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Left shoe, right shoe: Superstition in sport

In 1982, only one game stood between the Cameroonian national soccer team and its first-ever trip to the FIFA World Cup. The night before the big game, Head Coach Jean Vincent decided to visit the team captain in his hotel room. He walked down the hall and knocked on the captain’s door. No one answered.… Keep Reading

10 things: Powerful sports moments of 2018

North and South Korea enter Pyeongchang under a united flag For the first time since the Korean War, athletes from North and South Korea entered the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Games together under the Korean Unification flag. Despite its purely symbolic value, the act was a strong gesture of peace—providing the world with a… Keep Reading

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Carmelo Anthony: From star to slouch

The 2018-19 NBA season’s opening weeks have been exhilarating after blockbuster off-season moves and progress from the league’s youngest stars have brought in a wave of new title contenders like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks. But, with the rise of the new guard comes the fall of Carmelo Anthony. After just 10 games… Keep Reading

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McGill men’s basketball rattled by Stingers

On Nov. 22, the McGill basketball teams hosted their annual Pots and Pans Night. Unfortunately, the raucous crowd went home disappointed, as the McGill men’s basketball team (2-2) could not complete its comeback against the crosstown-rival Concordia Stingers (2-1) and fell by a score of 87-81. McGill started the first quarter powerfully, and fifth-year point-guard… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet basketball stifles Gaiters

On Nov. 15, the McGill Martlets (2-1) made an early-season statement in Love Competition Hall against Bishop’s University (1-1). Their aggressive performance on both ends of the court enabled them to dismantle the Gaiters by a score of 67-44. In a game during which McGill never trailed, the Martlets smothered Bishop’s on the defensive end:… Keep Reading

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McGill men’s basketball holds off UQAM in thrilling victory

On Nov. 8, the McGill men’s basketball team (2-0) opened their season at Love Competition Hall against the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins (0-2). In a hard-fought game, McGill won in the final seconds by a score of 62-60. McGill started quickly, taking a 15-5 lead out of the gate. Fifth-year point guard… Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Alex Paquin

Alex Paquin, the McGill men’s team’s fifth-year starting point guard from Candiac, Quebec, began his athletic career in a different sport: Baseball. At age seven, Paquin’s brother—who went on to play baseball in university—introduced him to basketball. “I was playing [basketball] everywhere [after that], in the park, at home,” Paquin said. “I was just this… Keep Reading

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McGill Martlet basketball falls to Ryerson 80-79

From Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, the Martlets hosted the 24th annual Redbird Classic, featuring McGill, University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC Okanagan), Ryerson University, and Bishop’s University. The Martlets beat UBC Okanagan 96-51 on Oct. 12 but fell 80-79 to the Ryerson Rams on Oct. 13.   The Martlets started out strong against Ryerson,… Keep Reading

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NBA season preview

The past few NBA offseasons have been full of surprises and excitement, and the 2018 offseason provided much of the same. Now, it’s time to focus on the regular season. Here are The McGill Tribune’s predictions for the season ahead. Most Improved Team: Los Angeles Lakers When LeBron James makes a free-agency decision, the basketball… Keep Reading

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NBA offseason recap

LBJ in LA Historically, kings sought to expand their empires. With the Eastern Conference conquered, LeBron James now has his sights set on the bright lights of Los Angeles. His decision did not catch the NBA world by total surprise. Reports of his media company, Uninterrupted, forming partnerships in Hollywood and his sons’ enrollment in… Keep Reading

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