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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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10 Things: Sports’ greatest rivalries

El Clasico: 93-89-48. Real Madrid and Barcelona are separated by only four wins after 85 years of an intense, hatred-filled rivalry. Real Madrid represents Spanish nationalism whereas Barcelona symbolizes the fight for Catalonian independence. Many rivalries claim to be more than just a game, but El Clasico is one of the few that can back… Keep Reading

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10 Things you didn’t know about the UEFA Champions League

This year’s UEFA Champions League season will be the 60th in the competition’s history. The tournament began with 77 teams from 53 different nations participating, and uses a knockout system to pare down to 32 teams that reach the group stages. Last year’s victors, Real Madrid, defeated their cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions… Keep Reading

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10 Things: 2014 World Cup

1 Twelve different cities will host matches this year, the most of any World Cup to date.  The cities are all state capitals, which means that this World Cup will be one of the most evenly-distributed events across Brazil. For the purposes of economic development, it is important that the Borth, which is overlooked compared… Keep Reading

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