New Canucks’ Alvin says being the first Swedish GM for the NHL is an ‘honour’

New Canucks’ Alvin says being the first Swedish GM for the NHL is an ‘honour’

New Vancouver Canucks CEO Patrick Alvin said Wednesday it was “an honor” to be the first Swedish general manager of ice hockey. At his introductory media conference, Alvin, 47, thanked the organization for “getting out of the box” by appointing a European General Manager, the second in the NHL, to join Columbus Blue Jackets GM … Read more

Frances Ngannou coach: Dana White’s absence after UFC 270 win was a ‘weak move’

Frances Ngannou coach: Dana White’s absence after UFC 270 win was a ‘weak move’

Amid the uproar of Frances Ngannou’s victory over Cyril Jean after the main event of UFC 270, there was one notable absence: UFC President Dana White. It was UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard, not White, who wrapped the heavyweight title around Ngannou’s waist, a role normally reserved for a UFC president. White also skipped the post-match … Read more

In the absence of VanVleet and Barnes, the Raptors have risen in a team effort

In the absence of VanVleet and Barnes, the Raptors have risen in a team effort

In theory, the most important moment regarding the Raptors’ game against the visiting Charlotte Hornets came two hours before the ball kicked off. “Fred is out,” said Raptors coach Nick Norse. Toronto have struggled with injuries and endless interruptions at the top of their rotation so far this season, but Fred Vanfleet has been consistent. … Read more