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So Klose, but so far away

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, just barely out of reach you are. This seems to be the new anthem of the German national soccer team, as they are finding it ever so difficult to find that elusive fourth World Cup star – a pinnacle which has eluded them for two dreadfully long decades. The German squad […]

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World Cup smorgasbord

On June 4, 2010, the 19th FIFA World Cup commenced in South Africa, where 32 of the world’s best soccer countries came together to do battle for the sport’s ultimate prize. Eight groups, containing four nations apiece, shaped the round-robin play. Here, teams have been competing for the past two-and-half weeks in an attempt to […]


Raptors lackluster season leads to uncertain future

It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons. Actually, scratch that; it was really quite in the middle. The 2009-10 NBA season was nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for the Toronto Raptors, where highs were coupled with lows, and the end result was missing the playoffs by one measly game. […]


Clock approaching midnight for Cinderella Flyers

He knew what he wanted to do, as he had done it several times before; stick-handle, deke in tight to the backhand, and slip the puck between the goaltender’s legs. Taking a running start from deep in his own end, Olli Jokinen represented the final glimmer of hope for the New York Rangers’ 2009-10 season. […]

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Heil and Bilodeau: Before the glory

For amateur athletes, there is no greater achievement than standing proudly atop the Olympic podium, watching in awe as their country’s flag is raised, their national anthem is played and a golden treasure resting solemnly around their neck. No matter which end of the globe one calls home, for an athlete, this wondrous moment is […]


How Canadian baseball stumbled into the Summer Olympics

The game of baseball is colloquially known as America’s favourite pastime, yet, in 1984, as a demonstration sport in the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, baseball provided an unlikely platform for an improbable Canadian to live the Olympic dream. It was a sequence of chance occurrences that saw Henry Andrulis, a native of Toronto, Ontario, […]


Dreams do come true for Sean Bentivoglio

Sean Bentivoglio is one in 36,000. On October 16, 1985, Bentivoglio was born in the small city of Thorold, Ontario. 23 years, five months and 17 days later, Bentivoglio achieved his life-long dream when he played his first ever game in the National Hockey League. The 24-year-old is in his fourth season in the American […]


Hockey Canada’s unwanted

Mike Green currently leads all National Hockey League defencemen with 54 points, yet he is not one of the seven d-men heading to B.C. to participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. A player who had a breakout year last season, garnering a career-high 73 points and earning himself a nomination for the Norris […]


Team Canada lacing up for the road to Vancouver

Twenty-five forwards, 16 defenceman and five goaltenders – that’s how many players were invited to Hockey Canada’s orientation camp this past August. The best that Canada has to offer gathered at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, each with the same goal in mind: to crack the roster for Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team in the […]


Sabres with upper hand over Leafs in cross-border rivalry

The cities of Toronto and Buffalo have a lot in common. They are both part of a metropolis, they both house numerous professional sports teams and they sit, geographically, separated by just two hours along the QEW highway, despite their obvious different nationalities. Beyond that, however, the commonalities seem to run their course. Presently, one […]