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Butte Cobras host annual Teddy Bear Toss game

The Butte Cobras hockey team has partnered with The Colt Anderson Dream Big Foundation to host the annual Teddy Bear Toss game on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Butte Community Ice Rink, 1700 Wall St., as the Cobras take on the Great Falls Americans.

Anyone who brings a teddy bear to the game will be given free admission. Fans will toss the bears onto the ice after the first goal of the game. The teddy bears will then be delivered into the community by Butte Cobras players.

Silver B's to honor 2018 team on Wednesday

The Butte High Silver B’s, an organization of Mining City men who earned a varsity letter while playing football for Butte High School 25 years ago or more, will honor the 2018 Butte High School football team on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Clarion Inn Copper King at 7 p.m with doors opening at 6 for a members-only banquet. This will be the 79th consecutive year that the Silver B’s will host the Bulldog lettermen at the conclusion of their season. The Silver B’s are very proud of this tradition and are looking forward to welcoming this year's crop of Bulldog lettermen.

Honored guests will be Head Coach Arie Grey and his entire staff as well as the following lettermen from the 2018 squad: Scout Allen, Carl Anderson, Dylan Averyt, Ben Biastoch, Banner Cetraro, Riley Chiotti, Blake Drakos, Dakota Eggers, Austin Endy, Keagan Gransbery, Mayce Grant, Ethan Hafer, Kyle Harding, Luke Harding, Peyton Hettick, Timmy Hollingsworth, Tanner Huff, Casey Kautzman, Billy Kelly, Kash Kelly, Lucas Kingston, Aidan Lee, Tucker LeProwse, Kale McCarthy, Ryan McCarthy, Konor McClafferty, Myles McClernan, Justin McNabb, Tommy Mellott, Connor Miranda, Kameron Moreno, Kobe Moreno, Josh Neil, Ryan Neil, Jake Olson, Aidan Pezdark, Ty Raiha, Rylan Richards, Trevyn Roth, Rylan Ruscheinsky, Calvin Snow, Cael Stenson, Quinn Sullivan, Christian Vetter, Rylan Waananen, Cory West, and Tucker Winston.

Canadian weightlifter upgraded to Olympic gold, bronze

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard received a 2012 London Olympic gold and 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in a ceremony on Monday at the National Arts Centre.

Girard becomes the first Canadian Olympic champion in weightlifting and the first Canadian to win two Olympic medals in the sport thanks to failed doping tests by her opponents.

She won the bronze medal in London in the 63-kilogram event. Girard was upgraded to gold after Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan and Svetlana Tsarukaeva of Russia were stripped of their medals after retests of urine samples were positive for a banned substance.

Girard was awarded the bronze medal from Beijing after Irina Nekrassova of Kazakhstan tested positive for a banned substance.

Cal's Durden, Stanford's Meehan to coach US Olympic swimmers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Durden of California and Greg Meehan of Stanford will oversee the U.S. Olympic swimming team in 2020, with both serving as head coaches for the first time.

USA Swimming announced Monday that Durden will be in charge of the men's team and Meehan will coach the women's.

Durden was an assistant with the men's Olympic team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. At Cal, he works with Olympic champion backstroker Ryan Murphy and veteran sprinter Nathan Adrian.

Meehan was also an assistant on the Olympic staff in Rio. He is Katie Ledecky's personal coach, and has coached Olympic champion sprinter Simone Manuel.

Durden and Meehan previously coached together at Cal before Meehan took the Stanford job.

Dodgers agree on 4-year deal with manager Dave Roberts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a four-year contract with manager Dave Roberts, which would keep him at the helm of the team through 2022.

Roberts just finished his third season as the Dodgers' skipper during which he led LA to its second straight World Series. Los Angeles lost in five games to the Boston Red Sox in October. The Dodgers lost the 2017 World Series in seven games to the Houston Astros.

He has led the Dodgers to seasons of 91, 104 and 92 wins, and is 287-200 overall.

"Keeping Doc as our leader on the field was a top priority this offseason and now that we've accomplished that we are excited to collectively shift all of our focus to doing all we can to bring a World Championship to our passionate fans," Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, said in a statement Monday.

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