Canadian equestrian Ian Millar has retired from international show jumping competition, ending an illustrious career that included multiple Pan American games medals and an Olympic silver medal in 2008.

Millar made the announcement yesterday

He joined the Canadian equestrian team in 1971.

Millar rose to fame in a partnership with Big Ben, as they became the first-ever horse and rider combination to win back-to-back world cup finals in 1988 and 1989.

He made his Olympic debut in Munich in 1972, and became the first athlete to compete at 10 Olympics at the 2012 London games.

Millar helped Canada win silver in the team event at the 2008 Beijing games.

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There is one question surrounding the Ottawa Senators put to rest.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressing a parliamentary committee on concussion in sport was asked if the team is in financial difficulty.  His answer, “Not that I’m aware of.”

When pressed whether there were any potential buyers for the team, Bettman was equally short saying “the team is not for sale.”

There are several questions up in the air surrounding the team, who will be the coach, who will they draft, who will they sign.

But if Bettman is right, the person signing the cheques this year will continue to be Eugene Melnyk.

Game One of the Ontario Hockey Final Series goes tonight at TD Place with the Ottawa 67’s hosting the Guelph Storm..  7 o’clock puck drop and if you’re not going to the game you can watch it on Rogers Cable 22.

The Ottawa Junior Senators open the Fred Page Cup with a 4-1 win over host Amherst.

It was a night Curtis McElhinney will remember. At 35 years and 343 days old he became the oldest goalie in N-H-L history to make his first playoff start   –  stopping 28 shots giving the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-2 win and three-nothing series lead over the New York Islanders.

The Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 to even their second-round series at two.

Marcus Stroman allows six hits and five runs in a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

The Raptors and 76ers resume their Eastern Conference semifinal tonight in Philadelphia. Jimmy Butler was clutch in the Sixers taking home-court advantage from Toronto with 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in Game 2 at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto’s Kawhi (kuh-WYE’) Leonard put up 45 points in Game 1 and 35 more in Game 2.

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