Bruce RainnieHave a conversation with anyone in Prince Edward Island and they’ll know the name Bruce Rainnie. He’s the host of CBC News: Compass, the evening news program that has set numerous ratings records. He has a national profile through his work at CBC Sports where he has covered many Olympic broadcasts and with Hockey Night in Canada.
He’s a big time personality, and Islanders love him.
It appears the Joffrey Lupul saga with the Toronto Maple Leafs will have another chapter. According to a report on Thursday, Lupul will undergo an independent medical exam to determine his health. more »
Team Lebanon is the brainchild of a group of Lebanese Montrealers who love hockey and asked, "Why not Lebanon?" At the first tryout last spring, 75 players showed up. Now they come from as far away as Calgary and France for a game. more »
A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about. NHL preseason hockey made its debut in China — a 5-2 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Vancouver Canucks. more »
Nico Hischier, the first overall pick at this year's draft, broke a tie in the second period as the visiting New Jersey Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday in the third pre-season game for both teams. more »
Many eyes will be on Eliud Kipchoge at Sunday's 44th Berlin Marathon (CBCSports.ca, 3:15 a.m. ET) where the Kenyan will attempt to shatter Dennis Kimetto's 2014 world record of 2:02:57, set in the German capital. Kipchoge threatened the two-hour barrier in May. more »
Andrew Wiggins says he feels good about a max contract offer that is sitting in front of him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But the 22-year-old from Vaughan, Ont., is in no rush to get it signed. more »
The Detroit Tigers announced Friday that they will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next year after four seasons that included a division title amid declining fortunes as the franchise battles age, injuries and the departure of some key stars. more »