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Curling Canada bans controversial broom heads for season

Curling Canada has followed the lead of the World Curling Federation in banning controversial broom heads for the 2015-16 season.

'Late Show's' Colbert weighs in on curling controversy

Late Show host Stephen Colbert dedicated six minutes of his monologue on Friday night to the controversy over directional-fabric brooms in curling.

High-tech curling brooms banned for season

The World Curling Federation has extended a ban on controversial broom heads to all events for the 2015-16 season.

The National: Rachel Homan shoots for another title in women's final

Ottawa's Rachel Homan will play for another Grand Slam of Curling title after downing Stefanie Lawton 5-3 on Saturday in the semifinals of the National. Homan won the Masters crown two weeks ago.

The National: Defending champion Mike McEwen eliminated

Mike McEwen won't be sticking around to defend his National title. Glenn Howard scored a single in the eighth end to edge the defending champion 5-4 and secure his spot in the quarter-finals at the National Grand Slam of Curling eve...

The National: John Epping tops Mike McEwen

Toronto's John Epping scored three in the seventh end en route to a 7-5 victory over Winnipeg's Mike McEwen at The National on Thursday afternoon in Oshawa, Ont.

Grand Slam of Curling: The National

Watch live Saturday at noon ET for men's quarter-final action from the National, the Grand Slam of Curling event in Oshawa, Ont.

Tracy Fleury upsets Sherry Middaugh at the National curling event

Tracy Fleury scored a point in the extra end as her rink from Sudbury, Ont., slipped past Sherry Middaugh 6-5 on Wednesday night in Draw 5 of the National curling tournament.

St. John's skip Brad Gushue returns after on-ice fall

Veteran curler Brad Gushue returned to action Wednesday at The National for the first time since suffering a head injury last month. The St. John's skip needed seven stitches to close a gash above his right eye after he fell Oct. 31 at The Masters in Truro, N.S.

'Frankenbrooms' temporarily banned by World Curling Federation

The World Curling Federation has banned controversial brooms at the 2015 Pacific-Asia Championships beginning Sunday in Kazakhstan.

World men's curling championship gambles on Las Vegas for 2018

The world men's curling championship will be held in an unusual place, and in the United States for the first time in a decade, when it heads to Las Vegas in 2018.

Rachel Homan, Mike McEwen wins Masters titles

Rachel Homan won the women's Masters title Sunday, while Mike McEwen earned his sixth men's Grand Slam win.

Brad Gushue taken to hospital, returns after fall at Masters curling event

Brad Gushue was taken to hospital for stitches, then made his return to the ice after he slipped and fell during his team's quarter-final match at the Grand of Curling Masters tournament in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Kevin Koe victorious in Tour Challenge final

Rachel Homan couldn't extend her perfect run at the Grand Slam of Curling's Tour Challenge as Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni scored two in the eighth end to edge the Ottawa skip 6-5 in the Tier 1 women's final on Sunday.

Curling worlds: Canada defeats Finland for bronze

Canada's Pat Simmons defeated Finland's Aku Kauste 8-4 on Sunday to win bronze at the world men's curling championship at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.

Fashion statements made at world curling championship

From dangling locks to garish trousers, the scene sometimes resembles an oddball fashion show more than a curling tournament at the men's world championship in Halifax.

Brad Gushue fall prompts curling safety concerns

Whether a helmet would have protected Brad Gushue when he crashed face-first on the curling ice Saturday is debatable. But the sight of one of the world's best curlers sporting a swollen right eye and stitches brings to a boil the simmering issue of whether protective headgear should be mandatory in the sport, and at what age.

Rachel Homan wins third Masters title in four years

Rachel Homan has taken back the Masters title, while Mike McEwen earned his sixth Grand Slam win.

Mike McEwen claims Masters curling title

Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen defeated Jim Cotter, of Vernon, B.C., 5-3 to win the Masters title Sunday. McEwen led by one coming home and made the open draw to the four-foot circle to ice the game and win his sixth career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title.

Grand Slam of Curling - The Masters

Watch men's final action from the Masters, the second leg in the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling, on Sunday at noon ET.

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