Doug Hirdle

Doug Hirdle

Doug is an passionate sports fan and has written extensively about stories breaking in Canada. Whether the sport in hockey or American football he will always give you the best highlights summarised.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Six New Prospects During NHL Draft weekend

    Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Six New Prospects During NHL Draft weekend

    June 23, 2019
    NHL teams were in full swing this weekend during the NHL Draft weekend, and one of those was the Toronto Maple Leafs, who picked up six new prospects. Toronto, who gave up the opportunity to trade for a first round pick on Friday also chose to keep all of its seven selections but one during ...
  • Germany Defeated Nigeria to Reach Women’s World Cup QFs

    Germany Defeated Nigeria to Reach Women’s World Cup QFs

    June 22, 2019
    Germany’s Alexandra Popp was making her 100th international appearance when she scored against Nigeria only to see the referee Yoshimi Yamashita calling for a video review. The call was to see whether Popp’s teammate, Svenja Huth, was offside and blocking Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie’s view. After the video review, it was determined that Huth was ...
  • Miles Raonic out, Auger-Aliassime advances at Queen’s Club Championships

    Miles Raonic out, Auger-Aliassime advances at Queen’s Club Championships

    June 21, 2019
    Felix Auger-Aliassime time at the Queen’s Club Championships has returned one of his best career wins after the Canadian teenager upset Greece’s No. 6 seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas during the quarterfinals on Friday. Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21st in the world defeated Tsitsipas in two sets 7-5, 6-2. The win was the best in his career, and highest ...
  • Mexico Scores Twice in Second Half to Beat Canada 3-1

    Mexico Scores Twice in Second Half to Beat Canada 3-1

    June 20, 2019
    After Mexico won its first two matches to move into first place in Group A, its third match saw the South American country pitted against Canada, and after Andres Guardado scored twice in the second half, it was enough for the Mexicans to secure their third straight victory, that after midfielder Erick Gutierrez went out ...
  • Canada Hoping for Win Against the Dutch for Third Straight Women’s World Cup Title

    Canada Hoping for Win Against the Dutch for Third Straight Women’s World Cup Title

    June 19, 2019
    The women’s World Cup Canadian team is heading into its final group match on Thursday against the Netherlands with the knowledge that it already has secured a spot in the knockout stage, regardless of the outcome of Thursday match. That attitude is a measure of the determination in the Canadian team not being happy enough ...
  • Kawhi Leonard Makes No Mention on Future as Toronto celebrates NBA title

    Kawhi Leonard Makes No Mention on Future as Toronto celebrates NBA title

    June 18, 2019
    The Toronto Raptors are still in celebration mode after winning their first NBA Championship, and for parade leader Kawhi Leonard and recipient of a key to the city, the decision on whether to stay with the franchise he led to victory, or whether to move on. At the moment, Kawhi Leonard has not commented on ...
  • Thailand Records First Goal in World Cup Loss

    Thailand Records First Goal in World Cup Loss

    June 17, 2019
    The Women’s World Cup has proven one of jubilation and sadness for Thailand after scoring their first World Cup goal only to lose the match to Sweden. For Kanjana Sungngoen, it was a moment she will soon not forget. Raising her arms high in the air, Sungngoen made history for Thailand when behind 4-0 she ...
  • Gary Woodland Heads into U.S. Open Final Round in the Lead

    Gary Woodland Heads into U.S. Open Final Round in the Lead

    June 16, 2019
    There is little doubt that the U.S. Open is a test on golfer’s nerves and their resolve to stay focused. One of those that faced that at Pebble Beach as the third round began was Gary Woodland. After making bold plays, Woodland stayed on target and shot 2-under 69 putting him ahead of Justin Rose ...
  • England’s Women’s Team Advances to Final 16

    England’s Women’s Team Advances to Final 16

    June 15, 2019
    England’s World Cup is being given praise for their efforts and success at the World Cup, which combined has helped them to advance to the final 16. A large part of that success has come from the skills and connection that teammates Beth Mead and Jodie Taylor have built together. Mead and Taylor were instrumental ...
  • Gary Woodland Moves To Front of the Pack To Lead U.S. Open

    Gary Woodland Moves To Front of the Pack To Lead U.S. Open

    June 14, 2019
    As the U.S. Open got underway in Pebble Beach, the toughest part was over for Gary Woodland figured after passing coming out of a rough stretch. That rough path came during the eighth hole after dropping his shot between the oceans edge and a bunker. Gary Woodland managed to pull off a fifteen foot shot ...