Vancouver Canuck Micheal Ferland Sent Home

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been declared unfit to play by Vancouver and has been ordered to leave the Edmonton bubble and return home. This of course means that the star forward will miss out on the remainder of the Vancouver Can...Read More

Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Breeders

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

The Superior Court of Canada, in a recent landmark ruling, ordered those individuals affected by the cancellation of government’s Slots at Racetracks program, deserving of monetary compensation for damages suffered. The way in which...Read More

CLA In Support Of Iroquois Olympic Inclusion

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has thrown its full weight of support behind a movement that hopes to see the Iroquois Nationals included in the 2022 World Games. The Iroquois Nationals, representative of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,...Read More

2020 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

The ongoing world health crisis has claimed yet another casualty. Due to the high cost of bringing cars to North America from Europe, and with no spectators being permitted in the stands as per the orders of public health authorities, the...Read More

NFLPA & GVC Launch Betting Education Program

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is launching an initiative focused on creating a better understanding of what sports betting is about, how it functions alongside the professional sports world, and why, now that more and more US states...Read More

Blue Jays Denied Pittsburgh Home-Season

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have had yet another door shut firmly in their faces following Pennsylvania State’s denial of a request by the MLB team to play home games in Pittsburgh in the upcoming season. The Pennsylvania Department of He...Read More

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs To Remain Open

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Two of New York State’s largest harness-racing racetracks, Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs, are contrary to recent rumours, to remain open for business for the foreseeable future. This according to owner/manager Jeff Gura...Read More

Football’s 2020 Ballon d’Or Award Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

Football’s prestigious annual Ballon d’Or award is the latest big event to have been cancelled as a result of the disruptions caused by the ongoing global health crisis. Awarded every year for the past 64 years by France Footb...Read More

Edmonton Eskimos Likely To Get A New Name

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Money talks. And one team firmly in the running for a name-change because of this is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. With financial pressure from sponsors and social pressure from fans steadily mounting, many sports experts believe that...Read More

Domi To Enter Into Pre-Season Waiting Period

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Training camp for the National Hockey League’s long-awaited return gets underway on Monday, but Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi won’t be joining in – not immediately, in any event. Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes and c...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

USOPC Looks Into Relaxing Anti-Protest Rules

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

All people – including professional Olympic and Paralympic athletes – should have more freedom to protest at Olympic events. This according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which committee has now created an athle...Read More

How The Last Dance Sparked A Twitter Frenzy

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

If Twitter is nuts over prime television viewing content, then it’s going absolutely bonkers over ESPN’s new documentary series documenting the life and career of NBA enigma Michael Jordan, with a special focus on Jordan&rsquo...Read More

How An NS Library Is Helping To Save Lives

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

When a Nova Scotia South Shore public library initially bought a  a few years ago, the last thing on anyone’s mind would have been that the printer would one day be put to use to not only train minds and imaginations, but to sa...Read More

Tom Brady Signs With Tampa

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

That the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is as good a new home as any for a down-sizing quarterback as any is probably a reasonable statement to make. Unless that quarterback’s name is former New England Patriots player . It’s a matter o...Read More

3rd Push For Legal Sports Betting In Canada

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The push for a legal Canadian appears to be a never-ending one. Legalised single-game sports betting is yet again under the looking glass following a third attempt at successfully passing a bill and this time round by politicians and spo...Read More

It’s Zion Williamson’s Time To Shine

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson has what it takes. And not only according to LeBron James. The kid seemingly primed to be named Rookie of the Year appears to have been conditioned for exactly this accolade. Williamson, a former Duke player, has been rack...Read More

Pro-Women’s Hockey Rally Raises Awareness

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

A viable women’s professional hockey league is a lot to ask for by the looks of things. But Canadians of all ages remain ever hopeful it now seems, as could be witnessed on just another ordinary Saturday early-Januar...Read More

Injured Player Calls On Health Canada For Policy Changes

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

When former Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki stepped onto a Broncos team bus April of 2018, the last thing on his mind would have been even the vaguest hint of an idea suggesting that he would not be getting ...Read More

Will Jasey-Jay Anderson Try For Big No. 7?

