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

Buffalo Sabres Sign Taylor Hall In $8M Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

They’ve been called everything from moribund to the NHL’s biggest disaster. But the Buffalo Sabres are hoping to soon turn all of that around – and they’re banking on an US$8 million deal involving the sweepstakes ...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

NBA Positive About 2021, But Also Realistic

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league remains as upbeat as ever over the possibility of teams playing in their home arenas in front of fans in the seats come next season. But – cautioned Silver on Wednesday as part of his ann...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

Laing & Jones’ Return To Curling Results In a Win

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

After a long break from the ice, Canada’s favourite curling couple are back. Brent Laing and Jennifer Jones have made a triumphant return, winning the doubles event at Waterloo’s KW Granite Curling Club. The freshness of bran...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

Local Speed Skaters Open To Hub Possibility

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

Even though it may at times feel as if they’re being made to take one step back after another, Canada’s speed skaters say they remain hopeful of being able to train and compete again soon. And if that means having travel to th...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

Olympic Games To Go Ahead In 2021

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

If it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat, then it’s because it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat. Come what may, says the International Olympic Committee (IOC), th...Read More

How Canada Is Stealing The NBA Show

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

They’ve made for quite the week in the basketball spotlight – playing hard and fast and reviving once more the Canadian basketball Olympic medal flame of hope. They’re Jamal Murray, Lu Dort, Steve Nash, and NBA coach of ...Read More

Prorogue Major Blow To Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

A prorogued and premature end to the current Parliament and Commons session not only has the Liberal Party’s opposition hot under the collar with frustration and anger for what said opposition party has described as a scheme purpose...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

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

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

Toronto Wolfpack Players 2 Paycheques Behind

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Players of transatlantic rugby league squad the Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly not been paid for at least 2 months and are now taking to social media to voice their utter frustration at a situation. The players’ frustration is und...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

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

Betting Lines Changed After NHL Announcement

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The recent confirmation received from Commissioner Gary Bettman regarding a changed-format season return plan to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-2020 season is having far-reaching consequences, including major changes to NHL bett...Read More

Jack Eichel On The Sabres And Hating To Lose

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Sabres captain Jack Eichel thinks losing sucks. And after a tough 5 years Eichel seems to feel he’s basically been going nowhere slowly playing for a team that’s failed to make the playoffs for the duration of his time spent a...Read More

Sonya Gaudet Included In Canadian Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

World and Canadian wheelchair Curling gold medalist Sonya Gaudet is one of 11 athletes to have been named as having been included in the Class of 2020-2021 set to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And its according to ...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

Luckbox Looks To List on TSX

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Accelerated IPO is the name of the game right now for bookmaker Luckbox. The Isle of Man-headquartered information technology giant is looking to list its business on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange as soon as practically possible a...Read More

NASCAR Inks Brand Bet Deal With IMG Arena

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The latest news on the sports and front is that NASCAR sports betting has just gone global thanks to a deal with IMG Arena. NASCAR has confirmed that it is now in a licensed position to for the first time ever, provide live streaming rig...Read More

NFL Owners Vote Yes To Expanded Rooney Rule

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

The on Tuesday passed what is possibly one of the most important votes that can be passed by any business, sport-focused or otherwise, which is to improve opportunities for minorities to be appointed in executive positions. In the case o...Read More

Queen’s Plate Rescheduled To September 12

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Dating back as far as 1860, ’s Queen’s Plate is Canada’s oldest Thoroughbred horse race. What’s more, the annual Queen’s Plate is also the oldest continuously run race in all of North America. Which is why th...Read More

Live Races At Kawartha Downs Come June 6th

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Great news is that live races will be returning to by as early as June 6. This following a preliminary approval granted by Ontario’s Provincial Government. Races will be live but on condition that no spectators will be invited to a...Read More

Tokyo 2020 A Major IOC Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The wasted accumulated costs to be settled by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) and host-country combined, may well end up running into billions of U.S. dollars, the IOC has now said. The commission itself has set aside a prelim...Read More

T-Rex May Have Been Built for Long Walks

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Food – and in particular how animals feed and used to feed – is important when trying to understand just about anything else about an . And when that ecosystem no longer exists (as in of the pre-historic variety), figuring out...Read More

Conor Wants A Piece Of Justin After UFC 249

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Saturday’s 249 caused quite a bit of melodrama for some and an unexpected payday for others. Extensive travel bans leading up to Saturday’s fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and scheduled opponent Tony Fe...Read More

