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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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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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Around the water cooler – Feb. 11

Snowboarding (Men’s Slopestyle) — Only two weeks prior to these Olympics, Mark “Mr. Clutch” McMorris, fractured a rib at the Winter X Games. Presumably fuelled by the power of Canadian wheat, the Regina native made a speedy recovery in time to become Canada’s first medalist of Sochi 2014. In all three rounds, McMorris’ first run… Keep Reading

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Around the water cooler – Feb. 4

In case you stopped watching after the first play, here’s what you missed in Super Bowl XLVIII… THE WEATHER The hype surrounding the inclement weather amounted to absolutely nothing as the temperature in the Meadowlands held up at around 10ºC all night with little wind and no snow. With the weather having virtually no effect… Keep Reading

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Around the water cooler

In case you were too busy enjoying your weekly fix of Mayor Ford news, here’s what you missed this past week in the world of sports…   NFL–It looked like the weather patterns from Toronto’s political storm drifted south, wreaking havoc on the Windy City. The Chicago Bears’ contest against the Baltimore Ravens was delayed… Keep Reading

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