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NBA Preview – Pacific Division

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers held their championship ring ceremony before last Tuesday’s home opener and look poised for another championship run. Phil Jackson’s squad is virtually intact from last season, and they have added Steve Blake at guard and the scrappy, defensive-specialist Matt Barnes at forward. The two will eat up minutes and allow… Keep Reading

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Top-ranked Martlets peck Ravens

Maxime Sawicki  The McGill Martlets returned to Quebec University Hockey League competition after a two-game sojourn to the United States and blew out the Carleton Ravens 6-0 on Saturday. With the win, McGill regained the top spot in the conference rankings from Concordia by tying them with six points. Buoyed by their success against Harvard… Keep Reading

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Rowers finish strong

This past weekend, the McGill rowing team competed at the Ontario University Association Championships. Despite a rocky season, the team performed well at the regatta and six McGill boats made it to the OUA finals. The women’s lightweight four was McGill’s only boat to qualify for the Canadian Championships. Their impressive third place finish earned… Keep Reading

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Bird courses, Boise State, and the BCS

We all know them. Some of us might even be them. Those people who brag about the kind of GPA that you could only dream of. These aren’t necessarily the best and the brightest, but they’re the people who have found perfectly legitimate ways to use the system to their advantage. Maybe they’ve padded their… Keep Reading

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NBA Preview – Central Division

Chicago Bulls: In the NBA’s most competitive division, Chicago should win and fill the void left by Lebron James’ departure from Cleveland. When Carlos Boozer returns from injury, he will team with Joakim Noah to make one of the best frontcourts in the league. Together, they will fight for every rebound and second-chance point. All-star… Keep Reading

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NBA Preview – Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics: They looked like world-beaters for the first 12 minutes of the season, holding the Heat to a paltry nine points (prorated, that’d be 36 a game, a point more than Kobe averaged in 05-06). Then they were underwhelming against the Knicks and the Cavs. This team is too old to bring maximum intensity… Keep Reading

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NBA Preview – Southeast Division

Miami Heat: What hasn’t already been said about this team? Miami ended up with all the spoils in one of the most intensely scrutinized off-seasons in sports history when they signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Dwyane Wade. Questions of whose team this is and who will take the last shot in… Keep Reading

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NBA’s new-look New York Knicks visit McGill gym

In one of the best-kept NBA secrets since “The Decision,” the New York Knicks practiced at McGill’s Love Competition Hall on Thursday. Amid little fanfare, the Knicks put in an afternoon of practice in preparation for an exhibition game Friday night against the Toronto Raptors at the Bell Centre. Members of the Redmen and Martlets… Keep Reading

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Redmen demolish Gaels in front of rowdy home crowd

John Kelsey John Kelsey The McGill Redmen trounced the Queen’s University Gaels 7-1 Saturday night, in a lopsided, but spirited game that featured strong defence, volatile tempers, and a four-goal performance by star forward Francis Verreault-Paul. It was the sixth straight win for the Redmen, who are undefeated this season. From the opening face-off, the… Keep Reading

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Winless team massacred by top-ranked Rouge-et-Or

Adam Scotti The nation’s number-one-ranked team, the Laval Rouge-et-Or (8-0) massacred the winless McGill Redmen (0-8), who were looking for just their second home victory in two years. Laval scored a minute and a half into the first quarter and never looked back, posting a 68-0 win over the Redmen. There were no good signs… Keep Reading

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