Get ready for Winter Games TV: 27 events to watch in week one!

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 17, 2018: NBC is planning to offer 2,400 hours of Olympic Winter Games programming, including live streaming of every event and more than 631 hours on television. Which events should you watch? We’ve gone through the 102-event schedule and picked out the highlights for U.S. fans for the first week (more…)

The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events (more…)

The four-letter word that will determine how many medals Mikaela Shiffrin wins in Korea

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 12, 2018: American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin can enter any event she wants at the 2018 Winter Games, but if she is going to maximize her medal total, she will need to factor in one key element. It’s a four-letter word that rhymes with zest and mirrors the same problems (more…)

Was the 2028 Olympics or the Dodger pennant the top 2017 sports moment in Los Angeles?

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 10, 2018: What was the no. 1 moment in sports in Los Angeles in 2017? The award of the 2028 Olympic Games? The Dodgers winning the National League pennant for the first time in 29 seasons? USC’s stirring comeback in the Rose Bowl over Penn State? One of the unique (more…)

O Canada! Will the red-and-white win more medals than the U.S. in February?

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 8, 2018: If you have been reading the results in The Sports Examiner, than you know that Canada’s winter-sport athletes are having a pretty good time this season, and making lots of trips to the victory stand in sport after sport. In fact, they’re making so many trips, they might (more…)

The future of The Sports Examiner rests with you: Please subscribe!

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 5, 2018: Over the past 17 months, we’ve shared 225 issues of The Sports Examiner with you and been grateful for the positive response. Now our future is in your hands; it’s time to subscribe. We’ll be finishing the free-trial period with next week’s three issues and then the subscriber-access (more…)

The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be rocked

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement. Sure, the Winter Games come soon enough in February and there’s the FIFA Wold Cup in June, but those are about the highlights. In the second part of our look ahead (more…)

The top stories of 2018 – part I: More tumult? More cheating?

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 1, 2018: If the problems of 2017 weren’t enough, more are coming in 2018. But there will be highlights, too. Will Simone Biles make a triumphant return to gymnastics? What about her teammates? Can anyone get close to the U.S. women at the FIBA World Cup in Spain in September. (more…)

The top stories of 2017 – part 2: Glory, greed, drugs and surprises

TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 28, 2017: This was the year that Usain Bolt retired, but not the way he envisioned. Mo Farah won one and lost one at the World Championships, but no one saw the stunner of the women’s Steeplechase coming. American Caeleb Dressel equaled Michael Phelps’s record of seven gold medals in (more…)

Ho Ho Ho: The top stories of 2017, a tumultuous year in Olympic sport

TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 25, 2017: This has been anything but a tranquil year in international sport, mixing great performances with uneasy politics, cheating and controversy. What were the top stories in 2017? We’re starting our count-down from no. 10 to no. 1 over two issues, starting with a tie for no. 10 and (more…)