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  • November 21, 2017 7:41 PM PST

    A talented and experienced blend of world champions and Olympic medallists from Europe will take on Canadas best curling teams in the 2015 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by SecurTek. John Moore Jersey . Curlings version of the Ryder Cup will introduce a new format beginning with the 2015 event, set for Jan. 8 to 11 in Calgary, as itll be Team Canada taking on Team Europe this season and in the 2017 event, while itll be Team Canada against Team World (including the U.S.) in the 2016 and 2018 events. Three mens and three womens teams for Team Canada will take on Team Europe in various disciplines during four days of competition — traditional team games, mixed doubles, singles, mixed skins and standard skins games. Each segment awards points for wins (or ties). A total of 60 points are available, meaning the side that earns more than 30 points will be declared the champion. Reigning world mens champion Thomas Ulsrud of Norway, two-time world champ and Olympic silver-medallist David Murdoch of Scotland and 2013 world mens champ and Olympic bronze-medallist Niklas Edin of Sweden will be the mens teams for Team Europe, while 2013 world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Eve Muirhead of Scotland, Olympic silver-medallist Margaretha Sigfridsson of Sweden and world championship bronze-medallist Anna Sidorova of Russia will be the womens teams. Four of the Team Canada representatives are already known: Olympic gold-medallists Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, along with the two Team Canada squads for the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek, and Scotties Tournament of Hearts: John Morris of Calgary and Rachel Homan of Ottawa. The final two Canadian entries will be the winners of the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, Dec. 3 to 7 at Encana Arena in Camrose, Alta. Should the Home Hardware Canada Cup winner already have a WFG Continental Cup berth, the next highest team on the Canadian Team Ranking System will qualify. "Just taking a look at those European teams, we know we have our work cut out for us," said Morris, a two-time winner (2013, 2011) at the WFG Continental Cup. "We know how much they enjoy coming into our backyard and beating us, so well be training hard to make sure that doesnt happen. We know its going to be an intense four days of curling in Calgary, and with that format, anything can happen. But I can promise you this: well definitely be ready for them." It will be the 11th edition of the WFG Continental Cup; in the previous 10 editions, the combined Team North America side (four Canadian and two U.S. teams) won six times, including last Januarys highly successful event at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, while Team World (European and Asian teams) prevailed on four occasions. For the six mixed doubles and six singles matches, one point will be awarded for each victory, one-half point if tied. There will be 18 team games (nine mens and nine womens) played, each worth one point for a win and a half-point for a tie. All games are eight ends and there are no extra ends.  There will also be six skins games, with each game worth a total of five points to the winner. The winning side receives $52,000 Cdn ($2,000 per member, including captain and coach), while the losing side gets $26,000 ($1,000 per member, including captain and coach). As well, the side which generates the highest points total from the six skins games will receive an additional $13,000 ($500 per player, plus captain and coach). Miles Wood Jersey . Louis Blues brought in the premier unrestricted free agent centre, and did it without breaking the bank. Andy Greene Jersey . The Kelowna, B.C. rink made the announcement on their facebook page on Thursday night.CINCINNATI - Reds right fielder Jay Bruce had surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and will be sidelined for about a month. Bruce was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday because of a sore knee but pinch hit and struck out during a 4-3, 10-inning win over Milwaukee. He had tests Sunday night that detected the tear. The Reds have been hit hard by injuries since spring training. Theyre currently missing starters Mat Latos and Tony Cingrani, catcher Devin Mesoraco, closer Aroldis Chapman and now their cleanup hitter. Also, centerfielder Billy Hamilton missed the last three games with a sprained left hand, hurt while he made a diving catch. Hes expected back for a series that starts Tuesday in Boston. Bruce has been in a slump, going 3 for 17 in the last six games. Hes batting .216 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 30 games. Cincinnati opened the season with eight players on the disabled list, the most in the majors. The Reds have started to get many of them back, only to have others get hurt. Adam Henrique Jersey. The Reds took three of four from first-place Milwaukee over the weekend, leaving them 5 1/2 games out in the NL Central. Jonathan Broxton returned from the disabled list in mid-April, completing his comeback from forearm surgery, and taking over as closer. Utility player Skip Schumaker dislocated his left shoulder during spring training but returned over the weekend. Chapman got hit in the forehead by a line drive on March 19 and had surgery to install a plate above his eye. Hes on an injury rehabilitation assignment in the minors and is expected back later this week. Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Feb. 14 and later developed a sore forearm, leaving his return indefinite. Cingrani went on the disabled list last week with a sore shoulder. Mesoraco pulled a muscle in his side and opened the season on the disabled list. He was activated the second week of the season and was Cincinnatis top hitter when he pulled his left hamstring and went back on the disabled list. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '