POV podcast: Silken Laumann on mental health among athletes

One of Canada's most celebrated Olympians has a thoughtful answer to a thorny question — why is it so hard for athletes to talk about mental health? Silken Laumann argues that it's simply because athletes are tough. To make it in the high performance world means years and years of a "no excuses, suck it up, […]

World Curling Tour considering conduct policy after 'extremely drunk' curlers ejected from bonspiel

CALGARY — In the wake of four curlers being ejected from a bonspiel in Red Deer, Alta., over the weekend, the World Curling Tour says it's now considering a Code of Conduct policy. The curling foursome of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic […]

‘There’s action everywhere’: Carter, Giteau linked to breakaway comp

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says star players from around the world are banging down the door to ask about his new Global Rapid Rugby competition. Forrest will launch the competition in either late February or early March, and he’s hoping to attract about 20 of the world’s top 100 rugby players. Former All Black […]

Final call made on Smith, Warner comebacks

Cricket Australia has decided to uphold in full the suspensions handed out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their role in the ball tampering scandal. The call, announced on Tuesday afternoon, means Bancroft will see out his nine-month suspension while Warner and Smith will sit on the domestic and international sidelines for […]

Curlers behaving badly show the sport hasn't gone totally dry

The Buzzer is the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Sign up here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports: Some pro curlers had too much to drink The team of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille and D.J. Kidby was […]

Toronto police charge 6 students in St. Michael's College School investigation

Toronto police have charged six students in connection with an alleged gang sexual assault at St. Michael's College School that was captured on camera and shared on social media. Deputy Chief James Ramer said five students turned themselves in on Monday, while another was arrested on his way to school. All six boys are facing multiple criminal […]

Stampeders hoping 3rd time's a charm after booking ticket to Grey Cup

The Calgary Stampeders have been here before. The last two seasons have gone according to plan for the mighty Stamps until the championship game. They were the heavy favourites two years ago against Ottawa only to lose to Henry Burris and the Redblacks in overtime. They were heavy favourites last year against Toronto only to […]

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea open shock Man Utd talks, Liverpool deal backed, Arsenal

Marko Arnautovic on West Ham exit Marko Arnautovic has played down talk he wants to leave West Ham, insisting he’s fully focused on the Hammers. “I don’t want to talk about it. I am concentrated on West Ham,” the Chelsea and Man Utd-linked striker said. “We have a big game against Manchester City on Saturday and I […]

Olympic champ among curling foursome booted from bonspiel for being 'extremely drunk'

The curling foursome of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic on Sunday for "unacceptable behaviour" that included being "extremely drunk." The four were ejected from the World Curling Tour event and forced to forfeit their final match. After receiving numerous complaints from opponents […]

Novak Djokovic reveals ‘health’ issues after shock Alexander Zverev ATP Finals defeat

Novak Djokovic was the heavy favourite heading into the final after easing through the round robin stage and semis. But Zverev refused to be overawed by playing the world No 1 and produced one of his best performances of his young career. The 21-year-old is the first player to beat both Djokovic and Roger Federer […]