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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 »

Sports

Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

International, Society, Sports

It appears this year’s Stanley Cup will be won on Canadian ice

No Canadian-based team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens did it in 1993, but it appears more and more likely that–at the very least–this year’s Cup will be won on Canadian ice. If everything breaks right–and there »

Sports

Former NHLer suing Canada’s major developmental hockey league

Former National Hockey League player, Daniel Carcillo is leading a class-action lawsuit against Canada’s developmental hockey league, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), alleging systemic failures to protect children from violent hazing and other abuses.  The class-action lawsuit that was filed »

Sports

Canadian tennis athletes express support and concern over the U.S. Open

Biance Andreescu, the Canadian tennis star, plans to make the most of the opportunity to get back on the tennis court in response to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) decision to hold the U.S. Open in spite of concerns »

Economy, International, Politics, Sports

Boycott the 2022 China Winter Olympics?

When China was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics back in 2015,  Beijing became the first city to hold both a Summer (2008) and Winter Games. Since then China has risen in military and economic power, surpassing the U.S. as the »

Economy, International, Society, Sports

Seeking open ice, NHL details steps aimed at a return

Well, let’s see how this (ahem) plays out. The National Hockey League (NHL) has released a document detailing Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan. When that return to play — for real — might come remains anyone’s guess. The league »

Health, Sports

Many Canadians looking forward to hearing that starting whistle

One of the many casualties of COVID-19, of course, has been sports–professional and amateur. Much has been made of the fact that there are no pro teams to get worked up about these days, leaving many of us to turn »

Health, Sports

CFL announces new Grey Cup format…IF AND WHEN

It’s never been the Super Bowl, thank God. In fact, the Grey Cup is a whole lot older and most Canadians would likely tell you it’s a whole lot better. That is a matter for debate at a later date. »

International, Sports

Return of major league sports- Major league baseball next?

While some professional sports leagues have re-started under very specific conditions, not the least of which is having no fans in stadiums, major league baseball in N. America is planning its return, possibly in July. For diehard Canadian fans though, »