The World Series came and went. It was a championship game that pitted a dynasty against an underdog. The Giants vs. the Royals. The World Series was a matchup of two Wild Card teams, where only one would be the receiver of the rings. This year, the San Francisco Giants came up on top, defeating […]
Helicopter rides through the scenic Rocky Mountains, mixology and cooking lessons as well as a 3 day stay in the notable Banff Springs Hotel was only part of the gift that the Toronto Blue Jays presented Derek Jeter at his final game in Toronto. They also donated $10,000 to his charity, Turn 2 Foundation that […]
My Facebook Newsfeed has been blowing up with this link over the past few hours. Everyone from my high school English teacher to twentysomething politicos to sheltered theatre geeks are jumping on the Chris Kluwe bandwagon; and for good reason. Okay, backstory: Brendon Ayanbadejo (linebacker, Baltimore Ravens) comes out in favour of legalizing gay marriage. […]
Few people get a second chance to win a major championship on home turf, but Andy Murray got a second chance in the same year. After losing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Murray returned the favourite at the London Olympics, beating one of the world’s best tennis players in straight sets, dominating Federer in the […]
Today’s Olympian Of The Day is without a question Gabby Douglas of the United States. Many events in the Olympics are won or lost in a single event, but in order to win the gold that Douglas claimed yesterday, you have to be perfect at everything in the world of gymnastics. Just one mistake can […]
Since we’re starting this feature a little late, I am going to pick one person to highlight from the first four days of competition in London, then go from there. Based on what I have seen so far, the winner of our very first Olympian Of The Day is a no brainer: Nigerien rower Hamadou […]
If you haven’t heard of the Knicks’ new superstar by now you clearly haven’t been paying much attention. The 23-year-old undrafted Harvard grad (3.1 GPA in Economics, by the way) has taken the world by storm in a way that no sports star has since, I don’t know, Tiger Woods maybe? Maybe Tebow, I guess, […]
There was a lot of talk when Tim Tebow entered the NFL about him not being ready for the big leagues, being more about the intangibles (great faith, strong spirit, good guy, all effort) than about solid athletic ability. Those people have since shut up. The star athlete, A student and 24-year-old memoir author’s gameplay […]
The 24-year-old gold-medal-clinching hockey superstar, who was sidelined for more than 10 months after a devastating concussion last January, returned to the game on Monday. The CBC pre-empted their regular programming for the occassion as the entirety of Canada (and, presumably, at the very least, Pittsburgh) waited to see if their hero would be back […]
It’s been quite a fight and it all comes down to tonight- the final game of the regular season. Rays vs. Yankees, Sox vs. Orioles to break the tie for the AL Wildcard, the prize a ticket to the playoffs. I’m with the Rays in this one but those Sox just won’t die.
It’s about time the Jays got themselves a Canadian and BC boy/ potential all star 3rd baseman Brett Lawrie will fit the bill more than perfectly. Now playing his 5th major league game, Lawrie’s hitting .455 in the majors so far with 5 hits, 2 RBI and a home run. One of those RBIs came […]
Tomorrow he’ll be an official Hall of Famer so we’re celebrating by naming the former Blue Jays second baseman our Superstar of the Week, even though he’s been retired for years. Read more about him HERE in our Hall of Fame announcement.
It may be the obvious choice, but there is only one right choice for Sports Superstar of last week, Derek Jeter. Now, as a Red Sox fan the idea of naming a Yankee as the sportsman of the week may seem strange, but Derek Jeter is not just a member of the Yankees. Jeter is one […]
Petra Kvitova (Ladies Singles Champion) and Novak Djokovic (Mens Singles Champion) defeated superstars Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal to win tennis’ top prizes at Wimbledon this year. The other winners were: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan– Mens Doubles Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik– Ladies Doubles Jurgen Melzer and Iveta Benesova– Mixed Doubles
I’ve always argued that the reason baseball is better than all other sports (yes, I said it, it’s not an opinion I find easy to hide) is that it’s a rare true team effort. No matter how great the single superstar on your team (or even the handful of superstars), one man simply cannot win […]
In honour of Rory McIlroy‘s history-making, record-setting, critic-silencing, storybook fodder comeback performance at Sunday’s US Open, we’re naming him My Sports Stadium’s first ever “Sports Superstar of the Week”. Sure he’s only in his early twenties, a gracious player and consistently in contention (and now a winner) at the majors, but so are a few […]