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Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba speaks out against racism during NHL restart

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to kneel for the American national anthem on Saturday, during the first day of the league’s restart. Dumba, who was born in Regina and half-Filipino, is one of »

Sports

U Sports makes exception to football player eligibility rules

U Sports, the national brand of university sports in Canada, announced that it is making an exception to its age policy so that football players that are currently 24 years old do not lose their final year of eligibility due »

International, Society, Sports

The not your daddy’s Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin

Eddie Shack died over the weekend. He was 83. For Canadians of a certain age, he’s a guy you don’t soon forget. Shack, nicknamed The Entertainer, played his final National Hockey League game in 1975 in the hell bent for »

Economy, Sports

Formula 1 2020 Canadian Grand Prix cancelled 

Octane Racing Group, the promoters of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, announced on Friday that the Canadian race has been removed from Formula 1’s 2020 calendar. ‘’Though it is disappointing and difficult for us to face this conclusion it »

Sports

Grand Prix cycling races in Montreal and Quebec canceled 

The Grand Prix Cyclistes race in Quebec City and Montreal that were scheduled to happen on Sept. 11, and Sept. 13 respectively, have been cancelled. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal »

Society, Sports

Winnipeg tentatively named hub city for possible CFL season

The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Winnipeg has been tentatively chosen to be the league’s hub city for a potential 2020 season pending the approval of public health and safety officials in Manitoba.  The selection »

Arts & Entertainment, Society, Sports

Another sports team drops controversial name

CFL ‘Eskimos’ name discontinued After years of questioning about the name, and the current strong movement against stereotypical names, the Edmonton Eskimos name is no more. Although various Edmonton rugby teams have used the name since the late 19th century, »

Society, Sports

CCM Hockey endorse Akim Aliu, commits to promote diversity in hockey

CCM Hockey, a designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment announced on Tuesday an endorsement agreement with the former National Hockey League player, founder of the Time to Dream Foundation and co-chair of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu.  The Canadian »

International, Society, Sports

The controversy of sports team names: Edmonton Eskimos

Team says name was chosen to honour Inuit The issue of potentially offensive names of North American sports teams, primarily those referencing aboriginal groups, has waxed and waned in the past many years. The concern has gained new strength recently »

Sports

NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement for a return to play

The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) have reached a tentative agreement on a return to play plan, according to a press release from the league on Monday.  The return to play plan will »