Georges St-Pierre Enters UFC Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The Canadian described by ’s (UFC) Dana White as the greatest sportsman and most famous athlete to ever have come out of Canada, is well on his way to joining the ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame. Welterweight and middleweight UFC cham...Read More

Canadian Sport To Benefit From Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Crucial relief has been pledged by federal government to the thousands of Canadian athletes struggling to make even basic ends meet as a result of the indefinite cancellation of all major sports events.  Government has promised a sum...Read More

Youssef Hossam Banned From Tennis For Life

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Top young tennis seed Youssef Hossam has been banned from playing tennis for life. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) this week handed down the ruling after Hossam was declared guilty of match-fixing during a disciplinary hearing in London i...Read More

Canucks Willing To Host Games Without Fans

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

While current circumstances remain far too volatile for actual in-person fan attendance, Canucks top doc Dr. Bonnie Henry is of the opinion that there may be a fine alternative to be found in terms of broadcast games being a solution to t...Read More

GoT Actor Sets New Deadlift World Record

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

actor Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson has set a new deadlift world record. The HBO superstar on Saturday made lifting a staggering 501 kilograms of dead weight look like light work at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. The 3...Read More

Graysen Cameron Talks About His Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

To those of us unfamiliar with the challenges posed by a sudden and traumatic shift in reality, imagining what it must be like to come to terms with the imminent threat of physical disability, can be near impossible. But hope springs eter...Read More

Marc Eversley Looks Set To Manage The Bulls

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The latest inside-NBA scoop is that Marc Eversley, previously the VP of player personnel for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been appointed the new General Manager for the Chicago Bulls. This means that Eversley is to officially replace the f...Read More

NHL Latest To Join The eSports Revolution

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Present-day challenges have all but hastened the pace and extent of the digital revolution. It’s become increasingly clearer that the world needs an alternative to in-person professional sports leagues and that eSports is that alter...Read More

Roger Federer Calls For Single Tennis Body

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

All-time tennis great and multiple Grand Slam title-holder Roger Federer recently released a string of tweets on social media intended to gauge the industry’s reaction to a possible merger of men and women’s professional gover...Read More

Bettor Turns $0.50 Racing Bet Into $500k

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Sometimes those long-shot underdog and against-all-odds types of bets truly do pay off. And when they do, it’s generally in stellar style. This was exactly how betting history was made when a particularly lucky Florida bettor manag...Read More

Malindi Elmore Tells All About Her Marathon Record

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Setbacks and defeats are worth their weight in gold. So says the Canadian record-holder, Malindi Alberta Elmore. The 40-year-old mother of two recently elaborated on what it meant to smash the Canadian national record running only the sec...Read More

Apollo 13 Experience Finally Relived

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

When James A. Lowell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. stepped into the what they had deemed to be safe enclosing of the Apollo 13 fifty years ago, the last thing they had expected was that they had just become part of one of...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

Ex-Calgarian Bill Peters To Coach In Russia

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Ex-Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made a return to gainful employment and professional hockey recently. Peter’s was unofficially booted by way of a voluntary resignation from the Flames last year, following his supposed earlier ha...Read More

Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov Retires

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

The retirement of former Montreal Canadiens defenceman is perhaps proof that all good things must necessarily at some point come to an end. Markov, now 41, who on Thursday past formally announced his retirement from professional hockey, ...Read More

Woodbine Races To Return Without Spectators

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Horse racing events may return to Woodbine as early as June/July, but in all likelihood without spectators present – or at least not in person. This is according to a recent online conversation made public by CEO Jim Lawson. The co...Read More

Japan Has No Plan B Beyond 2021 Olympics

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Whenever Plan A proves a fail, most of us tend to have Plan B or even a C and D up our sleeves. Especially when whatever the initial plan was supposed to have achieved is a thing of importance. Unless we’re talking about the Olympic...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

Lockdowns Are CO2 Breathers Not Erasers

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Earth’s atmosphere is a CO2 bank and we’ve been making deposits to that bank for decades on end. To think that failing to make a deposit for a couple of months in a row is going to completely deplete the funds just doesn&rsquo...Read More

British Open Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Golf’s British Open will not be played this year because of the . Reconfiguring an annual major championship schedule is proving to be a tricky task indeed as golf officials this week scramble to try and create a new schedule with n...Read More

NHL Considers Resuming Play In Empty Arenas

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Change is tough. And uncertainty a many-headed monster. Whilst it’s true that restoring at least some form of order and familiarity to the will bring about not only a measure of financial stability in world sports, but also provide...Read More

Ronaldinho Grants 1st Interview Since Arrest

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Brazilian golden boy Ronaldinho, though not completely out of the legal twang following allegations of his having attempted to enter Paraguay using a fake passport last month, has at least been released from prison.

