Edmonton football team’s decision to change name scores with most Canadians, but not with most CFL fans

More than half of CFL fans and Alberta residents say it was the wrong choice to end use of ‘Eskimos’ August 6, 2020 – After years of debate over the use of Indigenous names and imagery in sports, and amid

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After nearly five-month timeout, NHL fans hot and bothered for midsummer hockey

Seven-in-ten fans say they’re excited for modified playoffs to get underway, but many say they’ll tune out July 30, 2020 – The 2020 August long weekend will feature something never seen before: NHL playoff hockey. After nearly five months off

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Don’t take me out to the ball game: Sports fans eager for empty arena games, hesitant to attend in person

Asked if they would go and sit in a crowd in October or November one-quarter of avid fans say ‘no way’ May 7, 2020 – As the German Bundesliga prepares to resume football matches, the first major sports league in

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We Really Are the North: Raptors’ unprecedented success draws attention from across the country

Canadians divided equally over whether Raptors are Canada’s team or Toronto’s team June 6, 2019 – While basketball has a loyal, diverse and youthful fanbase in Canada, hockey’s supremacy north of the 49th parallel has long been uncontested. A new

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Honour or Insult? Canadians divided over movement to change Indigenous sports team names

Three-in-ten find ‘Edmonton Eskimos’ offensive, as CFL team considers future of 70-year-old name June 12, 2019 – Honouring cultural traditions or disrespect through caricature? This is the fundamental debate over use of Indigenous names and imagery in sports in recent

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Canadian Collapse: Exit of NHL teams brings familiar heartache for fans, potential trouble for broadcasters

Strong first round viewership could dwindle for rest of playoffs with loss of Canadian teams and big stars April 25, 2019 – Canada’s Stanley Cup drought was extended again this year, and a lot quicker than most hockey fans hoped.

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