McTavish Sets Record As Youngest NHL Player To Score

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

It’s been a rollercoaster journey for Ducks player Mason McTavish. He was originally scratched from the team line-up altogether, leading him to assume that he would not be playing at all. But in an incredible twist of fate the 18-ye...Read More

PointsBet Strikes Massive Nation Network Deal

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2021

Australian-based sportsbook PointsBet has now officially signed on the dotted line with The Nation Network. PointsBet’s Canadian division arranged the partnership, effectively meaning that the company now has exclusive betting partn...Read More

NHL Clears Evander Kane Of Numerous Accusations

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2021

It has been a tough time for fans of the Sharks. Forward for the San Jose Sharks, Evander Kane, has had a host of accusations heaped on him, all coming from his ex-wife Anna Kane. On July 21st Anna headed to Instagram to make h...Read More

Social Changes On View In Canadian Sports Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2021

’s most recent induction demonstrates that achieving greatness in sport depends on more than medals. A Special Olympian and an NHL player who demonstrated a commitment to social change were among the 11 inductees. Others on the list...Read More

Canadian Player Turning Heads at US Open

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

It was with such little fanfare that Leylah Annie Fernandez entered the US Open that most didn’t think she stood much of a chance. But now after blazing through the competition it seems as if this virtually unknown tennis profession...Read More

Tokyo Paralympics Now Officially Underway

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

It has been a year since the Paralympics went ahead, with the world health crisis pushing back the starting date. But now, much to the delight of fans, the event has officially started. The stadiums may have been completely empty, with To...Read More

Woodbine Enlists New Celebrity Ambassadors

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

Woodbine Entertainment, knowing for facilitating Canadian horse racing events, is clearly hoping to draw some attention to the anticipated Queen’s Place event. The company announced that it has enlisted the help of a few athlete cel...Read More

Naomi Osaka Leaves Press Conference In Tears

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2021

Pro tennis player Naomi Osaka is known to avoid press conferences, namely due to her diagnosed depression and anxiety. But now, facing journalists online for the first time in some months, it seems as if her decision to return to the spot...Read More

Entain Enters The eSports Betting Market

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

Entain, the prominent online and land-based sportsbook operator in the United Kingdom, is said to have signed a deal to acquire Unikrn Incorporated. The American eSports betting provider will form something of a doorway into the market fo...Read More

Jay-Z Invests In NY Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

World renowned rapper Jay-Z isn’t exactly associated with the gambling industry. But, if things go well, he may soon just be one of the biggest names in the United States sports betting industry. Thanks to a substantial investment o...Read More

Biggest Upsets Of The 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics was interesting for a number of reasons, not in the least due to the fact that the matches played out to empty stadiums. But it wasn’t the empty stadiums that proved to be the most surprising aspect of the ev...Read More

NBC Launches New Betting Focused Division

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

NBC Sports has officially launched a new arm, referred to as NBC Sports Next. The dedicated division of the company is aimed at combining Youth and Recreational Sports, Golf and Betting, under a single umbrella. Although relatively small ...Read More

No Word On CHR Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2021

There are still no updates on the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) ceremonies. However, the organisation’s Board of Directors did issue a statement with regards to the gathering of its 2020 and 2021 classes. According to t...Read More

Canlan Sports And theScore Ink New Deal

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2021

theScore has just announced that it will be partnering up with Canlan Sports, the sports betting company based in Toronto. theScore will promote Canlan Sports brand throughout Canada and will allow both firms to benefit from promotion acr...Read More

Canadian Olympic Rugby Team Loses To New Zealand

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

There were high hopes for the Canadian 7s rugby team going into the Tokyo Olympics. But now after a 21-10 loss to New Zealand it is no longer possible for the Canadians to achieve a medal victory. The team isn’t out of the event ent...Read More

Canadian Woman Wins 4,800 KM Bike Ride

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

Leah Goldstein, a 52-year-old Canadian, has become the first woman to ever win the Race Across America! Her history-making feat involved cycling 4,800 kilometres in just 11 days, three hours and three minutes. From Vernon, B.C., the cycli...Read More

Bill C-218 Moves Forward With Royal Assent

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2021

Currently Canada has a restrictive set of gambling regulations in place, allowing only parlay bets for sports betting. Single bets are entirely restricted, much to the ire of local bettors. But this is all set change with the much-anticip...Read More

4-Game Suspension Frustrates Jets’ Scheifele

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has expressed frustration at the four-game suspension handed to him by the NHL Department of Player Safety after a tumultuous second-round opener against Montreal Canadiens. The crime? A clash with Mon...Read More

Bob Baffert Suspended After 2nd Test Fail

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2021

Legendary Kentucky Derby trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from Churchill Downs for two years. This after Baffert’s prize Derby runner, Medina Spirit, recently failed a second postrace drug test by testing positive for the ster...Read More

Canada Beats Finland To Hockey World Gold

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

Canada’s national men’s hockey team on Sunday secured their 27th world title when they pipped Finland to the post in a 3-2 victory to capture the gold at this year’s Hockey World Championship final in Riga, La...Read More

Osaka Withdrawal Decision Spotlights Issues

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Current tennis world No. 2 Naomi Osaka’s controversial announcement that she’s withdrawn from this year’s French Open continues to make headlines across the world. The four-time champion earlier this week announced her o...Read More

Larry Smith Among Senate Hearing Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Former CFL commissioner Larry Smith will be among those tasked with reviewing Bill C-218 once its presented to Senate’s standing committee on banking, trade, and commerce this week. Bill C-218 is the privately tabled legislation set...Read More

Truth Revealed For Marquis Downs Closure

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

When Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park announced earlier this year that it planned on pulling the plug on horse racing at Marquis Downs, the immediate assumption was that the global health crisis was to blame. However, it has now emerged...Read More

Osaka Fined 15K For Skipping Out On French Open Press

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

Naomi Osaka stuck to her guns on Sunday, skipping the news conference after her first-round win at the French Open at Roland Garros. And although the $15k she was fined by French Open organisers wouldn’t have made a dent in the tens...Read More

Ibrahimovic Fined for Sports BettingTies

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dodged a bullet. The AC Milan and Sweden forward was recently fined €50,000 for his financial interest held in Swedish betting giant Bethard. Ibrahimovic however narrowly escaped a three-year ban fr...Read More

Ontario Gets Ready For Horse Racing Return

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

While there isn’t an industry likely to come away completely unscathed from the effects of the global health crisis, Ontario’s horse racing community has suffered a particularly big blow. And certainly continues to do so given...Read More

Kyle Lowry Says Toronto Is Home To Him

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Playing more NBA championships, winning more, and money: these are the things that matter to Kyle Lowry. And if he can have all these things while staying on with the Toronto Raptors, then he’ll be all the happier for it. Because To...Read More

Canadians Send Cog Players For Recondition

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens have temporarily re-assigned two of their star players to the franchise’s American Hockey League Affiliate, the Laval Rocket. Forward Brendan Gallagher and netminder Carey Price have both been re-assigned to t...Read More

Study Shows Sports Betting More Addictive Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

An insightful new study published by the University of Guelph offers an interesting opinion on the connection between sports betting and problem gambling. According to the study, sports bettors are exponentially more prone to develop prob...Read More

How Small Fish Led To A World Food Prize

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Having smaller fish to fry isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Just ask nutrition expert Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, who on Tuesday was named the recipient of the World Food Prize for her pioneering efforts in finding innovative ...Read More

The Toronto Rock To Move To Hamilton

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

National Lacrosse League team the Toronto Rock has announced having signed a five-year deal that will see it return to Hamilton, the city where the franchise was first launched. The team made the announcement via an online news conference...Read More

Locals Fight For The Life Of Marquis Downs

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Horse racing supporters are desperate to prevent the closure of Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs track. This after in March, Prairieland Park confirmed that it would be calling a permanent halt on all races at the park and that the aim was...Read More

Bob Baffert Suspended After Failed Drug Test

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is playing the cancel culture victim card after Kentucky Derby longshot Medina Spirit failed to pass a routine drug test. The famous trainer revealed at the start of the week that Medina Spirit, which won ...Read More

