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ICYMI: NHL summer trades and signings

After the Stanley Cup wraps up every June, fans must endure four months without any on-ice NHL action. Luckily, the summer months are often full of big signings and trades. While this NHL offseason wasn’t as eventful as last year’s, it did make for some compelling storylines heading into the 2017-2018 season. Keep Reading

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Citius, altius, fortius: The cost of hosting the Olympic games

Hosting the Olympic games can be an expensive, corrupt, and unpredictable business. It is a very high-risk but potentially high-reward proposition: Effective hosts see their cities enjoy substantial economic boosts and an upgraded image, while poor hosts risk wasting just as much money and tarnishing their reputation. The Olympic games should only be assigned to… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlets soccer hold UdeM Carabins to 0-0 draw

Before meeting the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins at Molson Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15, the McGill Martlets soccer team hoped to continue their momentum from a 4-1 win over Sherbrooke on Sept. 8. The fiercely fought contest ended goalless, with neither side able to get the better of the other, and pushed the Martlets’ record to 1-1-1 on the season. Keep Reading

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Wayward Hayward: Loyalty in the modern NBA

On May 2, just weeks after losing his younger sister in a car accident, point guard Isaiah Thomas put up 53 points and carried the Boston Celtics to a comeback overtime victory against the Washington Wizards. It was an emotional performance and proved to be the highlight of Thomas’ postseason. After rallying to defeat the Wizards… Keep Reading

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Roger Federer: Wimbledon’s grand champion

On July 16, Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title, surpassing William Renshaw and Pete Sampras to become the most successful man at the All England Club. In the final, Federer topped Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) in a one-sided, 101-minute match, earning his first Grand Slam title on grass courts… Keep Reading

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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

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