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Past articles by Cathal:

Djokovic’s vaccine stance is just another display of mental strength

Djokovic may not be much of a scientist, but it has become hard to think of a more perfect example of a winner → Read More

Victory or death should always be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ objective at the NHL trade deadline

Moderation at the NHL trade deadline has been the Maple Leafs’ M.O. in previous years, but this is a team coming to grips with the big idea that most of its other big ideas weren’t great → Read More

Bruins’ Bertuzzi deal a winning move for NHL execs

The truest measure of succeeding in hockey is winning a Stanley Cup, but if that’s too difficult, you can win the trade deadline instead → Read More

McDavid is the best player in the NHL – but in Edmonton, the lack of winning is the issue

Monday’s loss was another case of the classic Oilers M.O.: Connor McDavid plays out of his mind, and most of the rest of the team declines to join him → Read More

Canada Soccer’s golden ticket has everyone arguing over who gets the gold

Nick Bontis was not an effective leader. But given the mood that appears to have taken root at the elite level of Canadian soccer, who could be? → Read More

NHL is still minor league in the United States – just ask LeBron James

The NHL is fun in a vacuum, but compared to the NFL or the NBA, it’s missing something → Read More

Olympics are for everyone, even Russians, as unpopular as that is

Canada and other countries have demands when it comes to allowing Russians to compete as ‘neutral’ athletes, but the IOC has it right → Read More

Tom Brady shows fame isn’t just fleeting, it’s hard to let go of

Better to play another mediocre season of football than post a picture of yourself in your underwear on social media → Read More

Canada Soccer to blame for women’s national team players’ dispute

Canadian soccer has become a fight about money, just as people are starting to watch → Read More

Super Bowl is no longer entertainment in America, it’s religion

On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans give thanks for all they still have, meagre though it may be, and for all the Super Bowls yet to come → Read More

It’s time for the Raptors to take a big swing, or risk becoming irrelevant

Toronto has played 56 games of increasingly irrelevant basketball, it’s time for the Raptors to do something → Read More

LeBron James’s NBA points record only one of the things that makes him exceptional

It’s almost a shame that James has now become the NBA’s leading scorer. It’s nowhere close to the most interesting thing about him → Read More

Manchester City probe is the latest phase in the EPL’s financial soap opera

The economics of top-flight soccer were ridiculous before a ruling family of the United Arab Emirates bought Manchester City as a national marketing prop, but it helped turn them preposterous → Read More

Why the NHL all-star weekend is a cringe convention

Watching the NHL trying to be TikTok popular is like watching your dad breakdance → Read More

Tom Brady is retiring ‘for good’, but he wants you to know he’s not leaving

Sports stardom is no longer about statistics or championships. The he new measure of an athlete’s worth is how long can they can be famous → Read More

Canada Soccer has hit the big time with coach John Herdman – a big-time HR headache

After leading Canada’s men’s team to the World Cup, the national soccer organization and coach Herdman face questions about whether his future is in Canada, or elsewhere → Read More

With McIlroy-Reed feud, golf is doing an experiment in old-fashioned grudge creation

As the smallest things tend to do in sports, it has become a big thing, and it’s about time we were given some real aggro to work with → Read More

Cult figure Bobby Hull was a hockey wild man in a bygone NHL era

One of the great pure goal scorers in hockey, Hull made terrible decisions but kept emerging from them, diminished but intact, right until his passing → Read More

Djokovic gets last laugh winning Australian Open a year after being deported

A year ago, the Serbian tennis champ was the most hated man in Australia. Now the 37-year-old star looks like he’s just getting started settling scores → Read More

Argonauts support staff enjoy day with the Grey Cup, too

Mississauga chiropractor Dwight Chapin and his clients soaked in the CFL’s championship trophy, hand-delivered to the office by head coach Ryan Dinwiddie → Read More