Category: Sports

Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show has social media in mourning

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Canada, Sports, Transparency, World

si_jon.jpgThe man who has kept many of us laughing through some of the more absurd moments in the last 15 years is saying goodbye. Comedy Central announced comedian Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show at the end of his contract.

Does prison deserve a penalty for OT-incurring Super Bowl viewing?

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports

Correctional officers at a Windsor, Ont., correctional facility will be paid an hour of overtime to supervise inmates watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. The story left CBC readers sharply divided. Some think the move is sportsmanlike conduct on the part of the prison, while others are crying foul.

NFL to run chilling domestic violence commercial during 2015 Super Bowl

Categories: Community, Sports

si_nfldomesticviolence.jpgA powerful spot created with help from the NFL will be making history this Sunday as the first ever PSA addressing domestic violence and sexual assault to air during the Super Bowl.

Hashtag voting can't be taken seriously

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Sports

LowryKyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was named to the starting lineup of the Eastern Conference team for the NBA All-Star game. He owes this honour, at least in part, to support from thousands of Twitter users who voted for him using the #NBAballot hashtag.

Fan voting on social media has become a common way to decide the winners of these kinds of awards in sports and in entertainment. But can you trust the result of a hashtag vote?

Eugenie Bouchard asked to twirl: sexist or innocuous?

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports, Transparency, World

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    Canadian tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard was surprised, if not shocked, when a male on-court commentator conducting a post-match interview at the Australian Open made an unusual request: "Can you give us a twirl?"

Afghanistan's Bruce Lee lookalike finds big audience online

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Sports

Thanks to years of martial arts training, a knack for self-promotion, and (most importantly) the fact that he bears a striking resemblance to the late great Bruce Lee, 20-year-old Abbas Alizada is closer than ever to achieving his superstar goals -- even if only by way of the viral web.

The most Canadian story ever: Backyard hockey rink generates controversy

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports, Transparency

Free the hockey rink! Nobody puts Jean Christophe Bossé's outdoor neighbourhood hockey rink in a corner. Maybe not even the City of Sherbrooke. Bossé is now fighting back.

That time Will and Kate met America's royalty, Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Sports, World

Will and KateThe worlds of entertainment, sports and British royalty collided at Barklays Center in Brooklyn last night as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in a basketball game and met possibly the closest thing America has to a royal couple: Jay-Z and Queen B.

Jean Béliveau: Share your condolences

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports

Beliveau220.jpgTo mark his death, we invite you to share your condolences for Jean Béliveau's family, as well as those around the sports world who loved and admired him. Email them to us a, reach out on Twitter mentioning @CBCCommunity or go to our Facebook page.

Pat Quinn dead at 71, Canadians remember NHL legend

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports

si_quinn.jpgPat Quinn, who spent more than four decades in the NHL as a player, head coach and general manager, has died at the age of 71.