Archive for the ‘News/Entertainment’ Category

Support grows for Serena Williams’s sexism accusations at U.S. Open

Sunday, September 9th, 2018
APTOPIX US Open Tennis

The discussion over a series of calls against tennis star Serena Williams on Saturday during the women's final of the U.S. Open against Naomi Osaka is provoking a heated debate among athletes, fans and celebrities about fair treatment, chauvinism and equal rights.

LeBron James adds Showtime doc Shut Up and Dribble to his small-screen portfolio

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
LeBron Speaks Basketball

LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood. He's behind the three-part documentary series, Shut Up and Dribble, announced Monday by Showtime.

Virtue and Moir, Chris Hadfield, Seth Rogen to join Canada’s Walk of Fame

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada's Walk of Fame.

‘Clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone:’ Fergie sorry after U.S. anthem blowback

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
All Star Game Basketball

?Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

‘Take a knee’: Athletes and celebrities call for protest after Donald Trump’s tweets

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Stevie Wonder, Kumail Nanjiani and LeBron James are just some of the high-profile figures speaking up in the developing sports feud with Donald Trump.

Bernie Casey, pro footballer turned actor, dies at 78

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Obit Bernie Casey

Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, has died. He was 78.

Bobby Heenan, legendary pro wrestling manager, dead at 73

Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Bobby Heenan, the legendary pro wrestler, manager and colour commentator known by his nickname The Brain, died Sunday. He was 73.

Madden NFL 18: Sports games chase their Friday Night Lights moment with cinematic stories

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Madden 18 Longshot press conference

EA's Madden 18 is the latest big-budget sports video game to include a lavishly produced story mode, with the hopes of bringing in casual sports fans who may be intimidated by complex, competitive multiplayer games.

Shia LaBeouf film Borg/McEnroe to open Toronto film fest

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A film revisiting an epic professional sports rivalry — between brash American star John McEnroe and Swedish legend Bjorn Borg — will kick off this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Canada’s SetToDestroyX e-sports team on the rise

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

While others have fallen by the wayside in the ever-changing world of competitive video gaming, the founder and owner of Canada's SetToDestroyX team keeps on keeping on.