Canada's Olympic disappointments

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Let's be honest - sometimes elite athletes let us down when we're expecting monumental achievements from them. To mark Perdita Felicien's retirement from athletics, here's a list of some of Canada's toughest-to-swallow Olympic disappointments.

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  • Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

    (Reuters) - Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. Nadal, who is on a 29-match winning streak on … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Pistorius murder trial: Prosecutor grills defence forensic expert

    Pistorius murder trial: Prosecutor grills defence forensic expert

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defence's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised … More »

    The Canadian Press - 27 minutes ago
  • Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

    Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's defeat in the King's Cup final means La Liga is their only chance of major silverware and anything other than a home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday would almost certainly end their dwindling … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

    So F1 deserves a pat on the back for now doing its little bit for the planet. Polar bears on retreating ice sheets shouldn't dance with joy -''We're saved!'' - simply because F1 downgraded this season from monster 2.4-liter, V8 engines to somewhat … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Jet-setter Westwood grabs early Malaysian Open lead

    REUTERS - England's Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Thursday. Westwood fired eight birdies in his early … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur

    Hamburg sniper Calhanoglu out to rescue Dinosaur

    Hamburg SV midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu returned to training this week and the northern side hope can play a key role in their relegation battle with Saturday's match against VfL Wolfsburg the first of four fixtures that will decide their fate. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Daily Zap: April 16

    Daily Zap: April 16

    Get the full scoop on all the scores and highlights from a fifteen-game night to wrap up the regular season as we head to the playoffs. … More »

    NBA.com - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Ronaldo recovering well, still unsure on Bayern game

    Ronaldo recovering well, still unsure on Bayern game

    Real Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from knee and thigh injuries but is still not sure whether he will be fit for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich. The Portugal captain and Ballon … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Ford's Lincoln brand to debut in China with eight stores in seven cities - executive

    Ford's Lincoln brand to debut in China with eight stores in seven cities - executive

    Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it plans to launch its premium Lincoln brand in China in October, when it will open eight stores in seven Chinese cities. John Lawler, head of Ford's China operations, said Lincoln might be late to China's luxury boom … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Sturridge a doubt for Liverpool's trip to Norwich

    Sturridge a doubt for Liverpool's trip to Norwich

    (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is an injury concern ahead of the English Premier League leaders' trip to Norwich City on Sunday because of a muscle strain. The England forward was forced from the field after 66 minutes of the 3-2 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Golf-Jet-setter Westwood grabs early Malaysian Open lead

    England's Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Thursday. Westwood fired eight birdies in his early round at the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini

    We must win final five games to pinch title - Pellegrini

    (Reuters) - Manchester City have not given up on winning the English Premier League title after their 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday but they must win their remaining five games, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • 'Prince of Wales' targets three crowns after Cup stunner

    'Prince of Wales' targets three crowns after Cup stunner

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Gareth Bale's brilliant winner in Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona gave the world's most expensive player his first taste of major silverware and the Wales winger is hungry for more. Bale was hailed … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Atlanta franchise to begin play in 2017

    Atlanta franchise to begin play in 2017

    Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture - an MLS team for Atlanta. I haven't decided yet.'' Major League Soccer announced its latest team Wednesday, an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    PRO BASKETBALL Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference by rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

    Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open. No. 36-ranked Westwood is coming off a seventh-place finish at the Masters last weekend - his best finish so far this … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 17 minutes ago
  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

    Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

    The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late. The Ducks know a Stanley Cup run can't possibly be easy, and they're … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 25 minutes ago
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. It's the latest development in several … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

    Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

    Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning. Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
  • ChiSox INF pitches, loses to BoSox in 14

    ChiSox INF pitches, loses to BoSox in 14

    The Boston Red Sox used patience and 15 walks to rally and force extra innings. When Jackie Bradley Jr. came to the plate to face a position player with two men on base, he felt it was time to be aggressive. Bradley hit a two-run double off … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Kevin Durant throws down a pair of signficant dunks

    Kevin Durant throws down a pair of signficant dunks

    The Oklahoma City Thunder star finished the regular season in style with a couple impressive slams. That and more on today's Yahoo Sports Minute with Angela Sun - the show that brings you the must-see moments in sports every day. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 3 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

    April 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Yankees 3, Cubs 0 (first game) Masahiro Tanaka allowed a pair of bunt singles and struck out 10 in eight dominant innings to lead the New York Yankees to a … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Blazers end season on 5-game win streak

    Blazers end season on 5-game win streak

    Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs. The Blazers wrapped up the regular season with a 110-104 victory Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Clippers, with both … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • The Grand Slam: Infielder Leury García takes loss as Red Sox prevail in 14 innings

    The Grand Slam: Infielder Leury García takes loss as Red Sox prevail in 14 innings

    Position players pitching never gets old. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Cashner solid in Padres' 4-2 win over Rockies

    Cashner solid in Padres' 4-2 win over Rockies

    Andrew Cashner appears ready for the national spotlight. With a few more performances like the ones he's turned in this season, Cashner's name will be well-known throughout baseball. Cashner gutted his way into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Top 10: April 16

    Top 10: April 16

    Count down the top ten plays from the last night of the 2013-2014 regular season. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Tracy McGrady throws one inning in exhibition game for Sugar Land Skeeters

    Tracy McGrady throws one inning in exhibition game for Sugar Land Skeeters

    Tracy McGrady's dream to play professional baseball continues. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Dunk of the Night

    Dunk of the Night

    Kevin Durant drives down the middle of the lane and punches the dunk home. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Steal of the Night

    Steal of the Night

    Victor Oladipo gets the steal and elevates for the cock-back action on the slam. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Play of the Day

    Play of the Day

    Harrison Barnes makes his way to the rim and throws down the monster facial. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Nightly Notable: Kevin Durant

    Nightly Notable: Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant records 42 points and six assists to lead the Thunder over the Pistons. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Wednesday's Scoreboard

    Wednesday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • Block of the Night

    Block of the Night

    Jeremy Evans rise up to deny Gorgui Dieng's dunk attempt at the rim with a big block. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Assist of the Night

    Assist of the Night

    Phil Pressey dishes a pretty pass between his legs to Brandon Bass for the dunk. … More »

    NBA.com - 3 hours ago
  • Goodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings

    Goodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings

    A season-ending victory proved meaningless for the Phoenix Suns, who will be remembered for having one of the best records in NBA history that wasn't good enough to make the playoffs. Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Anaheim Ducks jump to 4-goal lead, hold off Dallas Stars 4-3 in playoff series opener

    Anaheim Ducks jump to 4-goal lead, hold off Dallas Stars 4-3 in playoff series opener

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek. Playoff success usually requires a little discomfort, and the Ducks got … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • Crawford's 41 lift Warriors over Nuggets

    Crawford's 41 lift Warriors over Nuggets

    Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night. He surpassed it with a runner that put the Warriors ahead for good at … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago