Cathal Kelly, The Globe and Mail

Cathal Kelly

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  • TorontoStar

Recent articles by Cathal:

Morocco shows potential glimpse of Canada’s soccer future

Canada should try and be a little more like Morocco if they want to reach the highest level → Read More

Canada’s defeat by No. 2-ranked Belgium was no soft surrender. The better team lost

For huge swaths of Wednesday’s game, Canada made the middle-aged football idols on the Belgian team look geriatric → Read More

The Maple Leafs are doing fine, statistically speaking. It’s a different story when they start talking

The Leafs always bang on about how much they love each other. Instead, they come off like one of those perfect Instagram couples about three weeks before they announce they’re splitting up → Read More

Why aren’t Leafs fans baying for blood? Because the reality of starting anew is too tough to take

The sunk-cost fallacy of investing in the same corps of guys for five years triggers pangs of existential dread for Maple Leafs fans → Read More

In the blink of an eye, Blue Jays’ feel-good story takes a horrific turn

Toronto’s Alek Manoah had a rough first inning, but the lack of offence ultimately doomed the team to a Game 1 loss → Read More

Looks like the Blue Jays have overcome their fear of making big promises. Now they have to deliver

Just talking about the likelihood of a World Series in Toronto feels like a watershed moment as Jays interim manager John Schneider says they’re going to win it all → Read More

The Summit Series may not have changed the world, but it changed what it meant to be Canadian

Clarke’s ankle-cracking cheap shot on Kharlamov in Game 6 of the Summit Series may or may not have turned the result. But it certainly turned the way Canada thought of itself → Read More

Defining Hockey Canada’s problem in plain English continues to be a problem

If you didn’t believe hockey had a culture problem before Wednesday, you should now → Read More

Charles Barkley, LIV Golf and how to negotiate like an expert

Charles Barkley reminds us that sports business has nothing to do with fairness or good works; it’s about getting as much as you can while you are able to get it → Read More

Washington’s waning influence exemplified by Brittney Griner case

LeBron James is doing a public service by commenting on the Brittney Griner case – he is teaching Americans how little they now matter outside their own borders → Read More

The Panthers didn’t just lose against the Lightning, they gave up

The Panthers-Lightning series shows the Maple Leafs at least deserve some credit against the Stanley Cup defending champions → Read More

Roger Angell had a way of crafting baseball stories so they illustrated some greater truth about life

Of all the things I can say about my writing career, I can say I once shared a press box with the greatest of all times → Read More

Can Leafs fans really accept another playoff nightmare?

When it comes to snake-charming a city, the Leafs should do TED Talks → Read More

Maple Leafs make a statement with latest victory

After storming back to take Game 5, Toronto is one win away from its first playoff series victory since 2004 → Read More

Dominant Tampa Bay Lightning provide harsh reality check for Maple Leafs

One-one in the playoff series sounded great three days ago. Now, after Tampa Bay’s dominating performance on Wednesday night, not so great, Cathal Kelly writes → Read More

Even in rout, Leafs show playoff strain

The Leafs won despite their best early efforts to hamstring themselves → Read More

Alphonso Davies deserves full credit for solving the problem of Canadian men’s soccer

Canada’s primary soccer problem for 40 years wasn’t logistic, strategic or the aggregate amount of talent available. It was the program’s inability to get all the best players together at once → Read More

Costa Rica rains on Canada’s parade at World Cup qualifier

Canada crams all its mistakes into one match, losing 1-0 to Costa Rica. The march to Qatar will have to wait until Sunday → Read More

Tennis is becoming involved in a conflict no one wants, but they asked for it

The insistence that everyone always be speaking – that’s how sports became another salient in a conflict no one wants. But in sports’ case, they asked for it, Cathal Kelly writes → Read More

How we can start caring about the Olympics again

Games fatigue, a dubious host and the diminishing thrill of Canada’s performance signal a need to hit the Olympics reset button → Read More