If no one shows up for a baseball game…

May 16, 2010

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow follows through on a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

In North America sports culture summer is the time for baseball. The MLB season kicks off in early April and for the most part flies under the radar for the first few months as fans’ attention is focused on the NBA playoffs, the NFL draft and to a lesser extend the NHL playoffs.

Ten events that capture the essence of American sport

April 27, 2010

BASEBALL/Passion for sport is no greater or less in North America than in other countries but there is a difference. The focus here is unashamedly on the domestic, with an ambivalent attitude among many fans about what the rest of the sports world is doing or thinks.

New York City eyeing NHL Winter Classic

January 4, 2010


For the third straight year, the National Hockey League hit all the right notes at its annual outdoor extravaganza at one of baseball’s most revered shrines: Fenway Park. The Boston Bruins fought back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime in front of nearly 40,000 fans.

NFL, NHL tackle head injuries

December 22, 2009

Big Ben
A phone survey commissioned by the NFL last September reported that diagnosis rates of Alzheimer’s and other memory-related diseases among former players appeared to be much higher than in the population as a whole — five times the national rate for men aged 50 and above, and 19 times for men aged 30 to 49.

Who will be the new Captain Canada?

September 1, 2009

hockeyIt’s hard to predict who will become Captain Canada, when Canada hasn’t even picked a team.But who will lead Canada’s men’s hockey team into battle at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics will spark more debate than who will be the hockey mad country’s next Prime Minister.

Pittsburgh – the champion of Champion Cities?

June 16, 2009

Penguins fans take to the streets on Pittsburgh's Southside to celebrate the team's Stanley Cup victory

Pittsburgh held a parade on Monday to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup triumph along the same route that the Super Bowl trophy was carried in triumph by the NFL’s Steelers in January.

Penguin chicks clinch Stanley Cup

June 13, 2009

Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate with the Stanley Cup after their win in Detroit

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their third Stanley Cup on Friday night with a 2-1 defeat of the defending champion Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the finals series.

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BlackBerry maker’s CEO sends letters of reference to sway NHL

June 3, 2009

balsillieJim Balsillie, the co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion desperately wants a National Hockey League franchise and relocate it to his native Southern Ontario.

We interrupt this music to bring you some ice hockey

May 8, 2009

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The official name for the tournament is the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. But its real motive seems to be to cram 10,000 people into a covered a arena and then subject them to over two hours of Euro-rock crowd pleasers.

Carolina Hurricanes storm towards playoffs

April 3, 2009

The hottest team in the National Hockey League rests atop neither the Eastern nor the Western conference these days.