No reason to return

GARETH WHEELER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:47 AM ET

Michael Schumacher was one of the best -- if not the best -- athletes of his era. That's why his comeback with Ferrari as a replacement for the injured Felipe Massa is so sad. Schumacher is thinking with his heart, not his head. He doesn't need money. He doesn't need to add to his already impressive stature and legend in the sport.

After a February motorcycle accident, Schumacher is recovering from neck and back injuries. He's 40 years old, hasn't raced since 2006, and is not in the kind of shape a top-flight driver needs to be in at this point in the season.

That being said, Formula One -- and auto racing in general -- needs Schumacher. The reeling auto industry, combined with safety questions in F-1, espionage allegations, Bernie Ecclestone's off-base comments on Adolf Hitler and/or Max Mosley's Nazi-themed orgies make Schumacher's return a public relations coup.

But Schumacher shouldn't have to be the saviour. He's done enough for the sport. He should stay in retirement so we can remember him for his 15 years of dominance.

Erased from Scoreboard

Tuesday was a sad day for Canadian sports fans, when Score Television Network cancelled The Score Tonight. Wanting more segment-based material, such as Cabbie and Gerry Dee, is understandable but the segments work best with destination-based programming. The Score Tonight, with Sid Seixeiro and Tim Micallef, was the best nightly update show for younger sports fans.

Hefty user fees

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Crash landing

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No smile from Kyle

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Favre from over?

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Lack of Becks appeal

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Crying foul

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Logo, schmogo

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