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Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association
"Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
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It took years of fundraising to buy the chairs.
Even though we'll be battling against last year's NBA Champions, we have high hopes for the home team and we'll be celebrating every game day. As much as we love cheering in the stands, there's nothing like watching the game at home in sweats with our family. But our favourite part about watching at home is being surrounded by snacks galore!
It wasn't until I moved to Edmonton a decade later that I understood the significance of this famous team, the Edmonton Commercial Graduates, or simply the Grads. I, and every woman basketball player, owe a debt to the Grads.
"We'll be talking about this ten years from now that he was an android, I bet."
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Kirk St. Cyr is the artist known as 4Korners, based in Toronto and regarded by many as one of Canada's Top DJs of the international club scene. He is also the official DJ of the NBA's Toronto Raptors -- playing to 20,000 people at every home game for the last 11 seasons.
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Awe-inspiring sports moments that give us goosebumps. From the AOL Partner Studio
Game 4 vs. the Cavs was a game-changer.
Simply put, sports has a way of connecting people. When you throw on your team colours, you're no longer a Sikh, Jew, Christian, White, or Black. You're simply a fan. And the only thing that matters in that moment is realizing the dream of seeing your team lift up the trophy one day and host a parade on your home streets.
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They began in 1926 as a basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. Ninety years later, the beloved Harlem Globetrotters are dunking, spinning and bouncing their way into the hearts of a whole new generation of Canadian children.
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Players and celebrities will be flocking to the city to take part in festivities and hang out in the swankiest of restaurants. While we can't guarantee where you'll get the best sightings, these are some of the local restaurants that are known hang outs.
Damen Bell-Holter, a 25-year-old, 6'9" gentle giant, is making headlines for speaking out about the issue of youth suicides, which have plagued First Nations communities.
Dear Kobe, we've never met. If you look up your name in the dictionary, under the part that says "antonym" you'd probably find me. I'm your exact opposite. Still, out of everyone that I grew up admiring, few people taught me more about covering warzones -- and life -- than you did.
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It was electric to have professional basketball in town, if only for those few years.
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For a crowd with a reputation like the Thunder's, this is unacceptable. The prevailing idea is that with nothing else to do and no other major league sports teams to root for in Oklahoma, Thunder basketball means everything to the locals -- they live and die with every KD jumpshot and Westbrook foray into the lane.
Even the sacrosanct Toronto Maple Leafs have had three names in their history, migrating from the Toronto Arenas (1917-1919) to the Toronto St. Patricks (1919-1927) to today's Toronto Maple Leafs who honour the region's love of grammar. Change is possible and welcome and please do this because I cannot take it anymore.
NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team Six-time NBA All-Star and NY Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is currently in Israel, where he is the assistant coach...
As the "tough on crime" Administration continues attacks on criminals -- both real and imagined -- it behooves a responsible government to include crime prevention in the equation even as Harper expands Canadian prisons. Sports build the lifelong skills that Canadians of all origins value: character, teamwork, discipline, perseverance.
I think the Seattle Sounders -- the super successful soccer club -- is on to something. The Sounders have decided to not only listen to their fans, but to take it one step farther and allow their faithful flock to decide the fate of the club's General Manager, Adrian Hanauer, via a vote. I know what you're thinking: how on Earth did they conjure up this cockamamie scheme?
A leading economic think tank says Vancouver could get another professional basketball franchise — but some in the professional sports world say they have their doubts. The Vancouver Grizzlies lasted...
LONDON - The Canadian women's basketball team fell into an early hole against Australia on Sunday and couldn't recover, losing 72-63 on the final day of preliminary-round competition at the London Oly...
Woody Allen once said that basketball transports us to a primitive place for higher learning. The loose arrangement of strangers balling on public pavement illustrates many of the ivory tower's arguments surrounding health insurance. We can try breaking it down like this...
ANKARA, Turkey - Courtnay Pilypaitis and Canada's women's basketball team punched their tickets to the London Olympics on Sunday.Pilypaitis had 21 points and six assists as Canada secured a berth to t...
I must write about this: A friend and I had a conversation this evening about a high school student with a noteworthy caliber of dedication to his passion in life: sports. The student spends three hours per day shooting hoops and running drills, as well as sprinting laps around his house. He wants to play in the NBA. Impressive.
Are there patterns to The Madness? Not really. It is The Madness, after all. But you will need a guideline for survival. For the couch, at least.
Somebody is going to be shooting free throws at the next practice. Toronto Raptors Jamaal Magloire had a chance to keep his team's hopes alive in a close game with the Indiana Pacers on Friday night....
It turns out that Canada’s national sport is older than people think. Further research, says Randy Radonich, shows it dates to the 1600s, and players used two sticks – one in each hand. No, Radonich i...
Yao Ming's legacy will be a double barrier breaker: as a catalyst for basketball's global appeal and as a non-Western star who is willing to commit himself to not only the pursuit of private gain but issues aimed at the enhancement of the public good.