Oilers fire maligned Peter Chiarelli; Keith Gretzky named interim GM

Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers and replaced on an interim basis by Keith Gretzky, who was previously Chiarelli's assistant.  Bob Nicholson, CEO and vice-chair of Oilers Entertainment Group, said at Tuesday's news conference that the decision to cut Chiarelli loose was made prior to Tuesday night's 3-2 loss — Edmonton's […]

Mikael Kingsbury keeps adding hardware, named CP male athlete of the year

Mikael Kingsbury never had so much to lose as on Feb. 12, when he hit the track at the Phoenix Snow Park. As the odds-on favourite in the men's moguls event at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 26-year-old ski star was well aware that only a victory would meet expectations. Going second-last in the super final, […]

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named CBC Sports Canadian Athletes of the Year

Everything that can be said about Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pretty much has already been said — and deservedly so. The iconic ice dancers who enthralled Canadians for years concluded their illustrious careers with not one, but two gold medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The subsequent celebrations and farewell tour gave their […]

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named CBC Sports Canadian Athletes of the Year

Everything that can be said about Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pretty much has already been said — and deservedly so. The iconic ice dancers who enthralled Canadians for years concluded their illustrious careers with not one, but two gold medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The subsequent celebrations and farewell tour gave their […]

The Voice Season 15 Finale Recap: Was the Right Singer Named the Winner?

Tuesday’s Season 15 finale of The Voice promised to be a real nail-biter. Kirk Jay, heretofore the frontrunner, had had an off night Monday, and Kennedy Holmes had turned in not one, not two but three dazzling performances. They were so good, in fact, that my praise got me accused of being biased. (I think […]

A new Miss Universe has been named — watch the crowning moment

Fox Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, was crowned the 2018 Miss Universe winner. She is a 24-year-old with a Master’s in music theory. The competition aired live on Fox Sunday night from Bangkok, Thailand. Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines, was named the 2018 Miss Universe Sunday night.  The 24-year-old  from Albay, Bicol, was one of 94 contestants […]

A new Miss Universe has been named — watch the crowning moment

Fox Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, was crowned the 2018 Miss Universe winner. She is a 24-year-old with a Master’s in music theory. The competition aired live on Fox Sunday night from Bangkok, Thailand. Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines, was named the 2018 Miss Universe Sunday night.  The 24-year-old  from Albay, Bicol, was one of 94 contestants […]

Teen phenom Alphonso Davies keeps climbing, named Canadian men's soccer player of the year

Alphonso Davies has been voted the Canadian men's soccer player of the year, after a standout season with the men's national team and the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Davis, who grew up in Edmonton after being born in Ghana, was honoured by a vote shared by media and coaches. "He has been a standout performer for club […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Venom’ Passes ‘Wonder Woman’ Globally, Dinosaur Named After Thanos & More

What’s up with the new dinosaur named after Thanos? How much has Venom made at the global box office? Will characters from Eternals appear in Captain Marvel or Avengers 4? Did Zack Snyder throw shade at Justice League on Thanksgiving? Is T.J. Miller going to appear in Deadpool 3? What did Kevin Feige have to […]