Article posted on Thursday 11 January - 07:50 EST
There are only eight teams left standing with a shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 52 which means the Divisional Round of the 2017-18 NFL playoffs has arrived. Throughout history this is the round that has provided NFL fans with some memorable upsets and this year's version may be no different. But before we talk about the combatants, let's take a stroll through history to review some of the biggest upsets during the Divisional Round in NFL history.
Article posted on Wednesday 10 January - 16:33 EST
National Football League AFC Divisional playoff action opens with Tennessee visiting New England. The Titans upset the Chiefs, in Kansas City, to win their first postseason match since the 2003 NFL season. The Patriots enjoyed a BYE as the AFC #1 seed. This battle hits the turf at 8:15 PM ET on January 13, 2018, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The Patriots are thick chalk in this contest.
Article posted on Tuesday 09 January - 05:59 EST
The NFL Awards takes place on February 3, the night before the Super Bowl to celebrate outstanding individual performances. These awards earn a bit of controversy with so many candidates worthy of their own recognition. We prognosticate the likely winner and take it a step further and add an honourable mention: "Who should win" - an alternative candidate who is just as, if not more, deserving as the likely winner.
Article posted on Monday 08 January - 04:54 EST
We've reached the end of another college football season and for the third year in a row we've got the Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide program playing in the National Championship. Alabama is 1-1 SU in the previous two, and after getting through Clemson in the Semi-Finals the Tide have set up an all-SEC Title game with Georgia. Who's got the edge?
Article posted on Friday 05 January - 16:51 EST
Super Bowl MVP is the greatest individual honor in gridiron football. Since QBs catch most of the NFL spotlight, the award tends to go the winning pivot who leads his offense to glory. Defense may win championships, but defenders mostly get passed over – until the most recent handful of Super Bowls.
Article posted on Thursday 04 January - 06:04 EST
They may as well rename the AFC Playoffs to the New England Playoffs because there's only one (near) guarantee: the Pats will be in the NFC Championship game. The road to Super Bowl LII goes through the Patriots and with three new AFC teams, there is plenty of new factors to consider. We look at which AFC team has the best shot to upset the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Article posted on Friday 22 December - 11:20 EST
With only two weeks remaining in the NFL season, five teams have already punched their ticket to January and up to eight new teams could be duking it out. With over a dozen teams in the picture, we try to separate the contenders, the ones who will do serious damage, from the pretenders, the ones waiting to flame out. We break it down with conference championship and SBLII odds.
Article posted on Thursday 21 December - 02:53 EST
Previewing Canada's top tennis players Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov in their quest to win their first major tournament. With Raonic on the mend and Shapovalov just getting started, both remain longshots to win any of the big four tournaments but greater upsets have happened before. We break down each player's chances for each tournament and give realistic expectations on top of a review of their accomplishments.
Article posted on Sunday 17 December - 10:05 EST
The NHL pulling out of the Winter Olympics dealt a huge blow not just to the international sporting event but to all of its hockey teams. Canada seems most affected as hockey's most powerful nation will be without the services of Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and Carey Price. There is still a solid crop of Canadian players outside the NHL who could put together a gold-medal team.
Article posted on Friday 08 December - 20:12 EST
With his UFC contract expiring, Cub Swanson is looking to make one last statement and it comes at the expense of surging contender Brian Ortega. Both Swanson and Ortega are undefeated in their last four fights. Swanson orchestrated slobber knockers with decision victories while Ortega set a record for most consecutive third-round finishes with four. It's a battle for Californian supremacy. Main card starts 10:00 PM ET.
Article posted on Wednesday 06 December - 12:15 EST
The FIFA Club World Cup has not been around for too long but it’s quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s most prestigious club football tournaments. We take a look at the eight participants in this year’s tournament and provide our pick for the winner
Article posted on Sunday 29 October - 17:31 EDT
With the series all tied up at two games apiece, both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros send out their top guns to duel it out in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night. Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 2.96 ERA) tries to take his team back to LA with a 3-2 lead, but Dallas Keuchel (2-2, 3.00 ERA) knows his team needs that lead even more. First pitch is at 8:20pm ET.
Article posted on Tuesday 24 October - 14:19 EDT
This is it! The Houston Astros attempt to take down the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 on the West Coast. Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 2.60 ERA) faces off against Clayton Kershaw (2-0, 3.63 ERA). The World Series starts Tuesday night and it's sure to be epic! First pitch is at 8:09pm ET.
Article posted on Wednesday 11 October - 18:33 EDT
The greatest men's tennis player of all time added yet another chapter to his amazing career in 2017 when he won both the Australian Open and the Championships at Wimbledon. His amazing return to the top has many people asking how many more times can he win at the All England Club?
Article posted on Sunday 24 September - 12:26 EDT
Will the NFL balance of power continue to shift to the AFC West? Week three Sunday night football explodes on September 24th, with an 8:30 PM EST kickoff between the Raiders (2-0) and the Redskins (1-1). Oakland travels to FedEx Field after a successful home opener over the New York Jets, clashing with a Washington squad which barely squeaked by the Los Angeles Rams last week.
Article posted on Saturday 16 September - 11:37 EDT
The 21st running of the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile has drawn a deep and talented field of 12 with the gates set to open at 6:34 EST Saturday, September 16 in the Breeders' Cup Win and You're In qualifying event.
Article posted on Saturday 16 September - 06:52 EDT
eSports wagering more than doubled in 2016, rising from $250 million to approximately $600 million. By 2020, researchers determined that more than $23 billion will be wagered on eSports. The growth of eSports wagering will quickly outpace the value of the industry itself, estimated to generate $1.5 billion in 2020. Much of the incredible rise of eSports wagering was facilitated by Valve and their Steam platform, which knowingly provides open APIs to unscrupulous gambling entities.
Article posted on Saturday 09 September - 04:53 EDT
Much to the surprise of folks south of the border, football is a Canadian tradition that stretches back to the 1800s. The sport doesn't capture the Canadian imagination like hockey, but remains popular coast-to-coast. Canada loves gambling too, with the nation spending more than $4.5 billion per year on wagering. Canadians bet on football mostly through online sportsbooks, because the government refuses to modernize the industry.
Article posted on Wednesday 06 September - 07:53 EDT
All NFL team schedules follow the same formula, ensuring that every franchise faces a mix of division rivals and squads from the other conference. This creates significant disadvantages for teams who happen to line up against high-quality competition throughout the regular season. The NFL also forces teams to play outside of the US, erasing a home game while increasing mileage. Tough schedules in 2017 will challenge these four franchises with playoff aspirations.