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Ewan West - Feb 14, 2021

Novak Djokovic defeated Milos Raonic 7-6(4) 4-6 6-1 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena in the fourth round of the 2021 Australian Open. He will face sixth seed Alexander Zverev–who beat Dusan Lajovic in the fourth round–in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Djokovic leads his head-to-head with the German 5-2 – and won the pair’s meeting at […]


Elmer Mejia - Feb 6, 2021

The 2021 Australian Open draw has been announced, and we will see some incredible matches in the first round. Defending champion Sofia Kenin faces a non-seeded player from Australia. On the other hand, last year’s runner up Garbiñe Muguruza faces a tricky opponent in Margarita Gasparyan. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will start off against Danka […]

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Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Feb 1, 2021

We all root for the underdog. Not only does it create storylines when there aren’t any to begin with, but it keeps things fun. And what is better than seeing a big underdog comeback from a huge deficit to snatch a win? That said, not all team victories are created equal. The Eagles beating the Giants […]

Jamie Bareham - Feb 1, 2021

The inaugural ATP Cup last year reinvented the idea of team tennis, following on from the change in format in the now-infamous Davis Cup. Singles and doubles players alike battle it out to crown their country victorious in the blazing sun of Australia. The format has changed for this year, halving the number of teams […]

Tyler Toffoli

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin had his busiest offseason to date this year. He improved every single position by bringing in the likes of Josh Anderson, Jake Allen, and Joel Edmundson via trade. He also got top prospect Alexander Romanov to make the jump to North America as well. However, arguably the biggest addition […]

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Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 31, 2021

How many times did you hear someone comparing a young talent to a member of “the Big 3”? We’ve all heard it plenty, and none of those times was true because they are unique players. That’s why comparing young talents to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, or ROger Federer is a mistake. Nonetheless, some people tend […]

Federer
Jamie Bareham - Jan 30, 2021

A period of dominance spanning 17 years, starting with Roger Federer’s maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003 all the way to Rafael Nadal’s 13th Roland Garros crown last year, the two giants of the tennis world have sat atop of the rest for years. Each hold their own respective records setting them apart […]

NHL on NBC
Jim Biringer - Jan 27, 2021

Last week NBC announced their plans to shut down NBCSN at the end of the year. In the deal, NBC announced it would be moving the NHL, NASCAR, EPL to the USA Network. In addition, other programs along with some sports programs will be moving to NBC’s new streaming service Peacock. The first question that […]

Summer workout: Super Rugby 2021

All the time fans are spending on holidays, they can rest assured that Super Rugby 2021 sides are not. Working off the extra pounds is a player’s annual tradition and some haven’t even rested, as they feel the heat of their summer workout. The evidence is there for many, the delayed provincial rugby season has […]

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Last Word Staff - Jan 23, 2021

This weekend’s UFC 257 headliner features a rematch six and a half years in the making. A lot has changed since Conor McGregor quickly took out Dustin Poirier during their featherweight bout at UFC 178. Although the two fighters have taken a vastly different route to get to this point, they each find themselves in […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Play
Chace McCallum - Jan 22, 2021

It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […]

Novak Djokovic US Open
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 21, 2021

This week we witnessed continued unfair criticism of Novak Djokovic. Another chapter full of nonsense from those who like to criticize everything Djokovic says or does. It seems they are waiting for World #1 to do something to seize their moment and keep vilifying Djokovic. This time, the Australian Open quarantine conditions were the trigger […]

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Dylan Loucks - Jan 18, 2021

In this paper, we use the principles and equations used in the film and book Moneyball. Also, discussing the application of “Moneyball” management to the hockey industry while, following the review of Moneyball and the use of sabermetrics in other sports, we attempt to apply similar practices to the sport of hockey. More specifically, we’ll […]

Alex Metzger, Editor - Jan 16, 2021

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […]

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Fraser Learmonth - Jan 14, 2021

It’s fair to say that the coronavirus had an immense impact on the sporting world in 2020, with leagues and events across every sport being cancelled, postponed or altered to some degree. And whilst we may have left 2020 behind, the virus continues to affect sports in numerous ways. For the fans, it has meant […]

Nurein Ahmed - Jan 13, 2021

Some things in tennis will most likely remain unchanged even in these disorientating times. Aryna Sabalenka playing tennis at a breakneck pace, with power and courage, is one of them. The soon-to-be World No.7 sealed a perfect week in the Emirati capital by winning the inaugural WTA Abu Dhabi Open, beating the hopeless Veronika Kudermetova […]



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Last Word Staff - Jan 13, 2021

The logos donned by football teams represent their history and are riddled with esoteric messages filled with hidden meanings. Many fans remain unaware that the symbol of their favourite team’s crest tells its own story. What does it mean when a particular animal is the highlight of a logo? Similarly, what’s the deal with the […]

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Eddie Davey - Jan 13, 2021

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]

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Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Jan 13, 2021

It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

Premier League
Last Word Staff - Jan 13, 2021

Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]

Sega Powered’ Magazine
Matt Jarvis - Jan 13, 2021

Dean Mortlock knows more than a thing or two about the video gaming industry having worked on some of the best known magazines of yesteryear and especially when it comes to all things Sega. Now he decided that the time is right to bring print media Sega goodness back to the fans with the launch […]

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Matt Lee, Dept Manager - Jan 13, 2021

This summer, the Harry Kane transfer saga was one of the biggest stories with the star Tottenham Hotspur striker eyeing a move away from his boyhood club after their continuous decline since reaching the Champions League final in 2019. Kane, 28, made his intentions clear that he wanted to leave with champions Manchester City heavily […]

Tottenham Hotspur new era
Declan Wiseman, Editor - Jan 13, 2021

Another Tottenham Hotspur new era beckons, with another manager axed and new man in the hot seat. Spurs are a team in transition once again, which all started with the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. He came so close to achieving glory that it shattered the squad in the process.  Many of the 2016/7 squad that […]

Euro 2022

UEFA, the governing body for European football, has recently announced that it will be doubling the prize money for the upcoming Women’s EURO 2022 Football Championship. The decision was approved at a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau, in which a new distribution model among the 16 qualified teams was also […]