Boring weekend; MLB regular season cannot come soon enough!

Hi, again. I am still suffering the post-NFL blahs. The Winter Olympics are over, so I tuned in today to rain-delayed NASCAR from Atlanta (won by Kevin Harvick) and PGA Tour Honda Classic golf from Florida (won in a playoff by Justin Thomas). I also tuned in to spring training baseball on the MLB app….

Today, I’m trying to return to my normal life watching sports

Now that Sunday has arrived and I have no news assignments to go to today, for a change, I am attempting to resume my full-time activities following the things that are really important in life. Sports. Last Sunday, I was at a friend’s place watching the Philadelphia Eagles shock the New England Patriots 41-33 in…

Tweet tweet tweet! Spent the weekend working; occasionally watched important sporting events (CFL, NASCAR, etc.)

I have no life at the moment and therefore I have no time to post, so instead here are Retweets of important happenings from the weekend, starting with the ‘Riders… That's a wrap on 2017, #RiderNation. Congratulations to the @TorontoArgos on an incredible game.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/FE1IwNZDdV — Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) November 19, 2017 And then NASCAR……

CTV has whacked the best part of local TV news: the sportscast. Not cool, CTV!

I just found out Bell has whacked the sports segment from several CTV stations across Canada. From the information I’ve gathered the stations impacted include Calgary, Vancouver, Barrie, Kitchener, London and Windsor. (I notice CTV Saskatoon had a sportscast tonight, so it looks like they were spared.) Most of these stations got the bad news this…

Arena football the latest pro sport to hit China

There was a bit of football history made over in China over the last 24 hours.  It was the debut week of the China Arena Football League. This league, which has six teams, kicked off the first week of its “super series” in Beijing. The way it is set up is rather unusual in that…

All the playoff action in Canada in 2016 is not from the NHL teams

Welcome to April, traditionally a big time for playoff activity here in frozen Canada.  Unfortunately, the NHL won’t be providing any of it, because as of Wednesday night, all of Canada’s NHL teams are out of the playoffs. The last time this happened was 1970, and the only Canadian teams in the league that year…

Work update for Sept. 28

   Here is another update on what is going on for me this week on my “sports beat”, because that’s pretty much what it is for the most part. Tonight I return to political reporting briefly, as I cover the big federal election All-Candidates forum happening downtown. Tomorrow night, though, it’s once again North Stars hockey…

Rundown of a very busy last 72 hours in sports

It has been a busy last couple of weeks for myself on the sports beat. On the local sports scene alone in the past 72 hours I have covered two high school football games, an SJHL game, a AAA midget hockey game, and a roller derby game. As you may know, roller derby is on…

It’s a very light Sports News from Nowhere this All-Star week

   Welcome to what is surely the most boring week in all of sports, and that is Baseball All-Star Week. I don’t know about you, but I usually spend this week doing other things — like watching the auto racing in Saskatoon. There are not too many other sports operating during the next four days. There…

Today, a Triple Crown-winning edition of Sports News from Nowhere

Welcome again to Sports News from Nowhere — so named because I am located nowhere near any of these sports going on. Such as Belmont Park, New York, where American Pharoah had his date with destiny on Saturday afternoon and ended 37 years of misery for the race fans there. They showed scenes of the…

Sorry folks, I went to a movie and had no time to post about all the news

Well, I have had no time to give my thoughts on the launch of the Hillary Clinton campaign, or the launch of the Marco Rubio campaign, or about Rand Paul feuding with the reporters, or about President Barack Obama in Panama with Raul Castro, or about the Aaron Hernandez verdict, or any of that.  What happened is I covered a city council…

NOW A FEW THOUGHTS ON TSN IN THE POST-NHL ERA

When news broke that TSN lost national rights to NHL hockey for 12 years, my first suggestion was they become big football fans over there. Turns out TSN is following all my advice, even before I provide it. It turns out right after Rogers took the NHL rights, Bell swiped away the Rogers late-Sunday-afternoon NFL…

NEWS FROM NOWHERE IS NOW UP FOR A TURKEY-FILLED LONG WEEKEND

Welcome to another News from Nowhere, this time coinciding with Thanksgiving weekend here in frozen Canada — although to be honest, around here it is not “frozen” yet. But it will be, soon enough, so I’m enjoying what is four full days off from work before all that happens. After this post, I intend to…

NORTH KOREA ANTICS, CYPRUS CHAOS, AND THE REST OF THE NEWS FROM NOWHERE

Welcome to the “World is Going to Heck” edition of News from Nowhere. Seriously, what is going on? Financial chaos, tinpot dictators, Jarome Iginla traded — you name it. First I want to talk about the financial mess in Cyprus, with the bank accounts being raided by up to 40 percent to bail the country out….

SPORTS NEWS LATELY HAS BEEN CRAZY, TO SAY THE LEAST

Having just come back from chilly Las Vegas, where I spent a few days watching nonstop sporting events in sports books last week, I have to say — it has been a crazy January for sports news. I don’t know what’s prompted this outbreak of nuttiness, but something weird is going on in the world of…

FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, I’LL BE THE SPORTS GUY AT THE PAPER

That’s right, I’m covering sports for the next two weeks, filling in for the ‘real’ sports guy who is now on vacation ( and heading to the Craven Country Jamboree). My sports duties have started tonight with coverage of a girls’ softball tournament that will be running all this weekend. Next week, I’m covering golf. Fun stuff. Hopefully,…