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2019

Canadian Olympic snowboarding champion Jasey-Jay Anderson isn’t revealing anything regarding whether he plans on competing at a record 7th Olympic Games come 2020 Tokyo Japan. A few years ago Anderson beca...Read More

Why Everyone’s Looking At NHL Coach-Player Dynamics

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

Coach-player interaction within the ranks of the NHL is in the spotlight following a series of potentially reputation-damaging events and revelations. Bill Peters buckled under the heat a short while ago and supposedly...Read More

New Calgary Flames Arena A Done Deal

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Calgary taxpayers have agreed to, in many ways without having had agreed to, fund a $565 million project that will award the Calgary Flames a brand-new home arena. At this stage the only light in the darkness that is a...Read More

Canadian Athletes Not Fooled By Russia “Ban”

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

The fact that Russia will in all likelihood; if only barely; escape a blanket ban as far as Tokyo 2020 goes is the makings of a major thorn in the sides of many a Canadian professional athlete. The World Anti-Doping Ag...Read More

Indigenous Tribe Turns Solar Into Success

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

The members of a small BC First Nations community are “doing it for themselves”. Members of the Yunesit’in community just to the west of Williams Lake in the region of Chilcotin, BC, have set in motion the making...Read More

Top Canadian Sportspeople of 2019

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

There are wow moments in Canadian sport every year, but 2019 has seen some truly spectacular performances, especially among the country’s rising stars. Sportsmen and women have proven themselves to be examples of tru...Read More

Toronto’s Marner Speaks Out About Locker Room Abuse

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Hockey locker rooms have traditionally been associated with a policy that eerily closely resembles that of the US military’s infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” unspoken approach; albeit in pro-hockey’s case h...Read More

Robert Wickens’ Amazing IndyCar Crash Recovery

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

Canadians are a tenacious lot, no doubt about it. And they don’t come much more tenacious than IndyCar driver Robert Wickens. So severe had been the crash that nearly cost Wickens the loss of his life, that the 30-ye...Read More

NFL Suspends Josh Shaw For Betting On Sports

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

Arizona Cardinals defenceman Josh Shaw has been suspended for betting. The NFL recently issued a formal statement providing details around the suspension, reiterating yet again that no action threatening the integrity ...Read More

CEBL Commissioner Confirms CBC Sports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Commissioner and CEO Mike Morreale isn’t interested in small-fry performances. In fact, he has a rather specific vision for what the league operating under his strong hand of m...Read More

Brandon Brooks’ “No Excuse” Anxiety Post

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks has made no secret of the fact that he regularly battles the side effects of a long-term variety of anxiety. And he obviously isn’t about to start making alternati...Read More

Dane Evans Pitched Up On Sunday – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Hamilton’s Tiger Cats may not have “done what they had set out to do” during Sunday’s Grey Cup stand-off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but at least it had been the challenge daunting- and at the same time ...Read More

Jim Lawson To Step Down As CFL Chairman

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson will supposedly step down from his position as chairman of the board of the Canadian Football League at the end of this month, having already made the decision ...Read More

Winnipeg Blue Bombers End Grey Cup Drought

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Sunday marked a day to remember in the history of Canadian Football League. The many reasons to celebrate are about so much more than the Winnipeg Blue Bombers having won the standoff with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats; it a...Read More

Fred Cox Has Died At The Age Of 80

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

Sad news this week is that the NFL’s Fred Cox has died at the age of 80. Cox is regarded as one of the very last of the “straight-on” placekickers and is an ex-Viking who played in no fewer than 4 Super Bowls. Fr...Read More

Toronto Fires Babcock And Hires Keefe

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2019

Let it be said that Mike Babcock gives new meaning to what it means to “tumble out the gate”. Not even being handed the plushest of contracts ever offered to any head coach in the history of the NHL worked the kind...Read More

Lawrence Has No Hard Feelings Towards Collaros

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence appears to have forgotten all about his 2-game suspension after having caused Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zack Collaros more than just a slight headache following th...Read More

