Orange and black has taken to the field! No, it is not the sporty mascot of Kelloggs Frosted Flakes, Tony the Tiger. It is none other than Baltimores resident Major-League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles! Yet, despite its name and ... Continue reading
Image Source When were out on the field or in the arena, we all want to be performing at our best. We want to have the jump that will sink the winning shot from the halfway line. We want to ... Continue reading
Few musical compositions capture the spirit and pride of the United States of America as neatly as the countrys national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. Performed and listened to by millions of people in countless occasions and circumstances, The Star-Spangled Banner ... Continue reading
The 2015-16 Washington Capitals have won the NHL President's Trophy but still have a tough path to the treasured Stanley Cup. They have never won the ultimate prize, but if Alexander Ovechkin has his way, there may be a celebration ... Continue reading
The sport of Horse Racing goes back many centuries. Soon after man learned to domesticate the horse, it was realized that horses can be used as vehicles for racing competitions. Shortly thereafter, man would put up whatever was considered valuable at ... Continue reading
source Many of the best sports on the planet take place outdoors. We gather in huge stadiums to cheer on our favourite teams in football, baseball or athletics. But, what about the indoor games? What are the very best sports ... Continue reading
Baseball, cricket, hockeythere are certainly quite a few sports that involve striking a ball or other small object with an elongated stick/club. Perhaps one of the more unique examples of these is croquet! Croquet (properly pronounced kroh-kay, although syllable emphasis ... Continue reading
Have you recently noticed an itchy or burning rash developing on the bottom of your foot or around your toes? Watch out: you may have contracted a skin infection commonly known as athletes foot! Though generally mild in severity, athletes ... Continue reading
Sports stars are usually associated with peak physical fitness, and for that to happen, one usually has to steer clear of vices such as cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. But not all sports stars follow these rules, or, indeed, are not ... Continue reading
Baseball players have been chewing tobacco for such a long time that we are accustomed to seeing them dipping without giving it a second thought. However, the list of cities trying to ban the use of smokeless tobacco in baseball ... Continue reading
For the first time ever, an athlete wrote some regrettable things on social media and didn't blame it on a member of his entourage or a group of Russian hackers. That's right: Kevin Durant admitted his own lanky fingers typed the now-viral tweets that matter-of-factly stated that he didn't like playing for the Thunder organization, [...]
We're here for the long-awaited boxing chat, perfectly timed to prime you for Saturday's super-fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. In the blue corner, we have our returning TheLeadSports boxing champion, staff writer, David Monroe. And in the red corner, we have the challenger, a frequent TLS contributor and also the namesake [...]
The NFL season is just hours away and we are previewing it the best way we know: with rap music. Here is actor/rapper extraordinaire and TheLead staff writer Joey Livingston with a lyrical preview of the AFC North
Hello Again, whilst researching for a book i am writing i came across this little article in a Winnipeg newspaper from 6/12/1912 it reads: RINK OPENING IN TORONTO DELAYED. An ice making expert W.J. McGee arrived from New York Monday and after a thorough examination declared that the piping at the Arena would all have to be taken up and relaid.
This meant that the ice already formed would have to be thawed out and hot water was forced through the TWELVE MILES of pipe with that end in view. The pipes will have to taken up and relaid properly. This will delay the skating and hockey practices for another week at least.
Above: The Arena. Right: This is the programme from the final game at the Arena Gardens in 1930 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Maroons.
My love of hockey started many moons ago, I suppose my brother David is to blame, he used to take me to watch football first and Sunderland were our team, after the game we headed back into town to the leisure centre and watch some Ice-hockey. The home team were the Crowtree Chiefs and one of my first games were against the Billingham Bombers it was a local derby and quite a feisty game I remember. Although I seemed to enjoy watching the Chiefs I definitely saw a big difference in quality when we visited our other local team the Durham Wasps (O`Conner, Brebant, Smith`s, Crapper etc....). The best matchups had to be against the Whitley Warriors many a time we went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. These were memorable times and i loved travelling around the country visiting other rinks. But my love for the game cranked up a gear when Channel 5 started televising live NHL games. I was in total awe of what I was seeing, so began my fascination for this breath taking sport. I had to find out more about all of the different uniforms, logos and nicknames. I have read masses of books and magazines and will not be getting involved in where it began or who started this game. I am interested in the hockey logo and what it represents to the fans that follow it, hence the blog. I wanted to show people the interesting logos and try to find out about other ones that could end up lost through time. Hopefully with my readers help I can gather enough information to fill a book perhaps. I know through my research their are some great works out their already ( SIHR Sweater museum, and logo database). I want to find out about the grass roots of hockey the amateur leagues [...]