Day: February 8, 2021

Michigan Boxing loses their appeal to be reinstated as a club sport

This past December, after a 10-month battle with the University of Michigan both the Office of Risk Management and Recreational Sports, the historic Michigan Boxing Club was at last stripped of its club-status after losing its appeal. 

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes to go online in March, the University decided to remove the club-status from both the Michigan Boxing and Taekwondo teams due to the possible risk of student-athletes incurring head injuries in both sports.

Once the shocking news arrived to the boxing team, club members, coaches and alumni began organizing their appeal of the decision. Granted an extension of the original deadline on Apr. 1, they had more time to prepare their defense.

On Oct. 1, a 60-page report was submitted to the University, featuring countless studies about the sport, a long list of health and safety rules and guidelines already in place and arguments about the

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COVID-19 Update: Restrictions on kids’ sports, restaurants, indoor fitness to be eased Feb. 8



a person standing in front of a bar: Karen Gott, assistant general manager of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery in Calgary, raises a glass Friday after the province announced it will allow in-person dining on Feb. 8, 2021.


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Karen Gott, assistant general manager of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery in Calgary, raises a glass Friday after the province announced it will allow in-person dining on Feb. 8, 2021.

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Braid: Kenney betting carrot-and-stick plan will

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NFL DFS for 2021 Super Bowl: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks for Buccaneers vs. Chiefs

There could be more daily Fantasy football players participating in tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel for Sunday’s Super Bowl than in any other week in the season. Plenty of money is on the line, as DraftKings is running a $5.5 million Super Bowl LV Millionaire that nets $1 million to the winner, while FanDuel is putting on a $3.55 million NFL Big Game Bowl with the same million-dollar first prize. So how do you differentiate your NFL DFS picks from the rest?

Mixing stars like Tom Brady with role players like Cameron Brate is critical in single-game slates like Super Bowl 55. Analyzing available players from every angle is critical, but who has the time to formulate a winning Super Bowl DFS strategy? It pays to get advice from the experts. Before making any NFL DFS picks and NFL DFS stacks for the 2021

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A look at the area’s top basketball and hockey players and teams

Here are some players and teams to watch in girls and boys basketball and ice hockey. The winter high school season opens Monday.



a group of people playing a game of basketball: East Catholic's Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor's Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.


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East Catholic’s Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor’s Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.

Boys basketball

Players to watch

Donovan Clingan, C, Bristol Central: The state’s top player, Clingan averaged over 24 points and 17 rebounds as a sophomore. A 7-foot-2 center with 21 Division I offers, Clingan is ranked 49th in ESPN’s class of 2022 rankings.



East Hartford's Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic's Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.


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East Hartford’s Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic’s Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.

Brody Limric, C, East Catholic: Limric averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Eagles as a junior. The 6-8 big man is one of the area’s few true centers.

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