Category: Sports

Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show sparks excitement, cynicism from readers

Categories: Business, Sports, Transparency, World

Tags: Digital Music, Katy Perry, Music, NFL, Television

The NFL's football championship extravaganza generates a massive viewership, with television ratings service Nielsen saying the 2014 game averaged 111.5 million viewers, a record for a U.S. television program.

si_women.jpgCanadaRuns Canadians are gearing up to push themselves beyond all-comforts zones this month in marathon events across the country. CBC wants to see how you and your community are gearing up for the big day! Send us your pictures and stories! #CanadaRuns

Blue Jays catch flak from PETA over tiger cub visit

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports

Tags: Animal Rights, Jose Bautista, PETA, Reaction, Social Media, Storify, Toronto, Toronto Blue Jays

blue-jays-peta-220.jpgAn animal rights group is riled by a pre-game visit with lion and tiger cubs at the Toronto Blue Jays' clubhouse last week, penning a letter urging they ensure it "is the last time that captive wild animals are used by the team."

NFL's cheerleaders deserve fair share of football riches, say CBC News readers

Categories: Business, Community, Sports

Tags: Business, Community, Community Reaction, Money, Sports

cheerleaderFormer cheerleaders for the Bills and three other NFL teams are suing, claiming they were paid below minimum wage. 

Many CBC News readers reacted with disbelief that cheerleaders for teams valued at over $1 billion are paid so little for their work. 

Michael Sam's Dallas Cowboys signing provokes debate online

Categories: Community, Sports

Tags: storify

si_michaelsamstorify.jpgMichael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL in May. He was cut by the St. Louis Rams on August 30th. Today he became part of "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys. Michael Sam's career and story matters--- here's why:

Readers say 'no, thanks' to Canadian World Cup bid

Categories: Community, Sports

Tags: Canada, Community, FIFA, Reaction, Sepp Blatter, Storify, World Cup

sepp-blatter-220.jpgAfter FIFA President Sepp Blatter appeared to express support for a potential World Cup in Canada, many readers responded with a resounding "no, thanks."

World Cup streaker Vitaly Zdorovetskiy takes selfie from Brazil jail

Categories: Sports, World

Tags: Photos, Sports, Storify, Twitter, Video, World

World Cup invaderIf you were watching the FIFA World Cup final yesterday, you likely missed the scene of Russian prankster and YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy running onto the pitch and being tackled by security guards.

ESPN #BodyIssue embraces strong, not skinny bodies

Categories: Community, Sports

Tags: Community, Sports

ESPN220.jpgESPN Magazine's sixth annual body issue featured 22 naked athletes -- including 11 strong, toned women rather than the skinny models that so often adorn the covers at newsstands.

World Cup final pits Pope Francis versus retired pope Benedict

Categories: Sports

Tags: Sports

220-world-cup-popes.jpgTwo of the world's highest-ranking Catholics have found themselves on opposite sides of the pitch in Sunday's World Cup final game between Argentina and Germany.

Brazil's newspapers cry 'Shame,' 'Grief,' 'Disgrace' after stunning World Cup loss

Categories: Sports, World

Tags: Photos, Sports, Storify, World

brazilThe morning after Brazil suffered one of the most stunning losses in sport history to Germany at the FIFA World Cup, newspaper headlines across the soccer-mad country -- and 2014 host nation -- attempted to convey the fans' crushing emotions.