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From the cheap seats: We are all Iceland

Iceland made their first World Cup appearance in Russia this year, and their fans, rightfully, went all in. I landed in Reykjavik less than three hours before the kickoff of their final group stage match against Croatia and could immediately distinguish the locals from the tourists by checking who was sporting the Iceland jersey. As… Keep Reading

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The LeBron James narrative

“The human mind is addicted to stories,” author Jonathan Gottschall said. It is for this reason, he claims in his book, The Storytelling Animal, that our minds wander and turn information into stories. Sports are one of the best examples of this tendency. A fan’s addiction to narrativization creates incredible tales of heroes and villains,… Keep Reading

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Five World Series contenders to follow

1. New York Yankees Boasting a young and talented roster, the prospects of the team that fell one game short of advancing to the World Series last season are looking even better this season. The Yankees traded for National League (NL) MVP Giancarlo Stanton and called up promising prospects Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, lending… Keep Reading

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2018 NBA Finals preview

The saga continues: Starting tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. While this matchup seemed inevitable to some, neither team had an easy path to the Finals. Both failed to secure first place in their respective conferences, and, as a result,… Keep Reading

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2018 Stanley Cup Final preview

After a hard-fought month and a half of playoff hockey, the 2018 Stanley Cup Final is here. In a surprising twist, the final two teams standing are the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. At the beginning of the season, no one could have predicted that the expansion Golden Knights would have made it to… Keep Reading

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The McGill Tribune end-of-season athletic awards

2017-2018 Martlet Awards Team of the year: Martlet basketball The Martlets’ 2017-18 season couldn’t quite follow up on their prior campaign’s record highs—including a first-ever national championship title. Regardless, this year should be considered a success. Led by veterans Alex Kiss-Rusk and Frederique Potvin, among others, the Martlets made it to the U Sports semifinals… Keep Reading

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