Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

Mark Messier on Gretzky, hockey fights, the NHL’s new stars, and stickhandling success

Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Mark Messier

Mark Messier discusses moments from his incredible career, and what makes a Hockey Hall of Famer.

NHLPA, NHL discuss new collective bargaining agreement and return to play

Saturday, July 11th, 2020
NHLPA, NHL discuss new collective bargaining agreement and return to play

Representatives from the NHLPA and NHL answer media questions after announcing the ratification of a four-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement and a return-to-play plan.

CBC News a finalist for 2019 Michener Award for public service journalism

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
The Broadcasting Centre

CBC News's investigation into sexual abuse in amateur sport is among the nominees for the country's highest prize for public service journalism.

Old-time hockey: How the NHL lags behind when it comes to hiring coaches

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Revelations of bullying and racism among NHL coaches are raising questions about the league's clubby hiring practices.

Pain, agony and ‘years of duress’: How hockey wives are fighting back over players’ chronic brain injuries

Sunday, November 24th, 2019
Capitals Predators Hockey

Wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fight, taking on the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman, seeking an acknowledgement of a link between fights and head injuries on the ice and long-term effects like degenerative brain disease.

Raptors’ Masai Ujiri on winning, losing Kawhi Leonard, ‘the shove,’ and his own future with the team

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Masai Ujiri discusses Kawhi Leonard trade on July 20, 2018

In an exclusive interview, Raptors president Masai Ujiri talks about winning, losing Kawhi Leonard, that controversial shove in Oakland, the fallout from the DeMar DeRozan trade, and his perspective on his own future with the team.

Bianca Andreescu’s coach reflects on U.S. Open win

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu's coach reflects on U.S. Open win

Sylvain Bruneau discusses the 19-year-old Canadian's historic Grand Slam victory and looks ahead to what's next for the burgeoning tennis star.

Government falls short on pledge to better protect kids against abuse in sport

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
amateur sports

Six months since a CBC investigation revealed widespread problems of sexual offences by coaches in amateur sports in Canada, signs of the promises made by the federal government to deal with it are hard to find.

Understanding Kawhi Leonard is easy — just watch him play basketball

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Kawhi Leonard made it clear from his first news conference as a member of the Toronto Raptors that he would let his on-court play do the talking. Given that Toronto is one win away from its first-ever NBA championship, what more does he need to say?

‘Wait — Toronto has a basketball team?’ The woes of being a Raptors fan in parts of the U.S.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Raptors are Canada's must-see team, setting ratings records at home. But the NBA team still has an oft-dismissed status south of the border, where it can be a challenge in some U.S. markets to even find a bar willing to put the games on with volume.