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Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne passes away at 89

Verne Gagne, a legendary pro wrestler and one of the last great wrestling promoters of the 20th century passed away last night. He was 89. Born February 26, 1926 in Robbinsale, Minnesota, it was clear that young Laverne Clarence Gagne would be a sports star. In high school, it was difficult to see which sport it would be. He was…

RFK Stadium, 2001

Last of the Dinosaurs: RFK Stadium and American Soccer

For the first time last week, I did something that all North American soccer fans should do.  I attended an MLS rivalry match in a historic venue, one that has seen more meaningful soccer played in it than any of the new, shiny MLS 3.0 Soccer Specific Stadiums™. It is a place both celebrated and derided, even by the fans…

Virginia Tech v North Carolina

Legendary Coach Dean Smith Passes away at 83

The basketball world is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith.  Smith was 83 years old.  Best known for his time coaching the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, where he led the school to two National Championships, Smith also coached the Olympic Gold Medal winning United States team in 1976, and was a member of…


Worst Canadian Sports Decisions of All-Time

Why didn’t the Seahawks hand off the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Why did they throw the ball? That is something many of us will be asking for a long, long time. It was a head scratching moment in sports history and that moment has inspired this article, where we look at some of the head scratching moments in sports history….

Winterwport/Eishockey: World Cup of Hockey 2004

World Cup of Hockey Shouldn’t Replace the Olympics

With a new version of the World Cup of Hockey coming in 2016, Gary Bettman will try to use this tournament to replace the Olympics. Find out why he’s wrong.

Red Wings v Blues

There Will Never Be Another Dominator Like Dominik Hasek

There will never be another goaltender like Dominik Hasek; I’m quite confident. And I was lucky enough to have watched and witnessed “The Dominator” in the prime of his NHL career as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. When the Sabres raised Hasek’s blue and yellow number 39 to the rafters of the First Niagara Center earlier this week, I…

Pittsburgh Penguins v New Jersey Devils

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hockey in 2014

As 2014 draws to a close and people around the hockey world look ahead optimistically to 2015 (and the NHL’s own New Year celebration, the Winter Classic), it seems only fitting to pause for a moment of reflection. That’s exactly what the Last Word On Sports hockey department has done, as we present our own personal memorable moments from the…

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