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Red Socks take the Jean Cambridge Netball Championships

For years the Montreal Red Socks Netball Team has maintained their place as one of the top teams in Quebec. On Sunday, November 20, they again proved their worth by dominating the Jean Cambridge Netball tournament which was staged  at Ecole Lavoie in Cote des Neiges. The annual tournament is held in memory of one of  founders of  netball in the province who was also  a lifelong member of the Quebec Amateur Netball Federation. As usual, the Jean Cambridge tournament brought out the best in Quebec netball with  four teams vying  for the championship trophy and for bragging rights. Red …

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Stars are born at this B-Ball Summer Camp

  Young Anthony Maxwell is a phenom with lots of potential Egbert Gaye Down at the third floor gym of James Lyng High School, a group of young, aspiring ballplayers are going through their drills, first conditioning then working with the ball: dribbling, control and techniques. For the young players it’s the usual course of action at this summer basketball camp, as they eagerly go through their paces following the urgings of the athletic therapists, trainers and coaches that are in their midst, looking at their every move. Even to the untrained eyes it seems obvious that the campers know …

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Summer 7 vs. 7 Soccer League opens on July 23

Contact Staff X-Men United Soccer Academy is on a recruitment drive. The community-based club that travels regularly across North America and the Caribbean is looking for a few good men to join their ranks and share in their fun experience and they are hoping to find them among players participating in the soon to be launched Summer 7 vs. 7 Soccer League. The outdoor league will be made up of  five teams from around the Montreal area including EarthLove, X-Men, Lucia, All Caribbean and Noel Nord and games will be played for the remainder of the Gilbert-Layton Park  at the …

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Local boy Shakeel Phinn wins again

The Jamaican Juggernaut ups his record to 8-1 With a loud and supportive crop of family, friends and supporters in the audience, hometown boxing star Shakeel Phinn showed them what he got by easily defeating Jaudiel Zapeda (12-14-1) a Mexican fighting out of California in an eight round encounter at the Montreal Casino on Tuesday, May 24. Shakeel won the Canada Professional Boxing Council Super Middleweight title, when he easily defeated hometown favorite Paul Bzdel (5-7-1) at the Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. The May 24th win ups his record to 8-1. Speaking to the CONTACT after the bout the man …

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All winners at Montreal Classic Hoops

On the weekend of April 15-16, over 400 players from across Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New York State participated in the annual Montreal Classic Hoops tournament organized by the NDG YMCA and West End Sports Association. Now in its 18th year, the tournament that started as March Madness is now being staged in April at six venues across the city and includes teams playing juvenile, midget, bantam and mini divisions for boys and girls. By the time it ended, dozens of hard-fought games, and later the winning teams and standout players took turns receiving prizes and accolades. Durham Bulldogs …

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West Indies ‘ah’ champion…men and women

Champion… Champion… Champion… Champion… Champion… Egbert Gaye At least two million US dollars flowed into the Caribbean after both men and women teams of West Indies won the Cricket World T20 2016 title on April 3, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India. Both teams did it in spectacular fashion with the women team trouncing world champions Australia by eight wickets, ending the Aussies four-year domination of the tournament. It was the WIndies women’s first hold on the championship. The game, which was played in the morning, saw Australia batting first and amassing a 148 for five, the team’s highest total in …

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Sean Frederick is the new coach for CDNBCA’s b-ball program

The Cote des Neiges Black Community Association (CDNBCA), a leading provider of services to the community, today announced that they have contracted Sean Frederick as their new head coach for their Falcon’s youth basketball program. The organization is pleased with Frederick coming on board to lead the successful program as they believe his contribution will help to elevate the program to new heights. The Falcons basketball program, operating from the Lavoie High School gym, has become a hub for developing young basketball players in Cote des Neiges for over 10 years, while even attracting players from other parts of the …

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Andre De Grasse, of Canada, holds a flag after he wins the gold medal in the men's 100m final during the athletics competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
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Spotlight Athletes deliver speed and power

Andre De Grasse: brightest hopes for Canadian sprinting It was just three years ago when Andre De Grasse decided to take running track seriously. He was a 17-year-old high school student with NBA dreams, but entered a track meet at the behest of a friend. Tony Sharpe, a former Olympic medallist turned coach, was in the stands when De Grasse finished the race in second place. Since then, De Grasse has become one of the brightest hopes for Canadian sprinting in a long time, inching closer to breaking a longstanding record set by Canadian sprinting legends Donovan Bailey and Bruny …

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Another successful day on the links

Twenty-first Jackie Robinson International Golf Tournament a hole in one Submitted by Theresa Benedek This year the weather Gods cooperated by delivering a glorious day on July 17 2015, for the 21st Annual Jackie Robinson International Golf Tournament hosted by the BLACK ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (BASF). As usual, the multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-disciplined golfers, representing a wide cross section of Montreal, were energized and ready to make their mark on the course at Club de Golf Saint-Raphael in Ile Bizard, Quebec. This year the event drew about 150 guests/participants, 98 of whom were golfers. (The “after play” crowd has increased because …

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FOOTBALLING LEGEND DIDIER DROGBA ARRIVES IN MONTREAL

By Julian McKenzie @JulianTheIntern Major League Soccer has been a hotbed for superstars in their twilight years, having accommodated stars such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and presently Kaka, David Villa, and Steven Gerrard. Recently, another football star has joined the fray, and he will be making his MLS debut as a member of the Montreal Impact. The Impact acquired Chelsea Football Club legend Didier Drogba in a sign-and-trade deal with the Chicago Fire, after much speculation that the Ivory Coast superstar had insisted on playing with the “bleu-blanc-noir.” The superstar was unveiled at a press conference at Saputo Stadium …

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