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Conn Smythe Trophy repeats have been rare

Since the Conn Smythe Trophy – awarded to the most valuable player in the National Hockey League playoffs – was first handed out in 1965 only six players have won it more than once. Those…

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2024 NBA Play-In Tournament Schedule

The NBA’s regular-season schedule came to an end on Sunday and that means it’s time for the playoffs – starting with the league’s play-in tournament. For the fourth year in a row the NBA will…

Golf Ball on Edge of Hole

Tour of Ten: The Masters Winners Edition

The Masters is the most celebrated tournament in all of golf, and the latest edition of the event gets underway this Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Here’s a look at each…

Hole 10 - Camellia - Augusta National

Canada’s Mike Weir: One day in your life

As the golden hues of sunset painted the 10th green of Augusta National on April 13, 2003, a roar of pride erupted from Canadian sports fans. Mike Weir had just defeated Len Mattice in the…

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Six different NBA champs in six seasons?

Five different NBA franchises have won the NBA championship in the last five years, a rarity in a league known for its dynasties. Can the Denver Nuggets become the first back-to-back NBA champions since the…

College Basketball Net

The road to the Final Four for 2024

The Sweet 16 of the 2024 NCAA Tournament was loaded with chalk teams as the top seeds rampaged through the first two rounds of March Madness. However, just a pair of No. 1 seeds, a…

Pile of basketballs on the floor

Playoffs in spotlight on April sports calendar

The NCAA Tournament ends, the NBA and NHL get their playoffs underway, golf stages its marquee event, and the NFL holds its annual draft. Here’s a look at 10 highlights on the April sports calendar.…

Cyclists in the mountains in the Tour de France

Grand Tour Cycling: From summits to sprints

After riding bikes in my school days, with a trusty CCM Targa 10-speed and its friction shifters being my last companion, I didn't climb into the saddle again for nearly 45 years. Then, in 2019,…

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Chalk teams walk into the 2024 Sweet 16

The first six days of the 2024 NCAA Tournament provided plenty of action, but when the dust settled at the end of the weekend it was the top seeds that emerged to claim berths in…

NHL Skates and Stick

I can’t believe he never won the Calder

Connor Bedard’s quest to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie for the 2023/24 season was dealt a setback in early January when he suffered a fractured jaw in the Chicago Blackhawks’ game…