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The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

| April 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

As the Toronto Raptors approach the end of the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association regular season some facts are clear. The Raps consistently produce high-level regular season results. For the 3rd straight season the pros from “the Association” handling the pill north of the 49th parallel have won at least 50 games (It’s their fifth consecutive […]

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Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Obtaining Lyrics and Videos to Aid Prosecution

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: Obtaining Lyrics and Videos to Aid Prosecution

| August 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

…Whatcha do getcha head ready Instead of getting physically sweaty When I get mad, I put it down on a pad Give ya something that ya never had Controlling, fear of high rolling God bless your soul and keep living Never allowed, kicking it loud Dropping a bomb, brain game, intellectual Vietnam Move as a […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

| August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 1936 Berlin Olympics was the “mega-event” that had almost been a non-event.[1] The Nazi rise to power in Germany meant the party’s anti-Olympic perspective could have led the National Socialists to cancel the games themselves (Berlin was awarded the ’36 Games over Barcelona before the Nazi’s took power) or invite some in the international […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the official opening of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics, media reports are filled with stories about infectious water and air, social unrest and dangerous streets, Russian doping, and the risks of the Zika virus. 80 years ago, the context for Toronto newspapers writing about the 1936 Berlin Olympics was […]

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