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Knicks fire head coach Mike Woodson and staff

The New York Knicks have fired head coach Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff. Woodson spent two seasons with the Knicks, giving them a division title in 2012-13. But this season they missed a shot at the playoffs for the first time in four years. The team president Phil Jackson says they’ll be looking Read More

Golf: Watson wins 2nd Masters Tournament

Bubba Watson has won this year’s Masters in Augusta, Georgia yesterday. This will be his 2nd green jacket, as he hit 8 under par to take the title. Watson beat out fellow American Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt of Sweden. (Image source: Bleacher Report)

Brendan Shanahan becomes Leafs president

Hockey Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan has been named the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shanahan, a Toronto native, is expected to pull the Leafs out of a long slump, especially since they missed their shot at the playoffs this season. MLSE says he’ll start right away, but they’ll save the details for a Read More

Powell wants to appeal doping ban

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who was given an 18-month ban by JADCO yesterday, plans to appeal the ban. In a statement from his publicist, he calls the suspension “unfair and unjust”, and wants to have it either overturned or reduced. Powell faces the ban after a failed doping test at the National Read More

Asafa Powell gets 18-month ban for doping

Former 100-metre world record holder and Olympic gold medallist Asafa Powell has been banned for 18 months for consuming the banned substance oxilofrine. The sentence was handed down today by JADCO, who gave fellow Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson a similar ban on Tuesday. Both Powell and Simpson won’t be able to return to the track Read More

Allison Randall the latest to be banned by JADCO for doping test

Yet another Jamaican athlete faces suspension, just after Sherone Simpson’s 18-month ban. Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall will be out for two years after her failed drug test last June. A JADCO trial found a substance in her system banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Randall is the Jamaican record holder for discus throwing with Read More

Valanciunas charged with drunk driving, but will still play Wednesday

Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas faced a drunk driving charge during a trip to Wasaga Beach early Monday morning. The OPP says they found open beer bottles in the 21-year-old’s vehicle, eventually arresting him after he was caught with high levels of alcohol in his blood. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri says even with the charges, Valanciunas Read More

UConn defeat Kentucky to take 4th NCAA championship title

The Connecticut Huskies take their 4th national title after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 last night. This will make UConn the first 7th seeded team ever to win the Championships. (Image source: CBC)

Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson given 18-month ban

Jamaican Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson has been banned from competing for 18 months after her drug test from last summer’s National Trials came back positive. In her JADCO trial, she was found to have consumed oxilofrine, a banned substance according to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Simpson won’t be able to come back until December this Read More

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce prepares for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she’s up to the challenge for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. For now, she’s still figuring out which events to take on, keeping in mind her African competitors, such as Nigerian Olympic medallist Blessing Okagbare. The Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow July 23rd. (Image source: BBC)

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