Amy Patteden competes in the demolition derby in her pink car at the 162nd Oro World’s Fair Saturday. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

A smashing success

The engine of Amy Pattenden’s car was smoking, her tires were spinning and mud was splattering on her through the open windows.

Garrett Rank lines up his putt during a practice round at the Barrie Country Club Monday afternoon in anticipation of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament, taking place this week. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Mid-Am tees off Tuesday

It takes about 15 minutes to cover the 12 kilometres between the Barrie Molson Centre and the Barrie Country Club.


Grizzlies open with rugby win

Looking for a strong start to their 2014 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s rugby season, the Georgian Grizzlies hosted last year’s defending bronze medallists, the Conestoga Condors, on Sunday afternoon at the Barrie Community Sports Complex in Midhurst.

Championship series tied

The Ivy Leafs and the Aurora Jays are knotted at two wins apiece in their best-of-seven North Dufferin Baseball League championship series.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 15, 2014. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Foles rallies Eagles to beat Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a second successive week to record a 30-27 victory with a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is facing new child abuse allegations on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

Peterson facing second accusation: report

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is facing charges in Texas for child abuse in an incident involving a 4-year-old son, has been accused in a separate incident involving another 4-year-old son, KHOU-TV in Houston reported Monday.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. grimaces after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

'Very full' next season for Tiger

Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month's PGA Championship but said on Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year.

St. Louis defensive end Chris Long (right) is out at least eight weeks after being put on the IR following ankle surgery this week. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

The Rams are dropping like flies

In a week where the NFL, it’s players and the league office shot itself in the foot repeatedly, finding sympathy for anyone in that league is a tough road these days.

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