Ryan Doyle

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The Two Words Armstrong Won't Say

(19) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 1:42 PM

He is one of the best athletes the planet earth has ever seen. But all this time, was Lance Armstrong racing towards victory, or cycling away from the truth?

The truth caught him, for all the world to see, and now there is just one last hurdle for...

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Baseball Is a Job, So Fire Escobar

(51) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 7:45 AM

Imagine walking into your workplace tomorrow morning, grabbing a marker from the supply closet, walking into the boardroom and writing the words "You are a Faggot" on the company white board.

How do you think the boss would react?

Would you be able to...

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CHANGE MY MIND: Is Hockey More Important to the Canadian Identity Than the Arts?

(33) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 4:35 PM

With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full heat, Justin Bieber dominating the music charts all over the world and Canadian paintings being auctioned for more than most people's houses, here's a question we're tossing about the Huffpost newsroom: Which is more essential to our Canadian identity? Is it...

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Good Hockey Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Love is blind. Love gets in the way of the critical thought, and can suck you into a cycle of abuse that you mistake for normality.

Love allows someone to err, say they are sorry over and over, reflexively, ad nauseam. You forgive, forget and repeat the...

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Is it Time to Forgive Tiger Woods?

(15) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 8:06 AM

Two and a half years ago the world witnessed an athletic train wreck. One of the most recognizable athletes in our lifetime crashed and burned before our very eyes. Personally, professionally, and as a man.

The events following Tiger Woods' 2009 car accident are well-documented. Torrid...

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Hockey's New Spectators Prefer Grey Goose to Brewskies

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 1:24 PM

Some of my fondest memories in life involve me, my dad, and sports.

The smell of Toronto's old Exhibition stadium in late May, a mixture of peanuts, hot dogs, and Lake Ontario (when Lake Ontario still had a pleasant odor). My dad explaining the intricacies of my first...

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Zambia's Extra Sweet Win

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 1:49 PM

In the world of sports there are plenty of stars. Some of them you can call heroes, many more of them are anti-heroes, but my favourite sports narrative is that of the unsung hero.

That being said, have you ever heard the name Kalusha Bwalya?

If you aren't...

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Can Super Bowl's Glitz Be Imported to Grey Cup?

(33) Comments | Posted February 4, 2012 | 10:25 PM

Super Bowl is, as its name implies, as super and relevant as ever. It also serves as a big reminder that the Grey Cup, also appropriately titled, really needs to touch up its roots.

It all comes down to a generation gap.

On one hand, you have the young, bold,...

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Toronto Sports Fans Need Extreme Makeover

(4) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Toronto sports fans: Nobody wants to date you! Take the hint.

It's about time Toronto sports fans picked up a copy of the popular dating book He's Just Not That Into You, because the constant rejection is getting embarrassing.

Last week, after missing out on Japanese pitching phenom

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