Tim WharnsbyTim's worked the sports beat at The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun, specializing in Canada's one true sporting obsession - hockey. He knows the players, the coaches, the backroom boys and most importantly, the fans. That's what he brings to his stories. Knowledge, fairness and understanding are trademarks of a Wharnsby story. That's what you will get here as he writes for CBCSports.ca.
In September 1981, a 20-year-old Wayne Gretzky repaired to a secluded Florida condo to reckon with what he called "the worst experience I've ever had in hockey." There, he made a decision that would result in an unimaginable assault on hockey's record book. more »
A lot has changed in the NBA since the Toronto Raptors were eliminated in the 2016 Eastern Conference finals. Catch up on everything you need to know before the 2016-17 season gets underway tonight. more »
Racial tension was exploding in the U.S. and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of the "Star-Spangled Banner" was spreading like a prairie fire. The Toronto Raptors wanted to join the growing chorus of protest, and coach Dwane Casey was moved by his players' remarks. more »