ESPN3 to Broadcast Home Hardware Canada Cup

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All it took was a minor Twitter storm, but starting Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 am ET, the Canada Cup of Curling will be broadcast in the U.S.A. on ESPN3. You can watch online or by using the WatchESPN app.

Now that we’re able to watch one of the best curling events on the calendar, every American curling fan must promote, promote, and promote some more the Canada Cup. The more eyeballs we have watching curling, the more curling will be available to American audiences.

So tell your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your family – anyone and everyone – to watch the Home Hardware Canada Cup!

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Curling Headlines – Dec. 10, 2014

The Canadian Open began last night. For a rundown on the opening games, click here.

* Ridiculously hot Team Mike McEwen shows no signs of slowing down.

* Team Brad Jacobs back on the ice after Canada Cup.

* Byes announced for Alberta Curling Championships.

* Revolution Place in Grande Prairie to host 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup and 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. That venue will also play host to the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. More on the Swan City landing these major events here.

* Jens Jaeger believes Germany has what it takes to win 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

* English Curling Association submits plan for country’s second dedicated centre for curling in Warfield.

* Curling is making a comeback in New York City.

* Meaford Curling Club hosts first Foster Memorial Bonspiel.

* TSN filming curling commercial in Brock.

* Quinte Curling Club’s Team Calwell advances to the Ontario junior championships.

* Three Parksville rinks take home hardware in 2014 Thrifty Foods Parksville Men’s Bonspiel.

* Portage gets wins over Poynette in Wisconsin high school girls and boys curling.

* Prince George Golf and Curling Club has one week to save season.

* Mapleton: Minnesota’s cradle of curling.

* The Wilkie Curling Club appreciates the support of its trip of the month lottery.

Curling Headlines – Dec. 8, 2014

Wow, what a weekend!

In Camrose, Alberta, the men’s and women’s finals of the Home Hardware Canada Cup were contested. The women started things off with a very exciting final in the afternoon, where Team Val Sweeting defeated Team Rachel Homan 6-3.

In the evening, the men’s final was more one-sided as Team Mike McEwen defeated Team Brad Jacobs 8-3. The two sides shook hands after 8 ends.

* Yahoo! Sports Canada provided this coverage of both games.

* The Canadian Press had this story on the two games.

* Coverage on the Canada Cup women’s final is provided by the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Sun, Canadian Press, Canadian Curling Association, and Edmonton Journal.

* Coverage on the Canada Cup men’s final is brought to you by the Sault Star, Canadian Curling Association, Edmonton Journal, and Edmonton Sun.

* Rachelle Brown looks forward to Continental Cup.

* In the U.S. National Mixed Doubles Championships, Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin won the championship over Maureen and Peter Stolt 7-3. More coverage on their win, which sends them to Sochi for the World Mixed Doubles Championships in April here.

* Team Joe Frans defeats Team Jake Walker 5-2 in the Brantford Nissan Classic at the Brant Curling Club.

* Wayne Tallon rink defeats Team Jeremy Mallais 7-5 in Jim Sullivan Curling Classic.

* The Canadian Open begins tomorrow. It takes place at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and goes through the 14th. Ticket information is here.

* Kimberley’s Tom Buchy defeated Trail’s Rob Ferguson 6-3 at the Kootenay Inter-regional Playdowns at Nelson Curling Club. More coverage on that match here.

Curling Headlines – Dec. 7, 2014

After two extra-end semifinals at the Home Hardware Canada Cup, the finals will be contested today. You can watch both the men’s and women’s finals on ESPN3 and TSN. The women’s game begins at noon (EST) and the men get going at 7:00 PM (EST).

Here are your curling headlines for Sunday, December 7th:

* Recap for both semifinals, courtesy of Canadian Press.

* Recaps from the men’s semifinal, as told by Canadian Curling Association and Edmonton Sun.

* Recaps from the women’s semifinal, courtesy of Edmonton Sun and Canadian Curling Association.

* Rachel Homan looks to make most of first Canada Cup championship match.

* Team McEwen makes fashion statement, brightens up Canada Cup.

* Live results from U.S. National Mixed Doubles Championship.

* Curling Night in America scores here.

* Live scores from Ontario Curling Tour’s Brantford Nissan Classic are here.

* Rookie curlers take part in the Big Lebowspiel at Fairbanks Curling Club.

