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May 20, 2015

Ten year-old Clara Raposo really goes head over heels for a birthday. On May 9, the young Beach gymnast won gold at the Eastern Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. It was Raposo’s first time competing for Ontario at a provincial championship, and it came the day after her 10th birthday. “She’s a very […]

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Hale plays Wimbledon champ for charity

Sometimes when you lose, you win. Local tennis pro Karl Hale discovered that after playing two tough sets against Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli in Jamaica last month. The benefit match raised over $20,000 for Hale’s Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, which will build five new schools for kindergarten-age students across the island this summer. Bartoli, who […]

Rookies help Toronto Beaches to a winning start

Jack Kelly grew up watching the Toronto Beaches. Today, he’s scoring for them. At 17, Kelly is among the youngest rookies to join the local Junior A box lacrosse team, which has players up to 21. “It’s so much faster,” says Kelly, a Grade 11 student in the athletics program at Birchmount Collegiate. “Everyone’s bigger, […]

Brewing a new tradition in Boston

If Dave Emilio wanted water in the Boston marathon, he could ask for it. But when Emilio runs by mile 10 in Boston, he knows to ask for something else: ice-cold beer. At 47, Emilio has run 36 marathons, six of them in Boston, where runners need fast times just to qualify. Last year, a […]


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