The snow-soaked streets of Hamilton, Ontario are miserable enough this time of year, colder still without the luxury of a consistent address to call home. Sadly, life on the streets – or the looming threat thereof – is a distinct reality for far too many. One organization, the local branch of Street Soccer Canada, has joined the fight, using the power of sport to heal a community.
Great teams are made up of great players. 2011 saw many of them rise up to the challenge and give us memories that will last a lifetime. Whether that greatness was due to a stat sheet or in incredible story, TheGP’s top writers and editors believe that these athletes deserve to be honored as the best of the year.
This past year gave us dozens of memorable memories as the best teams across all sports put together phenomenal seasons. A collection of TheGP’s top writers and editors took a hard look at the best sports teams of 2011 and weigh in with why each of them are deserving to be named the greatest of the year.
The Good Point’s Jesse Goldberg-Strassler is no fool when it comes to sports, or Twitter. He’s prepared a primer of the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to building your brand in the Sports Twitter-verse, and like everything on Twitter, it’s free!
“Lysistrata Jones” is a Broadway play that combines unsuccessful basketball with Greek comedy. The woes of decades worth of losses forces one player to come up with an unconventional way to turn fortunes around, and The Good Point’s Mark Milner breaks down the play.
On April 12, 1980, Terrance Stanley Fox filled two bottles with ocean water from the Atlantic and headed west from St. John’s, Newfoundland. And so began his marathon. This, however, was no ordinary marathon. This was something far more special. This, was a Marathon of Hope. While an ordinary marathon runs a distance of 42.2 […]
Over the past weekend, Shaun White and Travis Pastrana were busy adding to their own legends at the 17th annual X-Games in Los Angeles, California. The popularity of the X-Games has grown steadily since they began in 1995. Sponsorship for and attention towards the ESPN-owned mega-event has skyrocketed, throwing once-called “extreme” sports into the mainstream […]
Almost four years ago, Novak Djokovic began his ascent to the zenith of the men’s tour in earnest, in a few short days climbing over each player above him in the rankings like rungs on a ladder. Showing the magnificent force and dominance of a future No. 1 player, he beat the world’s top three […]
At the end of May on the final day of the 2010-11 season, Blackpool FC traveled to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. The game meant nothing to United, who had clinched the Premier League title a week earlier. The game meant everything to Blackpool, one of five teams trying to stave off relegation […]
A major global sporting event begins this Saturday in South Asia. Co-hosted by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the 2011 Cricket World will captivate millions of people across five continents for the next six weeks. Historically, Canada versus the United States is the oldest fixture in international cricket. The first match between two opposing countries took […]