the dash, heat and battled through the field to win the 20 lap main event, ending a night of dominating performances by individual racers.

Extra laps... Next weekend marks the last appearence of the Wilroc Sprint cars, Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles. This is the third appearence of the Wilroc Lite sprint cars, which is the fastest division of race cars at Saratoga Speedway, averaging times of 14-16 seconds. So far this year they have averaged 12-14 cars, which makes for some awesome racing. The Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will also be on the card next weekend. The Canadian-American Demolition Derby is coming up on September long weekend. 10 American cars and 10 Canadian cars will be duelling it out over the two day show. This event has been a fan favourite over the years, and promises to be one this year as well. The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Figure 8's will also be on the card for those two days.

Vancouver Island Headlines

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Vikes defence powers over Capilano, advance to premier league…

Apr 27, 2015

By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes men's rugby team have advanced to the BC Rugby CDI Premier League finals after their semifinal win against the UBC Thunderbirds. An early scoring surge and strong defensive…

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Gaffer has a Strategy to Beat the Heat.... and Abbotsford too!

Apr 27, 2015

Highlanders FC have been working on an advertising/social media campaign this month providing awareness locally that they have a pulse & alive and well for competitive soccer at Royal Athletic Park this spring. Independent Sports News (ISN) ,Times…

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Anarchy Angels prove tough opponent for the Eves A-Team

Apr 27, 2015

Esther Beauregard (C-3Ph0)

Victoria BC: The Eves A-Team fought hard, but were unable to keep up to Mainland Misfits' Anarchy Angels, out of Cloverdale BC, falling 265-41 Saturday night in front of a full house at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt.

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Jim Dixon named General Manager of Rugby Canada

Apr 27, 2015

Rugby Canada and BC Rugby today announced leadership changes that will see Jim Dixon join Rugby Canada as the new General Manager of Rugby Operations and Performance in place of Mike Chu, who will be returning to his native New Zealand.

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Jr Shamrocks started out their season on a loosing note

Apr 27, 2015

The Jr Shamrocks started out their season on a loosing note going down 9 - 6 to the visiting New Westminster Salmonbellies.

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BC CupQuarters Results

Apr 27, 2015

Out of the six ¼ Final games, 4 VISL teams are through to the semi finals of BC Provincial Cup next weekend. Teams underlines are through.Will have the upcoming semi final information Tuesday afternoon.We have 1 team per Cup moving forward !

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PeeWee Wolverines Route Raiders In Lopsided Win

Apr 26, 2015

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Greater Victoria Minor Football Association’s Peewee division Saanich Wolverines handily defeated the Gordon Head Raiders 47-0 at Copley Field in Saanich Sunday afternoon.

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Broder and Valjas win gold in China!

Apr 26, 2015

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Canadian Pair Shines With First-Ever FIVB Beach Tour Gold for Women

Fuzhou, China: Beach volleyball team Jamie Broder of Victoria, B.C. and Kristina Valjas of Toronto, Ont. made history on Sunday with a first-ever FIVB World Tour gold medal…

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Baker And Liberatore Sweep Western Opener:

Apr 26, 2015
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The long winter silence was broken Saturday night as Western Speedway opened its race season for 2015 with the Lordco Auto Parts Demo Series featuring the Demo Cars, Demo Trucks, Figure 8s, and the Bomber Series.

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International Talent Puts on Show at BC Climbing Provincials

Apr 26, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 26, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - It is one of the fastest growing sports around the world and after seeing the final results at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial…

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Intermediate A Shamrocks Got off to great start in Langley

Apr 25, 2015

The Intermediate A Shamrocks Got off to great start in Langley today winning 14 to 7

BC Interior Headlines

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Royals Stave Off Elimination, Beat Kelowna 5-4 in OT

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 15, 2105, Victoria, BC (ISN) - There are only a handful of teams in all of sport who have successfully come back from 3-0 playoff series deficits in a seven game series. The Victoria Royals took what is…

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Victoria Royals Face Elimination With Game 3 Loss To Rockets

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Victoria Royals fell 4-2 to the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night in game three action of the WHL, round two playoffs at Save On Foods Arena in front of 5,517 anxious Royal Blue fans.

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Royals vs. Rockets, Game 3: In the Crease - A Photo Essay

By Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 14, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - One thing for sure in Tuesday night's Kelowna Rockets 4-2 WHL playoff game win over the Victoria Royals, was that both teams seemed to have a game plan that involved putting as much traffic as…

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Behind The Lens : How Royals Fans Celebrate Playoff Hockey

Erich Eichhorn, April 5, 2015 (ISN) - Some fans celebrate with a golf clap, others celebrate like the best rock concert they've ever been to, and other young fans are just learning the ropes with a little prodding from their parents. The Victoria Royals gave…

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Royals Chase Cougars Out of Playoffs

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 4, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Royals Greg Chase almost single-handedly carried the Royals into the second round of the playoffs with a hat-trick, but he needed a little help from Brandon Magee,…

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Royals Edge Cougars In Game Two

Victoria, BC- Victoria Royals’ Brandon Magee notched two goals in the final frame including the game-winner as the homeside defeated the Prince George Cougars 5-4 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.

