Archive for the ‘Radio/As It Happens’ Category

‘I wanted this for him for so many years’: Kevin Durant’s mom celebrates his big win

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Kevin Durant's mother, Wanda Durant, has been with her NBA star son since the start of his career. Now he's an NBA Finals champion and MVP.

Blind baseball announcer creates ‘a theatre of the mind’ with his colour commentary

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
 Bryce Weiler

Bryce Weiler, who has been blind since birth, has commentated more than 100 sports games. Now he's working to make baseball more accessible to people with disabilities.

Online sleuth uses fitness tracker data to bust half-marathon cheater

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

As It Happens talks to an Ohio man who busted a cheating half-marathon medallist using fitness tracker data and high-resolution images.

Why this ex-Jays pitcher says the new no-pitch intentional walk rule doesn’t make sense

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

There won't be any wild pitches, or anything unexpected, with the new no-pitch intentional walk rule this season, much to the chagrin of Paul Spoljaric, former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jay and Kansas City Royals.

‘Granny-style’ free throw makes a comeback, thanks to NBA rookie Chinanu Onuaku

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Suns Rockets Basketball

Don't call it a "Granny-style" free throw — at least not to Rick Barry. The NBA Hall of Famer ignored the relentless teasing when he used to shoot underhand free throws. And now, more than 30 years since the technique was last used, a Houston Rockets player brings back the move.

Beer league dad gets call from Coyotes to play goal, just before game

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Last night, Phoenix-based banker Nathan Schoenfeld was giving his 5-week-old twin sons a bath. And then the bank manager got the call of a lifetime — to fill in as emergency goalie for the Arizona Coyotes against the Montreal Canadiens.

‘My heart is in Toronto,’ says Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey

Monday, October 26th, 2015
Blue Jays Rangers Baseball

The Toronto Blue Jays came up short in their drive to the World Series, but pitcher R.A. Dickey predicts they'll be back playing playoff baseball next season.