Donnovan Bennett
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Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Q&A: Penny Oleksiak on the honour, pressure of being an Olympic medal hopeful
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Penny Oleksiak blasted onto the world stage with a 2016 Olympic Games to remember. We spoke to her about her prep for Tokyo and dealing with the pressure of sky-high expectations.
Movie review: LeBron James adding to his legacy with new Space Jam
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Paul exorcises playoff demons with Suns en route to first Finals
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The drought in the desert is over. The Suns are heading to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 after dominating the Clippers 130-103 on Wednesday night. Donnovan Bennett offers up his biggest takeaways after Game 6.
Q&A: Natan Obed on what truth and reconciliation looks like in sports
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Natan Obed is the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. We spoke to him about the importance of the Edmonton CFL team’s name change — and other changes he’d like to see.
How the O'Ree Award-winning HEROS program is changing hockey culture
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How Patrick Chan is hoping to change figure skating from the inside
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As Asian Heritage Month comes to a close, Donnovan Bennett spoke with Patrick Chan to discuss his racial identity, his journey in skating and how he’s helping to pave the way so that those that follow have a more welcoming path.
I want to keep you little: Letter to my son one year after George Floyd's death
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On the anniversary of George Floyd's death, Donnovan Bennett writes another to his son Desmond reflecting on the change that has taken place over the last year as the fight for racial justice continues.
Why NBA play-in tournament paves the way for a mid-season tournament
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Bo Bichette Q&A: MLB The Show, rapport with Semien, Toronto fans
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Bo Bichette grew up playing video games featuring his dad, Dante. Now he's the one featured in MLB The Show. Bichette caught up with Donnovan Bennett to talk gaming, baseball and 2021 goals.