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CANUSA Sports Desk is a weekly Sports Radio Show. Hosts Derek Marques based out of Canada and Cale Iorg based in the Unites States talk about the week in Sports with their weekly guests.

Have you ever wondered what professional athletes think about when they’re not on the job?

Does it seem like there aren’t a lot of sports sites out there that talk about something more than box scores and stats?

Professional athletes are, first and foremost, human beings. But many fans don’t really seem to think of them that way. Why is that?

The answer is simple: pro athletes are presented in a certain way; a way which concentrates all of your attention on their on-field performance. Many don’t see beyond the surface because of that. However, these athletes have lives far beyond just what happens in the games in which they play.

CANUSA Sports Desk was created with that in mind. Sure, we talk sports. But we also strive to go a little deeper into the minds of the guests who appear on our weekly show.

We might ask a star baseball player to talk about his favorite college football team. We’ll talk music with a top hockey prospect. We may even get into politics with a guest from the NFL. Or religion with a point guard from the NBA.

The fact is, while these are young men and women whom we have come to admire for their accomplishments, there’s so much more to them than just homers and goals and touchdowns. That’s what we at CANUSA Sports Desk will strive to bring you, every week, from any sport you might follow.

Football, soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, curling, golf…whatever you watch, we’re watching it, too. We want to bring you the side of the game you won’t see anywhere else: the personal side. Call it a ‘holistic’ approach to sports media.


CANUSA Sports Desk with Derek Marques

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Utah State DB Daniel Gray joins Derek Marques to talk about his college journey from freshman to senior as he prepares for the NFL Draft. The guys also talk about the diluted drug tests being handed in at the NFL combine, if we will see the Beastmode of old when Marshawn Lynch suites up for the Raiders next season, if the start the New York Yankees have got themselves off to is legit or not and more.

Former NHL Goalie of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings J.S. Aubin talks to Derek Marques about what mindset it takes to be a goalie in the NHL. The guys also talk about the Second Round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs, if Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have overstayed their welcome in San Jose, if Tiger Woods will ever play on the PGA again and more.

North Carolina Central LB Emmanuel Henry-Ajudua talks to Derek Marques about his transition from Nigeria to America. The guys also talk about the Houston Texas QB Situation, the media coverage of the death of Aaron Hernandez, if Arsenal should cut ties with Legendary Coach Arsene Wenger and more.

Minnesota State RB Virgil Hammond joins Derek Marques to share some stories from his final game in Highschool to his final game in College with the Mavericks. The guys also discuss who they think will be the starting QB for the Chicago Bears next season, how this Chicago Bulls team appears to be built for the playoffs, Steph Curry removing himself from social media for the playoffs and more.

Rhode Island QB Danny Farley joins Derek Marques to talk about what he needs to do to prepare to make the jump from College Football to Pro Football. They also talk about what is the best option for Jay Cutler at this point of his career, Paul George’s comments towards Lance Stephenson stating his needs to do a better job controlling himself on the court, Pirates Starling Marte’s 80 game suspension for PED and more.

Jacksonville State WR Anthony Johnson joins Derek Marques to talk about his current journey through football he is taking to get to the next level. The guys also talk about their reactions to the death of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, what the New England Patriots should do wit Jimmy Garrapolo, should Golden State Warriors and their fans be worried about Kevin Durant’s calf and more

University of Buffalo LB Brandon Berry joins Derek Marques to talk about his experience at Buffalo Bills Regional Draft Camp and reminisces of his favorite memories of playing College Football with his teammates. The guys also discuss Derek Carr’s comments about the Raiders fans that will not be supporting the team post move to Las Vegas, what should be the Seattle Seahawks number one priority at the upcoming NFL Draft, how far can the Houston Rockets go in the NBA Playoffs and more.

Jacksonville State OT Nick Johnson joins Derek Marques to talk about how he has been preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft participating at Senior Day and the NFL Regional Combine in New Orleans but also what his strategy is when it comes to eating a chicken wing. The guys also talk about the Bills still contemplating on picking up Sammy Watkins option, Prozingis skilling his exit interview with the New York Knicks, what team will be upset in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs and more.

