Sports

Soccer season kicks off with a national cheering contest

(NC) -- The hunt is on for the most spirited cheers across Canada. A new national program by BMO kicks off this summer, encouraging youth soccer teams to submit their most enthusiastic team cheer for the chance to win a trip to attend a Major League Soccer (MLS) game. Coaches and parents are invited to submit their team's cheer video to BMOSoccer.com until September 26, 2014. Amateur videog ....

Community Soccer: Character building is at the heart

(NC) -- Dr. Jean Côté, a preeminent expert on youth sports and coaching, worked with BMO Financial Group to develop a report – The Power of Youth – that got to the heart of the crucial influence of those that are often on the side of the soccer pitch, cheering, encouraging, and strategizing. In this report, he applies his knowledge and expertise specifically to youth soccer Dr. Côté ....

Youth and organized sport have benefits

(NC) -- The benefits of organized sport to a developing child are endless. While the explicit physical benefits of organized sport are clearly defined, team sport has numerous developmental benefits that go beyond an individual's physical health. Team sport provides today's youth with the opportunity to become more independent while developing key life skills such as leadership, discipline, a ....

Sports Investing: Make Money Through Champions League

Investing on sports can be a great way of making money. People, who are passionate about different kinds of sports, such as soccer, can invest on the outcome of various games. Trying to predict the outcome of soccer games can be entertaining. There are a numerous betting sites online that allow people to bet on ongoing sports tournament, such as the Champions League.
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Tennis: Ana Ivanovic unsettles Serena Williams at Australian Open

The No. 14-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia downed world number one Serena Williams of USA, ending the long winning streak of  the best  woman player a stunning fourth-round defeat to the Australian Open on 19th January. 
The date is important for Williams in a negative way as she hadn't lost a match since August, one of only four defeats in 2013, and came into the fourth round with ....

Gearing up for the hockey season

(NC) -- Hockey season is here. It's time to strap on those pads, lace up those skates and head out onto the ice! Whether it's trying the sport for the very first time or for the player who's passed the puck around season after season, every hockey player knows that having the right gear is essential. Players and their parents should always keep in mind, that when purchasing hockey gear, the ....

Tips for the Hockey parent

(NC) -- The unsung heroes in Canadian hockey are – without question – the parents. It takes dedication, encouragement, and a whole lot of time and energy to be a hockey parent. Here are some things to keep in mind for all hockey parents, ranging from cost-savers to stress reducers. Take the carpool lane – Connect with other parents on your child's team and make plans t ....

NFL: Exciting Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In the NFL Week 8 match Carolina Panthers will face Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thurday on October 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM ET at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607. Both teams started the season 0-2 and have dealt with major injury issues and quarterback inconsistency, the difference is that the Panthers have rebounded behind an efficient passing game and a dominant defense whil ....

Cricket: New Zealand lead by 79 runs

Host Bangladesh was back in the game and took three wickets after lunch where the number one all-rounder Shakib al Hasan picked up his five wicket haul along with debutant Al-Amin Hossain took his first wicket of his career and the New Zealand side took the lead of 36 runs and went for tea at the score of 361/8. Bangladesh made a good comeback after lunch where the host picked up two settled Kiwi ....

Hockey: Staying safe on the ice

(NC) --  Canada's passion for the game of hockey is well-known, but nothing is more paramount than the safety of the players on the ice. As players become stronger and faster, it is increasingly important to teach them about how to stay safe, from what equipment to wear to how to play with awareness and courtesy. Responsibility for safe play on the ice falls to everyone involved – par ....

NFL: Seven Crucial Betting Tips From A Professional Bettor

NFL gambling is a multi-billion dollar industry, and everyone who bets a buck wants to try to crack the pro football betting market. The NFL is a monolith on the national sports scene. And because the NFL is so popular, the amount of information available to the public has never been greater, with year-round coverage of the sport in the media and online. Fans and bettors have never been more plugg ....

Horse Sport: Britain takes European Team Jumping Championship

In a thrilling final showdown, the Olympic gold medalllists from Great Britain added the PSI FEI European Team Jumping Championship title to their honours list when pipping the defending champions from Germany in Herning, Denmark. And a gutsy Swedish side battled through to snatch the bronze in a competition that kept spectators on the edges of their seats. It could hardly have been better sc ....

CFL gets serious about Atlantic team plans

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon is ready to focus on putting a franchise in Atlantic Canada. With the CFL’s new TV deal signed, its 100th Grey Cup in the books, the new Ottawa franchise set to make its debut in 2014, and a bevy of new stadiums afoot, Cohon is talking to local leaders in places like Moncton and Halifax about a team that could be embraced by all of Atlantic Canada. The CFL ....

CFL: Eskimos look to build off first win

The Edmonton Eskimos are in a rebuild.  Yes, that dreaded word nobody wants to hear and nobody wants to say.  Last week in Guelph, Eskimos general manager used the dreaded “R” word to describe his football team when announcing the signing of head coach Kavis Reed to a contract extension.“Most people don’t like hearing the word or using the word but sometimes you just have to be h ....

Top pick Bennett: Rise of Canadian basketball

Canada is well known for its many talents in hockey, but things are different now after Anthony Bennett from the Great White North was the first player from Canada to be selected first overall in the NBA Draft. Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Bennett on Thursday could serve as a red letter moment in a golden era for basketball in Canada and with new talents on the way and we can see a great future f ....

NBA Draft: Wiggins Heads List of Best Potential Picks Looking Ahead to 2014

There is no real downside to the Cleveland Cavaliers getting the top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, as they now have the option of selecting the top-ranked prospect on their board or trading away the pick as part of a package to add some immediate veteran help. The one thing that has kept the skeptics that use www.lowvig.ag talking about how unlucky the Cavaliers are is that this year’s NBA Draft d ....

Chicago Blackhawks steal the Stanley Cup

With five remaining teams in the playoff, the series became more and more exciting. The five teams we're in fact the last five teams to win the cup. With a shorten season because of an NHL lockdown, the final results will be one of the most remembered by our hockey fans. The Final came up to the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks and until on Monday night, the Stanley Cup was up for grasp! ....

Denver Still Among Best Options For Iguodola To Resume Career

When Andre Iguodola opted out of the final year of his contract with almost $16 million still owed to him from the Denver Nuggets, there were more than a few bookmaker software technologists wondering how he could leave that money on the table. At 29-years old, Iguodola is closer to the end than he is the beginning of his career, and the reality is that every player needs to take advantage of maki ....
 

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