Good news for fans of outdoor hockey. On the heels of the success of the Winter Classic game, in which an NHL® game is played in an outdoor venue on New Year's Day, the league has added more outdoor games the the NHL season with the introduction of the "Stadium Series" games and a return of the Heritage Classic in Canada. The biggest NHL game of the regular season, the Winter Classic has quickly become part of New Year's Day for families across North America.
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It is October, and once again the month is awash with pink. Pink pens, pink water bottles, pink ribbons and pro athletes, like NFL players and the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, are donning pink game apparel. On Thursday night, one side of the White House was lit up pink on one side for breast cancer awareness. While I appreciate the sentiment and effort for awareness, I can’t help thinking: Is all the pink for breast cancer awareness worth the while?
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The 109th edition of the World Series kicks of later tonight at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Series pits two of baseball's most historic franchises from baseball cities and matches up the teams tied for the best record during the regular season, 97-65. It is first time since 1999 that the two teams with the best records have met in the Series, and this marks just the third time in history ('49 and '58) that the World Series teams have had the same record.... [Read more]
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I remember when October 31 used to be this magical time of year after the autumn leaves had fallen, leaving a technicolor, crisp blanket to crunch under our feet as we collected our candy bounty from neighborhood houses. We often slipped on a plastic mask and un-breathable costume to dress up as our favorite cartoon characters, like Spiderman or Tweety bird (yes, I was a repeat offender), Or we’d take it a step further by painting our faces, wearing a black... [Read more]
The 2013 American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit on Tuesday following one of the biggest swings in momentum in playoff history. After being all-but-no-hit in game one, the Red Sox were down 5-1 in the eighth inning in game two, just four outs away from heading to Detroit down two games to none with what was supposedly an unstoppable offense that had been rendered powerless.
Instead, David Ortiz did what David Ortiz does and blasted a Joaquin Benoit fastball into the bullpen for a ... [Read more]
The Boston Red Sox look to close out their American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays later today in Tampa Bay, with Clay Buchholz taking the mound for Boston against the Rays' Alex Cobb. After amassing the best record in baseball during the regular season, the Red Sox have scored 19 runs to the Rays' six and are in a great position to reach the American League Championship Series. The Rays attempt to become the the fifth AL team out of 22 that have come back to win five-game ser... [Read more]
The MLB playoffs are underway and in the American League the Boston Red Sox have completed one of the most impressive regular-season turnarounds we've seen recently. The Olde Towne Team went from a 69–93 record and a last place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, tying the St Louis Cardinals for the best record in baseball. Now they aim to build on that turnaround and win what would be the team's third World Series title in nine years.
But will the Red Sox win the World Series?
This is a ... [Read more]
The MLB playoffs kick off Tuesday with the start of October as ten teams aim to best the competition and emerge as the 2013 World Series Champions. It's been a long season and after 162 games of regular season play, the Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's and Detroit Tigers emerged as the AL's division winners, with the Cleveland Indians hosting the wild card game against the winner of the Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays play-in game, happening later this evening. The AL saw the Red Sox go from last pla... [Read more]
The LPGA has undergone a major makeover in the last few years, after a period of poor marketing, low TV coverage (and nothing live), sponsors leaving and the season being greatly reduced. In 2010, the tour was the smallest it had been in 40 years with just 24 tournaments. With new commissioner Michael Whan in the driver’s seat, the 2011 season saw nearly 40 percent increase in TV viewership of North American events. By 2012, the LPGA experienced live weekend coverage at ... [Read more]