• Wimbledon using IBM’s super computer Watson to serve up data on fans Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Tennis fans watching Wimbledon this year may not realize that Wimbledon is watching them right back. Whether they’re talking about the matches on social media, or actually in attendance at the All-England Club, a super computer that’s best known for winning the game show Jeopardy! has been tasked with gathering meta […]
  • Why Lionel Messi may never escape Diego Maradona’s shadow Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports Once again Lionel Messi’s moment has come and gone. And this time it could be forever. Having failed, yet again, to win a major trophy with Argentina, the world’s best player has decided to retire from international play at just age 29. Messi retires from international soccer The decision will potentially leave him forever […]
  • 5 controversial moments in sport that continue to enthrall Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Sport is filled with controversial moments — plays that cause us to either jump up in celebration or roar in disbelief. These moments stick with us. For some it is the feeling of injustice, and others it’s the cheeky reminders of getting away with something — even better if it’s at […]
  • Stephen Curry, Lionel Messi bromance looms for Game 2 of the NBA Finals Originally Published at cbc.ca/sports Like any good bromance, the one between Lionel Messi and Stephen Curry has a long and storied history. What began with mutual admiration online and in the media has quickly blossomed into an exchange of gifts and respect. And now with Messi heading to San Jose to join Argentina for the Copa America […]
  • Do captains really matter in sports? Originally published on cbc.ca/sports In the playoffs the spotlight shines brightest on the sports we love. And whether things are going well or not, we often turn to the captain to help us understand why. After all, they lead the team onto the field. They are the ones standing beside the referee during the coin flip, […]