(CCA) - Dreams of representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will remain alive for the four teams that prevail at the Capital One Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, beginning Tuesday in Kitchener, Ont. Tony Phillips Jersey . Twelve mens and twelve womens teams are entered in the Pre-Trials, and two of each gender will advance to the final step of Olympic qualifying: the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in December in Winnipeg. The format will see the teams in a triple-knockout draw, with four teams of each gender moving to a championship playoff to determine the two Trials qualifiers. TSN and RDS will provide exclusive coverage on the closing weekend. Note that due to programming conflicts, Sundays 2pm et/11am pt draw will be shown on CTV2, and streamed live at TSN.ca. The Capital One Road to the Roar will feature four skips whove won Olympic medals (John Morris won gold in 2010 at Vancouver playing third for Kevin; Brad Gushue won gold in 2006 at Turin, Italy, throwing fourth stones for Russ Howard; Cheryl Bernard won silver in 2010 at Vancouver; and Shannon Kleibrink won bronze in 2006 at Turin). As well, there are six previous world curling champions: skip Kelly Scott and teammates third Jeanna Schraeder and second Sasha Carter won the world womens title in 2007; Cathy Overton-Clapham, the third for Team Crystal Webster, won the 2008 world championship playing third for Jennifer Jones; Morris won the 2008 world title playing third for Martin; and Steve Bice, a front-end player for Team Greg Balsdon, won the 2007 world title as an alternate for Team Glenn Howard. It will be the second edition of the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. The event was staged for the first time in 2009 at Prince George, B.C., and offered four berths for each gender into the 2009 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials. Marcus Semien Jersey . And fellow Leaf, Jake Gardiner, hiking in Whistler. Reggie Jackson Jersey . Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were each convicted on four charges of aggravated rape, one of attempted aggravated rape and two for aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also found guilty of tampering with evidence as well as an unlawful photography charge. http://www.authenticbaseshopathletics.com/Catfish-Hunter-Jersey/ . Bale has had a successful debut season in Spain, and Ancelotti appears ready to reward him with a starting role on Saturday. Ancelotti says "Gareth had some problems at the beginning (of the season) but when he found good physical condition he scored a lot of goals, he had a good impact on the team.CHICAGO - Starlin Castro understands why the Chicago Cubs were concerned. He was scared, too.Authorities questioned the All-Star shortstop last month after a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic. In a separate case earlier in the off-season, Castro had just left a club in his home country when another shooting occurred.I just say that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, Castro said Friday on the opening day of the Cubs weekend fan convention. I want let everybody know that I dont even know what happened. ... Im not that kind of person.The 24-year-old is beginning his sixth season with Chicago after hitting .292 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs in 134 games last year. He already has started training in Arizona and is thinking about moving his family to the U.S. after the rocky off-season in his native county.Just too many problems over there to try to cost me, and I dont even know what happened, said Castro, who has not been charged in connection with either shooting in the Dominican. I got to move. I got to do something.The situation with Castro was perhaps the only trouble for the Cubs in a strong off-season.There was a palpable buzz at the teams 30th annual convention after Chicago signed ace Jon Lester and brought in manager Joe Maddon in search of its first playoff appearance since 2008.Castro signed with the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 2006, and then agreed to a seven-year contract in 2012 that includes a club option for the 2020 season. He is a .284 career hitter, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made it sound as if the club plans to stand by him.I think the most important thing is that Starlin has responded to this adversity really well, Epstein said. Hes taken a mature approach and figured out that he needed to make some changes. He needed to change his environment in order to put himself in the best position to A. keep him and his family safe and B. to prepare the right way for a season to try to win a championsship. Jose Canseco Jersey. he title talk for the Cubs is something new for Epstein after major renovations for both the roster and Wrigley Field dominated the first part of his time in Chicago.Its just nice to transition to the point where were building the organization but were building a major league team that can compete, Epstein said. Our fans deserve to get excited about it.Epstein said he is comfortable with the current roster heading into spring training, but they could make a few tweaks. The Cubs agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Chris Coghlan ($2,505,000), catcher Welington Castillo ($2.1 million), infielder Luis Valbuena ($4.2 million) and pitchers Jake Arrieta ($3.63 million) and Travis Wood ($5,685,000) before the start of the convention, leaving reliever Pedro Strop as the only Cubs player still in arbitration. He asked for a raise from $1,325,000 to $3 million, and he was offered $2 million.Castillo is one of three veteran catchers on the roster after the Cubs traded for Miguel Montero and signed David Ross to a $5 million, two-year contract in December.I think theres a scenario where our roster could handle three catchers and give Joe some opportunity to mix and match and do some matchup stuff, but were open to the possibility of a trade as well, Epstein said. Were not hiding the ball on that.Montero, a two-time All-Star, hit .243 with 13 homers and 72 RBIs for Arizona last season, but his acquisition was overshadowed by the moves for Lester and Maddon. The active winter led first baseman Anthony Rizzo to predict the Cubs would win the NL Central title this year, and his teammates supported the slugger before the start of the convention.Were all pulling the same rope, so I stand behind my teammate, said Lester, who agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract in December. 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