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Explaining the war against one-day fantasy leagues There is no two ways about it, sports betting will always be present regardless of its legality. The FBI has launched an investigation into whether or not one-day fantasy sports sites based in the United States, like FanDuel and DraftKings, are illegal gambling operations. What these new sites …

As the cold days of winter holidays start, the pro sports world is perhaps at its hottest. The National Football League (NFL) is in the thick of its regular season as playoffs loom and the National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons are well underway and the stars are shining. While relaxing over the holidays, it’s the perfect time to catch a game, in person, or on TV. Here’s what to look out for.

During the dog days of summer, a relative veil of silence falls upon the four major professional sports leagues: Major League Baseball (MLB) is in the thick of their season, but the National Football League (NFL) is in pre-season stages; games in the National Basketball Association (NBA) seem far away; and no one wants to think about the cold winter season associated with the National Hockey League (NHL). Although it may be a slower time of year, there are always storylines being played out on the field.

NHL franchises in Quebec and the maritimes are a viable option Of the four major professional leagues in North America, three have franchises in Canada: seven NHL teams, one NBA team, and one MLB franchise. Although the NFL doesn’t have a team north of the border, the Buffalo Bills do have an agreement to play …

Moussa Sangaré-Ponce defends patriotism and a sports fan’s right to choose You can question a person’s choice of their favourite sports team, but please don’t question that person’s love of their country. Of the four major professional leagues that dominate the sports scene in North America, the NFL is the only one that does not …

An inside look at all the happenings in professional sports as spring approaches Every year, the president of the United States addresses the nation and gives a status update on the happenings in the country called the State of the Union I’m not the president of the U.S. But I am a sports reporter, and …

If the NFL truly wants to eliminate discrimination from the field and the locker room, it still has a long way to go. Penalizing players in a game for their language to teammates, not in anger at the opposition or to a referee, sets a dangerous and hypocritical precedent for a league mired in controversy.

Wayne Gretzky is often considered to be the best player in hockey history and at the head of the dynasty that was the 1979–88 Edmonton Oilers. However, the narrative might have been different if Grant Fuhr wasn’t in net during those Oilers championships.

n the last three years, football has seen a rise in the number of prominent black quarterbacks and has been described as the golden era of black quarterbacks. It is not a coincidence that in these past seasons, we have also heard of dual-threat quarterbacks, referring to quarterbacks who can run just as well as they throw.

Football players are modern-day gladiators and all of us that tune in on Feb. 2 are the Romans cheering them on. We cheer with every monstrous collision while understanding the mental illness it causes.

The new team names will take effect immediately. Among other changes, the New England Patriots will now be referred to as the Dirty Micks, the New York Giants will be changed to the Cheap Jews, and the Miami Dolphins will be renamed the Blackskins.

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff SIXTY-FOUR TEAMS, ONE winner—how could you not watch this sporting phenomenon? Every year, the top college teams from the East, Mideast, West, and South come together for a massive three-week, single-elimination tournament known as March Madness. The winner of this tournament gets a gold-plated wooden National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) …