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Northern Dancer: Canadian stallion | CBC Sports

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4095501.1493742601!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/northern-dancer-1180.jpg Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories celebrating some of Canada's top sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday, and are bringing it back today for our Sunday Read series. A famous story of a famous horse:Shortly after Northern Dancer completed his racing heroics in 1964, a student at the Ontario School for the Blind wrote a fan letter to Windfields Farm, asking to meet his hero. Winifred Taylor, wife of

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The Richard Riot: Going down swinging

https://i.cbc.ca/1.2201203.1489766025!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/584-richard-riot.jpg Editor's note: This story is being resurfaced for our Sunday Read series and was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories remembering some of Canada's top sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday. Find all of CBC Sports' Canada 150 stories here.Maurice Richard said many times that, in order to understand the events leading up to the riot of March 17, 1955 that forever bears his name, it was crucial to know how violent the National

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Ferguson Jenkins: A life of wins and loss

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3940864.1484754699!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/jenkins-ferguson-1180.jpg Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories celebrating some of Canada's greatest sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday. We've revisiting it today for our Sunday Read series. Find all of CBC Sports' Canada 150 stories here.Ferguson Jenkins' pitching delivery, unfurled in slow motion through the lens of David de Volpi, the famed National Film Board cameraman, was a statement of power, form, relaxation and repetitiveness. Nothing ever

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Wally’s World: Gretzky’s dad will make you smile

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3551924.1461603412!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/gretzky-walter-040616.jpg Welcome to Wally's World. It's a quirky place, an affectionate one, and a bit of a time trip. It is also, we acknowledge, a departure for CBC Sports.  These are not hard and fast stats about a national hero; instead, you'll discover the inner life of the most famous father in hockey. Watch these videos and you will get a unique look at Walter Gretzky. Courtesy of CBC Docs and CBC Sports, we present a special offering, unlike most of the other

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