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Can Federer be equated with greatness?

As Roger Federer advanced to a fourth consecutive final at Roland Garros, there was a different air in his quest to obtain the only trophy to elude his grasp. The French Open title, of course, has bite marks brandished on it due to world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who has lifted the trophy on four […]

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The SkyDome: Twenty Years Later

On June 5th, 1989, the Rogers Centre in Toronto (then known as the SkyDome) opened its doors for its first-ever professional sporting event. Since then, there have been countless events held inside this unique facility. The Rogers Centre was a true architectural achievement, becoming the first stadium to have a retractable roof. In honour of […]

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The Price of Entertainment: Remembering Owen Hart

On the night of May 23, 1999, World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Over The Edge” pay-per-view opened with an ominous montage in which The Undertaker – wrestling’s personal Lord of Darkness – promised fans that, “Tonight, darkness will seize the land” and “destroy all you hold dear.” Little did Mark Calaway vis-a-vis The Undertaker know what an […]

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UEFA salary cap to address financial woes in European Football

There was a considerable dose of apprehension permeating Europe when Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan – a member of the ruling family of trillion dollar fortune in Abu Dhabi – established a majority stake in English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester City. As the economic climate looked to be turning grim heading into August […]

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The inverse relationship between net size and goals

Equipment in sports is just as important as the players who use it – most obviously, the nets. When you take a look at the nets used in hockey, basketball and lacrosse, you’ll see three different targets. While you may not feel a particular devotion to any or all of these sports, a light-hearted comparison […]

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The “most winningest” team in sports

A recent conversation I had with Chris Pope included the phrase “most winningest”. Despite the grammatical tornado that this phrase is, I put it into Google. The results were astounding. “Most winningest” is used all over the sporting world,¬†and not just by our editor Austin Kent when talking about his best fantasy basketball league performances […]

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Whitfield wins on world stage

His lungs are searing with pain and his heart feels like it’s going to explode out of his chest as it pounding at 180 beats per minute. The heat rises to stifling conditions. The sweat pours down his face and with 500 meters till the finish line he sits in fourth place, 25 meters back […]

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UFC’s hype lacks substance

There’s no doubt in my mind that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has one clear advantage over its main competition in the world of combat sports: Promotion. UFC President Dana White has the vast majority of the top talent in the sport of mixed martial arts, knows how to properly match that talent up with opponents, […]

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The ACC: Ten years later

When the Toronto Maple Leafs left Maple Leaf Gardens in 1999, the promotional slogan was “Memories and Dreams.” This tagline not only reflected on the moments that occurred in fabled hockey arena, but also the moments that would occur in the Leafs’ new arena, the Air Canada Centre. It has been 10 years now since […]

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Making a case for The Contender

Sports haven’t been truly appreciated recently on television. Live games are slowly but surely all migrating to cable, with both Monday Night Football and the Bowl Championship Series, undoubtedly marquee sports properties, calling ESPN their new home in recent years. In fact, even Stanley Cup games are now being placed on cable in the United […]