Cleveland baseball team's name change sparks hopes other teams follow suit

Cleveland's Major League Baseball team unveiled its new name and logo on Friday, and some Indigenous sports fans hope other teams follow suit.Curtis Howson is the owner of a sports collectible site. He likes the new name for Cleveland's baseball team and said the change comes at the right time. (Ashley Tricker)Cleveland's Major League Baseball team unveiled…

'It's a fight': The centre position in water polo is no easy task

Wrestling for position in the water. Grabbing of swimsuits. Errant kicking. The odd cheap shot. It’s just a day in the life of a centre forward in water polo. The centre or the hole position is not for the faint of heart.  Canada's Emma Wright, seen here at the 2019 Pan American Games, says she feels 'like…

At Tokyo 2020, paddle will be passed to next generation of Canadian table tennis athletes

When Jeremy Hazin competes in Tokyo at his first Olympics, he'll represent the next generation of Canadian table tennis. The son of a Palestinian father and second-generation Chinese-Canadian mother is exactly what the sport in Canada has been missing for so long: a homegrown star. (Thorsten Gohl/Table Tennis Canada)Eugene Wang and Mo Zhang are ready to move…

NHL prospects, scouts prepare for 2nd virtual draft after unusual year

Pandemic restrictions limited options for many junior hockey players and leagues this season. With the NHL set to hold its second virtual draft on Friday, prospects Owen Power, Brennan Othmann and Luke Hughes share their experiences of the past year.Canadian defenceman Owen Power is expected to be the top pick when the NHL conducts a…