Training has begun for the opening of the NBA season. It should be an exciting year due to many major changes in the league including: – Chris Paul left the Clippers for the Houston Rockets – Paul George signed with Oklahoma as did Carmelo Anthony who was traded from NY for Ernes Kanter, Darcy McDermott [...]
Johnathan Cabral to Hurdle with Damian Warner on June 28th Damian Warner is clearly one of Canada’s best athletes ever. As a decathlete he can compete in a wide variety of run, jumps and throws. This event requires you complete over 2 days, the 100m, 400m, 1500m and 110m hurdles, pole vault, high jump and [...]
Coach Jerry Stackhouse said he introduced a “work hard” ethic into the second year Raptors 905 of the D-League and the players responded. They ended their season by defeating Houston’s farm team the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 122-96 to add the NBA Development League Championship to their list of achievements, (along with the Central Division [...]
The City of El Paso, Texas has named a new street in honour of University of El Paso graduate, Charmaine Crooks, who resides in West Vancouver. Charmaine Crooks, CM (born August 8, 1962), is a Canadian athlete, five-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist (LA ’84, 4X400m Relay). Charmaine was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, but represented Canada for close [...]
During the NBA All-Star Weekend, Rwandan President Paul Kagame attended the NBA Africa Summit, a private event held at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Controversy reigned. Although Kagame has been credited with easing ethnic tension and promoting strong economic growth, he is also being accused of running his country as a dictator, denying [...]
Given Rampant White-Collar Crime, FIFA Raid Raises Questions About DOJ Priorities Notoriously-corrupt FIFA heads arrested in early morning raid during annual meeting While the early morning raid and arrest of several high-ranking officials with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) captivated the international news circuit Wednesday morning, many observers were left wondering: With so [...]
Graeme Townsend, 48, the first Jamaica-born player in the NHL (Boston) thinks a Jamaican hockey team in the Olympics in the next 8-20 years is a possibility. Townsend, a former skating coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, led a talent identification camp in Toronto at Westwood Arena. Players who trace their heritage to the Caribbean [...]
LeBron James will be the executive producer of a TV sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse”. The half-hour show will focus on two people who make it big after leaving Philadelphia’s inner city. James and his long-time business partner Maverick Carter are working with Tom Werner (The Cosby Show) on the project.
Jackie Robinson was the right person in the right place at the right time in history to help our nation heal the wounds caused by historic racial injustice. He gave us a template of how we should live our lives. We all have the capacity to live with humility, character, integrity, and substance. We all have the power to be like “42.”
The Toronto Blue Jays are the recipients of MLB’s Commissioners Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The Jays organization was honored for their work with youth across Canada through several programs, including the formation of Baseball leagues in low-income neighborhoods, refurbishment of baseball fields and various instructional clinics and recreation centres.