Mixed martial arts has entered an era where title shots and fame are earned more through the media than in the cage, but UFC featherweight Cub Swanson refuses to betray his morals for a quick payday.
After fighting some of the best, Derek Brunson knows how he’ll choose his next opponent. Saturday’s co-main event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Ottawa card, that takes place at the Canadian Tire Centre, will feature Brunson taking on Mississauga, Ontario native Elias Theodorou.
Going into the biggest fight of his career, the perspective Al Iaquinta gained outside the cage was just as meaningful as the one in it. Iaquinta will square off against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Saturday’s main event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, that takes place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
Canada begins the tournament Thursday, against Switzerland at 9 AM EST, and then faces off against the United States Saturday at 12:30 EST followed by games against Russia and Finland to wrap up the group stage.
In the first ever BioSteel All Canadian Girls Game Brynn Masikewich had 16 points and nine rebounds and was named Team White MVP as they defeated Team Red 112-78.
Beginning with Andrew Wiggins, R.J Barrett, and now perhaps Elijah Fisher, Canada seems to be producing exceptional talent in basketball.
This is what comes of the annual BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Games, now in its fifth year as the country’s premier showcase of burgeoning young talent. The event features the 24 most outstanding male and female Canadian high school students who are either native to Canada or attending a Canadian institution, and has produced such NBA talents as Jamal Murray, Thon Maker, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Ali Weinstein started swimming at the East York Community Centre before her first birthday. Her father, Larry Weinstein, says while other kids were miserable in the water, she had the widest smile he’d ever seen.
Mike Cormack remembered the way he and Rick Hodgson became good friends back at journalism school.
“If you were working late on the paper, if it was two o’clock in the morning and there were six people there, he’d drive everybody home, no matter where you lived,“ Cormack said.
At the time, in the early 2000s, the two attended classes in Centennial College’s journalism program.
“If people needed to deliver the paper to get credits,” Cormack said, “Rick would drive them around … even though he didn’t need the credits.”
The Kentucky Wildcats have become very familiar to top-end Canadian basketball talent. After adding Mychal Mulder earlier this year, and expected 2015 NBA draftee Trey Lyles last season, they increased their collection Wednesday evening when…