* Windsor Curling Club’s Spitfire Arms Curling Cashspiel a resounding success.

* Deer Lodge and Assiniboine Memorial Curling Clubs take part in Christmas fundraising challenge.

Afternoon Update – Saturday, Dec. 6

Today is Home Hardware Canada Cup Semi-final day. The women’s semi between Team Sweeting and Team Nedohin begins at 3:30 PM (EST). The men’s semi between Team Howard and Team McEwen begins at 8:30 PM (EST). Both games can be seen live on ESPN3 and TSN.

Here are your afternoon updates for Saturday, December 6, 2014:

* The Ottawa Citizen did a Home Hardware Canada Cup recap, focusing on Team Homan’s big comeback against Team Jones in Draw 9 last night.

* Ted Wyman launches his new book today at the McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg. Ice Gold: Canada’s Curling Champions is about Canada’s double-gold performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

* The Columbus Curling Club is hosting the Beers of the World Bonspiel. Action began yesterday and continues today and tomorrow. You can catch live streaming of it at 12th End Sports Network here.

* Fort Wayne Curling Club enjoys its new facility.

Curling Headlines – Dec. 6, 2014

Round robin play in the Home Hardware Canada Cup has concluded and the semi-finals are today. The Women’s semi-final between Team Val Sweeting and Team Heather Nedohin takes place at 3:30 PM (EST) and the men’s semi-final between Team Glenn Howard and Team Mike McEwen gets underway at 8:30 PM (EST). ESPN3 and TSN will provide the coverage. So pull up a chair, get comfy, and enjoy a great weekend of curling action.

Here are your Saturday headlines:

* CCA’s Canada Cup coverage for Draw 7, Draw 8, and Draw 9.

* More Home Hardware Canada Cup coverage, courtesy of The Canadian Press, Sault Star, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Regina Leader-Post, and The Canadian Press again.

* Scores from U.S. National Mixed Doubles Championship here.

* Curling Night in America scores are here.

* Friday’s scores from Ontario Curling Tour’s Brantford Nissan Classic are here.

* USA Curling National Championship ticket information here. The competition will take place February 14-21 at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

* Three Vernon rinks qualify for Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships.

* Curling stars hope to attract more youth.

* 9NEWS Morning team takes a trip to Denver Curling Club.

* World Curling Federation publishes latest World Rankings.

* Utica Curling Club hosts Ninth Annual Wheelchair Curling Competition. More here.

* Swift Current Curling Club’s Super League playoffs underway.

* Nanaimo curler Ellis Tull eyes national selection.

* Alan Arkilander: Tracy Horgan rink impresses at SuperSpiel.

* Medford splits with Everest in Wisconsin high school action.

Curling Headlines – Dec. 5, 2014

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you’ve enjoyed watching the first two days of the Home Hardware Canada Cup on ESPN3 and TSN. The action continues today, Saturday, and culminates with the men’s and women’s finals on Sunday.

Once again, there’s a lot going on, so let’s get to your Curling Headlines for Friday, December 5th:

* Home Hardware Canada Cup game recaps for Draw 4, Draw 5, and Draw 6.

* More Canada Cup coverage here, here, and here.

* U.S. National Mixed Doubles Championships standings are here.

* Live scoring for the U.S. Curling Grand Prix is here. This is part of Curling Night in America coverage which will be broadcasted on NBCSN and Universal Sports later on this winter.

* Terry Jones: Grande Prairie expected to host next season’s Canada Cup and Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

* Mike McEwen steps out of wife Dawn’s shadow, makes name for self. More on red-hot McEwen rink here.

* ESPN inks broadcasting deal with Canadian Curling Association.

* Wheelchair curler Marie Wright earns funding from Sport Canada.

* Lineup for Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships at the Parksville Curling Club are set.

* Northern Ice wheelchair curling team sets sites on Paralympics.

* Buffalo Curling Club hosts opening ceremony at Buffalo RiverWorks.

* Campbellford Curling Club hosted Ontario Curling Association’s Tim Hortons Masters Competition.

* Keely Brown named Elite Athlete by City of Airdrie.

* Charlotte Curling Association hosts grand opening and open house on December 13.

* Roger Fast rink moves within a point of first spot in Haney Masters Curling.

* Marc Kennedy, John Morris go back to school.

* Retirees Curling at the Trail Curling Club.