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The best rivalry in sports?


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, for years the two top-ranked tennis players on the planet, have been building a rivalry that matches the intensity of a Habs-Leafs playoff series. If you can get past the excessive grunting that accompanies the 200 kilometre per hour serves, one will find a demonstration of extreme talent and professionalism.

Doing it the hard way


After starting the season 2-0 for what seems to be the umpteenth time in a row, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team is rolling along in the Canada West. Or are they?

Tour de Japan


Break-dancer, musician and amateur short filmmaker Vladimir Yatsina is fascinated with Asian culture ”” and it is this infatuation that prompted the University of Saskatchewan dentistry student to engage in a 12-day bicycling tour across Japan over the summer.

Kickflippin’ it old school


Heelflips, kickflips, 50-50 grinds, nollies, ollies and a few bone-deep wounds and concrete collisions comprised the fun day of skateboarding at the first annual Nine Times Super Serious Skateboard Competition on Sept. 6. Over 100 skaters from across Saskatchewan took part in the skating competition organized by Saskatoon-based skateboarding, snowboarding, clothing and accessories outlet Nine Times. Taking place at Saskatoon's Lions Skatepark along Spadina Crescent, not even some precipitation from the cloudy skies above could stop the core of Saskatoon's skating scene from doing their thing.

Adrenaline junkies rejoice


Since I was a wee lad, being off the ground has profoundly terrified me. Maybe it's because I'm from the barren flatlands of Saskatchewan where the nearest thing resembling a skyscraper in most places is an orange Pioneer elevator. It is this exact phobia of heights that has allowed me to appreciate mountain and glacial climbing as the truly perplexing sports they are.

He shoots, he Twitters


When NBA players started flocking to Twitter, there was no need to abate my excitement. Giving pro athletes a global megaphone was somewhere between sleeping with spiders and peeing into the wind on my to-do list. I was not surprised by how banal most of the players were: Miami's Dwyane Wade never seems to stop playing with his kids and those who attended college make note of the happenings of their Alma Maters' sports teams. Yet whenever any of them writes that “life is good” I can't help but feel like they are ignorant. Of course life is good, you make millions!

From cats to dogs


Recent recruits added to the Huskies men's hockey team lineup heading into the new Canadian Interuniversity Sport season may give the squad the firepower and muscle needed to seriously contend in Canada West. Most of the Huskies recruits hail from every corner of Saskatchewan and include forwards Brennan Bosch, Andrew Bailey, Kyle Bortis, Kyle Ross and Brendan Dowd, as well as defensemen Cody Hobbs, Brett Ward, Ilan Cumberbirch and Brett McCullough. The Huskies also acquired ex-Regina Pats goaltender David Reekie in the off-season.

Busy off-season produces results for Huskies men’s soccer


Following countless hours of summer training and three tough exhibition matches against top-rated Ontario soccer programs York University and Toronto FC Academy, the Huskies men's soccer squad is ready for another year of Canada West competition. With the new season right around the corner, the men's soccer team is looking to bounce back with a vengeance after last season's devastating mere two point exclusion from the Canadian Interuniversity Sport playoffs...

Dreadful, downhill dairy determination


Sports come in all shapes and sizes. Cheese wheel rolling is definitely one of the sports that has strayed away from cool-kid sports like football or hockey and has remained a nonsensical outcast on the fringes of athleticism's social circle. Experiencing the nomadic lifestyle of a mouse in search of a dairy dinner has never been easier.

Baseball-aholics anonymous


Nearly four years had elapsed since I have competitively played baseball, which has been my favourite sport since childhood. Each summer since, likely due to my mobile lifestyle, I have been prevented from doing so. After departing Saskatoon for yet another summer and moving to B.C.'s west coast, I was asked by a friend's older brother to come to a slo-pitch practice of a team he was playing on ”” not technically baseball but close enough. I jumped at the invitation and anxiously unearthed my glove I had handily packed in my trunk. Little did I know I was in for a sobering experience...

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