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    The Death of Jogo Bonito

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Quinn Smith, Soccer • 2 Comments

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    When I moved to rural Brazil for three months, carrying little more than two old duffel bags and some noble ideas, there were two things that I wanted to learn: Portuguese and jogo bonito—the Brazilian style of soccer. The first came after a solid month of silence, just listening while I figured out who...

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    Go! Los Catrachos!

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Justin Robertson, Soccer • 0 Comments

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    I’m cheering for Honduras. Yes, it’s the same Honduras that has the mantle of the highest murder rate in the world according to the United Nations. It’s also the same country where tourists get kidnapped from small 25-seater buses or from their hotels. This year it was reported that Honduras still has the world’s highest murder rate: in 2013 it suffered 19 murders...

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    The Great Gottfried

    by  • March 7, 2014 • Featured, Ian Orti, Tennis • 0 Comments

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    Did a gay German tennis star throw the most prestigious tournament of his time just to spite Hitler? If all the world’s a stage then the cast of the great international pre-war epic, The Greatest Tennis Match in History, might feel too star-studded to believe it all actually happened. The show would feature, in...

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    POW RIGHT IN THE KISSER!

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Justin Robertson, Other Sports • 0 Comments

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    Maybe for any other team, a fourth-placed finish in a dodgeball tournament would be fair, considering most think it’s a not-so-serious hobby sport you played in high school. But not for POW RIGHT IN THE KISSER! It didn’t sit right for the competitive dodgeball team. After losing the semi finals during the 2013 World...

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    Does the Biggest Fight in Canadian History Matter?

    by  • January 16, 2014 • Boxing, Zachary Alapi • 1 Comment

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    I knew Canadian boxing had risen to an unrivalled level—at least in my lifetime of sports fandom—when Lucian Bute made the second defence of his IBF super middleweight title against rugged Mexican contender Librado Andrade on October 24, 2008. Ever since he represented Romania at three World Amateur Boxing Championships (winning bronze in 1999),...

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    An open letter to the guy who spurred me on to a personal best in the final six miles of that fucking marathon

    by  • August 28, 2013 • Fiction, Other Sports, Rob Thomas • 0 Comments

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    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. Your memory of the event, that would change my life forever, is likely not as clear as my own. Please let me refresh it. It was a cool day in late October. The country road we found ourselves upon was flat and lonesome. The sky was partly overcast. Humidity...

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    Why Are We Dumping Stoli When We Should Be Dumping Coke?

    by  • August 1, 2013 • Features, Ian Orti, Olympics • 0 Comments

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    “Fundamental Principles of Olympism #5. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.” – (from the International Olympic Committee’s Charter) IN A NUTSHELL: it is illegal in Russia to be openly gay and in...

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