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Capilano Earns Bronze at PACWEST Volleyball Championships

With Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Saanich, BC (ISN) - The Capilano Blues captured the bronze medal on the Women's side at the 2015 PACWEST Volleyball Championships, by sweeping the College of the Rockies Avalanche 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 at the PISE…

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Royals Shot Down Late By Nationally Ranked Rockets

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) - The Victoria Royals suffered their fourth loss in only eleven games when the visiting nationally #2 CHL ranked Kelowna Rockets defeated the home team 3-2 in a televised game at Save on Foods Arena during Friday Night CHL Hockey on…

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Royals Rebound With Drubbing of Blazers

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 24, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Brandon Fushimi had a pair of goals and an assist and Justin Paulic stopped all 26 shots that he saw to lead the Victoria Royals to a 6-0 win over the visiting Kamloops…

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Royals Burnt In OT By Blazers, Win Streak Ends At 5

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Victoria Royals had their 5 game win streak snapped on an 4-3 OT winner by the Kamloops Blazers in front of a near sell out crowd of 7006 cheering fans Friday night at Save On Foods Arena in the first of a back to back series.

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Magee and Soy Combine To Lift Royals Over Cougars

 

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The Royals Tyler Soy would net the 3-2 OT winner to lift his Victoria Royals team over the resilient Prince George Cougars Friday night, in game one action at Victoria’s Save-on Foods Arena.

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GW Graham Defeats Abbotsford Panthers For 'AA JV Title

Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – The JV AA football GW Graham Grizzlies defeated the Abbotsford Panthers 23-13 to take their second consecutive BC Junior Varsity 2014 ‘AA provincial high school title.

BC North Headlines

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Bus Ride Home a Happy One, Grizzlies Double-Up Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

January 18, 2015, Prince George, BC (ISN) - Prince George is an awfully long way to go to play 60 minutes of hockey. It can seem an even longer way back should you happen to lose that game. Fortunately for the…

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Royals Rebound With Shut-Out of Cougars

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - Austin Carroll had a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Victoria Royals to a 4-0 win over the Prince George Cougars in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Sunday afternoon in front of…

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Too Little, Too Late as Royals Fall to Prince George

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Prince George Cougars jumped out to 3-0 and 4-1 leads and then hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League (WHL) action Saturday night in front of 5,293…

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Cariboo Cougars completed a weekend sweep of the Valley West…

Sept 21, 2014 (ISN) - Darren Hards was the playmaker Sunday as the Cariboo Cougars completed a weekendsweep of the Valley West Hawks at Kin 1.Hards had three assists as the Cougars won3-2 in the second game of the weekend set. Colton Thomas scored twice,…

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ISN and Victoria Grizzlies Announce Unique Media Partnership

September 18, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Scott Harrigan, Owner of Independent Sports News (ISN) and Brad Knight, General Manager and Head Coach of the Victoria Grizzlies, are pleased to announce that ISN and the Grizzlies have entered into a unique media…

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BC Climbers Shine at World Championships in Spain

September 15 , 2014, Gijon, Spain (ISN) - The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) is pleased to announce that a number of British Columbia based climbers are returning from the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World…

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Spruce Kings Captain secures scholarship to AIC

May 13, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of team captain Bryant Christian to the American International College Yellow Jackets for the 2014-15…

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HarbourCats and Island Sports News Announce Media Partnership

April 22, 2014. Victoria, BC (ISN) - Jim Swanson, General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats and Scott Harrigan, Owner, Island Sports News (ISN), are pleased to announce that the HarbourCats and ISN have entered into a media partnership for the 2014 season.

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Spruce Kings announce Chad Staley's NCAA Division I Scholarship

March 3, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the commitment of Chad Staley to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Nanooks men's hockey team for the 2015-16…

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Spruce Kings Player Awards and Trophy Winners

March 2, 2014, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) presented their annual player awards following the conclusion of the regular season at the Annual Player Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. A…

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Cariboo Cougars to close out regular season on home ice

by Allan Bristowe

February 28, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars close out the regular season on home ice this weekend against a BC Major Midget League powerhouse.

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Cariboo Cougars planning special Saturday

by Allan Bristowe

February 19, 2014, Prince George (ISN) - The Cariboo Cougars are inviting a big group of VIPs to the rink on Saturday night as they play their first game at the newly renovated Kin 1 arena.

