The Nelson Sports Council is ready to open its Sports Museum for the summer tourist season Saturday, July 7 in the Civic Centre and Nelson and District Community Complex Arenas. The museum exhibits are full of local hockey players who have made it big in the NHL, including Danny Gare, Greg Adams and Pat Price, along with skating and lacrosse memorabilia dating back before the Civic Centre was built in 1935.The museum also has an authentic collection of photos, sport artifacts and historic audio of game play by play for sport enthusiasts, historians and former Nelsonites to enjoy.The Grand Opening and Tour is set for Friday, July 6, at 4 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.The museum is open every Friday and Saturday until August 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday to Thursday, by appointment only by calling 250-352-3989.Admission is free.
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DALLAS – OCTOBER 7: Flagbearers wave the Burnt Orange and White flags of the Texas Longhorns in the Texas endzone before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)After a wild and crazy Week 5, we can now look ahead to Week 6 of the college football season. There are a number of pivotal games on the horizon.None loom larger than the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas in Dallas, and Notre Dame’s trip to Virginia Tech Saturday night. We can’t wait for those two contests, but there are a number of other intriguing matchups on the docket as well.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 6.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.
Serena Williams will try to take another step towards a record-setting 23rd grand slam title at the US Open on Thursday while Andy Murray continues his quest to complete a golden summer.World number one Williams faces fellow American Vania King in second round action and a victory would put her five match wins away from breaking the professional era record for grand slam titles that she currently shares with Steffi Graf. (Serena Williams’ 183-week stay at the top under threat)”I can improve a lot,” said Williams, who needed just 63 minutes to get by Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the first round. “I can get a lot better. I feel like there’s much, much more I can do. That’s the only thing I can do is do that.”Williams came two wins away from a rare calendar-year grand slam last year only to lose in the US Open semi-finals to eventual runner-up Roberta Vinci of Italy.This year, with a niggling shoulder injury knocking some speed off her usually destructive serve, Williams is not sure what she is capable of.”I had a great experience last year,” she said. “I was going for something that no one has done in a really long time. Yeah, it didn’t end out wonderful for me or the way I wanted it to end. But it was all I could do. That’s all I could do. (Steady Angelique Kerber advances to third round at US Open)”If I could make the semis this year, I’d be excited about that. I need to at least do something.”advertisementFourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, one of three women who could unseat Williams atop the world rankings following the US Open, meets Britain’s Naomi Broady.Fifth seed Simona Halep faces former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova while sixth seed Venus Williams meets Julia Goerges of Germany.On the men’s side, Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray plays Marcel Granollers of Spain. Murray has won six of seven career meetings with Granollers and should enjoy smooth passage to the third round.In other action on the men’s side, two-time grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka faces Italy’s Alessandro Giannessi while Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori plays Russia’s Karen Khachanov.