Alomar Resigns From Hall Of Fame Board

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

On Monday, it was announced that Roberto Alomar has resigned from the Baseball Hall of Fame board. Chairperson of the board, Jane Forbes Clark, announced the board’s acceptance of his resignation. Alomar had been elected to serve on...Read More

Mattress Mack Goes All In On Kentucky Derby

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Legendary furniture store owner and sports punter Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is back at it and making sports betting headlines once again – this time with plans to make a multimillion-dollar bet on horse racing’...Read More

Ibrahimović Faces FIFA Ban Over Betting Shares

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

The Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, has just launched an official investigation into allegations of gambling links involving Swedish champions league player Zlatan Ibrahimović. An ethics and disciplinary investigator ha...Read More

Electric Cars Hampered By Lack Of Stations

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

British Columbian motorists are reportedly keener than ever to make the switch to electric cars. But a follow-up report by the Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee explained why the adoption rate has been lagging. According to the fin...Read More

Botcher And Homan To Play Curling Finals

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2021

Curling 2021 is fast shaping up to be the year of Brendan Bottcher vs Kevin Koe. Botcher pulled a repeat stunt on Sunday in another all-Alberta game when he beat Koe 6-2 while booking a berth in the men’s curling final of the Humpty...Read More

Dispute Prompts FanDuel-Ban Threats From Fox

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2021

Rumour has it Fox Sports is threatening to remove all FanDuel-related ads and content from its airwaves over a bitter disagreement between its parent company and FanDuel-owners Flutter Entertainment. Fox Sports is owned by Fox Corporation...Read More

Budget Hiccups Press Pause On Flames Arena

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2021

Hiccups continue to prevail as the City of Calgary and the owners of the Calgary Flames try to agree on ongoing differences about how the available budget for the multi-million-dollar shared arena development should be spent. The parties ...Read More

Ontario Racing Avails More Relief Aid

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Following the recent announcement of a new lockdown period in Ontario, and the resulting re-closure of the province’s horse racing industry, it has now been announced that there remain available funds under the OLG’s funding a...Read More

First Nation Stakes Claim To NS Elvers

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

First Nation treaty rights are again under the spotlight following a recent Nova Scotia incident involving federal fishing authorities and Sipekne’katik fishermen’s right to fish for a modern livelihood. Officers a little over...Read More

Fort Erie Biding It’s Time By Making Upgrades

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

Niagara-region based Fort Erie Living Racing Consortium has been making the most of the downtime caused by the global health crisis and the ensuring restrictions in the area. The corporation has made full use of the opportunity by making ...Read More

Krystina Alogbo Quits The Olympic Dream

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Walking away from the ultimate dream for any athlete, qualifying for and competing in the Olympic Games, certainly does not make any sense to the outsider looking in. But to Canadian water polo star Krystina Alogbo, choosing between follo...Read More

Pospisil Apologises For Miami Open Rant

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2021

Canadian Miami Open contender Vasek Pospisil has apologised for his on-court profanity-laced tirade directed at ATP Tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi on Wednesday. Pospisil lashed out at Gaudenzi during his first-round defeat against American Ma...Read More

Marquis Down Facing Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

While live harness racing may be returning in measured extent to at least some parts of the country, it appears as if Prairieland Park’s Marquis Downs racetrack may be about to close down for good. While no official statement has be...Read More

Brendan Bottcher Wins His 1st Career Brier

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Brendan Bottcher has won his very first career Brier. Bottcher on Sunday night finally ended a three-year silver drought when he helped Team Alberta deny Kevin Koe a fifth career championships title at the Canadian men’s curling cha...Read More

EA Investigating EA Gate FUT Trade Scandal

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

Video game giant EA has confirmed that it is officially investigating one or more employees accused of having been involved in selling high-value FIFA Ultimate Team cards on the black market. EA Gate went viral on Twitter after users star...Read More

No Races In Saskatoon This Year - Again

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

There will this year for the second year in a row be no horse racing at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs. The 2021 season, not unlike the situation that prevailed for most of last year, is been officially cancelled as a result of the restr...Read More

B.C. Court Uphold e-Bike Ruling

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

Electric scooters are once again making headlines in British Columbia. This after a British Columbia Court of Appeal recently ruled that a previous Supreme Court ruling that e-bikes that function more like scooters or mopeds than human-po...Read More

Canada To Focus On Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

When Canadian Prime Minister met with U.S. President Joe Biden mid last week, the discussion points – it has since become clear from the roadmap released after the fact – revolved mainly around Canada and the U.S. working more...Read More

Wynn Partners With Data Corp. Genius Sports

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

Wynn Resorts’ WynnBET has partnered with sports betting data provider Genius Sports by inking an agreement that will see the provider offering sports book operator services to Wynn’s betting unit. The London-based provider wil...Read More

Next Olympic President Likely To Be A Woman

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

In an ironic twist of fate, Yoshiro Mori, the former head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics who was forced to resign last week after making derogatory comments about women talking too much, now looks to be set to be replaced by a woman. Accordin...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing Back On Track

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

Ontario has finally given the green light for the resumption of live horse racing at the province’s four racetracks. Horse racing has not been permitted since provincial closures last year, and its return is certainly massively welc...Read More

Leyla Fernandez Ousted From Australian Open

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

Rising young Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez has been eliminated from the Australian Open. The tour came to an abrupt end for the 18-year-old when she was dropped in straight sets during Tuesday’s first round by world No...Read More

DraftKings And NFL Moving Into Canada

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

DraftKings, the official daily fantasy sports partner of the National Football League (NFL), is taking its operations north of the border to Canada. Forged back in September 2019, the partnership’s operations were until now restrict...Read More

Jaime Elizondo Appointed Edmonton Head Coach

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Edmonton has appointed a new head coach and replacement for Scott Milanovic, who late last week resigned as head coach and offensive co-ordinator in order to pursue a job with the NFL. Jaime Elizondo was hired on as the new coach-in-charg...Read More

Canada’s Marino To Star In 1st Major In 8 Years

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Canadian tennis star and former WTA world No. 38 Rebecca Marino is about to compete in her first Grand Slam in 8 years at the upcoming Australian Open. The 30-year-old will compete in the main draw of the 2021 instalment of the major even...Read More

Canada’s Sport Betting Bill Headed For 3rd Reading - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

Legalised single event sports betting is well and truly back on the table for Canada. A combined effort by the federal and Ontario governments late last year has laid the foundation for the decriminalisation of single event sports betting...Read More

Rhian Wilkinson To Join England’s Lionesses

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Rhian Wilkinson, former assistant coach for the Canadian soccer team, having quit the position only a little over a week ago, has been hired as part of the England women’s soccer team. Wilkinson could soon face her former team at th...Read More

OneComply To Facilitate FansUnite Expansion

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Licensing and regulatory compliance specialist OneComply Inc. has been tasked with assisting sports betting and entertainment giant FansUnite Entertainment Inc. as it makes its way into additional gaming jurisdictions in North America. On...Read More

2020 A Game-Changing Sports Betting Year

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

According to data published by the American Gaming Association, 28 U.S. states had by the end of 2020 either already launched a regulated sports betting market or signed into force the legislation necessary for regulation in the near futu...Read More

Vancouver Mayor Wants Indigenous Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart believes any future bid to bring another Winter Olympic Games to the city should be headed by Indigenous leaders. So passionate is Stewart about an Indigenous-powered Winter Olympic Games, that he’s n...Read More

Cleveland Indians To Adopt New Name

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

The MLB’s Cleveland Indians have decided to change their name. They don’t yet know to what, or when, but according to owner Paul Dolan, the time for change has come. Dolan on Monday told members of the press that the name the...Read More

Highlights Of The 2020 Annual eSports Awards

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

2020 marked the fifth year of the annual eSports Awards – and the most recent edition was by far the biggest yet. The event handed out an impressive total of 32 awards for the year, with the 2020 edition taking on the format of a v...Read More

