Jeff Hale

    In the course of a career spanning 28 years, Jeff Hale has worked in the sports departments of The London Free Press, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, the Calgary Herald and also at The Hockey News. As a reporter, he covered the NHL, the NFL and Major League Baseball.

  • Nos Amours live on in new book about the Montreal Expos

    At Nationals Park in Washington D.C., you will see statues of Josh Gibson, the Hall of Fame Negro League star who played for the Washington-based Homestead Grays; of Walter Johnson, another Hall of Fame member, who pitched all 21 seasons … Continue reading →

  • Mike Riddle captures silver in first men’s skiing halfpipe at Olympics

    It wasn't a backyard rink that Mike Riddle's father Bob constructed in the backyard of their home in Sherwood Park, Alta. It was a length of steel pipe and that is where Riddle started to learn how to be a … Continue reading →

  • In biathlon, there is no greater fear than a visit to the penalty loop

    The worst thing in the biathlon -- besides not competing at all, which happened in the men's 15-kilometre race Monday because of the fog -- is to ski the penalty loop. In biathlon, that marriage of cross-country skiing and shooting, … Continue reading →

  • Canada’s men’s cross-country team undone by wax job

    The promise of Canada's men's cross-country team is slipping away at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and it may be because of a poor wax job. There were complaints after the men's 15-kilometre race Friday that the wax applied … Continue reading →

  • Alex Bilodeau repeats as Olympics moguls champion; Kingsbury in second

    Alex Bilodeau made doubly sure of his place in Canadian Olympic history, repeating as the winner of the men's moguls skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Bilodeau, who won the first gold on Canadian soil when he captured the moguls … Continue reading →

  • All four Canadians qualify for medal round in women’s moguls

    All four Canadians, including the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters, advanced to the medal round in moguls skiing in qualifying on Thursday at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, about 40 kilometres from the main site of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Chloe … Continue reading →

  • Gay bar sponsoring Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison hopes there is no backlash

    The owner of a Calgary gay bar that is sponsoring Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison welcomes the attention his effort has been receiving. But he also remains wary of it. “I don’t want any backlash to happen to Denny,” said … Continue reading →

  • Steve Nash is back but for how long?

    It remains to be seen whether Steve Nash’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night is the start of something good for the point guard from Victoria or the beginning of the end of his NBA career. Nash, who … Continue reading →

  • With a legacy to hone, speed skaters balance youth and experience

    Canada will try to build on its Olympic speed skating legacy through a blend of youth and experience. Of the 17 skaters named to Canada’s long-track team on Wednesday, seven have been to the Olympics previously. Regardless of the mixture, … Continue reading →

  • Moguls team seems poised for big Olympic breakthrough

    Hopes are high for Canada's Olympic freestyle ski team, but no one's desire will soar higher than those of the moguls team. Twenty of 26 spots were named Monday for the freestyle team that will compete at the 2014 Winter … Continue reading →

  • Kingsbury and Bilodeau rivalry continues to build

    It would surprise absolutely no one if the Olympic gold medal in freestyle moguls skiing was decided between two Canadians, Mikael Kingsbury and Alex Bilodeau. In four events on the World Cup circuit this season, the 21-year-old Kingsbury has won … Continue reading →

  • In search of victory, Dineen stickhandles around concerns

    Kevin Dineen isn’t going to panic and he isn’t going to worry. Since Dineen replaced Dan Church as the head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team on Dec. 17, Canada has gone 0-4 against its arch-rival the United States … Continue reading →