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Susanne Morgan is an inductee into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night during a ceremony at the Southshore Centre. She is being recognized for her local, provincial and national contributions to figure skating, spanning more than 50 years. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

'I wanted to give back'

Growing up in Burlington, Susanne Morgan just wanted to give a little something back to the sport she loved so much after being asked to volunteer her time as a judge at the age of 16.

Noble named top athlete

Rugby player Andrew Noble has been named Georgian Grizzlies athlete of the week after helping his team to their third straight win on Saturday.

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after catcher Salvador Perez hits a 12th inning walk-off single against the Oakland Athletics during the American League wild card game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Sept. 30, 2014. (PETER G. AIKEN/USA Today)

Royals triumph in crazy, wild game

When general manager Billy Beane went all in at the trade deadline, he raked in some of the best pitching on the market to add to his Oakland Athletics, at the time the team with the best record in baseball.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner will miss time with a broken hand. (USA Today)

Jackets lose Jenner to broken hand

Forward Boone Jenner could miss more than a month after a puck struck his left hand, the latest in a string of direct hits for the Columbus Blue Jackets' first line.

The name Washington Redskins has come under fire by U.S. regulators. (Reuters)

FCC considers ban on 'Redskins'

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

Trish Stratus smiles as a fan approaches her table at a recent autograph-signing event. (Stratus Enterprises, Inc.)

Retirement? What's that?

Retirement is often synonymous with slowing down. Someone forgot to tell that to World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. Stratus, a wrestling legend and one of Canada's most famous grapplers of all time, could actually be busier today than she was during her illustrious career spanning the globe for WWE.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 19, 2014. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Tigers tap Scherzer for Game 1

Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday.

Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah (right) is congratulated by cornerback Sean Smith after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium, Sept. 29, 2014. (DENNY MEDLEY/USA Today)

Chiefs player penalized after Muslim prayer

Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Monday night after celebrating an interception return for a touchdown by sliding to his knees and prostrating.

A Brazil player moves the ball across the artificial turf against China during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Aug. 5, 2014. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

FIFA stands by turf for Women's World Cup

Despite growing opposition to synthetic playing surfaces, the 2015 Women’s World Cup is on track to be played entirely on artificial turf, a FIFA official confirmed to the Canadian Press on Tuesday.

Michael Phelps was arrested for drunk driving early Tuesday in Baltimore. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports/Files)

Phelps arrested for drunk driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunk driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said.