Rob Longley, Toronto Sun

Hockey, football, Olympic Games and more. Rob Longley’s columns focus on the hot-button issues of the teams and sports he covers. From the Stanley Cup final, to Super Bowls and five trips to the Olympics, Longley gets around. The Etobicoke native also writes his You Bet column during football season, analyzing the ins and outs of sports wagering. An avid golfer in his spare time, Longley’s work appears regularly in the Toronto Sun and Sun Media newspapers and websites.


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

Dynamic Luck guides Colts past Bengals

The comparisons won’t be fair or complete for years, but the Colts and their new star quarterback earned a shot at a playoff meeting with the great one he succeeded.​

Host George Stroumboulopoulos speaks as Sportsnet unveils its multi-milion dollar 11,000 sq. ft. television studio to be used for their hockey broadcast at the CBC building in Toronto on Monday September 29, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Meet the new faces of hockey in Canada

It is both tempting and convenient to paint George Stroumboulopoulos as the “young” host and face of Hockey Night in Canada and the Rogers NHL package.

Mourad Boudraa was killed at Woodbine Racetrack Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Facebook photo)

Rider killed by horse at Woodbine Racetrack

The tight-knit community of 2,000 or so Woodbine Racetrack workers is mourning the loss of a 40-year-old man killed when a thoroughbred he was exercising suffered a fatal heart attack and crashed through a fence.