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Tom Renney Says Sports Will Heal Us Post-Pandemic

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Sports is in many ways the glue that keeps a nation together. And this is especially true for Canadians. For this reason, sports organisations all over the country have a leading role to play in uniting Canada once the coronavirus pandemi...Read More

Karim Mané Looking To Fast Track NBA Success

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Montreal South Shore resident Karim Mané cannot be accused of playing things by ‘the book’. The 19-year-old Saint-Hubert player last week declared himself eligible for the NBA’s 2020 draft. And while this does not...Read More

Smartphone Tracking May Be Used to Fight Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The saying about desperate times calling for desperate measures has probably never rung truer than what is currently the case. In times of crisis, all bets are off, especially when the crisis involves a big-scale loss of human life. Prime...Read More

No More Training Or Grooming At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Race season at Woodbine Racetrack commencing on schedule on April 18 is looking like less of a possibility now than ever before as the Coronavirus continues to spread across Canadian provinces and also the world. The plan up until very re...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

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Japan finally on Tuesday conceded to what the rest of the world has known for weeks now. The 2020 Tokyo Summer have been postponed. Canada last week became the first major country to withdraw from the games, followed by Australia earlier...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

Adam Silver Bats About NBA Suggestions

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday addressed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak during a televised interview on sports broadcasting network . The commissioner discussed various considerations currently under discussio...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Puts Hold On Races

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is pushing world economies right to the precipice of another global recession and the casino and betting industries are among the hardest hit of all. Great Canadian Gaming’s horseracing operation is the latest of the...Read More

Indie World Showcase Teases Switch Releases

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

Indie is hot right now, and especially so for Nintendo. The games giant has just announced that fans are in for a royal Indie treat on . The company made the announcement via its latest Indie World Showcase video broadcast and it certainl...Read More

Why Curling Is A Thing Of Complexity In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Forget love and war and taxes – all is fair in curling, apparently. Curling free agency every 4 years isn’t a thing. Or at least; it isn’t a thing in Canada. Unlike most other countries and in fact, most other sports, Ca...Read More

Experts Issue Home Network Warnings During Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

As if dealing with a global pandemic isn’t enough, federal employees working from home now face having to navigate an additional challenge. experts are warning public servants as well as employees working in corporate industries to...Read More

Tom Brady Shocks With Exit Announcement

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Back in the early 2000s rookie became the unlikely new face of the New England Patriots when he was selected by head coach Bill Belichick to replace the then injured Drew Bledsoe, very few saw any future beyond a short-term solution for ...Read More

Workers Say CSEC Move A Slap In The Face

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation took quite a bit of rap over the weekend on social media following a prior announcement and email to hourly staff informing of the fact that in view of a possible full-on season suspension...Read More

Official Forced To Apologise Over Olympics Cancellation Rumour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A list of global sports events as long as the longest arm has been cancelled due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. And so, one could reasonably assume that this year’s will follow suit. Japan may not have seen the surge in cases ...Read More

NCAA Says No March Madness Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is negatively impacting sports in so many ways right now that it’s becoming difficult to keep count. The latest news is that the National Collegiate Athletic Association () has called off March Madness and h...Read More

Deslauriers Pulls Hat Trick Win For Anaheim

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

He’s no stranger to grinding down the centre and raising mayhem on the enforcement front. And so, Nicolas Deslauriers would in all likelihood have laughed at a suggestion that his Anaheim left wing antics would one day ensure his en...Read More

KED Project May Face Yet Another Major Delay

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

If local Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin has managed to be anything, then that thing will in hindsight have to have been a spanner in ’s (KED) works. Fortin’s legal representative recently addressed a letter requesting ...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

Google Cloud Team Up With MLB

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Google Cloud is the official new home of the MLB’s business processes and fan-experiences. this week announced that it has secured a multi-year partnership with search engine giant Google which will see the league’s various b...Read More

No More Skate-In-The-Air Rule For NHL

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The has spoken: the time has come to do away with the old skate-in-the-air rule. According to Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Kris King, the general consensus among NHL GMs is that many a good hockey goal has been shot down be...Read More

BC Astronomy Student Discovers 17 Planets

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Scientists have long agreed that exoplanets exist and that if life were to exist anywhere else in the known universe, the exoplanets would be it. One such Earth-like world was recently discovered by Universi...Read More

Canadian Water Polo Team To Miss Camp Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

