Acquiring Dwayne Roloson from the Edmonton Oilers in the off-season will definitely help the New York Islanders on the defensive end of things this coming NHL season. The 39-year-old Simcoe, Ont., native helped the Oilers nearly win the Stanley Cup in 2006 after going an impressive 12-5 in the first three rounds of the playoffs and was also named to the NHL Western Conference all-star team in 2004.
Now an Islander, NHL veteran Doug Weight spent nearly a decade in an Oilers jersey and playing under the Canadian spotlight. Weight, who just tallied his thousandth point last season with the Isles is all smiles to be back in Canada.
Unicycling is a wonderful pastime. Upon seeing someone riding, most people think, “Man that guy is a bored weirdo.” But you know what? The unicyclist always has a blast and having an unpleasurable experience on a unicycle is nearly impossible.
Mid-field striker Daniela Fuenzalida and the Huskies women's soccer squad are looking to put a dent in the Canada West this year.
Being a sports writer, it's sometimes difficult to not be the “cheerleader” for that favourite team you're reporting on. That all changed for me last Sunday when I decided to take the extra step and try out for the Huskies cheerleading squad.
University of Regina Rams football player Spenser Borlase, 18, was killed in a car accident Sept. 11. The accident took place at about 11 p.m., on Highway 11 near the village of MacDowell, south of P.A. Borlase was heading north, the only occupant in the vehicle, when he veered into the other lane and collided head-on with a vehicle heading south.
South African female sprinter Caster Semenya's career and recent gold medal in the 800-metre world championships at Berlin last month are in jeopardy due to allegations that the 18-year-old phenomenon is a man. “We are a normal family who looked at a child when she was born, saw that she was a girl and raised her as any other family would do. Are we now being told that we are wrong?” said Semenya's uncle.
A Raptors fan since their induction to the NBA in 1995, I have realized the difference between Raptors fans and the rest of the NBA's fanatics: we're stupid. While the rest of the NBA teams' followers bitch and complain about losing championship games or drafting the wrong players, we sit back and cheer for mediocrity.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, for years the two top-ranked tennis players on the planet, have been building a rivalry that matches the intensity of a Habs-Leafs playoff series. If you can get past the excessive grunting that accompanies the 200 kilometre per hour serves, one will find a demonstration of extreme talent and professionalism.
After starting the season 2-0 for what seems to be the umpteenth time in a row, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team is rolling along in the Canada West. Or are they?