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DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 13: The teams shake hands after the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium on June 13, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016: Six Points or Simply No Point

Republic of Ireland squad announced for Gibraltar and Georgia upcoming fixtures:    Goalkeepers: David Forde, Shay Given, Darren Randolph Defenders: Richard Keogh, Marc Wilson, Séamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Ciaran Clark, Paul McShane Midfielder: James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Stephen Ward, Glenn Whelan, Eunan O’Kane, Aiden McGeady, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Anthony Pilkington, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler, Wes…

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Canada falls to Russia in Shootout at Summer Showcase

The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Canada falls to Russia in Shootout at Summer Showcase CALGARY, Alta. – Canada fell to Russia 3-2 in a hard-fought shootout Wednesday night in the penultimate game of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp. John Quenneville (Edmonton, Alta./Brandon, WHL), Spencer Watson (London, Ont./Kingston, OHL) and Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna,…

The American runner Jesse Owens running in the 200-meter sprint a new Olympic record. Berlin. 4th August 1936. Photograph. (Photo by Austrian Archives/Imagno/Getty Images)

Sport, Politics and the Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics now just one year away, the crescendo of media, marketing and public interest will dichotomise its veracious newsfeed, between stories of triumph and hope to the forbearing of poverty and pollution as the axiom of not mixing sport and politics is hung out to dry.   For as long as there has been a captive…

Brayden Point

Brayden Point Leads Canada to Showcase Win

The following is a press release from Hockey Canada Brayden Point Leads Canada to Showcase Win CALGARY, Alta. – 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medallists Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Calgary, WHL) put on a show at the Markin MacPhail Centre on Tuesday, combining for eight points in a 7-1 Canadian win; Point had…

Mitch Marner

Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener

The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener CALGARY, Alta. – A goal from Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) in the first minute of the second period stood up as the winner as Canada topped Russia 4-1 in the opening game of the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase on Monday night. The first…


Brazil defeats Canada for Pan Am Basketball Gold

Canada could not overcome a slow start as the Brazilians shot 12/16 in the first quarter and went on a 13-0 run early in the first half that Canada could not overcome. The Brazilians and took a 19 point lead at halftime before going on to win their 6th ever Pan Am Men’s Basketball Gold Medal with an 86-71 win…

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 18:    Aerial view of the Toronto Skyline looking east  from short final for runway #08 at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport  and the Toronto Islands in the foreground  (on the right). Skyline, Aerial, Toronto Harbour, Downtown Core of Toronto.        (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Breaking: Toronto Olympics Bid for 2024 Coming

Having already bid five times — all of which were met with varying degrees of support, yet all were unsuccessful — it appears that a new Toronto Olympics bid is being readied for a sixth time. Countries wishing to host the Olympics in 2024 must make their intent known to the IOC by September 15. Most recently, Toronto failed to land the…

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