Playtech Inks Significant eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

An exciting new agreement between casino software development powerhouse Playtech plc and Nevada-based gaming tech giant Golden Matrix Group Inc. will focus on increasing both industry giants’ shares and interests in the global eSpo...Read More

EA Rolls Out Spending Limits For FIFA 21

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Video games maker EA recently rolled out new measures it believes will offer protection to players of its FIFA games that typically feature FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs, which are essentially loot boxes. FIFA Playtime, EA’s versio...Read More

Alberta Horse Racing Celebrates Upswing

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

Horse racing in Alberta has witnessed record figures in terms of revenue generated by Thoroughbred live racing events over recent weeks – with Edmonton’s Century Mile Racetrack and Casino alone reporting spend totalling a stag...Read More

Kim Ng Becomes The First Female GM In The MLB

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Baseball stalwart Kim Ng has become the first female General Manager in the history of the MLB when she was named the new GM of the Miami Marlins. Ng previously served in the role of Senior Vice President of Baseball operations for the ML...Read More

DraftKings Facing Legal Action Over Proxy Bet

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

Sports betting and fantasy sports operator DraftKings may have to defend its decision not to permit the placing of bets by means of a proxy after freezing a Florida man’s New Jersey mobile sports betting account in October. This onl...Read More

Curling Canada Considering 2021 Calgary Bubble

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

Though not yet confirmed as such by Curling Canada, three major curling competitions look to be headed for a 2021 bubble in Calgary. This means that the Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and Men’s Curling World Championships wil...Read More

Late Humboldt Broncos Coach Honoured In Alta

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

The coach who died in April 2018 in the fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus and a private semi was recently honoured with a bronze statue in his hometown of Peace River, Alberta. Darcy Haugan, 42 at t...Read More

NetEnt Hyped About Expanded DraftKings Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

Top online slots and casino games developer NetEnt remains fully focused on U.S. expansion. To this end, the Stockholm-listed iGaming provider has now expanded its existing partnership with American daily fantasy sports and sports betting...Read More

Derek Stevens Waves MLB Bet Payday Goodbye

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Las Vegas casino mogul Derek Stevens is expected to lose two major MLB bets bound to see him literally thousands of dollars out of pocket. Thanks to calculated money wagered on the Miami Marlins winning the National League as well as the ...Read More

London Western District Restart Live Races

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

After a long hiatus live horse racing is finally making a return to London’s Western District Fair in Ontario. Horse racing eventually returns to the popular premises this week – with live harness racing expected to thrill hor...Read More

Dale Selection Gets Women’s Football Trending

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

Football is a sport enjoyed by many Canadians. And to some, it’s a sport enjoyed by entire families, and in many cases, families made up of mostly women. One example of a family of female football players and enthusiasts is WWCFL st...Read More

Cat Osterman Crowned Athletes Unlimited Champ

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

Cat Osterman, a 37-year-old Team USA pitcher and star left-hander, has been crowned the very first Athletes Unlimited softball champion. She was crowned based on the total number of points scored whilst playing in a five-week long bio-bub...Read More

Better Days Await In ‘21 Says Kawartha Downs

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Better days are coming to Ontario’s horse racing scene – and it’s a future Kawartha Downs is determined to make a bright and successful one. Harness racing, especially, has a promising future in the region, said racetrac...Read More

Rob Howley Signs 3-Yr Deal With Rugby Canada

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

  Former Wales and British Lions attack coach Rob Howley, the man late last year slapped with an 18 months-long fine (half of which was suspended), for breaching rugby’s betting and gambling rules, has signed a three-year assi...Read More

CONCACAF Says Re New WC Qualifier Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Theirs was never going to be a World Cup journey free of its fair share of challenges. And now that making it all the way through to the 2022 competition in Qatar requires of the team to also navigate those hindrances and delays cause by ...Read More

Carlo LiVolsi Named Potential Wolfpack Buyer

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Canadian entrepreneur Carlo LiVolsi has been named as the man looking to buy the financially struggling Transatlantic rugby club, the Toronto Wolfpack. Team officials reportedly days ago introduced LiVolsi to Rugby’s Super League as...Read More

New Purses Help Support Ontario Horseracing

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Horseracing in Ontario, save for the fact that all races are currently competed without spectators physically present in the stands, has for the most part made a comeback. Even so, since the province’s horse people did not remain un...Read More

Upcoming Kentucky Derby To Run Without Fans

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2020

Initially scheduled for May 2, this year’s Kentucky Derby, which will now be run on Saturday, September 5, will this year be raced with only very limited number of spectators present in the stands. The original expectation was that...Read More

Kansas City Bans Native US Imagery At Games

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Kansas City supporters and fans will no longer be permitted to don headdresses, face paint, and/or clothing in any way associated with Native American groups and cultures, the NFL team announced on Thursday. The team said by way of a stat...Read More

EA Sports Teases FIFA 21 October Release

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Nearly 27 years ago when EA Sports released its very first FIFA title – FIFA International Soccer – not even what is today the world’s largest sports franchise video games developer could have foreseen the revenue-genera...Read More

Sportradar To Keep Athletes From Online Harm

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Data leveraging and content giant Sportradar has launched a product designed to help protect professional athletes and sportspeople from the abuse so often suffered as a result of their having a public presence on social media. The latest...Read More

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

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Canada hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of the country’s Indigenous athletes in sports. So say those who participated in a recent online discussion panel hosted by CBC Sports in collaboration w...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

Ontario’s LHRA Says About Live Horse Races

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Ontario’s horse racing industry certainly faces challenging times as it continues to try and navigate towards a public health-compliant new normal. Following a strategy similar to what Woodbine Entertainment has begun implementing, ...Read More

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...Read More

Microgaming Reveal Trio Of Sports Slots

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Online casino games colossus has gone the full Monty on an exclusive range of sports-themed titles. The gaming and entertainment giant have announced that it is ready to debut a fantastic trio of football-themed slots as early as this su...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

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench early in February during a game against the Anaheim Ducks, many feared for the worst. But according to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester appears to be out of...Read More

Olympic Games Postponed–Relief & Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Relief. Excitement. Uncertainty. These are the seemingly confusing, but really perfectly understandable, emotions experienced by athletes all over the world following the recent (and mostly anxiously anticipated) announcement that the Tok...Read More

New NWHL Team In Toronto

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The National Women’s Hockey League () will soon be expanded to Toronto, which means that it will effectively be adding the first Canadian team to its ranks. The expansion will be deemed part of the 2020-2021 season and will be led b...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

CBC Voices Commitment To Women In Sports

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

It’s been famously said that focus, determination, anger, relief, a lot of the time disappointment even, are all part of the professional sports game, whether you’re a man or a woman. And even though gender equality in sports ...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

Women’s Sport Association Undergoes Rebrand

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity will soon officially change its name to simply, “Canadian Women & Sport”. And according to national CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, a compl...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Trying to figure out the exact nature of what they are and where they originate from is not all that different to a celestial game of Clue. Astrophysicists all around the world have been playing a cosmic game of cat and mouse ever since f...Read More

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

B.C. native Malindi Elmore made her Olympic debut some 16 years ago. The year was 2004 and Elmore had qualified to run the 1,500 at the Olympic Games that was hosted by the city of Athens that year. But Elmore missed qualifying for the se...Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks the Basketball World

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

NBA star LeBron James was spotted weeping inconsolably on the tarmac at LAX after he and Kobe Bryant’s former teammates landed in Los Angeles. He’d just been informed that not only had the Basketball legend passed on, but th...Read More

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander A Legend In The Making

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Every industry has its greats and judging by how things stand at the moment, second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may very well become the NBA’s next great player. But what exactly is it that sets Thunder’s golden boy apa...Read More

Lottoland Launches Its Very 1st Sports Book

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2020

Online Lottery betting giant Lottoland has confirmed having sealed a deal whereby the operator will for the first time ever be in a position to offer sports betting offerings to its customer base. Lottoland recently confirmed that as a di...Read More

