Category Archives: Sports

Sam Langford: a Canadian Boxing Footnote (1883 -1956)

Although he possessed otherworldly talents, Nova Scotia-born boxer Sam Langford died penniless in 1956. Langford’s story is built more on rumour and legend than actual fact, because when he was active there was a concerted effort to diminish his historic career.

Mike Shallow: Newfoundland’s Forgotten Heavyweight Champion

In Newfoundland’s sporting folklore much of what we know is not actually known. A lot of the information we have is based on rumour and storytelling and of course, loosely kept statistics. This keeps the legends and myths of our past alive and ensures they have a level of mystery to them, which in turn makes them somewhat larger than life.

The Dance and Its Disappearance

On Friday of last week as you no doubt have heard, there was a bus crash that killed fifteen people. Many of them were teenagers. Hockey players on their way out of town for a road trip. The entire nation has felt this loss because so many of us have been on the same bus making the same trip to the same out of town game.

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