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Canadians overwhelmingly reject Don Cherry’s sexist remarks

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Canadians have strongly rejected react to Don Cherry’s suggestion that women aren’t equal with men and that female reporters should be barred from male dressing rooms. The 79-year old CBC hockey broadcaster made the sexist comments on Saturday night during his weekly Coach’s Corner part of the popular “Hockey Night in Canada” show.

Canadians Hang Out With Soccer Superstar Christine Sinclair (VIDEO)

Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian female player of the year… Read More

Christine Sinclair For Canada’s Flagbearer For London Olympics Closing Ceremony

Christine Sinclair photo via Toronto Star

Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve. By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements… Read More

Irish Fans Win Euro 2012

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We all love the Irish. Don’t we? Well, now we should all love them. Or love them some more. So says the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). The European football’s governing body has decided to give Irish fans a special award for good behavior during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. UEFA is so impressed that its… Read More

Canada, stop the barbaric hockey violence and play sport

Hockey stars Trevor Gilles and Eric Godard.

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Sidney Crosby’s recent layoff due to concussions speaks to the ugliness of violence in Canada’s national sport, hockey. It’s time for Canadians to cleanse the sport of the disgraceful and uncivilized practice of fighting. Hockey violence causes chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is associated with memory disturbances, behavioural and personality changes, Parkinsonism,… Read More