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Teemu Selanne

Last night, when the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Teemu Selanne's NHL career came to an end. The 43-year-old finishes his NHL career with 684 goals and 1,457 points in the regular season and 44 goals and 88 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He
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The 500 Club in MLB

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with baseball statistics.  I had a book called The 500 Club that chronicled every Major League batter to record 500 or more career home runs.  It was a pretty short and tidy list. At the time, there were only two members of
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3 Thoughts (Sports Edition)

Elliotte Friedman regularly blogs his 30 thoughts and I'm always impressed with the quantity of observations and insight.  I don't have 30 thoughts this morning, but I have a few... John Fucking Salmons The Raptors game last night was insanely entertaining.  I only tuned in for the fourth quarter and
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Canadians in 2014 March Madness

The NCAA men’s tournament tips off tomorrow, and there are plenty of Canadians taking part, many with key roles. It's not just Andrew Wiggins, it's also Tyler Ennis, Melvin Ejim, Kevin Pangos and my son's friend's cousin, Nik Stauskas.  Here's who you should cheer for over the next two
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Why I Love Sport: Reason #42

The East-of-Yonge version of me, my buddy Bob, shared this on Facebook.  It's Mariano Rivera's Yankee Stadium goodbye. I hate the Yankees and even I got choked up by the sight of a tearful Rivera hugging Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter on the pitcher's mound before walking off the field
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The Mighty Fall of A-Rod

Precisely six years ago today, I wrote this entry about Alex Rodriquez. Barry Bonds hasn't even caught Hank Aaron yet but baseball fans are already wondering if Alex Rodriquez will be the next home run king.  A-Rod just hit his 500th earlier today and he just turned 32.  That means
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Milos Raonic on Grass

Milos Raonic is the best singles tennis player in Canadian history.  That's right, he's even better than Andrew Sznajder, believe it or not.  He's the best we've ever produced, but you wouldn't know it from the Wimbledon betting odds. The most exciting part of Raonic's game is his booming serve,
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My Golf Game with Elvis

I mentioned that I hadn't golfed since lifetime gym over twenty years ago.  Yesterday, on a blustery day in Fenelon Falls, I played the nine hole course at Eganridge Inn and Spa overlooking beautiful Sturgeon Lake with my buddy Elvis, courtesy of Chevrolet. Things got off to a rocky start
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Tiger or I Don't Give a Shit

The 2013 Masters Golf Tournament is underway in Augusta, Georgia, and I'll pay attention so long as Tiger Woods is in contention. I simply don't care about the PGA unless Tiger's competing.  If Tiger fails to make the cut, I won't watch a minute this weekend.  But if he's in
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Things are Looking Up in Toronto Sports

Toronto Sports fans, I have good news.  It seems we bounced off the bottom in August and things are looking up. At that time, the Jays, Leafs, Raptors, TFC and Argos were all in pretty dire straits.  You'll have to click back for details.  I called it a "brand new
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Oscar Pistorius Bullet in the Chamber Ad

In retrospect, this "Bullet in the Chamber" Nike ad featuring the "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius is rather unfortunate. Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in South Africa. This tweet from Reeva Steenkamp yesterday is also retrospectively
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The Steve Nash Dilemma

Steve Nash is far and away the greatest basketball player this country has ever produced.  This is Nash country, so we all want Steve Nash to win an NBA title, right? That was a slam dunk when he was with the Suns and Mavs, but Steve Nash is now a
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Canadians in the NBA

When the Toronto Raptors released Toronto native Jamaal Magloire the other day, it brought the number of Canadians in the NBA down to 8. Here are the 8 Canadians currently playing in the NBA: Joel Anthony - C - Miami HeatSamuel Dalembert - C - Houston RocketsCory Joseph - PG
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