Tie and McEnroe

John McEnroe and his doubles partner Tie Domi react to a linesmans call during the 1st Annual Legends of Tennis Classic, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday May 8, 2010.

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The Canadian Press

Underdog ’89 Petes never quit

Reunion for team on Saturday night

Canadian Olympic hockey coach Mike Babcock recently said a team which wins a championship walks together forever.

That’s exactly how members of the Peterborough Petes’ 1989 OHL championship squad feel.

While some haven’t seen each other in many years, it will be like they were never apart when the Petes honour the 20th anniversary of their victory prior to Saturday’s game against the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Centre.

Andy MacVicar, now a school liaison officer with the Halifax police, played on a line with the ’89 team’s marquee names — Mike Ricci and Tie Domi.

Champions

Congratulations to all Canadian athletes and participants from Vancouver’s Winter Olympics.

Bronze medalist Women’s figure skating – Joannie Rochette, Tie Domi, gold medalists Ice dancing – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and Tie Domi

A day to promote good sportsmanship across the USA

Today is National Sportsmanship Day, a celebration of what’s right with sports. This is the 20th annual event as administered by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island.

NSD theme — Competitive Self-Restraint. The theme is taken from NSD founder Dan Doyle’s highly acclaimed The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting. Competitive self-restraint means competing hard but maintaining one’s self-control and playing within the rules.

As part of the celebration, students from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as colleges and universities, were invited to write essays of 500 words or less which address a sportsmanship theme.

The Institute estimates that around 15,000 schools will recognize Sportsmanship Day in some way.

It has been a BLAST!

Hi Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for all of their support. It has been a BLAST!

I especially want to thank my partner, Tuffy, who retired 13 years ago…she came back and made me look good. She put up with me for 10 weeks which believe you me, can be difficult –ha ha ha! She also sacrificed a lot to do the show, being away from her twin boys and her husband, Don.

Also, I thanked many people last night after the show and I really meant my thanks! There are a number of people that don’t get enough recognition for the tireless work that they do, which make us all look good.

Tie Domi goes home when he probably shouldn’t have

It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Tie Domi.

He should have been out weeks ago, but on Sunday, I thought a lot of good things were happening in his skate. I commented to my friend Janean before they announced the bottom 2: “Man, if it’s Tuffy and Tie vs. Dubreuil and Richer, I think Tie may actually pull it off.” On Sunday, he and Tuffy did a “Boots are Made for Walking” ode to a horrible Jessica Simpson movie BUT they were actually really good. He did some footwork. He got into the music and because he was playing a tough cow boy, his cockiness worked with the music.