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2014 MLB Awards

American League MVP: Mike Trout If winning in baseball is based on scoring more runs than the other team, then there’s nobody better than Mike Trout.  At 23 years old, he’s already the best player in the world, and there’s no telling how high his ceiling will be. Both sabermetricians and old-school thinkers love Trout—deservingly… Keep Reading

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NBA Lottery

Traditionally, ‘tanking’ has been defined as teams losing games on purpose—either through a decimated roster or the benching of good players—in order to obtain a higher draft pick in the NBA Lottery system. The issue of tanking in the NBA has been a hot topic this season, with a terrible Eastern Conference ruining the quality… Keep Reading

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Around the Water Cooler — April 1

In case you were too busy trying to figure out the difference between Winter and Spring in Montreal, here’s what you missed in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight… Wisconsin Badgers — For the first time in Head Coach Bo Ryan’s career, the Wisconsin Buzzcuts have made the Final Four, knocking out pre-season favourites Arizona in… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Sports jargon

Sports have a weird and wonderful vocabulary of their own. In this edition of 10 Things, we aim to clarify some of the funkiest and most famous phrases in the world of sports.  Baseball 1 CAN OF CORN— This refers to an easy-to-catch ball hit high into the outfield. There are two possible explanations for… Keep Reading

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Around the water cooler – March 25

In case you were too busy not voting for the SSMU Building fee question, here’s what you missed during the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament: Duke Blue Devils — Duke’s outstanding ‘One-and-Done’ forward, Jabari Parker, shot a putrid 4-14 from the field as his Blue Devils were one-and-done in the tournament, falling 78-71 to… Keep Reading

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March Madness Preview

Cinderella Teams   Mercer Bears We all know that scoring points leads to winning basketball games, and, dare I say, sudden-death basketball tournaments. If you’re searching for an unknown sleeper even trendier than the fountain pen you’re using to fill out your bracket, look no further than the Mercer Bears, one of seven teams in… Keep Reading

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Point counterpoint: LeBron vs. Durant

NBA fans have witnessed great play on a nightly basis this season, with both LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing some of the best basketball of their careers. LeBron has two rings and four Finals appearances under his belt, and looks as hungry as ever for another title; Durant has kept the Oklahoma City Thunder… Keep Reading

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