Articles by Austin Kent

Baseball

Finally, old Yankee Stadium has met its match

With all the panic and general hullabaloo surrounding old Yankee Stadium’s impending destruction, it’s hard to detach one’s self from the emotional draw of the world famous venue – but then, eventually, you see it for yourself. For years The Big Ballpark in the Bronx has set the table from which baseball purists have dined, and for years the onslaught of people hoping to witness history firsthand has taken its toll on the now 85-year-old…

Basketball

Never send a human to do Josh Smith’s job

Josh Smith is a 22-year-old power forward with four years of NBA experience, a record-setting pace for blocks and enough highlight reel footage to start up his own multimedia empire, but ask the man himself what he really needs and discover nothing more than the feeling of being wanted. On Friday afternoon Smith signed a five-year $58 million offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, baiting his current Atlanta Hawks club to match the deserved market…

Hockey

Pro-bound Pietrangelo talks NHL draft

Alex Pietrangelo is a big guy, especially wearing skates, so the fact that the 18-year-old defensemen is being highly touted as one of the best linemen prospects in the NHL this season really comes as no surprise. Even less of a surprise, however, is the fact that Pietrangelo has proven himself to host a similar skill set to that of probable-Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger. Whether it be the unquestionable puck handling skills of…

Hall of Fame

Cabral Richards: Cabbie on the Net

You know exactly who I’m talking about, especially if you’re a sports fan and even more so if you’re Canadian – not to mention a fan of basketball, football, Canadian sport, hockey, national pride, baseball, humour, or quality television in general. After hitting the Home for the Hardcore as an intern back in the days when The Score Television Network still called itself Headline Sports, Cabral Richards decided to hit the streets. Ever since, in…