DraftKings Look Into Celeb Cheat Allegations

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

Sports betting giant DraftKings has officially launched in-house investigations into whether Bachelor in Paradise celebrity couple Tanner Tolbert and wife Jade Roper Tolbert had been in unfair cahoots that led to the type of unfair advant...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

The Evolution of Alex Burrows

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

Alexandre Ménard-Burrows was an old-school player during his National Hockey League career. He started out undrafted in the minor leagues and fought his way through, believing in himself and his remarkable skills when...Read More

Notable Sports Trends Of The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

As the new decade begins, individuals and industries are reviewing the past 10 years in earnest. Sport in Canada is no exception, and there are plenty of positive and negative elements to reflect on. Take a look at the best and worst t...Read More

Woodbine Announces 2023 Jimmy Freight Stakes

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Jimmy Freight is the only millionaire son of champion racehorse Sportswriter, and was retired in late 2019 after a very illustrious career with total earnings of CA$1,457,405.00. Now the bay’s progeny will compete in a special ev...Read More

Gerrit Cole Causes Upset at Bookmakers

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Bookmakers are excited. The type of excitement that’s generally only unleashed by the likes of MLB rainmaker Gerrit Cole being offered a nine-year deal to the value of $36 million. And yes, that’s $36 million per y...Read More

How Legalised Sports Betting Has Benefitted the USA

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

May 2018 was a monumental month for the USA’s gambling industry. The US Supreme Court overturned PASPA, legalising sports betting and opening the way for the country to benefit from it in various ways. According to a...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

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

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

California Sports Betting Talks Postponed To 2020

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

The now-legal framework for sports betting is taking the US by storm, and what with each state being at liberty to decide for itself whether or not to adopt the new framework, California appears to be next in line to r...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

Canadian Football League Faces Off-Season Challenges

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

It’s that time of the year again: the Canadian Football League off-season. A time when nothing and everything of significance happens all at once. The current off-season poses a number of interesting challenges and s...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

Sean McColl Headed For The Wall In Tokyo

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2019

There aren’t all that many ways in which to cement one’s name in the pages of Olympic history, but 32-year-old Canadian Sean McColl has figured out at least one possible inroad. McColl is a champion rock climber, having climb...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. This was 2018 and ...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

Mattress Mack Loses $11.6M On Astro’s MBL Bet

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

Houston-based Gallery Furniture store chain owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale isn’t too frazzled about the fact that he is fresh out of $11.6 million, due to the Houston Astros’ inability to triumph over riva...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

MGM & Yahoo Seal Landmark Sports Betting Deal

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

The word is out and the times are exciting. Following a recent deal inked between Yahoo and big casino and betting powerhouse MGM, sports betting is coming to Yahoo’s fantasy sports app. The duo announced the news re...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

Maple Leafs Want To Turn It All Around

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

Reprimanding one’s team members; even resorting to a smash of yelling here and there; isn’t beneath Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews. In fact, a stern talking to and yanking of the discipline-chains may be the on...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 for the biggest p...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

Positive Attitude To Betting On the Rise In The USA

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

The 2018 repeal of PASPA and the nation-wide ban on sports betting by the US Supreme Court is most likely the reason behind more Americans now than ever before having done a complete one-eighty regarding their feelings about putting mo...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

Canadian Women’s Volleyball Team Wins NORCECA Bronze

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

After a straight-sets loss to Puerto Rico earlier on, Canada’s women’s volleyball team is back stronger and better than ever before. Thanks to a great deal of hard work, commitment and a steely resolve to take back...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

Toronto Wolfpack Shows Their True Colours

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

It’s true; there’s nothing quite like the excitement of nail-biting rugby league action. Saturday’s Million Pound Game proved no exception as Toronto’s Wolfpack made a comeback that is fit for the books. The Be...Read More

Moh Ahmed Fails To Improve World Record

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

Canadian distance runner Moh Ahmed can’t be too satisfied with his recent performance at this year’s world championships. Despite having put up a stellar and positively tenacious performance of grit and endurance, ...Read More

Mattress Mack MLB Bet May Be Biggest Ever

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

So convinced is Houston businessman and owner of the Gallery Furniture chain Jim McIngvale that the Houston Astros will this year perform a repeat stunt of their 2017 MLB World Series Win, that he has wagered what may ...Read More

John Tavares Named New Maple Leafs Captain

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2019

John Tavares never envisioned a “C” appearing on his jersey back in the days when playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs was but a dream. But life has a way of topping our dreams and desires and Tavares, for one, can ...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

Dubas Learnt Of Matthews Charge On Twitter

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2019

If only Maple Leafs star player Austen Matthews had been as bad at keeping secrets as what he appears to be able to keep his behaviour when out in public in check, then General Manager Kyle Dubas and the rest of Matthe...Read More

Tkachuk Becomes Calgary Flames’ Top Earner

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Matthew Tkachuk is Calgary Flames’ highest-paid player. This following Calgary having re-signed the NHL player to a 3-year contract valued at a fantastic $21 million. According to the information released about the f...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

Beers Nervous & Excited About Lacrosse WC

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2019

Matt Beers has been playing National Lacrosse League for years. He is passionate about the game and describes himself as a “weekend warrior” for being able to play and practice mostly on weekends only since lacross...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

Raptors Congratulated On Branded Hijab

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

The Raptors are in a class of their own. And this is true on as well as away from the court. Toronto last week became the first NBA team ever to fully embrace Muslim culture and a spirit of true inclusivity when the te...Read More

Canadian Bobsleigh Champ To Join US National Team

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Team Canada Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries has asked to be released from team membership in order to join the US bobsledding team instead. Humphries a little over a year ago filed a harassment complaint w...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 current topi...Read More

Eric Lamaze Horrified By Tokyo 2020 Changes

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

To say that Olympic equestrian champion Eric Lamaze is unhappy about the announced alterations to the team format for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would be the understatement of the year. Indignant, livid even, would be proper d...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

Fox Bet Launches In New Jersey

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

Popular online platform Betstars New Jersey will soon be no more. But it’s to be replaced by something bigger and much better: Fox Bet. If the name rings a strangely familiar bell than its because Fox Bet is the resu...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

Rafter Catapults Canada Towards Tokyo 2020

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

A walk-off homer and a mercy rule ending on Sunday effectively catapulted the Canadian women’s softball team towards a berth in Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games. An emotional Kaleigh Rafter after the qualifier against Brazil delive...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

US Sports Betting Market A Revenue Machine

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Sports betting is now legal and sportsbooks officially open in a total of 13 US states. And needless to say, the US sports betting industry is experiencing its heyday and generating literally billions in revenue income. But according to ...Read More

Saskatchewan Leads Paid Sports Audience Way

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a paying audience. And especially so when talking pro-sport events. Data compiled by Statistics Canada has revealed that Saskatchewan now has more people willing to pay to attend a sports event than what ...Read More

WHO Classifies Bottled Water As A Low Health Risk

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

The presence of microplastics in bottled drinking water has been a topic of heated discussion. But according to studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the actual levels of contamination appear to be ...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 bronze in the women&rs...Read More

Michelle Liu Makes Canadian Golf Open Debut

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Michelle Liu is no ordinary 12 year-old. In fact, Liu is no ordinary golfer either, because at the tender age of 12, the Vancouver youth is the youngest ever player to have earned a participation spot in the Canadian Women’s Open. ...Read More

Rogers Cup Highlights The Gender Wage-Disparity

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

Despite our modern and liberated day and age, the gender pay-gap remains as contentious an issue as ever before and not even pro-sports is exempt. In fact, the international sports world often has much to reveal about the general state o...Read More

Curt Schilling To Run For US Congress

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Trump appears to be drawn to controversy and inappropriate remarks much like a moth to an open flame. The US president recently voiced his public support in favour of disgraced ex-MLB pitcher and former ESPN commentator Curt Schilling&rs...Read More

Mislawchuk Wins Olympic Test Triathlon Gold

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Tokyo humidity and general triathlon hell proved no match for Canadian star athlete Tyler Mislawchuk when he recently sprinted over the finish-line a smooth 4 seconds ahead of the pack to claim gold in the Olympic test...Read More

