2008-04-17

    
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April 17, 2008
  Going from fan to fighterPDF files may take a moment to load

The sport of mixed martial arts has grown in popularity in the United States for the past several years, to the point where pundits have touted organizations like the Ultimate Fighting Championship as more popular than boxing. That popularity has spread to Canada, where groups like the Maximum Fighting Championship, Hardcore Championship Fighting and TKO Championship Fighting have become prominent. Some of the sport's rabid fanbase, like Red Deer-based UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald, have become fighters themselves.

April 17, 2008
  When feathers flyPDF files may take a moment to load

Prominent in the history of many nations, cockfighting has largely been outlawed in western countries, with only a few localities refusing to outlaw the much reviled bloodsport. In Canada, participating in this dubious sport could land you some serious time in the pen.

April 17, 2008
  Sportspinions: yay playoffs!PDF files may take a moment to load

Springtime in Calgary is a great time of year. It typically features sunshine, the end of school and slightly less snow than usual. It also signals the onset of the National Hockey League's playoffs, which have featured the Calgary Flames for 19 of their 27 seasons in the NHL. Even during the years the Flames miss the playoffs, though, the NHL's post-season stands as the best in professional sports.

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