Doug Hirdle

Doug Hirdle

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

  • Bianca Andreescu Advances to U.S. Open semifinals

    Bianca Andreescu Advances to U.S. Open semifinals

    September 5, 2019
    Bianca Andreescu continues her run at the U.S. Open after a comeback on Wednesday that saw the Canadian teen defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. The victory put the finals in sight for Andreescu, and with one more win, she will head to her second finals in less than a month. This was the ...
  • Charles Leclerc Takes Checkered Flag at the Belgian Grand Prix

    Charles Leclerc Takes Checkered Flag at the Belgian Grand Prix

    September 1, 2019
    On a day when hearts were heavy at the loss of Anthoine Hubert, Charles Leclerc was able to celebrate after successfully holding off Lewis Hamilton to earn his first Formula One victory and one Team Ferrari was in desperate need of. While Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel continues to have a tough season, his teammate Charles Leclerc ...
  • Bianca Andreescu Defeats Caroline Wozniacki in U.S. Open Third Round

    Bianca Andreescu Defeats Caroline Wozniacki in U.S. Open Third Round

    August 31, 2019
    Bianca Andreescu continues to turn heads at the U.S. Open on her way towards pushing for another top finish after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto earlier this month, and once against, it was against a former no. 1 player. Andreescu entered the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with resolve today as she prepared ...
  • Bianca Andreescu Advances to the Third Round at US Open

    Bianca Andreescu Advances to the Third Round at US Open

    August 30, 2019
    Bianca Andreescu went into her second round match against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday on a mission, and by the end, it wasn’t just the crowds who thought she has a chance to win the U.S. Open. Flipkens, a veteran of the WTA tour mentioned before the start of their match that Andreescu has the ...
  • Venus Williams Fails to Advance at U.S. Open after 2nd Round Loss to Elina Svitolina

    Venus Williams Fails to Advance at U.S. Open after 2nd Round Loss to Elina Svitolina

    August 29, 2019
    It didn’t take long on Wednesday for Venus Williams to find herself in trouble during the opening set against Elina Svitolina after dropping more games than she did during her first round match on Monday. Williams, who at 39 is nearing the end of her career did eventually step up her game and made the ...
  • Bianca Andreescu Advances to 2nd round at U.S. Open

    Bianca Andreescu Advances to 2nd round at U.S. Open

    August 27, 2019
    Bianca Andreescu has her sights set on advancing in the U.S. Open, and she is off to a good start having won her first round match against Katie Volynets on Tuesday. Andreescu defeated Katie Volynets 6-2, 6-4 and will next face the winner between Xiyu Wang and Kirsten Flipkens. This was Andreescu’s first match since ...
  • Novak Djokovic Advances to Second Round, Bouchard Out in First at US Open

    Novak Djokovic Advances to Second Round, Bouchard Out in First at US Open

    August 26, 2019
    Novak Djokovic was pleased with his performance in his first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena, enough so that he pulled off a few dance moves at winning in three sets to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open. Djokovic, who is ranked No. 1 in the world won 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 and ...
  • Rory McIlroy Takes Home the FedEx Cup

    Rory McIlroy Takes Home the FedEx Cup

    August 25, 2019
    Rory McIlroy has won golf’s biggest cash prize after he leaped ahead of Brooks Koepka on Sunday during the final round at the FedEx Cup. That surge pasted Koepka saw McIlroy going home with a $15 million payday. While Rory McIlroy is issued to having crowds swarm around him as he makes his way to ...
  • Brooke Henderson in Second Place Tie at CP Women’s Open

    Brooke Henderson in Second Place Tie at CP Women’s Open

    August 23, 2019
    Brooke Henderson is well underway in defending her title at the CP Women’s Open after shooting a 6-under 66 on Thursday. That put the Canadian golfer right be Annie Park, and with seven birdies in the opening round, Henderson is position well to battle for the lead going into round two. Henderson, who is 21, ...
  • Canadians Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime to Go Head to Head in U.S. Open First Round

    Canadians Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime to Go Head to Head in U.S. Open First Round

    August 22, 2019
    Canadian Denis Shapovalov will for the second time in a row take on Felix Auger-Aliassime in the U.S. Open first round. Auger-Aliassime from Montreal lost last year to Richmond Hill’s Shapovalov after he retired as a result of being exhausted by the heat. It was Auger-Aliassime first appearance and not a favourable on at the ...