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When sports and politics collide on the social field of play

(Troy Media) In fractious times, like today, we need everyone – including athletes – to speak out when they see injustice and inequality

NFL star’s racism narrative falling apart

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett’s claims that Vegas cops took him down because of his colour refuted by video evidence

Hamilton’s desperate third-down gamble

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) What were the Ticats thinking? Hiring someone who looked the other way as his stars engaged in sordid behaviour would never get a generous hearing

Ringing the Bell on American ads during Super Bowl broadcasts

(Troy Media) The CRTC, led by its new chairman, is expected to reverse the controversial decision related to simultaneous ad substitution

ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in overreaction

(Troy Media) So consumed with progressive propriety was the network that it imagined that a few fevered opinions would destroy it

Newspeak and the dystopian world of the CFL

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) The benign endorsement of the Liberal’s Diversity Is Strength dogma puts the league in the political spotlight – where it doesn’t belong

Can Shapovalov court lasting success?

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) Canada’s emerging tennis star showed plenty of dynamism at the Rogers Cup, but greatness will be only be conferred if he can repeat that success

A Bolt of lightning seared into our memories

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen, has retired but his legacy will endure. He defined great in every sense of the word

A tip of the (baseball) cap to Peter Stoffer

TAUBE (Troy Media) The former MP filled the walls of his Parliament Hill office with 8,000 baseball caps, 9,000 pins and 5,000 buttons he’d collected over 18 years

The NBA’s new power dynamic and what it can teach the NHL

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) Superstars uniting to create superteams offends those in the NHL who see dominant clubs as contrary to the spirit of expanded leagues and marketable logos