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Sidney Crosby: The NHL’s greatest anti-hero

In just over 12 months, 30-year-old Sidney Crosby has accumulated a lifetime worth of accolades. His spectacular run began in June 2016 when he captained the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup championship and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. His dominance then continued into September as Team Canada won the World Cup… Keep Reading

Changing the game: NBA rules

Stop sending bad free-throw shooters to the line: Stephen Gill, Contributor Current “Hack-a-Shaq” rules give teams an alternative to actually playing defence when the other team has possession. Rather than creating a real defensive scheme, opposing coaches can just send poor free-throw shooters to the charity stripe whenever they please. The strategy slows games to a crawl… Keep Reading

How hip hop changed basketball

The differing perceptions of Jordan and  Iverson in  the 1990s was emblematic of the tension between the NBA and Hip Hop. Iverson had no regard for the rules and openly rebelled against the league’s dress code policy. MJ, on the other hand was always dressed in corporate clean-cut suits pre- and post-game. Keep Reading

These aren’t your grandpa’s Cubs: From the curse of the billy goat to World Series champions

As third-baseman Kris Bryant fired the final out to first base, Chicago rejoiced. After 108-years, the Cubs shed themselves of the “Curse of the Billy Goat” and won the World Series. For generations, they were the loveable losers and they nearly let this one get away too. But now, the Cubs look poised to compete for the World Series for years to come. However, before Chicago fans start looking ahead, let’s look back at those 108 years of tribulation. Keep Reading

NHL 2016-17 Season Preview

Coming off an appearance in their first Stanley Cup final last season, the Sharks are poised to stay atop the Pacific division. They have a strong defensive core led by Marc Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns, with a potent offence led by centreman Joe Thornton and winger Joe Pavelski. Add in their rising star netminder, Martin Jones, and their window to compete for the Cup remains wide open. Keep Reading

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