Posts from the ‘Sports’ category

Nolan Defies Age and Two D-Men

Let’s end the week with a bit of hockey magic. Owen Nolan (the only player born in Northern Ireland playing in the NHL, as it happens)…

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RunKeeper, Yet Another Way to Quantify My Life

A while back I wrote about Couch to 5K, an iPhone app that helped me run–you guessed it–five kilometers. I’ve graduated to a new app, RunKeeper,…

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12 Years, 64 Million Smackeroonies

The Canucks signed star goalie Roberto Luongo to a humongous 12-year, $64 million deal today. The many non-sports fans among my dear readers should keep reading,…

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Darren Learns About the WNBA

This weekend we were in Seattle. I watched a little American TV in the hotel room, and caught some of ESPN’s Sports Center. Among the other…

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From the Couch to 5 KM on Your iPhone

Let’s be clear on something: I hate exercise. I have ever since Phys Ed class in high school. It was my poorest class–I probably averaged a…

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Who Has Qualified For the 2010 World Cup?

For reasons I can’t quite grasp, I enjoy watching the FIFA World Cup more than any other sporting event. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the…

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Nets, Sticks and a Tennis Ball

There’s a back lane behind our house. It’s an unusual feature on the west coast, and presumably it’s a reflection of the neighbourhood being at least…

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Why David Beats Goliath

In a recent piece in The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell combines the tales of a high school basketball team, King David and Lawrence of Arabia to…

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