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A new hope

With the convoluted details of the new collective bargaining agreement and the condensed free agency frenzy dealt with, we, as a small segment of NBA…


A Christmas Day buzzer beater

The “nuclear winter of basketball” has been averted. The owners and the players’ association ratified a new collective bargaining agreement in early December with the…


Five-minute major

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of probably the greatest hockey movie of all-time, Slap Shot. For the uninitiated, the film stars…


Handling life’s hurdles

John Akii-Bua likely never intended to become a hurdle runner. Born in 1949, he arrived in Kampala, Uganda to join the police force at age…


Sports opinions

Since July 1, the NBA owners have locked out their players, cancelling all pre-season and several regular season games in the 2011-12 season. Now, with…


Back-to-back losers

The start of November is accentuated by two yearly events: the end of baseball season and post-Halloween rituals. After Halloween, kids (and adults with a…


Two-handed monster jam!

If you played many video games in the ’90s then there’s a good chance you’re already accustomed to the bombastic, two-on-two, no-holds-barred arcade game NBA…


Same players, new game

The NBA just recently cancelled all games scheduled for November, and with the idea of a league organized by the players being floated around, we…


Major League changes

When people say that watching baseball is as boring as watching paint dry, I feel bad for paint everywhere. Nothing compares to the boredom experienced…


March Madness is upon us

Yes, the annual NCAA college basketball tournament — better known as March Madness — is well underway. For those who might be unfamiliar with the…