When the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins visited the Whitehouse on Jan. 23, an important member of their team was absent: goaltender Tim Thomas, the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the NHL playoffs.
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For the second time in four months, a Dominican-born Major League Baseball pitcher has been arrested for using a false identity.
Since the last instalment of You’re a winner! came off of the press, a great deal has happened in the sporting world. NBA teams and players returned to work after a lengthy lockout threatened the cancellation of the entire season, the NFL playoffs are just around the corner, and the National Hockey League has reached the mid-way point of a so far exciting 2011-2012 campaign.
On Nov. 22, the Phoenix Coyotes and disgruntled restricted free agent Kyle Turris were finally able to come to a contract agreement, ending a standoff that had been in effect since the early days of the NHL off-season.
Heading into last season’s Winter Classic, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was on top of the hockey world. Having put up 66 points in 39 games, Crosby was on pace to have the highest scoring NHL season since former Penguin Mario Lemieux’s 161 point performance during the 1995–96 campaign.
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield is back in the headlines, and for all the wrong reasons.
We’ve all heard the term Stanley Cup hangovers before. However, a month into the NHL season, it appears as if the Boston Bruins are still drunk.
Terrell Owens has fallen on tough times. The five-time All-Pro wide receiver, who has been unable to find a contract in the NFL for this campaign while rehabilitating from off-season knee surgery, conducted a workout last week that was attended by absolutely no one from football’s top league – although a pair of TV networks did come out for the event.
Many hockey fans, especially those above the 49th parallel, were excited to see NHL hockey return to Winnipeg, made possible by the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers earlier this year.
With the NFL season nearly a quarter complete, many football fans are left scratching their heads as to how the Buffalo Bills have improved so much since last year.
With the NHL pre-season well underway, hockey fans across the country are hoping their favourite players can contribute to their respective teams and lead their squads to a lengthy playoff run, potentially even bringing a Stanley Cup Championship home in the process.
After a summer filled with the threat of a possible work-stoppage, NFL teams returned to the gridiron this past week for the start of the 2011 season.
Now that the school year is underway, many Canadians are leaving behind the carefree joys of summer and are gearing up for yet another year of last-minute studying, a severe lack of sleep, and the occasional night on the town. For hockey fans, however, the start of the school year signifies one thing: the beginning of their favourite team’s training camps.