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Finnish broadcaster Juhani Tamminen. (Video Screenshot)

Meet the Finnish Don Cherry

The man who is called the Finnish Don Cherry is wearing what he calls his “championship final” outfit: cream-coloured dress shirt, silver tie and a bright white blazer that’s been covered in large, sparkling, Swarovski-style crystals.

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) runs into Miami Heat centre Hassan Whiteside (21) during NBA playoff action in Toronto on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

No JV means no chance for Raps

When Jonas Valanciunas crashed hard to the court at the American Airlines Arena in Miami two Saturdays ago, with him went any real chance the Raptors would have to seriously compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sharks D-man Brent Burns. REUTERS

Guts is feeling the Burns for Sharks

So many times we see in the world of golf where immensely talented players just cannot shoot low on certain courses. It’s nothing physical, it’s simply some tracks do not suit the eye of certain players.

Stipe Miocic celebrates his big win. REUTERS

Stipe Miocic makes Cleveland cheer

It’s easy to make fun of Cleveland, Ohio as a painful sports town. The poor bastards haven’t won any kind of championship since the Browns won a Super Bowl in 1964. Kind of reminds me of Vancouver.

The mascot for the Toronto Raptors. POSTMEDIA

Raptors earn 'Canada's team' title by default

With the Toronto Raptors rollercoaster postseason in the second round for the first time in 15 years, and the accompanying TV ratings setting record highs, a debate has re-emerged across the country— are the Raptors “Canada’s Team,” and what does the phrase even mean?

MMA Conor McGregor. REUTERS

Mayweather-McGregor just a troll job

Floyd Mayweather Jr. must be bored or enjoys trolling the MMA world. Late last week, British tabloid The Sun reported that a boxing match between “Money” Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor was currently being negotiated.

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Vegas showing the Blues some love

The odds to win the Stanley Cup change ever so slightly after every playoff game. As I sit here writing this (Thursday, 7:44 a.m.), the St Louis Blues are the favourites now at just a tad over 3-1 to hoist the greatest trophy in sports.