Hockey Canada Halts Use Of Midget

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

It’s a decision that really is almost shockingly long overdue, but Canada’s hockey governing body has finally decided to permanently do away with some of the terms used to define specific age categories in boys and...Read More

Powell Pushes For Canadian Basketball Olympic Berth

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Basketball at the Olympics. Is there even a notion more exciting than Canada playing it up at Tokyo 2020? But what of the fact that Canada missed a berth during a September attempt at qualifying in China? The fact that...Read More

Leafs Centre Relieved Of Misconduct Charge

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews is officially free of the criminal charge instituted against him following his having literally been caught with his pants around his knees in his hometown of Scottsdale,...Read More

Don Cherry Fired Over Immigrant Remarks

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

Following controversial comments made towards Canadian immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies, iconic Canadian ice hockey announcer Don Cherry has been fired. Cherry complained on-air this past weekend that he rarely s...Read More

Sportsbook Now Offering Betting On Trump’s Mistruths

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Imagine being a man best known for being the ultimate fact-checker buster. And in no good sense of the word either, meaning that one tends to err on the side of the lie instead of the truth. If this sounds American, an...Read More

PWHPA Waiting For The NHL World To Change

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

None of the members of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) will be playing in North America in the 2019/2020 season. And as to why the some 200 players are having no supposed qualms sacrifi...Read More

Canada Dreams Of Baseball Gold In Japan

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

Thanks to Japan having had its host-country-say regarding which sports get to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics programme, baseball is officially back in Olympic-style business. And let it be made known that there...Read More

E-Cargo Bikes Pedalling Deliveries Into the Future

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2019

Online shopping may appear to be a solution to road traffic congestion, but the reality is quite the opposite. Its easy to lose track of the fact that even though the shopper hasn’t had to leave his or her home, some...Read More

Sonny Bill Williams May Be Moving To Toronto

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

All Blacks World Championship rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams may very well be soon be headed in the direction of the Toronto Wolfpack. Rumours involving a multi-million-dollar deal and a 2-year contract with Wolfpack...Read More

US Sports Betting To Reach $7bn Mark By 2025

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

The latest news on the US sports betting front is the updated projection that by the time the door is officially closed on 2025, or five years from now, the industry will be worth an astonishing $7 billion. It’s a bo...Read More

Ethan Bear Commits To The NHL

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear knows that change has to come from within; from a personal decision. The 22-year-old recalls a particularly difficult season with American Hockey League team Bakersfield Condors. T...Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs Save Kid’s Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

What had started out as a particularly dismal birthday celebration is about to be transformed into arguably the best party that 11-year-old Kade Foster has ever had, or even will have in future. When Kade’s dad Jason...Read More

Curling Canada Wants To Keep Experts At Home

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Never mind the secret to success in sport and in coaching; trying to keep the expertise at home in the first place is a daunting task all of its own. But Curling Canada has a plan. And that plan involves embracing a co...Read More

Andreescu Set To Play In WTA

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Some would argue that the best of 2019 tennis is now practically behind us, what with all four Grand Slams already having been played.  But the actual fact of the matter is that the best; or perhaps a better descripti...Read More

Conor McGregor Announces January UFC Return

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

Irish MMA fighter and enigma Conor McGregor has announced a January 2020 Las Vegas return to UFC mixed martial arts. That’s January 18th, to be exact. The Irishman did not divulge who his opponent will be ...Read More

Fans Crowd Arena For Raptors Banner Event

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

When Toronto fans are on time, you know that you know that something is up. And something was indeed up when Raptors fans crowded into a sold-out Scotiabank Arena some 40 minutes before the opening night to the new sea...Read More

Marathon Runners Claim Olympic Berths

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Two automatic berths and entries into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been claimed by a pair of marathon winners from Calgary and Vancouver respectively, following their recent superb finishes in the Toronto Waterfro...Read More

DTH van der Merwe Retires From Canadian Rugby

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

It all started exactly one day after having relocated as a 17-year-old youngster with his family from South Africa to Canada in 2003. And now, looking back on a career playing international rugby for the Canadian team ...Read More

