Freestyle vs. Greco-Roman: Everything Team USA Wrestlers Want You To Know About The Different Olympic Disciplines

There are two styles of wrestling contested at the Olympic Games – freestyle and Greco-Roman. While similar, the two disciplines are still quite different. There are also a few other styles, such as folkstyle, which is practiced at the high school and college level, and beach, which is gaining popularity and will be contested at the inaugural World Beach Games later this year. “A lot of fans know...

Mohawk: North America Cup eliminations set for Saturday

The battle for a spot in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup will be intense, as 25 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings were entered to race in this Saturday’s eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack. The 25 pacers have been split into three $50,000 eliminations and only the top three finishers from each division, plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot, will advance to the $1 million Pepsi North...

World Cup in North America? US, Canada, Mexico Joint Bid Could Gain FIFA Support

A final on or around the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Modern stadiums across the United States and perhaps in Mexico and Canada, too. A North American World Cup in 2026 with 48 nations would be far larger and played in almost all different venues than the 24-team event the U.S. hosted in 1994. Soccer officials planned to announce details of the joint bid by the U.S., Mexico...

Is Toronto the Next Great North American Sports City?

Canada’s next great hope for a championship team could come from its biggest city When you think of the big sports cities, New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles all come to mind, but now it might be time to start thinking beyond the border of the United States and looking to the Great White North for the next great North American sports city. Over the past few years Toronto, Canada’s...

Does Nissan Even Care About Motorsports In North America Anymore?

Nissan’s North American motorsport efforts in 2016 were marked by a renewed focus on production cars: vehicles like the GT-R that they could point to and say, “We sell that!” Problem is, Nissan’s factory effort in Pirelli World Challenge, called Always Evolving, will be losing their factory support for 2017, according to a Nissan employee whose comments were seen by Jalopnik. And it may not...

Rugby League can make it big in the USA and North America, says first transatlantic sports team, Toronto Wolfpack

RYAN Burroughs believes the Toronto Wolfpack could pave the way for rugby league to make it big Stateside. The Canadian-based side faces its first Super League opponent today in a trial game against Challenge Cup winners Hull. Wolfpack enter League One this year, becoming the first transatlantic side in any professional sports league. They have already showed their commitment to talent by taking on...

Website ranks Halifax Mooseheads as 39th best stadium experience in North America

An American sports website has ranked the ‘Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016’ and a Maritime hockey team has cracked the top 50, beating teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. When the puck hits the ice at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre, hockey fans come alive. “This is the heart of hockey in Canada, this is Halifax, Nova Scotia, Moose Country rocks,” says Ian Robinson,...

Is there really any difference between skiing in Europe and North America?

Colorado is a long flight away, and a big holiday investment. Can the contrast between US and European slopes really make it worth the trip? Caterwauling my way down a wide, open plane, I am shrieking and whooping uncontrollably as I make bouncy turns through the softest powder imaginable, spraying wide arcs of champagne as I go. There is not a single soul in view other than our small posse of five...

Best Skiing and Snowboarding In North America: Liftopia’s Best In Snow Winners Announced

Liftopia, the snowsports industry’s leading online lift ticket discounter, just compiled its first ever now to be annual Best in Snow Awards, honoring North America’s most beloved ski areas. The results were released today. Unlike other “Best” lists, the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards incorporate what Liftopia claims is the largest dataset in the industry, having tracked the buying patterns of...

Hoffmeister to Kayak 30,000 miles Around North America

German super-paddler will link Northwest Passage and Panama Canal in trip that could take a decade Freya Hoffmeister today announced her plan to circumnavigate the North American continent by sea kayak. The German adventurer will attempt the approximately 30,000-mile journey over the next eight to ten years, paddling in stages of three to five months. She will travel alone and self-supported most of...