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How to take great sports photos

1. It’s all about the gadgets The adage goes it’s not the camera that takes great photos, it’s the person behind it. Not so true for sports. A photographer at the Olympics may carry on him two Canon 5Ds ($6000), a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70mm f/2.8 ($2000) and a telephoto lens… Keep Reading

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Pep Guardiola meets the Prem

The winter transfer period ended on Jan. 31 and saw many high profile moves; however, the man to steal the spotlight was not a player, but well-decorated manager Pep Guardiola. The Spanish gaffer, who is currently guiding Bayern Munich to its third Bundesliga title since his arrival in 2013, announced he would sign a long-term… Keep Reading

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Behind the Bench: How fans shape ticket prices

The essence of fandom is hard to capture in words; fans tend to have a more familial connection to their favourite team than to other organizations or businesses. The emotions they invest into sports transcend those of any other service that is provided to the common person. Yet, the reality is that every sports team is… Keep Reading

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UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 Review

UEFA Champions League Match Day 2 is complete, and group standings are starting to shape up. Who stands to emerge, and who has already had their hopes dashed? Group A Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th career goal and tied Real Madrid legend Raúl for most goals in a Madrid uniform on Wednesday, scoring two in… Keep Reading

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UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 review

The UEFA Champions League is back! This week marked the beginning of the group play, and all 32 teams left in the competition have completed their first matches. There was plenty of drama and goals to discuss and analyze. Here are the important takeaways from the first match day's biggest games. Group A Two of… Keep Reading

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Takeaways from month one of the Barclays Premier League

Month in brief August saw table-topping Manchester City kill the competition and Chelsea slump to seventeenth place. Manchester United and Arsenal overcame shaky starts to reach second and third, respectively.A mid-table team renaissance, however, saw Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester, and Swansea nipping at United and the Gunners’ heels. Storied clubs Tottenham and Liverpool were uninspiring.… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Canada’s Summer sports scene

1) Pan Am Games Toronto, Ontario will be the host of the 17th Pan American Games, a multi-sport international event similar to the Olympics. This year, there will be athletes from 41 nations that span North, Central, and South America in what will be the largest sporting event ever held in Canada. The Games will… Keep Reading

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Behind the bench: Mourinho, soccer’s witch doctor

Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph once said, “When [José] Mourinho walks into a press conference, he makes Machiavelli look like an innocent schoolboy.” It’s a hyperbole, but it’s not untrue. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mourinho—the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’—has turned every team that he has coached into champions. His psychological impact on… Keep Reading

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Taking stock of the Barclays Premier League

With 12 games left in the Barclays Premier League, Chelsea is five points clear at the top, putting the Blues in prime position to win. This Premier League season has marked the resurgence of Manager Jose Mourinho, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One,’ and his Chelsea squad. But no one—including Mourinho—is foolish enough to think that Chelsea… Keep Reading

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