Penguins captain Crosby runs with Olympic torch

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP)

Sidney Crosby lifted the Stanley Cup in June, and now he is carrying the Olympic torch at home. Hundreds of people lined a downtown Halifax street on Wednesday to watch the captain of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with the flame. Clad in an official torchbearer uniform, the 22-year-old Crosby ran about 300 meters (yards) before passing the torch to snowboarder Sarah Conrad. Crosby, whose hometown of Cole Harbour lies across the harbor from Halifax, was one of 12,000 torchbearers tasked with carrying the flame across Canada as part of a massive relay. The relay began in Victoria last month and will make stops in every province and territory leading up to the Winter Games in Vancouver in February.

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