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San Francisco Giants pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. Image: SD Dirk

Giants Win The 2014 World Series

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series, which makes them baseball’s champions.

by · November 2, 2014 · News, Sports
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Canada Post Issues New Hockey Stamps

Canada Post has created a new set of stamps all about hockey.

Six famous hockey defencemen will each be featured on a stamp.

by · October 5, 2014 · News, Sports
Derek Jeter. Image: chris ptacek

Baseball Legend Derek Jeter Goes Out In Style

Derek Jeter is a baseball legend. Fittingly, he left the game in legendary style last Thursday.

For 20 years, Derek Jeter played for the New York Yankees. Last weekend, Jeter retired from the game.

by · September 29, 2014 · News, Sports
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Pan Am/Parapan Am Games To Be Held In Toronto In July 2015

Next July, Toronto will be inundated with the world’s best athletes as it hosts the 2015 Pan American (or “Pan Am”) Games and the 2015 Parapan American Games.

by · September 9, 2014 · News, Sports
Washington Redskins logo. Image: Wikipedia

Redskins Trademark Taken Away

The trademark for the name “Redskins” used by the Washington Redskins football team, has been cancelled.

by · June 18, 2014 · News, Sports
Brazil and Croatia match at the FIFA World Cup. Image: Jefferson Bernardes

Home Team Looking For Wins (Soccer)

Brazil needed to win the first game in the World Cup of Soccer against Croatia last Thursday.

The game was played in Brazil and the team wanted to prove to all Brazilians that hosting the games was worth all the cost and disruption in the country.

by · June 16, 2014 · News, Sports
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“Selfless” Olympian To Be Honoured

An athlete who stepped aside during the Sochi Winter Olympics to let a teammate shine, will be awarded a special medal “from the people of Canada.”

During last winter’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Canadian speed skater Gilmore Junio did something incredible.

by · May 12, 2014 · News, Sports
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NBA Takes A Stand Against Racism

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has made a strong statement against racism.

Yesterday, they banned the owner of the LA Clippers basketball team from basketball for the rest of his life. They also said he has to pay a fine of $2.5 million.

by · April 29, 2014 · News, Sports
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Yankee Pitcher Caught With “Pine Tar”

Every professional baseball pitcher wants to throw the ball so the batter can’t hit it.

There are lots of ways to do that.

One way is for the pitcher to throw the ball so that, after it leaves his hand, it “dips down.” That’s known as a curve ball.

Curve balls are tricky to throw. One reason is that it’s hard to grip the smooth, slippery ball.

Last week, a pitcher from the Yankees baseball team was caught using sticky pine tar so he could grip the ball better.

by · April 29, 2014 · News, Sports
DeMar-DeRozan. Image: US Mission Canada

Raptors Headed To Playoffs

Canada’s only basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Toronto Raptors, are generating some excitement.

For the first time in six long years they have made the playoffs.

Of the 30 teams in the NBA, only 16 make it to the playoffs. There will be eight teams from the Eastern Conference and eight teams from the Western Conference. The Raptors play in the East.

In the playoffs, each team competes in a best-of-seven series. The first team to win four games moves on to the next round. A team has to win three rounds to make it to the finals. Then, the lone surviving team from the East plays the lone surviving team from the West.

by · April 11, 2014 · Sports