Viewing parties become victory parties as fans cheer Bianca Andreescu's historic U.S. Open win

Viewing parties become victory parties as fans cheer Bianca Andreescu's historic U.S. Open win

Typically low-key affairs, viewing parties were anything but Saturday after Mississauga tennis star Bianca Andreescu fended off a late rally from Serena Williams at the U.S. Open to win Canada’s first ever Grand Slam singles title. “This is historic,” said a fan at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga, one of several area venues that […]

Captain Marvel's battle? Heroic expectations, toxic fans

Captain Marvel's battle? Heroic expectations, toxic fans

There’s a lot riding on Captain Marvel’s fiery shoulders. It’s the first Marvel Studios film led by a woman, which happens to be co-directed by a woman, featuring an original musical score by a woman, opening on International Women’s Day. After a decade of mostly dudes suiting up in spandex and flinging magic hammers, the mighty […]

Locals fans should hope for a quick WNBA resolution

Locals fans should hope for a quick WNBA resolution

How about a few little things to end the regular week before we get into the regular weekend and when will it ever end? Sounds good to me. – Read with great interest and absolutely no surprise yesterday that the WNBA players association will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement with the league after […]

Jets’ Laine thrills Finnish fans with hat trick in win over Panthers

Jets’ Laine thrills Finnish fans with hat trick in win over Panthers

Finland native Patrik Laine had a hat trick as the Winnipeg Jets took a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in a regular-season game in the Finnish capital on Thursday. Laine scored in the second period and twice in the third, including an empty-netter, for the Jets, who opened the back-to-back series between the teams […]

Despite lack of fans and competitors, Canada’s NACAC success undeniable

Despite lack of fans and competitors, Canada’s NACAC success undeniable

TORONTO — This past weekend saw Toronto host some of the world’s top track and field athletes in the third edition of the NACAC (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) track and field championships at Varsity Stadium. Among the notables were Canada’s Aaron Brown, Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and 100-metre hurdles world record […]