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TORONTO - Nobby Wirkowski, who experienced highs and lows with the Toronto Argonauts during the 1950s, has died at the age of 88.The death of the longtime Mississauga, Ont., resident was confirmed Thursday by the CFL team.Wirkowski, a Chicago native, spent most of five seasons with the Argos as a player and quarterbacked the team to the 1952 Grey Cup championship. He later became head coach.Wirkowski, with a receiving corps that included Royal Copeland, Bill Bass, Rod Smylie and Zeke O’Connor, led the Argos past Hamilton, Sarnia and finally Edmonton to win their 10th Grey Cup championship.He ran for a touchdown and threw for another in a 21-11 win over the Eskimos before 27,391 at Torontos Varsity Stadium. The Argonauts did not win another Grey Cup until 1983.Torontos lack of success in the two seasons after its Grey Cup win led to a fan backlash with Wirkowski bearing the brunt. Viewed as a poor runner, he fared badly at times behind a weak offensive line.In 1953, the Double Blue finished last in the East and scored only 172 points all season, their lowest output since 1948. In 54, the team was out of the playoffs again in third place although Wirkowski set a career passing mark with 62 TD passes.Toronto manager Harry Sonshine said Wirkowski would not quarterback his team again and recruited Tom Dublinski from the Detroit Lions for a reported two year no-cut contract worth $17,000 annually. The Lions later sued Toronto for enticing away three of their players.Coach Frank Clair had not wanted to part with Wirkowski and left to coach the University of Cincinnati.Wirkowski was dealt to Hamilton with two other players for defensive halfback Dick Brown in a blockbuster trade in June 1955.A Canadian Press story at the time referred to Wirkowski as more often a bum than a hero to Toronto fans although one of the best passers in Canadian football. He also played for Calgary before returning to Toronto in 1959 when he suffered a career-ending knee injury during an exhibition game.He became an assistant coach that year and was elevated to head coach when Lou Agase was fired after an 0-3 start to the 1962 season. He held the position until 1964.A letterman in football, basketball and baseball during his high school days, Wirkowski went on to star at the University of Miami (Ohio) under legendary coach Woody Hayes, who became an icon at Ohio State.Wirkowski led the RedHawks over Texas Tech in the 1948 Sun Bowl, and then defeated Arizona State in the 1951 Salad Bowl, later known as the Fiesta Bowl.In a 2007 interview with the Mississauga News, Wirkowski recalled that some of his college teammates back in 1948 wondered if he could throw the ball 70 yards.I told them Sure, Wirkowski said. They bet me a milkshake I couldnt. Now I wasnt allowed to throw the ball on the run or anything like that. I had to have my feet planted. I threw the ball 84 yards.He coached at Torontos De La Salle High School from 1952 to 1957.Wirkowski had strong ties to York University. He helped found the York football team, served as its first head coach and was also the schools athletic director while serving as a professor in the faculty of physical education.He was Yorks head coach from 1968 to 1975 and 1988 to 1989, returning briefly as an associate coach in 1984 and 1987. Wirkowski retired from York in 1992.He is a member of the Miami University Athletics Hall of Fame, York University Sports Hall of Fame and Mississauga Hall of Fame.Drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a youth, he served overseas as an engineer with the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Ultra Boost 4.0 Australia .C. -- Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500. 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MINNEAPOLIS -- During a weekend trip to Boston, All-Star forward Kevin Love has been taking pictures with fans and seeing the sights, leading Celtics fans to speculate that hes going to follow in the footsteps of Kevin Garnett as the next Minnesota star to come to town and turn around a struggling franchise. Not so fast, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said. "The last I knew Kevin was under contract with us, and I expect him to be playing for us next year," Saunders said Sunday after a workout of draft prospects. "I dont really dictate where guys go on vacation or what they do. They can go wherever they want to go." Love can opt out of his contract after next season, and the three-time All-Star has yet to make the playoffs in six years with the Timberwolves. He was also angered when former executive David Kahn refused to give him a full, five-year extension and instead gave him a four-year deal with a player option after three. Thats led many to believe that he will leave next summer to play for a contender in a bigger market. "Yo (at)kevinlove if you need advice on moving from Minnesota to Boston just let me know .CityOfChamps," tweeted Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who spent six years with the Minnesota Twins before signing with the Red Sox as a free agent and winning three World Series titles. The situation has prompted the Timberwolves to consider a trade to avoid losing Love without compensation. But Saunders has made it clear that he doesnt feel as though he has to make a move this summer. He views Love as one of the top offensive players in the league, a 25-year-old who has improved his game every off-season. So if other teams do want to get their hands on one of the NBAs top power forwards, it wont be easy. "I know theres a feeding frenzy out there from a lot of teams," Saunders said. "Unfortunately, they have no say. I plan on Kevin being here." If Saunders was posturing, he has good reason. The draft isnt until June 26, and the best offers from teaams desperate to land Love dont figure to start rolling in until the week of the draft, or perhaps not even until draft night, and Saunders has plenty of options.dddddddddddd He could move him right around draft time for what is expected to be a package that includes high picks and a veteran player or two. He could wait for July 1 and look to build a package around more established, veteran talent. Or he could hold on to Love, try to add a few pieces to a team that finished 10th in the West, and hire the right coach to replace the retired Rick Adelman and show Love that the team is headed in the right direction. It worked for the Portland Trail Blazers with LaMarcus Aldridge, and it worked years ago for the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant. The Wolves can also pay Love about $26.5 million more than any other team. And if Love still does depart after next summer, the Wolves wont be left empty-handed. Theyll have about $17 million in extra salary cap room to attack the free agent market, though luring stars to a wintry climate to play for a team that hasnt made the playoffs since 2004 has always proved to be a challenge. The next big step will be hiring a coach. The Wolves had discussions with Memphis Dave Joerger over Memorial Day weekend, but Joerger stayed with the Grizzlies, who sweetened his contract to remain with the 50-win team. Saunders said he will meet with Wolves owner Glen Taylor this week to evaluate the search, which has been influenced some by the uncertainty surrounding Love. When asked if he would have a coach in place by the June 26 draft, Saunders said "theres probably a better chance that we would than we wouldnt. Were not going to put a time frame on it." As for those excited Celtics fans, Saunders said they should calm down. But he knows they wont. "Theyre the same fans who thought they had Tim Duncan," he joked. "They still think they got Tim Duncan in the draft. Im not really sure, but the last I looked he was playing for San Antonio, Old Man Riverwalk." ' ' '

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