Chris Sale Reaches 2,000 Strikeout Record

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

Chris Sale, the legendary lefty of the Boston Red Sox, has reached a brand new career milestone. The talented player is being celebrated for having reached 2,000 career strikeouts faster than any other pitcher in the h...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Making Canada Proud

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2019

Bianca Andreescu has won the women’s Rogers Cup, thereby clinching her second title for the year. It may have been a win not quite earned in the traditional way, what with opponent Serena Williams having had to cop out only 20 minu...Read More

Rooney Takes A Beating Over Gambling Shirt Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Former Man United and England captain Wayne Rooney recently managed to attract quite a bit of controversy when he revealed to the football world that the wheels of his leaving current team D.C. United and joining Derby Country, had been ...Read More

Blue Jays To Extend Foul Netting In 2020

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2019

In an attempt to better promote fan safety, the Toronto Blue Jays will be extending the protective safety netting at the Rogers Centre and at Dunedin Stadium next season. Several Major Baseball League (MLB) teams have ...Read More

Markov Wants To Return “Home” To Montreal

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2019

Russian national and NHL star-player Andrei Markov is a man on a mission. Markov left the Canadiens two years ago but has now set his hopes on making a return to Montreal. He hopes to be offered a 1- year contract by any NHL team, but sa...Read More

NBA Game-Fixing Scandal Now Docu-Series

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

A docu-drama based on the events surrounding the National Basketball Association (NBA) game-fixing scandal involving ex-referee Tim Donaghy is set for release on November 1st, 2019. Two film distribution companies, namely iDre...Read More

Remains Of Giant Parrot Discovered

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Scientists are constantly making exciting new discoveries of animal and plant life that may very well have populated the earth thousands; and in some cases even millions; of years ago. The latest is the re-examination of fossils that are...Read More

China-Bound Basketball Team Plagued By Problems

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

Success in sport is oftentimes all about doing the best with what’s available. Though not ideal, this is what Basketball Canada will have to do if it hopes to go big come China. Various top-players won’t avail themselves in orde...Read More

Nevada Beats NJ Sports Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Nevada has emerged the latest victor in the battle of sports betting revenue income against the state of New Jersey. The garden state used to lead by a mile and then some but it now appears as if the tables really are starting to turn. Re...Read More

The Oilers May Find A Saviour In Ken Holland

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Money talks. And $25 million in the bank is enough to more than just budge the immovable object. Or at least it is in Edmonton-Oilers-valley. But then again, moving from a pretty cushiony job onto a rock-hard Oilers to...Read More

Uninterrupted Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

Curious about what Canada’s top athletes get up to when away from the fields and events? Then look no further because a new collaboration between music superstar Drake and the Lakers’ LeBron James has something special and ve...Read More

Young Canadian Scientist Headed For Euro Contest

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

18-year-old Manning Whitby isn’t your run-of-the-mill post teen. Not by a long shot. Whitby is one of Canada’s finest young scientific minds, having developed a wearable perception aid to be worn by individuals affected by va...Read More

Rugby 7’s Pan Am Teams Claim Gold & Silver

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

Canada’s Rugby 7’s teams made quick work of their Pan Am opponents, with the women’s team even having had managed to successfully defend its 2015 Toronto title. This after Canada beat the United States to the vic...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

Playtech Breaks Wimbledon Bets Record

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

Fansof tennis the world over weren’t the only ones revelling in the theatre of sports that was the epic Wimbledon finale between the legend that is Roger Federer and the 2019 men’s final winner, namely Novak Djokovic. Top iGa...Read More

New SoftSwiss Logo Teases Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

iGaming provider SoftSwiss is getting ready to embrace a new day, as attested to by its brand new logo. SoftSwiss at the time of the new logo reveal also made use of the opportunity to make known some of its future plans; plans involving...Read More

Sun Yang Lashes Out Following Podium Shame

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

Chinese swimmer and gold medalist Sun Yang is no stranger to controversy. His recent performance following the men’s 200-metre freestyle final at the world aquatics championships in Gwangju, South Korea, albeit gross...Read More

How Seabin Makes For A Clean Toronto Marina

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

Low-cost floating garbage cans may seem too simple and good a solution to be true, but considering the fact that Toronto’s Outer Harbour Marina is now visibly cleaner than ever before, the proof appears to be in the pudding after a...Read More

Maple Leaf’s Re-Acquires David Clarkson

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

Toronto has officially re-acquired forward David Clarkson, a man at the receiving end of a notoriously hefty contract. What’s more, the Maple Leafs was willing to trade off goaltender Garret Sparks for the privilege of a welcome bac...Read More

Canada Aiming to Beat Own 2015 Pan Am Performance

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2019

Any athlete will readily admit that the most daunting and difficult of records to beat are one’s own. Canada will have to really take the bull by the horns at the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, if it has ...Read More

Calgary City To Pay 50% Of Flames Arena Bill

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

The City of Calgary has agreed to foot 50% of the $550 million bill involved in the construction of a new arena for the Calgary Flames. Calgary Flames ownership will be picking up the other half of the tab. The construction of a new home...Read More

DeBues-Stafford Shatters 34-Year Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Canadian track and field champion Gabriela DeBues-Stafford isn’t only super fast out of the staring blocks, but she also has what it takes to keep up the pace, and for all of 1,500 metres to boot. The athlete recently ran the dista...Read More

Daniel Sturridge Guilty Of Leaking Betting Info

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

The English Football Association (FA) has sanctioned English football star Daniel Sturridge, after it was discovered that the player had leaked information about his possible transfer. An independent regulatory commiss...Read More

NASCAR To Offer Live Bets From September 15

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

It’s a wondrous and momentous thing when a plan finally comes together. And for NASCAR fans it will be a sweet moment indeed when they are finally able to fully embrace all of their stock car race betting fantasies w...Read More

Alysha Newman Smashes Two Pole Vault Records

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

Canadian track and field world champion and pole jump record holder Alysha Newman has bettered her own record – again. Newman for the second time in two months improved her own previous best when she cleared 4.77 metres in the pole...Read More

Caleb Smidt Wins Calgary Sunday Showdown

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Rodeo roping champion Caleb Smidt is a man among champions following his recent performance at the Calgary stampede rodeo. Smidt positively owned Showdown Sunday when he stuck it to not one, not two, but three former c...Read More

Boxing Legend Pernell Whitaker Dead At 55

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Boxing fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Olympic Boxing Hall of Fame fighter Pernell Whitaker. The man regarded as one of the best defensive fighters that the world has ever seen has died after being ...Read More

Atlantic League MLB Ushers In The Future

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

Radar-tracking tech able to call balls and even strikes was recently used for the very first time during a professional baseball league game. The Independent Atlantic league practically brought the future into the present thanks to plate...Read More

Canadian Women Aim to Break Records at WAC

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2019

Toronto teen Penny Oleksiak is looking for two things at the upcoming world aquatics championships (WAC). Speed, of course, is one of her goals, but Oleksiak is also hoping to find elements in her races that need attention ahead of the 2...Read More

Rays Consider Share-Season With Montreal

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

New and creative; some would say desperate; ways must be employed if baseball is to remain in Tampa Bay. This according to Commissioner Rob Manfred following the announcement that the Rays will, for a season at least, ...Read More

The Bid For Bringing The WNBA To Canada

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Fancy shooting a couple of hoops but restricted to getting your basketball fix from looking on as the Raptors get their NBA groove on even though it would be nice to see the gals going at it too? Then take heart, becau...Read More

Olympic Ski Cross Champ Kelsey Serwa Retires

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

Retiring at the age of 29 isn’t something envisioned by or even entirely possible for many people. Unless your name is Kelsey Serwa, celebrated Olympic current ski cross champion. The two-time Olympic medallist and world champion, ...Read More

Next Triple Crown Stop – Prince Of Wales

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

The 160th Queen’s Plate trophy is in the bag and the honour of winning this historical event this year went to 3-year old Thoroughbred One Bad Boy. The horse, jockeyed by Flavian Prat, finished in 1st...Read More

