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    Hit the ice with this winner

    By ANDREW SEYMOUR -- Ottawa Sun
    Strap on the blades and tape up your stick, because the puck has dropped on another NHL season.
    It's gamers that score when they take to the ice on the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube with pro hockey's superstars.
  • Oct. 12: Full review
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    BOOK EXCERPT: The Stick: A History, a Celebration, An Elegy


    Earnhardt 101

    By MICHAEL CHO -- SLAM! Sports
     At the Alter of Speed has all the makings of a Cinderella story: A boy growing up in a rural mill town in North Carolina, dropping out of school in the sixth grade to follow in the not-so-successful footsteps of his father, only to struggle trying to make ends meet as he tries to make his mark in the NASCAR world.
     This redneck boy from Kannapolis made more than a mark. Earnhardt blazed a trail that earned him seven Winston Cups, tens of millions of dollars in revenue only rivaled by the likes of Jordan and Gretzky, and the adulation of countless fans.
  • Dec. 12: Full story

    Documenting the trials of NFL Europe

    By PERRY LEFKO -- For SLAM! Sports
     The dream of every football player is to make it to the National Football League, but the journey is not always easy. Some players will go directly from college to the NFL, but many others face a more difficult route, proving themselves in a foreign country where they battle homesickness, inclement weather, travel and accommodation chaos, lousy food and low pay. That's what is documented, along with incredibly funny stories, in "The Proving Ground, A Season On The Fringe In NFL Europe".
  • Nov. 20: Full story
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    FILMS

    Hardball cliched but works

    By JOHN KRYK -- Toronto Sun
     Hardball is a movie about a baseball manager with a gambling problem. No, it's not the Pete Rose story. It's The Bad News Bears, updated. It's less funny, but more poignant
     Bad News Bears, released in the mid-1970s, starred Walter Matthau as a no-account drunk who unwillingly takes over as manager of a hapless Little League baseball team in an upscale Los Angeles suburb.
  • Sep. 14: Full review of Hardball in Jam!
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