There’s no time like the present to have a proper plan B in place for all eventualities. And the spreading like a right wildfire through all of Europe has necessitated exactly that for Canada’s women’s water polo team. ...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

When Money Not Talent Is Driving Hockey

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Costly. Prohibitively expensive. And ultimately, an unattainable goal. These are just some of the words and expressions flying about the majority of middleclass households whenever the topic of a child (or worse yet, children!) wanting to...Read More

Alysha Newman Has Her Sights On Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Alysha Newman is a woman on a mission. The wants to achieve what no other Canadian female athlete has managed to do, which is to bring home Olympic Gold in pole vault. And the fact that she’s had a much slower-than-usual start to t...Read More

Major Pro-Teams Join Forces Against Bullying

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Even though we may not enjoy thinking about it all that much or often, bullying is alive and real. Which is why the launch of the first-ever anti-bullying and bullying prevention initiative by four Canadian major league teams is just abou...Read More

Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has ma...Read More

Montreal Canadiens Coach Fined Over Comments

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Thinking what you will is one thing - but blurting it out for all to hear is an entirely different ballgame. Not to mention potentially explosive. Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is learning this the hard way, what with his ha...Read More

Curling Coach Apologises For Rant

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Curling Dan Carey became so flustered at having been ordered by an official overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championship to wrap it up as he was about to run out of time to speak to his team during a timeout, that he respon...Read More

The Canucks Celebrate 17 Seasons Of Sedin

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Their unique chemistry was more often than not after a time lost on all who cheered them on. The fact that they were brothers playing for the same team initially seemed to border on the miraculous, but this too soon enough become just an...Read More

Coronavirus May Cause NHL Gear Shortage

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s the unfolding of a plot not all that different to having read an entire mystery drama and with only five pages remaining in the book, there being not even the hint of an indication of how the author could possibly tie together ...Read More

Toronto’s Ujiri Says Lawsuit Is Malicious

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Even though prosecutors decided it fair and just not to press criminal charges against Raptors president Masai Ujiri following a brawl with a police officer during the moments right after Toronto won last year’s championship, the o...Read More

Pete Rose Re-Applies for Lifetime Ban Lift

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Let no one accuse former manager and player Pete Rose of not having cast a vote of confidence in favour of his own team. If only Rose hadn’t done this whilst managing and playing for the Cincinnati Reds and with real gambling money...Read More

Alyssa Nakken Appointed 1st Female MLB Coach

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Now that Alyssa Nakken has officially been named the MLB’s first female major league coach its probably a good thing that she describes herself as being “most comfortable at a field”. This is where Nakken will be spendin...Read More

Yankees Pitcher James Paxton To Sit Out

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

The New York Yankees have not exactly been enjoying the best of injury-free times. And the latest news that starter and Canadian pitcher James Paxton will be effectively “out of it” for 3-4 months following back surgery, isn&r...Read More

NFL Sponsorships Driven By Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The NFL is nothing short of a royal cash cow. This is also the biggest reason behind its 32 football franchises having attracted in excess of $1.47 billion in sponsorship revenue for the period 2019-2020 alone. That’s a single seas...Read More

Byfuglien All Set For Permanent Jets Exit

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

When Winnipeg Jets fan-favourite defenseman Dustin Byfuglien failed to pitch for camp training in September, the last thing on his mind would have been an imminent divorce settlement being on the cards as far as his long-time marriage to ...Read More

Seccafien’s Tokyo Training on Track

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

Canadian long-distance runner Andrea Seccafien is in the middle of preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in from the 24th of July to the 9th of August. If her recent performances are anything to ...Read More

Super Bowl LIV Sports Betting Odds Posted

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

The NFL betting season has come to its end, with the San Francisco 49ers set to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the much-anticipated Super Bowl LIV. Just a few hours after the last game’s final whistle was blown, odds were posted ...Read More

Larry Walker Waiting for Hall of Fame Nod

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

If anyone is perfectly able to imagine the different emotions experienced by Canadian legend Larry Walker ahead of this year’s Hall-of-Fame new inductees announcement, its without a doubt ex-fellow-teammate Tim Raines. Raines is af...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Loses $1M in MMA Bet

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

The fact that Irishman and king of MMA had not set foot in the ring; at least not to officially fight; for 14 months prior to Saturday’s stand-off with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, proved the undoing of a supposedly massive...Read More

Mattress Mack Down $2M In Baseball Bets

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

US furniture mogul and avid Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale may have to either curb his spending or find himself a team or two worthy of his support if he’s to quit throwing his money into the water. The...Read More