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Headlines

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International Talent Puts on Show at BC Climbing Provincials

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 26, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - It is one of the fastest growing sports around the world and after seeing the final results at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial…

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Favourites Emerge After Day 1 of Sport Climbing Provincials

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 25, 2015, Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - Day 1 of the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Provincial Championships at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is complete and after…

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Eckard, Abbott Heroes in Eagles Sweep of North Shore Twins

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 19, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - Tyson Abbott stroked a bases loaded, 2-out, 2-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Victoria Eagles a walk-off, come from behind 7-6 win over the North…

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Mariners Drop Pair to North Shore on Opening Day

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

April 18, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - It was not quite the home opening day that the Victoria Mariners had envisioned for 2015, as they dropped a pair of games Saturday to the powerful North Shore Twins by scores…

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Czech Republic hold off Japan for first win at IPC Ice Sledge…

Apr 27, 2015

After falling short in their opening game, the Czech Republic came out roaring against Japan on Monday (27 April) at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool, which are taking place in Buffalo, New York in the USA.

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Fredericton to host 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Championships

Apr 27, 2015

Al Cameron

Canada's best senior-aged curlers are heading to one of the sport's hotbeds, Fredericton, N.B., for the 2017 Everest Canadian Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Vikes defence powers over Capilano, advance to premier league…

Apr 27, 2015

By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes men's rugby team have advanced to the BC Rugby CDI Premier League finals after their semifinal win against the UBC Thunderbirds. An early scoring surge and strong defensive…

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Canada Snowboard - National Team Coach Slopestyle

Apr 27, 2015

The Canadian Snowboard Team wishes to bring to your attention the following coaching opportunity: National Team Coach; Slopestyle Team.

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Denis Hainault has been named executive director

Apr 27, 2015

Jason LaRose

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday that Denis Hainault has been named executive director of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, scheduled for Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal, Que., and Toronto, Ont.

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Gaffer has a Strategy to Beat the Heat.... and Abbotsford too!

Apr 27, 2015

Highlanders FC have been working on an advertising/social media campaign this month providing awareness locally that they have a pulse & alive and well for competitive soccer at Royal Athletic Park this spring. Independent Sports News (ISN) ,Times…

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Dan Hamhuis has been added to the Team Canada roster

Apr 27, 2015

Jason LaRose

CALGARY, Alta. – Jim Nill, general manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team, announced Monday, in collaboration with Hockey Canada, that Dan Hamhuis (Smithers, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) has been added to the Team Canada roster for the 2015 IIHF Ice…

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Anarchy Angels prove tough opponent for the Eves A-Team

Apr 27, 2015

Esther Beauregard (C-3Ph0)

Victoria BC: The Eves A-Team fought hard, but were unable to keep up to Mainland Misfits' Anarchy Angels, out of Cloverdale BC, falling 265-41 Saturday night in front of a full house at Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt.

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Jim Dixon named General Manager of Rugby Canada

Apr 27, 2015

Rugby Canada and BC Rugby today announced leadership changes that will see Jim Dixon join Rugby Canada as the new General Manager of Rugby Operations and Performance in place of Mike Chu, who will be returning to his native New Zealand.

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HarbourCats pitcher thows no-hitter!

Apr 27, 2015

Jim Swanson

VICTORIA, B.C. – Right-handed pitcher Zander Clouse tossed a no-hitter on Saturday for Bellevue College in an NWAC (junior college) conference game against Olympia College, a 5-0 Bellevue victory played at Courter Field in Bellevue.

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John Quenneville is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week

Apr 27, 2015

Corey St. Laurent

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward John Quenneville is the Denny's WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 26th, 2015.

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Convocation 2015: Aspiring Paralympian has his sights on Rio

Apr 27, 2015

Frank Landry

EDMONTON – Austin Hinchey graduates this week from NAIT's JR Shaw School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. But the aspiring Paralympian already has his eyes on another prize: qualifying for the 2016 Summer…

World Headlines

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Anarchy Angels prove tough opponent for the…

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Esther Beauregard (C-3Ph0) Victoria BC: The Eves A-Team fought hard, but were unable to…
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Broder and Valjas win gold in China!

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Jackie Skender Canadian Pair Shines With First-Ever FIVB Beach Tour Gold for Women…
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Baker And Liberatore Sweep Western Opener:

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KEN KEATING Joe Liberatore Photos Ken Keating The long winter silence was broken Saturday…
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Tyler Mislawchuk and Alexis Lepage win Gold…

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Chris Dornan Cape Town, South Africa—Matt Sharpe will take away the positives in a tough…

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May 12, 2014

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Jul 01, 2014

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