SUBMITTED PHOTO Melia Blakely and her horse Fingertips will be competing this week at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium in Kentucky.

Orillia rider off to Kentucky

Orillia resident Melia Blakely is putting some final training rides on her horse Fingertips (aka Stevie), before the pair head to Kentucky to compete in the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The two are among only a handful of Canadians heading across the border to challenge more than 300 other retired thoroughbred racehorses.

Bill Comrie, shown here at an unveiling following a major donation to MacEwan University Athletics in 2015, became part owner of the Chicago Cubs in 2015. The Cubs are pursuing their first World Series championship since 1908. (Greg Southam)

Jones: Comrie on familiar ride

EDMONTON -- Bill Comrie was born in 1950. The last time the Chicago Cubs made it to a World Series was 1945. Today, he's part-owner of the Cubs in the World Series.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is seen warming up prior to NHL pre-season hockey action on Oct. 6, 2016 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Reasons for hope, doubt in Canada

Nearly three weeks into the season, what’s more surprising: that the Edmonton Oilers have the most wins of any team in the National Hockey League or that the Vancouver Canucks haven’t had a reason to fire head coach Willie Desjardins yet?

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs as Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, left, reaches in for the tackle during the second half of a football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Seahawks, Cardinals tie

Stephen Hauschka needed only to make a 27-yard field goal to give the Seattle Seahawks an overtime victory over Arizona.

The Maple Leafs are making sure they surround Auston Matthews with various teammates to positively influence his life away from the rink. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Matthews in good hands

Mike Babcock can coach and cajole Auston Matthews all he wants, but knows he only has the young star’s attention part of a 24-hour day.

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