Post Tagged with: "sports"

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
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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
Pine Tar: Wikipedia

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
Montreal Canadiens player Brandon Prust, 2013; Image: Carrser via Wikimedia.

Just One Canadian Hockey Team In Playoffs

The National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs are in full swing.

Sixteen teams have qualified to play in the ‘new season.’

Often the playoffs are referred to as a ‘new season’ because regular season statistics don’t count any more.

by · April 24, 2014 · News
The CBC logo is recognized throughout all of Canada. Image: Radio-Canada:

CBC To Cut 657 Jobs

The CBC announced last week that it plans to cut 657 jobs over the next two years.

The CBC (Radio-Canada in Quebec) had to drastically cut the amount of money it can spend (its budget). Because it had to cut more than $130 million, it had to let go of many people’s jobs because it would not be able to afford to pay their salaries.

by · April 14, 2014 · News