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Colin Kaepernick. Image: Mike Morbeck
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What’s The “Take-A-Knee” Controversy All About?

People are talking about some athletes going down on one knee during the American national anthem.

Some people think it’s a good idea, and some people think it’s a bad idea.

The idea of going down on one knee (known as “taking a knee”) started in 2016. That’s when American football player Colin Kaepernick took a knee before games during the American national anthem.

He did it to protest people of colour being treated unfairly by police (in this case, in the United States). For instance, many African Americans may be questioned by police (when they have done nothing wrong) or pulled over when they are driving (again, when they have done nothing wrong).

Steph Curry (left) and LeBron James during game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Image: Erik Drost
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Basketball: It’s Down To Two Teams

In a couple of weeks, we’ll know who the best basketball team in the National Basketball Association is.
It will be either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Golden State Warriors.
Those two teams are now battling it out in the finals of the playoffs. This is the third straight year the NBA playoffs have come down to these two teams. Last year, Cleveland won and the year before, Golden State won.

Super Bowl LI was held at NRG Stadium in Houston. Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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New England Patriots Win Super Bowl Thriller

It’s fun to think about why we so many of us love sports as much as we do. Is it the action? The drama? The competition? The incredible athletes?

Most likely, everyone’s answer is a little different. However, no matter what brought the millions of viewers worldwide to their TVs, this year’s NFL championship game, The Super Bowl had it all.

Muhammad Ali. Image: Ira Rosenberg
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Muhammad Ali: Float Like A Butterfly…

Every sport has an icon: one person who defines what that sport looks, sounds, and feels like. In the boxing world, there is no single fighter who could be said to have a greater claim to that title than Muhammad Ali. Ali changed the sport of boxing, flipped it on its head, and, in-so-doing became the inspiration of all the young boxers who followed in his “butterfly-like” footsteps. But, perhaps, even more impressively, Muhammad Ali changed the way all athletes are regarded.

Invictus Games Coming To Toronto In 2017
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Invictus Games Coming To Toronto In 2017

Toronto had a special visitor last week. The United Kingdom’s Prince Henry of Wales — better known as Prince Harry — was in town to announce that Toronto will host the Invictus Games in 2017.

The Invictus Games are similar to the Olympics or the Paralympics, except that the competitors are all soldiers–most of them wounded from combat.