Leafs Secure Two Promising Free Agent Trades

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

Not being overwhelmed by the free agency frenzy isn’t easy. Ask anyone. But in particular, ask the Leafs. Toronto on Monday managed to swing fate’s pendant in their favour when the team secured a giant-sized trade ...Read More

Arctic Fox Walks From Norway To Canada

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

A feisty female arctic fox recently had researcher-scientist Arnaud Tarroux checking and rechecking everything from his tracker-tech to the actual data generated by the equipment. Neither Tarroux nor fellow researcher ...Read More

McBean Named Canadian Chef De Mission for Tokyo 2020

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

Now retired 3-time rowing gold medallist Marnie McBean has been named Canada’s chef de mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The appointment as chef de mission is considered a top honour in sports circles. McBean will be acting...Read More

One Bad Boy Wins The 160th Queen’s Plate

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

One Bad Boy is no one’s playmate. The king of the races cemented his name into the pages of horseracing history when he recently kicked dust in the faces of his opponents in the annual Queen’s Plate event at Woodbine. He was ...Read More

Wickenheiser Receives Highest Hockey Honour

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

National Canadian Women’s Hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser is an Olympic force to be reckoned with. And this year she has much to celebrate because the 2010 Olympic gold medal winner has just been announced as the latest ind...Read More

Canada’s Best Prepare For Pan Am Peru

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

The 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto saw Canada make podium a total of 27 times, with local athletes having laid claim to 11 gold medals, 7 silver and 9 bronze. It turned out to be a year to remember. This summer’s Pan A...Read More

NHL And NHLPA Discuss World Cup Calendar

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

The World Cup of Hockey has become a contentious issue and a prime example of how too many cooks spoil the broth; let alone of how money makes the world go round, whether we like it or not. The NHL and NHLPA both support the establishmen...Read More

Kawhi Leonard Considers Re-Sign With Raptors

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

Toronto Raptors golden goose Kawhi Leonard will soon be a free man; one able to choose for himself where the road will lead him to next. It was always assumed that Leonard would decline a renewed contract with the Rapt...Read More

Pettersson Wins Rookie Of The Year Trophy

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

Elias Pettersson has become the first Canuck to win the prestigious NHL’s Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in almost 3 decades of NHL history. The 20-year-old Swede and Vancouver Canucks centre staked out his claim to the covet...Read More

Twitter Canada Announces Premium Sport Deals

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Canadian fans just love getting their daily sports fill on social media platform Twitter. And this, says Twitter’s Global Head of Content Partnerships, Kay Madati, is the main reason behind the social media giant’s multiple n...Read More

New Youth Basketball Initiative Announced

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

The importance of the availability of an introductory basketball program cannot be overestimated, as this is what ultimately shapes the future of the sport. To this end and in order to satisfy the need for an age-appropriate introductory...Read More

Vettel Unhappy About Ruling At Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2019

Five seconds is all it takes to turn a world-class victory into a mediocre runner-up. Just ask Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The F1 champ experienced the brunt of what he has described as “over-regulation” at this ...Read More

Raptors Now Most Profitable Team In Canada

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

In 2014 Forbes valued the Toronto Raptors at $520 million. But a lot has changed since 2014 and so has that particular figure because as it stands right now, team Raptors is worth more than Kylie Jenner. The official figure was recently ...Read More

Colorado Heads Towards Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

A public vote with regards to an increase in taxes is the final hurdle to be crossed for the US state of Colorado to offer fully legalised retail as well as online sports betting. Lawmakers are no doubt exhaling a sigh of relief as they ...Read More

Gronkowski Cuts Short Rumours Of A Come-Back

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

Rumours of Rob Gronkowski’s intentions to make his way back out of retirement and onto the field have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. The player has however said that, even if this is a very tempting i...Read More

NCAA Sticking To Its Sports Betting Guns

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) will not budge with regards to its views on sports betting, and specifically that college-level athletes should not be permitted to bet on sports or come into contac...Read More

Canada’s Rise To Tennis Glory

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

What do Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu have in common? Two words: “Canada” and “Tennis”. The Great White North has slowly but surely established itself as a tennis superpower, and in ...Read More

Canada Files Official North Pole Claim

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

When former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had 5 years ago given the order for a report detailing what Arctic scientists had at the time considered to be true in terms of which portion of the continental shelf extending all the w...Read More

Canada Sports Hall Of Fame 2019

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2019

It’s an honour that befalls only but a few during the course of a lifetime. And it celebrates a lifetime’s worth of achievement in sports. We’re referring of course to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic City in Calg...Read More

Blue Jays Unhappy About Victoria Day

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

To say that Blue Jays fans took a benched Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Victoria Day in their stride would be a complete lie. In fact, quite the opposite had ended up playing itself out. A scheduled rest day certainly wasn’t what fans h...Read More

Inside Montreal’s International Gaming House

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Support for up-and-coming eSports gamers in Canada has stepped up a notch, thanks to the opening of one of the country’s first gaming houses. Located in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal, the two-storey house has become the base of op...Read More

Beckie Scott’s WADA Bullying Claim Dismissed

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

Canadian and former pro-skier Beckie Scott is a true pioneer for clean sports and considered to be a real fire-cracker in the field ever since she fought for more than 24 months to have a bronze medal that had been awa...Read More

Talking Food With Dream-Team Virtue And Moir

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Canadian ice-skating duo Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue know all about making magic on ice, but what about life away from the competitions and the arena? Ever since the ice dancing pair became known as Canada’s dream-team, Canadians ha...Read More

Raptor Kawhi Leonard Beats The Game 7 Buzzer

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Wise old folk often say that too much of a good thing is no longer any good. We’re taking the liberty of adding: unless your name is Kawhi Leonard. The Toronto Raptors forward recently proved that the legacy of the f...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to play until at least...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to...Read More

ESPN And Fox To Broadcast McMahon’s XFL

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Vince McMahon is having a second go at launching a Football league, and this time round, he appears to be employing a more strategic approach. His first attempt; a joint venture between WWE and NBC, lasted only a singl...Read More

Motives Questioned As Trump Honours Woods

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

US President Donald J. Trump has bestowed upon pro-golfer Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump awarded the nation’s top honour to Woods during a ceremony that took place in the Rose Garden of the Whit...Read More

Disqualification Fiasco At Kentucky Derby

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

Never before in the history of America’s most prestigious horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has any winning horse been disqualified as a result of having interfered with other horses during a race. Until this year’s instalment ...Read More

Kentucky Derby Smashes Betting Records Again

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

The Kentucky Derby has done it again. It has yet again managed to smash all records of bets placed on any which event hosted at Churchill Downs. On Saturday, bettors showed up in their drones to take a stab at who they...Read More

TOR Scientist Wins Gerhard Herzberg Award

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2019

The discovery and study of what is referred to as ancient Earth water may seem perplexing to some, but the world of science knows full well that understanding our own planet’s oldest resources is only way to unlockin...Read More

Sports Leagues Demand Royalties, Or Else

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

US sports leagues are yet again showing their true colours, so to speak; working from the premise, that is, that the rumours about their habit of trying to strong-arm Nevada’s bookies into paying additional integrity...Read More

Minister Outraged By Caster Semenya’s CAS Ruling

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Sport and Science has lashed out at a controversial decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding South African runner and athlete Caster Semenya. The court has denied an appeal lodged by Semeny...Read More

Smart Helmets To Solve Footy Concussion Woes

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

We are lovers of football and we’ll do everything in our power to keep playing; even to the point of applying our best scientific minds to ensure that the concussion-controversy is eliminated. Smart helmets make it possible to dete...Read More

March Madness Attracts $106M In Bets In NJ

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Much like its basketball tournament’s namesake, March really was a month of madness for New Jersey’s sports betting industry. Basketball’s March Madness tournament has seen record betting figures being tallied, and the ...Read More

