When Americans endured ‘bush-league’ Canadian football

NBC had a problem. It was the NFL’s broadcast partner, bringing American football fans — and some Canadians — the game they loved. But when the league went on strike in 1982, it left a gaping hole in the broadcast schedule. So they turned to the next best thing: Canadian football. The CBC’s Tom Alderman was there to see how they ...

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‘It’s a long time coming’: B.C. Sports Hall of Fame honours Indigenous athletes

The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is highlighting the province’s Indigenous sports stars with a new installation. The hall held a kick-off event for its new Indigenous Sport Gallery Tuesday, a permanent, 1,000-square foot exhibit to honour Indigenous athletes, explore Indigenous sports and display mementos from various levels of sport. According to a statement, the gallery aims to “remedy the ...

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Vancouver Whitecaps fire head coach Carl Robinson

The Vancouver Whitecaps have fired head coach Carl Robinson, assistant coach Martyn Pert and goalkeeper coach Stewart Kerr. “A lot of thought and consideration has gone into this decision, which was made with the best interests of the club moving forward,” said team president Bob Lenarduzzi. Robinson led the Whitecaps to three playoff appearances in his five-year tenure as head ...

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WADA didn’t put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief

The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defence of the decision to bring Russia’s suspended drug-fighting operation back online. “My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all the statements you have made?” WADA president Craig Reedie said Monday in a conference ...

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