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Video Games Offer MLS Publicity Coup

There was an article published recently on ESPN.com that recounted how hip-hop star Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) became a soccer fan. While traveling in Europe a decade ago, the rapper’s “Madden” disk was scratched, and, when he couldn’t find another copy of the game in local stores, he bought[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Sports

Football Revolution on Horizon

In 2009, analyst Brian Burke, with a simple hypothetical scenario, began to change the game of football. Imagine that punting does not exist. The only decision to make on fourth down is whether to run or pass. Now, imagine that somebody came up and proposed kicking the ball to the[Read More…]

by September 25, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Roddick Made Mark Off Court

My earliest memory watching tennis is of the 1999 Wimbledon final, which pitted my childhood idol Pete Sampras against his longtime rival Andre Agassi. It is also my earliest sporting memory: Despite being Canadian, I didn’t watch the 1999 Stanley Cup finals in which Brett Hull’s controversial foot-in-the-crease goal gave[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Sports

Risk of Lockout High

Don’t expect to see NHL hockey in October. For the second consecutive year, we enter the fall with a major North American sports league facing a potential lockout. It’s been a repeating narrative in pro sports, as leagues — inevitably adopt a salary cap and then struggle to maintain an[Read More…]

by August 28, 2012 0 comments Sports

Winning Trumps Language Barrier

This week, Italian native Fabio Capello resigned as coach of England’s national soccer team. Already, there has been a push for an English speaker to replace him. While the world of English soccer is an ocean away, it may surprise some that the issue of language in sports is a[Read More…]

by February 14, 2012 0 comments Sports

Cancer Survivor Herzlich The Real Hero of Super Bowl XLVI

When it comes to major events like the Super Bowl, there are always compelling storylines. I remember one of the first articles I ever wrote. It was in the midst of Super Bowl XLIV. Three weeks earlier, earthquakes had ravaged the country of Haiti. Native Haitians Pierre Garcon, Pierre Thomas[Read More…]

by February 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Thomas Overshadows White House Festivities

There was a notable absence last Monday at the White House, where the Boston Bruins were recognized as 2011 Stanley Cup Champions. Tim Thomas, the champions’ lone American and arguably the NHL’s best goalie, decided to skip the event. He later made the following statement via his Facebook page: “I[Read More…]

by January 31, 2012 0 comments Sports

A Canadian Perspective: Hockey 101

For a continent that claims to have four major sports, it is blatantly obvious that the average American knows and cares significantly less about hockey than the other three. Tiger Woods epitomized this ambivalence in 2008 when he was asked who he thought would win the Stanley Cup that year[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 0 comments Sports