McGregor Intent On Mayweather Rematch

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

hasn’t been back in the UFC fight ring since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by way of a 4th round submission at the Octagon in Las Vegas back in October of 2018. Not that McGregor has been enjoying the time off at home; ...Read More

Houston Managers Hinch And Luhnow Fired

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Sign stealing is just about the lowest that any professional sports team could possibly stoop to. The latest wrongdoers to have committed the atrocious wrongdoing are none other than Houston Astros team manager A.J. Hinch and General Mana...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

Injured Player Calls On Health Canada For Policy Changes

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

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

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

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2019

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

Why Everyone’s Looking At NHL Coach-Player Dynamics

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

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

New Calgary Flames Arena A Done Deal

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

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

Canadian Athletes Not Fooled By Russia “Ban”

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

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

Indigenous Tribe Turns Solar Into Success

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

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

Top Canadian Sportspeople of 2019

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

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

Toronto’s Marner Speaks Out About Locker Room Abuse

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

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

Robert Wickens’ Amazing IndyCar Crash Recovery

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

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

NFL Suspends Josh Shaw For Betting On Sports

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

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

Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

Long-time Woodbine Thoroughbred jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva has officially announced his retirement and will be leaving the field for good come this December. Da Silva some time ago announced that his final “day at the races&rdqu...Read More

CEBL Commissioner Confirms CBC Sports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

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

Brandon Brooks’ “No Excuse” Anxiety Post

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

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

Dane Evans Pitched Up On Sunday – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

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

Jim Lawson To Step Down As CFL Chairman

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers End Grey Cup Drought

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

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

Fred Cox Has Died At The Age Of 80

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

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

Toronto Fires Babcock And Hires Keefe

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2019

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

Lawrence Has No Hard Feelings Towards Collaros

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

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

Hockey Canada Halts Use Of Midget

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

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

Powell Pushes For Canadian Basketball Olympic Berth

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

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

Leafs Centre Relieved Of Misconduct Charge

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

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

Don Cherry Fired Over Immigrant Remarks

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

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

Sportsbook Now Offering Betting On Trump’s Mistruths

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

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

PWHPA Waiting For The NHL World To Change

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

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

Canada Dreams Of Baseball Gold In Japan

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

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

E-Cargo Bikes Pedalling Deliveries Into the Future

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2019

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

Sonny Bill Williams May Be Moving To Toronto

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

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

US Sports Betting To Reach $7bn Mark By 2025

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

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

Ethan Bear Commits To The NHL

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

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

Toronto Maple Leafs Save Kid’s Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

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

Curling Canada Wants To Keep Experts At Home

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

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

Andreescu Set To Play In WTA

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

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

Conor McGregor Announces January UFC Return

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

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

Fans Crowd Arena For Raptors Banner Event

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

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

Marathon Runners Claim Olympic Berths

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

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

DTH van der Merwe Retires From Canadian Rugby

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

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

How John Herdman Is Changing Canadian Soccer

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

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

FOX Bet Named Official MLB Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

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

Calgary Goalie’s Wacky Weird Ritual

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

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

CGA Supports Call To Legalise Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

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

Calgary Track May Have Reached Slippery End

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

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

Woods Secures 1st Place In Milan-Turin

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

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

Larsen Personally Apologises For RWC Red Card

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

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

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

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

Adam Sandler To Star In Sports Betting Film

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

US actor Adam Sandler will come December 13 be heading towards big screen cinemas in the leading role of Uncut Gems, a movie based on the life and times of a New York jeweller turned high-stakes sports bettor.  Sandle...Read More

US Interrupts Canada’s AmeriCup Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

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

Virtue And Scott Announce Retirement Plans

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

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

Donaldson Appointed Raptors Assistant Coach

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

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

Mississauga Hosts Rally For Bianca Andreescu

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

If I can do it, so can you. These are the words of Bianca Andreescu to the young people living in the tennis super-star’s hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. And this is the reason Canadians all over the country; the w...Read More

Nicolas-Guy Turbide Wins First Worlds Medal

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Quebec City resident and para-athlete champion swimmer Nicolas-Guy Turbide has staked his claim to his first ever world para swimming championships medal when he finished second claiming silver in the men’s 100m back...Read More

Mitch Marmer Glaringly Absent At Leafs Golf Day

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

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

Alpine Ski-Champ Marcel Hirscher Retires

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2019

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

Current NHL CBA To Run Its Course

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

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

Study Hopes To Negate Football Head Injuries

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

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

Richard Wins Bronze In Cliff Diving Series

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

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

Canadians Excelling at Pan Am Lima 2019

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

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