Andrew Luck’s retirement forces debate over violent sports
Not since Barry Sanders, legendary Detroit Lions running back, unexpectedly retired in 1998 has a star NFL player walked away during their most productive years.
Canadians are dead serious about national identity and sports
After years of trying to get star guard Andrew Wiggins to suit up for the national team, this time Basketball Canada took the initiative and decided to leave the 5-year pro and former 1st overall pick at home, not even bothering to invite him to camp.
The Toronto Raptors have united Canada
It’s more important to share in the values that sport affirms, and that’s exactly why millions of Canadians lost themselves in the fever of the past few months. We won’t soon forget this run, and we should remember it for all the right reasons.
Elite young athletes are shunning colleges and turning pro
The benefits of competition means that these players have alternative options. They can ply their trade, improve their skills, gain notoriety, and increase their marketability all while earning professional level salaries.
Vladdy’s Victoria Day benching is more complicated than you think
For Blue Jays management, Vladdy Jr. needed a rest. It’s that simple, or indeed complicated. Professional sports franchises increasingly rely on sport science and analytics to fill out their rosters.
The Meaning of Kawhi Leonard’s Shot
The drama of the shot is matched by our potential to make our own meaning from it. Kids will be miming that shot in their driveways for years to come. People will talk about “The Shot” and we’ll know exactly what that means.