How John Herdman Is Changing Canadian Soccer

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

John Herdman believes in the ability of his players to self-motivate. So much so that many are referring to the Canadian soccer team coach as changing the face of Canadian soccer. These are important days as they also ...Read More

FOX Bet Named Official MLB Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

FOX Bet has just become the 4th official Authorised Gaming Partner to US Major Basketball League (the MLB). Fox BET now joins MGM, FanDuel and DraftKings as the 4th partner in the exclusive gaming...Read More

Calgary Goalie’s Wacky Weird Ritual

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Yes, we will have our lucky charms or rituals. Very few gamblers don’t. And yet, it remains a wonderfully serendipitous occasion when we get to feast our sport-hungry eyes on the preferred rituals of our heroes. Cons...Read More

CGA Supports Call To Legalise Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

The positives flowing from the legalisation of betting on single sports events far outweigh the possible concerns. This is the explanation offered by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) when diluted to its most basic...Read More

Calgary Track May Have Reached Slippery End

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

Calgary’s WinSport bobsled, luge and skeleton sliding track has reached the end of its road. The facility this year entered its 33rd year in operation wear and tear has severely taken its toll. Winter spor...Read More

Woods Secures 1st Place In Milan-Turin

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

It was a double-whammy victory for Canada’s Michael Woods as he on Wednesday was the first to cross over the finish line of the 100th edition of the Milan-Turin cycling race. The 32-year old calls Ottawa h...Read More

Larsen Personally Apologises For RWC Red Card

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

Josh Larsen may not have had the privilege of playing for the winning side during Canada’s recent Rugby World Cup defeat at the hands of South Africa’s Springboks, but that doesn’t mean that he did not show a win...Read More

Woodbine To Trial 3 Months Of No Whips

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment is once again setting the par and horse racing industry standard. The racetrack management corporation has announced that it will be instituting a trilogy of new rules aimed at investigating the ...Read More

US Interrupts Canada’s AmeriCup Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

6 years and 17 straight victories. This was what Canada was made to offer up in terms of a previously uninterrupted winning streak when the Americans recently beat Canada to the victory post in the FIBA Women’s Ameri...Read More

Virtue And Scott Announce Retirement Plans

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may not be partners in real life, but their on-ice chemistry is nothing short of mesmerising. They have after all been ice-dancing partners for the past 22 years. Virtue and Moir earlier thi...Read More

Donaldson Appointed Raptors Assistant Coach

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Raptors data analyst Brittni Donaldson has been appointed new assistant coach to head coach Nick Nurse. Donaldson is now officially the 10th female coach assistant appointed by the National Basketball League. And judging by th...Read More

Mitch Marmer Glaringly Absent At Leafs Golf Day

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Mitch Marmer leaves a gaping hole. When he isn’t in the mix, that is. Marmer was glaringly absent at Toronto’s recent annual golf tournament. But it was expected as such in camp Maple Leafs. Marmer is after all a c...Read More

Alpine Ski-Champ Marcel Hirscher Retires

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2019

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher has announced his official retirement from Alpine skiing. Widely regarded as one of the best in his class in the entire history of the sport, Hirscher now wants to pursue some of life’s mo...Read More

Current NHL CBA To Run Its Course

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has decided to shake the labour plague by having opted in on a cease-fire of sorts. Labour issues have afflicted the league ever since Bettman joined its ranks in 1993 and so the irony of ...Read More

Study Hopes To Negate Football Head Injuries

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

A team of Montreal researchers hoping to better understand and negate the occurrence of head injuries in football have enlisted the members of 3 local varsity football teams in a new study. The study hopes to make head...Read More

Richard Wins Bronze In Cliff Diving Series

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Returning to competitive cliff diving after a prolonged recovery necessitated by an injury is a harrowing mental challenge. These are the words of Montreal professional cliff diver Lysanne Richard, after having won bro...Read More

Canadians Excelling at Pan Am Lima 2019

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

Pan Am Lima 2019 is currently underway in Peru, and Canada is in full-force attendance. The medals are literally flying into the bag and the latest news is that gymnast Ellie Black has successfully defended her Pan Am ...Read More