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It’s U Sports season and time to regain the momentum

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Remember a month or two ago when the Duke Blue Devils came to Toronto and Montreal for an exhibition basketball series and we all went ga-ga over RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson and Coach K? Continue reading

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We the ESPN, We the Scotiabank

Soccer CorporatizationThe start time of Friday night’s match between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors held in Toronto was moved back to 8.00 p.m. at the dictate of the US ESPN sports cable TV network. [1] No one complained: Toronto made the big time in the US market. Toronto even won this game of the leading contenders in the NBA East and is 2-0 to start the season. “[Kawhi] Leonard, the team’s superstar newcomer,” reports the Globe and Mail, “was serenaded on a couple of occasions with chants of ’MVP, MVP’ by an adoring hometown crowd.”

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North and South Korea prepare for joint basketball games

DOZENS of South Korean basketball players arrived in North Korea’s capital today for a series of games the two Koreas hope will foster a spirit of detente generated by the recent North-South summit meetings. Continue reading

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Basketball: Organized cheating and corruption by US universities

Here is the case in a nutshell

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Basketball: US documents detail high-profile schools in organized cheating

Court docs in the college hoops corruption case spell out who ASM Sports paid and how much | Yahoo Sports

As the 2018 edition of “March Madness,” the premier, billion-dollar US college basketball tournament comes to a close on April 2 in San Antonio, Texas, what’s rarely mentioned in the ballyhoo is the latest US college basketball scandal. The media blackout can be contrasted to the hysteria over Russian Olympic athletes, although both cases allegedly involved organized cheating. Further, one of the targets of the US investigation is the German Adidas sportswear monopoly while not a word is breathed about its competitors such as Nike, etc. It is a typical case in which the real perpetrators, who are the people at the top of the corporate university organized in the NCAA, a sports cartel, are cast as the victims who have been taken advantage of. And the actual victims, who are the young high school and college athletes at the very bottom of the system, are cast as the perpetrators. 

Reporters Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports “viewed hundreds of pages of documents” they say detail payments from people at the centre of the scandal.

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Big dreams: At 38 and nearly 7 feet, ‘old man’ Dan leaps back to basketball at Algonquin College

Algonquin College Thunder 38-year-old rookie Dan Stoddard goes up for a rebound against the Centennial Colts during their OCAA basketball game in Toronto, on Nov. 4.

Algonquin College Thunder 38-year-old rookie Dan Stoddard goes up for a rebound against the Centennial Colts during their OCAA basketball game in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2017

It’s a story Walter Mitty and Forrest Gump couldn’t dream up together: An out-of-shape, 38-year-old bus driver getting a chance to live the lost dream of his youth | ROY MacGREGOR

(November 8, 2017) – He is impossible to miss. Continue reading

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NBA: ‘Canada’s team’ ‘disrespects’ ‘We the North’

Jos 9:21 And the princes said concerning them: 'Let them live'; so they became hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation, as the princes had spoken concerning them.

Jos 9:21 And the princes said concerning them: ‘Let them live’; so they became hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation, as the princes had spoken concerning them.

(April 18) – The start time of a professional basketball game has brought to the fore the national question in Canadian sport.

“One of the competing media conglomerates that owns part of the Toronto Raptors is at least complicit in the team being stuck with an unenviable starting time for Game 1 of its playoff series,” Doug Smith reported in the Toronto Star. Continue reading

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