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Twitter an athlete’s best friend and enemy

:”In the ever-expanding technological world that we live in, social media, especially Twitter, has become the biggest medium for getting news to people all over the world, and is a good way for fans to connect with their favourite athlete or celebrity. For example, just the other day, NHL player Tyler Sequin tweeted that he wanted someone to bring him a burger while he was at practice and, sure enough, one of his fans delivered a cheeseburger to him at the rink.” – Harrison Brooks

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Regina Thunder rushing to nationals

“Last year, we had a good team but this year, I think we have a lot more veterans starting now – [everyone’s] gonna get better with age, people are more comfortable with the plays. [For] example, we’re running [the] ball a lot better this year than we have in past years and I’d say that’s because we have a more veteran line that knows what’s going on… when you’re more veteran, you have more confidence because you feel you have a better skillset than other players and when you have more confidence, you usually play better.” – Colton Klassen

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Two U of R softball athletes turn pro

"I’m most excited about the opportunity to play ball and learn the game from a different perspective. I’m also really excited about the travel opportunities available. Since Austria is in the middle of Europe, it is very easy to get to almost any destination. I will have the opportunity to visit Vienna, Rome, Venice, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Prague, and Copenhagen..." -- Mikaila Etheredge

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Diary of an athlete

“In the sport of swimming, it is very important to be very flexible as you gain many advantages over other swimmers in the water. From here, some of us go to school, (some of us have school later on in the day), but not before we have our second breakfast.” – Daniel Gomez

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