JONES: Booster Juice founder gives local baseball a boost
JONES: NHL checks all boxes when it comes to team bubbles
JONES: Home-ice advantage not a factor for Edmonton Oilers
JONES: NHL and its players bargaining toward long-term stability
JONES: Opportunity of a lifetime for McDavid, Draisaitl and Edmonton Oilers
JONES: Edmonton NHL hub getting both Stanley Cup and conference finals
JONES: St. Albert's Jarome Iginla shares grand memories on way to hockey's Hall
The first time I saw Jarome Iginla, I didn’t really see him. He was just another kid who loved to fly into action trying to make 50 cents chasing foul balls when the public address announcer shouted the words: “Heads up behind,” at the Lacombe ...
JONES: Kevin Lowe finally joins Oilers glory gang in Hockey Hall of Fame
There was a time when somebody from Edmonton being selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame was an annual occurrence. But there’s never been a hat trick before. Wednesday when HHoF chairman Lanny McDonald and the 18 voters completed voting with ...
JONES: Kenney's non-Edmonton video aside, city set up for NHL hub consideration
Admittedly, it had the feel of somebody overplaying his hand. It was a tad embarrassing. And a little laughable. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in trying to make one final move to help Edmonton’s bid to become one of the two hub cities to play ...
JONES: Top jockey Rico Walcott survives scare on opening day at Century Mile
It was supposed to be an opening day to be remembered for the ages in the annals of Alberta horse racing. It wasn’t. But it wasn’t forgettable either. It was the first pro sport in the province to return from COVID-19 and it was marred by ...
JONES: No masking emotions at Century Mile as gates opened on pro sports in Alberta
You couldn’t see expressions that conveyed the range of emotions. Everyone was wearing a mask. But as horse racing became the first pro sport in the province to return from the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday at Century Mile, they wore those ...
JONES: Riders ready to jockey for top spot at Century Downs
Last year, for the first time in a decade, a horse race season opened in Edmonton without a certified celebrity jockey on the property. Sunday at 5:15 p.m., Century Mile appears to be crawling with ‘em. For a decade at Northlands Park, the ...
JONES: Century Mile ready to gallop out of the gates, but with fewer horses
Century Mile is not the first to over-promise and under-deliver in the history of professional sports. But with a spotlight on the place right now that isn’t likely to exist to such an extent again for quite some time, it turned out to be a ...
JONES: CFL fans want a plan, not more words from Ambrosie
What you wanted to hear was a plan. There’s still no plan. But what there is now is a statement that looks like an attempt at a reboot in the Canadian Football League’s losing battle against COVID-19. To me, the statement released Thursday ...
JONES: Jockeys in short supply as horses set to open Century Mile
A new expression entered our vocabulary this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people completed conversations, instead of saying goodbye, they started to say, ‘Stay safe.’ If they’re horse race jockeys, that’s going to be especially true ...
JONES: Sherwood Park NCAA star Chuba Hubbard slams Oklahoma State coach for controversial T-shirt
Chuba Hubbard, so far in his football career, hasn’t been much for talk. He’s been mostly about action. But this action is definitely going to cause a reaction. Hubbard, the Sherwood Park product who was the top rusher in all of NCAA Div. 1 ...