As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell declared the Dallas Cowboys had selected defensive lineman Neville Gallimore in the third round, 82nd overall, of last month’s NFL draft, calls began flooding the Ottawa native’s phone.

First, it was Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from his $250-million yacht.

Then, congratulatory messages from friends and family.

To Gallimore’s surprise, he also received a tweet from Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, who won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. Like Gallimore, Montana had been the 82nd pick, the fourth quarterback chosen in the 1979 draft.

“Believe me, being the 82nd pick in

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Kostka uses an analogy to describe how CCMHS helped him. “We were given a hammer,” he says of his time in hockey. “We had that one tool and we used it for everything we did. We just hammered away and just pounded. And so, when it came to, say, performance anxiety, what do you do? You plow through. That’s what we knew. That’s the one tool we had in our tool kit. The great thing about this centre and what these practitioners can really help with is building up that tool box for athletes to go, ‘Oh, I have a

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Canadian Georges St-Pierre, who ruled the UFC welterweight division before putting a bow on a glittering career by winning the middleweight title in his final outing, is headed to the UFC Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made Saturday night during UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Fla., the UFC’s first live show in two months due to the global pandemic.

The mixed martial arts fighter known as GSP was a pay-per-view gold mine for the UFC. And in honouring the 38-year-old from St-Isidore, Que., UFC president Dana White revived the debate of St-Pierre’s place in the Canadian sports pantheon.

“Georges St-Pierre

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — President Trump congratulated UFC for restarting the sports world Saturday night after a nearly two-month hiatus.

Trump’s taped message was played during ESPN’s broadcast of the UFC 249 undercard from a fan-free arena in Jacksonville.

“I want to congratulate (UFC President) Dana White and the UFC,” Trump said. “They’re going to have a big match. We love it. We think it’s important. Get the sports leagues back. Let’s play. Do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do. We need sports. We want our sports back. Congratulations to Dana White and UFC.”

UFC 249 served

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway.

The Daytona 500 winner was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. Hamlin, who races barefoot on a top-of-the-line simulator, won the opening iRacing event on March 22.

He also gained national attention three races ago at virtual Talladega Superspeedway when his daughter, Taylor, tried to ask him a question during the race and accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator with a remote control she was holding.

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