The Curse Continues–Toronto Leaves Playoffs

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2019

Each year; and this year for the 25th season in a row; the heat is turned up and the mercury pushed into the red, despite the fact that the weather is colder than a brass toilet seat in the Yukon. The wretch...Read More

Pennsylvania Heads Towards Online Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Residents of Pennsylvania will soon be able to able to place online bets on sports events; and if all goes according to plan, as soon as within the next two to three weeks. Doug Harbach, spokesperson for the Pennsylvan...Read More

Stephanie Dixon Named CA Chef De Mission

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

19-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Dixon has been named Canada’s chef de mission at the Paralympic Games for the next two years. Dixon will lead Canada into the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, as well ...Read More

Bettor Wins $1.2 Million Backing Tiger Woods

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

A decade plus ago, nobody would have as much as bat an eyelid about putting it all on Tiger Woods. But in the lead-up to this year’s Masters, betting anything more than a couple of bucks on Woods winning the tournament would no dou...Read More

Sports Betting On The Verge Of Regulation

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Ontario may very well soon claim its share of the sports betting market from the neighbouring US. A draft budget this week saw the light and it appears as if Ontario’s progressive conservative government has been paying heed to wha...Read More

James Holzhauer Makes Jeopardy! History

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer is a man well acquainted with a simple truth and the mantra of many a pro-gambler: the size of the win will always be directly proportionate to the size of the risk. The Illinois native made hist...Read More

Tiger Woods Finally Wins His 5th Masters

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

On Sunday last week, Tiger Woods won more than his fifth Masters. He reclaimed his right to dream of bigger things and he showed the world that he was more than just a disgraced divorcee acting out by driving around hi...Read More

Assange Arrest Reminds Canadians of Close-To-Home WikiLeaks

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

Some have preferred to vilify the man as well as his actions; others consider his arrest as a direct blow to freedom of press. Love him or hate him, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a prominent figure that cannot be ignored. Assan...Read More

Venture Capital Firms Zoom In On Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

More and more venture capital firms are starting to show a definite interest in the legalised US sports betting market. The 2019 strike-down of the federal ban on sports betting by the US Supreme Court has literally op...Read More

Auger-Aliassime’s Rise To Super-Stardom

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

It tends to leave you with a strange sensation of disparity. Young Canadian men’s tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime’s statement that despite now being able to buy just about any flashy supercar under the sun, he can’t r...Read More

New Limitations On Children’s Football Enforced

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

Most of us have, thanks to the widespread publicity enjoyed by the topic, over the last couple of years become familiar with the term “concussion controversy” when talking Football. Like it or not,  players are hi...Read More

Hajrullahu Signs New 2-Year Contract With Tiger-Cats

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2019

Is there any quality in pro-sports quite like consistency? It’s this very thing that has ensured that Hamilton Tiger-Cats veteran Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu has been signed by his team for 2 more consecutive se...Read More

Is Breakdancing Heading To The Olympics?

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

Breakdancing may have its day at the Olympic Games yet. Whilst many people continue to argue that breakdancing, despite its gruelling physical nature, should not even be classified as a sport in the first place, the In...Read More

Rhode Island Approves Online Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2019

There’s been a lot of speculation about which US state would be the next in line to take the plunge and legalise online sports betting. When the US Supreme Court abolished PASPA, allowing for legal bets to be placed ...Read More

Vancouver Ranked Number 5 Top Sports City

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

Vancouver is a city among cities; this we’ve always known. But according to an index that was compiled by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), not only is Vancouver a top tourist destination and a firm favouri...Read More

Player Ordered to Pay Back Winnings

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

A California man has learnt the hard way that breaking the law never really pays. He was recently ordered to pay back a dizzying $93,000 in winnings to New Jersey’s gambling regulators. According to the state’s gambling laws, ...Read More

R.J. Barrett USA Today’s Player Of The Year

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

If Canadian basketball champion R.J. Barrett knows how to do anything, then it’s how to score. And scoring in every sense of the word, both on and off the basketball court. 18-year old Barrett has just been named Basketball Player ...Read More

Gender-Equality Sports Assoc. Gets $3M In Funding

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Complete gender equality in sport by 2035. That is the earmark, says Canadian Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan. Duncan’s announcement was recently made in connection with a $3 million fund allocation on t...Read More

Canada Ponders Fully Legalising Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

The US recently put a hot spark to the flint of interest when it abolished its PASPA ruling (The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992) and legalized sports betting in its entirety. And whilst it’s true that gamblin...Read More

No Bets On The Sports Betting Ballot In California

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Californian tribal casino operators are quickly becoming sports betting’s most notorious enemy in the state. The state is a complicated playing field not just in as far as it relates to betting on professional sports...Read More

Canada Defeated by Australia At Vancouver Sevens

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

Losing steam and momentum is one thing, but when you’re the national Canadian Sevens team and you’re playing the Challenge Trophy final, it’s no longer a case of dusting yourself off and having another go. Suddenly now,...Read More

MLB Passes New Rules Regarding Pre-Game Info

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

Despite the Supreme Court’s obvious vote of confidence in the sports betting industry, reflected as such in the May-2018 nullification of the ban on professional and amateur sports betting, Major League Baseball (MLB...Read More

NHL GM’s Happy With The State Of The Game

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

Things are going well for Canada’s National Hockey League (NHL). And when things are going well, it inevitably means that management is happy because money is being made. Last year around about this time was when a bunch of trouble...Read More

WinSport Luge Track Faces Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

After having been in operation for more than 3 decades, WinSport’s Canada Olympic park bobsled/luge track may be closing down for good due to a lack of funding. The problem appears to be the fact that in order to ensure the safety ...Read More

Century Mile Racetrack & Casino Opening Soon

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

Make no mistake; the US may have beat Canada to legalised-sportsbetting heaven, but the ultimate entertainment race is far from over. All bets are off when it comes to Canadian thoroughbred horseracing; there’s just no keeping a goo...Read More

Canada To Get Its First eSports Stadium

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Its official, Canada’s very first eSports stadium is finally becoming a reality, and a tentative opening date has been announced. If all goes according to plan, fans of professional video gaming will find a home for their passion in...Read More

New Leadership For Ocean Resort Casino

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

138,000 square ft. of pure gaming entertainment perfectly complimented by breathtaking views of the ocean. One can almost not imagine how this kind of potential can be mismanaged.  And yet, it must be possible, as most of the operati...Read More

NGCB Sticks To Its Guns Re Pre-Season MLB Bets

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

The MLB (Major League Baseball) appears to be, for the first time in many years, concerned about bets placed on pre-season contests. It recently filed an application with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), to the effect that it want...Read More

Indiana Proposal to Enable Online Betting, Casino

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2019

Just last week, the Senate Public Policy Committee of the US state of Indiana cleared a proposal which would legalize sports betting and casino gaming state-wide, and allow two new casinos to be constructed from 2020. The announcement ha...Read More

Canadian Sports Predictions For 2019

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

With the start of a new year comes another twelve action-packed months for the world of Canadian sports. 2019 will no doubt be filled with new possibilities, big hopes and dreams, successes, heartbreaks, and everything...Read More

SLT Launch New Blockchain eSports Platform

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

In the latest industry news headlines, local Canadian company Ubique Networks has teamed up with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in order to launch a brand new eSports platform powered by blockchain. The agreement was officially inked on November...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

eSports Becoming a Major Income Stream

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the world of professional video gaming, more commonly known as eSports, that the genre is all but exploding. According to an analysis compiled by risk financial services firm U...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...Read More

Nominations Open for Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Being included in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious honours to befall any sportsman or –woman. The nominations for 2019 are currently still open, and to date, 56 of a total of 66 sports slots have re...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Sports betting is, for the most part, illegal in Canada. Operators are not permitted to run retail betting shops or on-location kiosks. This is quite ironic, as Canada is a sports-loving nation. As a result, Canadian players have had to ...Read More

US Sports Leagues Embrace A New World

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

A gold rush. This is how Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer for major bookmaker William Hill, describes the scramble by professional sports leagues to get a spot on the sports betting bus. These are the very same leagues that had p...Read More

