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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Pigskin Preferences: Canadians follow both the CFL and NFL; but would watch Super Bowl over Grey Cup

One-in-five say they follow each league, with older Canadians preferring the CFL and younger, the NFL August 31, 2018 – As the Canadian Football League’s Labour Day tradition with four games across the country continues this weekend, and as the

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Bravado, heartbreak & the beautiful game: Canadian fans cheer England, Brazil; lament Portuguese & German exits

Half of those interested in the tournament have been streaming games at work or school July 5, 2018 –  The drama of the world’s most-watched sporting event is alternately breaking hearts, and taking Canadian fans’ breath away. Over the past

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