Devin Heroux reports for CBC News and Sports. He is now based in Toronto, after working first for the CBC in Calgary and Saskatoon.
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Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing victorious in curling's return from the pandemic
In the first competitive bonspeil in Ontario since the global pandemic, Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing defeated Maddy Warriner and Charlie Richard 7-1 to win the two-day mixed doubles curling event in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.
Curling returns to play in a pandemic by rediscovering its roots
In the midst of the pandemic and as curling finds its way back to the pebbled sheets, it would appear the game is getting back to its roots, setting up events in local clubs -- clubs that have always hosted events but are now the lifeline for casual curlers and the pros.
Jennifer Jones, other curling stars take 1st steps back on ice at mixed doubles cashspiel
The longest curling offseason in Canada is finally ending this weekend — but when curlers start sliding and sweeping again the roaring game is going to look massively different.
After rallying a nation once again, Raptors look for more Game 7 magic
The defending champion Toronto Raptors have captured the hearts and minds of Canadians from coast to coast. And now there’s another Game 7 in the midst of a playoff run that could once again send Raptors fans into another stratosphere of fandom.
Raptors hope OG Anunoby's buzzer-beater is this year's dose of playoff 'magic'
It was one of those games Toronto Raptors teams of the past probably would have lost. And it was another one of those moments where Raptors fans would wonder if the team would ever break through.
A single week 20 years ago will prove indelible in Canadian sports history
It's not often you can pinpoint an exact time a "golden age" began, but for Canadian sports a single week in June 20 years ago is as close as you'll ever get.
Canada's Jamal Murray using his spotlight to fight for change
Exactly one week after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police, Canada's Jamal Murray delivered a memorable NBA playoff performance and followed it up with an equally memorable post-game interview Sunday night.
Raptors fans showing their own drive to win with tailgate viewing parties
The Guaman family wasn't going to miss being a part of the Toronto Raptors playoff run — they were jammed into their vehicle just a couple rows back from the massive screens in a parking lot at Ontario Place on the city's waterfront.
Point of View
The power of words and the weight homophobic slurs carry: Heroux
As CBC Sports' Devin Heroux writes, when the many young LGBTQ+ athletes across Canada encounter homophobic slurs, it reinforces insecurities about what it means to be gay today and wanting to excel in athletics.
CEBL's Mike Morreale proud of what league has accomplished heading into championship weekend
This Sunday, against nearly impossible odds, the CEBL will hand out its trophy to a deserving team after two weeks of games. But how they got to this point is something commissioner Mike Morreale is still wrapping his head around.
Hockey Canada mandates minimum of 2 women on board of governors
In a move it says is aimed to include more diverse perspectives, Hockey Canada has mandated that a minimum of two women must sit on its board of governors.
U Sports reverses decision on football player eligibility
U Sports is reversing its decision to take away the final year of eligibility from football players who are currently 24 years old and would have lost their final season due to the pandemic.
1 year out, again: Olympic hopefuls gain new appreciation for craft due to postponement
For Canadian athletes and coaches alike, this summer's Olympics in Tokyo were meant to be the culmination of years of hard work. Instead, many have been forced to take a step back and reflect on what their sport means to them.
'National interest' and 'risk mitigation' paved way for Blue Jays to train in Toronto
Canada's Public Health Agency (PHAC) says robust measures taken by Major League Baseball to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is what led the government to issue an exemption to the mandatory isolation order for the Blue Jays to hold training camp in Toronto.
Pride in a pandemic: Athlete panel discusses weight of being LGBTQ+ in modern sports
Former NFL player Wade Davis, Canadian women's soccer national team keeper Erin McLeod and former Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis took part in a special CBC Sports Pride panel. The trio tackle what it means to be LGBTQ+ in sports today, also discussing the plight of other oppressed groups.