Jesilou TongioJesilou Tongio is a writer and web geek who joined CBCSports.ca in 2010. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ryerson University. Her work earned a Sports Media Canada Award in 2009. She was the youngest winner and only female among that year’s awardees.
The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as their new head coach. Bednar replaces Patrick Roy, who abruptly stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations earlier this month. more »
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Pirri on a $1.1 million US, one-year deal. The 25-year-old Pirri spent last season with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks, recording 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games. His 29 points were a career high. more »
Watch coverage of the IAAF Diamond League track and field meet in Paris on Saturday, featuring Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber, looking to rebound from subpar performances at the Rio Olympics and meet in Switzerland. more »
It's official: Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games over allegations of steroid use. But some Paralympians are experimenting with another kind of performance enhancement. It's called "boosting," and it's dangerous. Quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky tells Brent about the dangerous tactic and why he still boosts in spite of the risks. more »