Kent Tukeli

Kent Tukeli

Kent Tukeli covers a wide variety of sports and entertainment events, specializing in the analysis of North American sports markets. His work has appeared in ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and dozens of sites worldwide over the past decade.

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Top Seven Canadian Sports Stories of 2019 - Canada Makes History


Canadian sports enjoyed a historically great year in 2019.

Canada's sports fans witnessed the nation rise to unprecedented heights on some of the biggest stages that the world has to offer. Typically, Canadians are known as a one-sport nation, with hockey constantly dominating the headlines. This changed drastically in 2019 as Canadian athletes and sports teams found success in competitions usually dominated by American and European stars.

National Lacrosse League 2018-19 Futures - Bandits On The Loose


After a labor dispute threatened to derail the entire season, a deal was reached on November 24th between the owners and the players of the National Lacrosse League. Better late than never, the season begins on December 15th, with sports betting sites listing the Saskatchewan Rush as favorites to win their fourth title over the past half-decade. The Rush represent the best of Canadian lacrosse: Toronto and Calgary struggle to regain past glory, while Vancouver attempts to finish above .500 for the first time in franchise history.

Most NBA finals appearances by player


Do you know how are the players and teams which have the most final appearances? Canada Sports Betting has prepared an article telling you all about these statistics.

New Esports Stadium in Vancouver


As annual eSports revenue breaks the billion-dollar barrier globally, Canada looks to catch up with established powerhouses like South Korea, the United States and China. Soon, the best Fortnite, CS:GO, LoL and Overwatch players on the west coast will have an eSports stadium of their own. The Gaming Stadium will open its doors in early Spring, becoming the first Canadian eSports facility dedicated to elite digital combat.

Premier League Boxing Day Betting Picks 2018


The holiday footie season kicks off with a terrific slate of matches on Boxing Day, including the finest sides in the Premier League. Recent turbulence for clubs like Manchester City has lead to sports betting sites offering superb odds for bettors looking to profit from a solid favorite. Liverpool looks to overwhelm Newcastle on the road, Arsenal faces a struggling Brighton and Fulham hosts the Wolves, rounding out the best deals for EPL boxing day picks.

NBA Christmas Day 2018 - LeBron Takes On The Warriors


One of the most anticipated holiday traditions of the year, Christmas Day in the NBA features outstanding matchups all afternoon and night, including many of the most exciting stars in the association. The 2018 edition of Xmas basketball includes five matches in the slate, beginning in New York with the Knicks against the Bucks. The marquee matchup for those betting on NBA games will feature LeBron and the Lakers against Curry and the Warriors. Our NBA Power Rankings is another feature that should help you place your wager.

2018 Field Hockey World Cup - Can Canada Upset Favorites?


Canada qualified for the 2018 Men's Field Hockey World Cup with a solid performance at the hockey world league competition, which included a shocking win over India's highly-touted crew. Most sports betting sites list Canada as longshots to make an impact against favorites like Australia, a team with two consecutive world cup titles. The quest for a best-ever world cup result for Canadian men begins on November 28th in Bhubaneswar, India.

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics - Will Canada Top Gold Medal Standings?


A disappointing vote will prevent Calgary from hosting the winter Olympics in 2026, so Canada will now focus on beating the world at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. The Canadians dominated the 2010 winter games in Vancouver, finishing on top of the gold medal and overall medal count for the first time in the nation's history. Early odds from sports betting sites list Canada as one of the favorites to emerge on top of the world in 2022 in Beijing.

2018 CFL Division Finals Odds


The road to the 2018 CFL Grey Cup continues on Sunday, November 18th with the eastern and western division finals. After a big win over the Lions, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats travel to meet the division-leading Redblacks in Ottawa. Out west, the CFL-best Calgary Stampeders host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who overcame a 53-year curse to finally win a playoff game in Regina. Sports betting sites show the Stampeders as favorites, but the Blue Bombers resilience make them an attractive underdog to win the west.

Gabriel Medina is the Favourite To Win The 2018 Men's World Surf League Championship


The 2018 World Surf League Men’s champion will be determined on the final day of competition at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii, which begins on December 8th. Gabriel Medina will attempt to clinch his second title over Julian Wilson and Filipe Toledo on the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu. The legendary Kelly Slater and John John Florence will return from extended absences to challenge for the tour’s last ride of 2018.