THINK OF THE STORY of Kevin Martin. The Canadian curling master and national hero fell from grace eight years ago. He tossed the last 42-pound curling stone at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics in the gold medal match against Norway, needing only a routine toss to win. He failed.

He couldn't get a do-over—he couldn't wind back the hands of time. But Kevin Martin did get a second chance.

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June 28, 2010

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