Former NHL Coach and General Manager Pierre Page joins Derek Marques to talk about what it takes to become a coach in the NHL. They also look back at Page’s famous trade of Eric Lindros to the Philadelphia Flyers, should the Toronto Raptors clean house if they lose their opening round NBA series to the Milwaukee Bucks, what a Men’s FIFA World Cup in Canada would do to Soccer in Canada and more.

Weber State Safety Josh Burton joins Derek Marques to talk about how his college football career happened at Weber State and where he plans to take it next. The guys also talk about if the New Orleans Saints should take a QB in the mid rounds of this years NFL Draft to be groomed by Drew Brees, what else does Russell Westbrook need to do for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, reactions to New York Knicks Present Phil Jackson stating that Carmelo Anthony would be better off somewhere else and more.

Boise State CB Ray Ford joins Derek Marques to talk about how it was to play on the famous blue field of Boise. The guys also talk about how Marshawn Lynch would help the Raiders “if” he comes out of retirement, should the Cleveland Browns even attempt to draft a QB in this years NFL Draft, if available should the Los Angeles Lakers draft UCLA Bruins Freshman Lonzo Ball and more.

Lorenzo Allen OT for Northwest Oklahoma State joins Derek Marques to talk about how he hopes to continue his dream to be a professional football player despite suffering an offseason back injury. The guys also debate of the pairing of Siemian & Paxton is a good fit for the Denver Broncos at QB, should the Cleveland Cavaliers fear the Indiana Pacers and Paul George in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, will the winner of the Westbrook vs Harden playoff series also lead to NBA MVP and more.

Missouri Valley safety Stephen Thayer joins Derek Marques to talk about his preparation for professional football, possibly in the National Football League or the Canadian Football League. The guys also talk about if it is time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to start looking for their next Starting QB post Big Ben, what threat the Portland Trailblazers will bring to the Golden State Warriors, if the San Francisco Giants can revive Melvin Upton Jr. career and more.

Western Illinois DT Steven Mercado joins Derek Marques to talk about how the NFL Draft Process at times is similar to speed dating. The guys also discuss if the San Francisco 49ers should trade the 2nd overall pick, does the NFL need to do something to avoid franchises from leaving town overnight like the Raiders and Chargers have this offseason, thoughts of Mark Cuban wanting Tony Romo to check into an NBA game for the Dallas Mavericks and more.

North Carolina Central DE/LB Fredrick Henry–Ajudua joins Derek Marques to talk about his journey from Nigerian Soccer Player to American NFL Draft hopeful. The guys also talk about who wins the NBA MVP, can Barcelona pull off another comeback vs Juventus in Champions League Soccer and more.

PGA Golfer Justin Hicks joins Derek Marques to talk about his own PGA Tour Card. The guys also discuss Sunday at Augusta and the battle between Rose and Garcia, if the Detroit Lions should make a trade with Seattle for Richard Sherman, what the Detroit Pistons need to do in the off season and Justin shares his favorite memory of Joe Louis Arena as Detroit says good bye once and for all to “The Joe”.

Former Toronto Blue Jays & Texas Rangers Pitcher Tim Crabtree joins Derek Marques to talk about his career after baseball. The guys also discuss if the Chicago Cubs can repeat as World Series Champions in 2017, what storylines they look forward to following during the baseball season, Tony Romo retiring from the NFL and more.

Former 1st Round Pick of the Houston Rockets in 2012 Royce White talks to Derek Marques about his struggles of being a pro athlete and dealing with the effects of OCD and anxiety. The guys also talk about Greg Popovich on Adam Silver's involvement in rest issue could undermine relationships between the commissioner's office and the teams, the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas and more.

The author of “You’re Welcome Cleveland” Scott Raab talks to Derek Marques about his follow up book to “The Whore of Akron”. The guys also talk about who the Cleveland Cavaliers should fear in the Eastern Conference come playoff time, is LeVar Ball helping or hurting Lonzo Ball’s Draft comments by his public comments, if the Indians will repeat their run of 2016 with an encore performance in 2017 and more.

Toronto Blue Jays Prospect OF Dwight Smith Jr joins Derek Marques to talk about the 2017 World Baseball Classic and what needs to be done to keep improving the International Event. The guys also talk about how active the Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots have been thus far in NFL Free Agency, if Kobe Bryant is a good fit for the LA Lakers front office, who the guys have to win in their NCAA Bracket and more.