CA Sports Cease Use of the Term ‘Midget’

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2018

Sports leagues across Canada’s provinces have long made use of the term ‘midget’ when referring to youth sporting groups. However, the term has many negative connotations, particularly for those with the conditio...Read More

Ambrosie Talks About CFL Seasonal Issues

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

Commissioner of the Canadian Football League Randy Ambrosie wrapped up the end of his second season when Grey Cup week in Edmonton came to a close. He also recently gave his annual State of the League address to an eager crowd of sports e...Read More

US’s Betting Legalization Pressures Canada

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Moves towards boosting players’ experiences and introducing regulated sports betting offerings have been waxing and waning unsuccessfully over the years in Canada. Another motion was indicated recently, however, as Canadian legisla...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Coming to Rhode Island

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

Eager punters in the US state of Rhode Island will finally be able to get their hands on legal wagering options. The regulated sportsbook offerings for the state will officially begin to hit the market from Monday, November 26 onwards. L...Read More

Mississippi Casinos Suffer as Sports Betting Grows

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

The sports betting operations at Mississippi (MS) casinos have reported a small increase in their overall wagering handle for the month of October. However, revenues for the establishments dropped by more than three-quarters during the sa...Read More

Virginia Set to Legalize Lotto & Betting

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

A bill aiming to repeal Virginia’s current online sports betting and lottery bans was reportedly pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly (VGA). The bill was filed by Delegate Mark Sickles on November 20, 2018. As it is pre-fil...Read More

Legal US Sports Betting Hits Canada Hard

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

It was in 2017 when the US Supreme Court abolished a long-time ban that prevented the majority of its states from offering legalized sports betting services. The historic decision led to a flurry of activity by allowing individual states ...Read More

Bet365 Enters the New York Betting Market

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

Online gaming and sports betting operator Bet365 has just announced that they have signed an exclusive, 20-year partnership deal with Empire Resorts. As the result, the operator will soon be entering the valuable New York gambling industr...Read More

DraftKings Launch Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

DraftKings, North America’s biggest daily fantasy sports supplier, is soon set to open its first land-based sportsbook in the US state of Mississippi. The opening of the venue will also mark the firm’s first established sports...Read More

Florida Green-Lights Anti-Casino Measure

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

The recent midterm elections have resulted in a big win for Florida giants Disney and the Seminole Tribe of Florida – the owner of the Hard Rock brand. According to the experts at Ballotopedia, entertainment behemoth Disney and the ...Read More

US Casinos Mull Cross-Border Operations

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

Casinos in the US state of Pennsylvania (PA) have used up 28 of the available 39 interactive gambling permits during two recent application periods. The 11 permits now remaining for the state represent tens of millions of dollars in poten...Read More

Young Vancouver Canucks Aim For the Stars

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have been enjoying notable success from the get-go, with a 9-6-0 record as of last Monday. And with the team’s top five scorers all being Elias Pettersson, who is still cons...Read More

GDFS Inc. Inks Omega Systems Deal

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

Canadian B2B daily fantasy sports (DFS) software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (GDFS Inc.) has recently revealed their signing of a three-year content agreement with Omega Systems. Under the deal, GDFS Inc. will supply the iGa...Read More

Runners plunged into darkness

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

For professional track athletes, a successful career is all about utilising every ounce of ability. That in turn means staying alive to the latest training developments. So how might any runner feel about training thei...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International this week. The dea...Read More

Spotlight On Sexism in Sport

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

There is a lot of attention on sexual harassment and double standards experienced by women right now. These are issues that have been real and extremely problematic for years, but they are being talked about more openly and, hopefully, deal...Read More

Bouchard Scores First Win Against Capitals

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

Evan Bouchard has scored his first-ever National Hockey League goal against the formidable Washington Capitals during the first period last Thursday evening. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers enjo...Read More

U Sports Includes Transgender Athletes

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Canadian university athletics governing body U Sports has announced a new inclusive policy for . Effective immediately, they will be allowed to compete on the teams that correspond either with their birth gender, or wi...Read More

Indiana Encouraged to Legalize Betting

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Since the US Supreme Court’s May ruling to , state after state has begun to legalize the profitable industry under their own sets of rules. Lawmakers are also continuing to investigate what legal betting could bring to their domain...Read More

Rio Casino May Become an MLB Ballpark

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2018

The focus of the rumor mill in Las Vegas lately has been the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, located off-Strip, and best known to Canadians as the home of the Nevada leg of the . Rekindled reports about the property bein...Read More

SG Set to Acquire Don Best Sports Corp.

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2018

Mere weeks after joining the Global Lottery Monitoring System, US-based gaming systems developer has revealed the inking of a deal allowing it to purchase Don Best Sports Corporation (DBS) along with it...Read More

Poker Pro Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Marc Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks has hired pro poker player and expert sports bettor Haralabos ‘Bob’ Voulgaris as the team’s newest director of quantitative research and development. ...Read More

FanDuel Launches Alexa-Based Sports Betting App

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

has just become the first brand to launch an app that can be accessed and used on Alexa. The function has definitely been brought to the Amazon Echo, and may also extend to other products.

Pick 6 Wagers

At the moment, FanDuel...Read More

NHL Goalie Equipment Shrinks

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

NHL goalies are going to have to keep their reflexes sharp or toughen up. Their equipment has become the most recent to change since the hockey league began streamlining players’ gear. The thinking behind the shrinkag...Read More

Will Yggdrasil Create More Branded Slots?

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Yggdrasil Gaming has been hailed as one of the world’s fastest-growing suppliers of online and mobile gaming software. And after its Chief Studio Manager Christopher Mifsud described the as a &lsqu...Read More

Most Expensive Football Transfers Ever

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

What would the world of football be if it didn’t have the obscene player value amounts dangled in front of our eyes? After all, watching the games and cheering for the goals is one thing, but gasping at the utterly outrageous sums of ...Read More

First-Time Bookmaker Sponsorship for F1

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2018

Formula One, the king of auto racing sports brands worldwide, has surprisingly decided to change its age-old negative stance towards sponsorship by bookmakers. On Tuesday, the owner of the brand Liberty Media revealed that it has inked ...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Could Benefit NASCAR

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

After the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the PASPA law against sports betting in May, major organizations quickly had to rethink their views on local wagering. NASCAR is one of the organizations now investigating the potent...Read More

Sports Stars Sponsored By Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The world of sports is an every changing one. It was not so long ago that it was all but expected that alcoholic beverage brands or electronics companies would sponsor sports teams. It was an accepted situation, almost as if the two had alw...Read More

Yggdrasil, Nitro Circus Host Tandem Launch

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Mobile gaming solutions giant Yggdrasil Gaming has finally showcased its first-ever branded gaming partnership with Nitro Circus, the world’s leading name in action sports entertainment. To accompany the ground-breaking deal, the tw...Read More

NFL’s Sports Betting Revenues Set to Soar

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2018

The National Football League’s revenues are apparently set to soar by more than $2.3 billion per year thanks to the recently . The news comes according to a recent Nielsen Sports study, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Associ...Read More

William Hill Tackles Problem Gambling Head-On

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

Prolific UK bookie William Hill has now pledged its dedication to embracing new ideas as part of its newest responsible gambling initiative. In a recent SBC News interview, Will Hill Director of Strategy, Brand and IR Lyndsay Wright highlig...Read More

Top-Earning Athletes Aged 25 or Younger

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2018

Massive paychecks are not as common as they once were for stars, thanks to limits imposed on rookie deals, and the average age in the top 100 earners is 31. In spite of these facts, there are still some athletes under 26 who are making eno...Read More

FanDuel Co-Founder Opposes $465m Takeover

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

Nigel Eccles, a co-founder of daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against British bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair. The case is based on the sports betting operator’s recent $465 million takeover of the a...Read More

US Leagues Call for Betting Integrity Fee

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

According to new reports, New York could become the first American state to regulate its through a clause involving a specialized fee. This proposed fee, dubbed an ‘integrity fee’ by its attached legislative bill, would be pa...Read More