Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Seattle in January. The Rams will have to count Goff’s signing bonus towards their salary cap for the next four years, despite trading him to Detroit.
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NFL salary caps were originally introduced to make the league more competitive and reduce performance differences between small and large market teams. But they have also worked out well for players.
Montreal Canadiens fans cheer during game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Montreal on July 5, 2021.
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The ongoing influence of rape culture in men’s hockey prompts a contentious discussion about whether — and when — athletes involved in sex offences deserve a second chance from teams and fans.
‘I’m here so I don’t get fined,’ Seattle Seahawks’ star running back Marshawn Lynch repeatedly told a Jan. 27, 2015, press conference on media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX. And then he left.
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Athletes no longer need the press to communicate with fans. They can do that directly through social channels – and unless sports reporters do a better job asking questions, they may become obsolete.
Men in a league of senior hockey players show more concern about each other than the score of the game.
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Canadians love hockey and many play the sport well into their senior years. A researcher who spent time with a Silver Skaters league found their unique love of the game could help younger players.
A Czech-born goaltender for a Canadian hockey team wears a jersey recalling the 1864 burning of Atlanta, Georgia.
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A 21st-century hockey team is connected with Gen. Sherman’s Atlanta campaign and the destructive journey to Savannah.
A New York Mets employee places cutouts of fans in the seats before the team’s first game of the year on July 24.
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Sports is typically a reflection of society, not an exception to it. COVID-19 seems to have turned the model of professional sport inside out.
Inscriptions on the Stanley Cup shows no winner was declared in 1919 when the final series between Montréal and Seattle was cancelled because of the flu pandemic.
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The Stanley Cup hockey finals were cancelled mid-series in 1919 because of the flu pandemic. Unlike a century ago, the NHL has put player health ahead of profit when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Vancouver, on Dec. 12, 2019.
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Hockey’s scandals don’t have to persist if the federal government and the leagues can come together around the new safe sport policies.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during a National Football League game Nov. 14, 2019.
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Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.
Youngsters play pond hockey in Ottawa on Christmas Day 2018.
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Don Cherry’s recent divisive and discriminatory comments remind us of how white hockey remains. It’s time to transform the sport into a more inclusive pastime.
The Washington Nationals celebrate their World Series win in front of fans of the Houston Astros.
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A data scholar explains why playing at home doesn’t provide the boost that it once did.
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history.
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The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team’s success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada’s favourite game?
A local Winnipeg Jets tradition – the Whiteout Street Party – has been the source of controversy. Is it political correctness run amok or is the name insensitive to racialized people?
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A celebration for the Winnipeg Jets turned controversial when an anti-racist group challenged a “make Winnipeg white again” headline about the city’s NHL playoff “whiteout” parties.
Edmonton’s new NHL arena opened in 2016 and was partially funded by $226 million from the City of Edmonton.
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The Calgary Flames are the latest pro sports team asking for public funds for a new arena. Cities across North America help fund sports facilities, but with little transparency and accountability
Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana jumps into the arms of Alex Ovechkin (8) after scoring the go-ahead goal during Game 5 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs. Cheer for the Caps this Stanley Cup final if you’re hoping the stock market performs well.
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The Stanley Cup winner has proven to be a weirdly accurate stock market predictor. That’s why we should cheer for the Washington Capitals this year.
Boston Bruins forward Willie O'Ree warms up prior to a game against the New York Rangers in 1960.
A debilitating eye injury and racial epithets weren’t enough to derail O'Ree’s resolve.
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada’s Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.
The NFL’s winning formula has made it the most popular and profitable professional sport.
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It turns out, there are few benefits to remaining nonprofit, but many reasons to give it up.
Willie O'Ree, the first black NHL player, debuted for the Boston Bruins in 1958.
Last week’s release of Black Ice – the memoir of Val James, the first African American to play in the NHL – brought me back to when I was a teenager living in Boston. It was the winter of 1978 – the year…
Red Army tells the story of the Russian hockey dynasty of the 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the story of defenseman Slava Fetisov (pictured top right).
Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army opens with the film’s main subject – former NHL and Soviet hockey great Viacheslav (Slava) Fetisov – giving the finger to Polsky while checking his phone. At the film’s…