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Carlos Verde

Sports Features Writer

Carlos Verde is a journalism student at Carleton University with a passion for sports, writing and travel. In addition to his writing with Ottawa Life Magazine, he hosts a sports-talk show on 93.1 CKCU FM and works in sports communications. Carlos is excited for the opportunity to go 'beyond the boxscore' in the coverage of his hometown teams.
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Fury School Day Game a Success, On- and Off-Pitch

Fury School Day Game a Success, On- and Off-Pitch

Photos by Carlos Verde Ottawa Fury FC put in a strong effort on and off the soccer pitch on Tuesday, as the club earned a 1-0 victory against visiting Orlando City B in a rare 11 a.m. school-day start in front of a 7,551-person crowd composed largely of students and their teachers. “It [...]

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Williams: An Unlikely Hero for Fury FC

Williams: An Unlikely Hero for Fury FC

Photo by Carlos Verde The red-clad figure of Ryan Williams steps to the TD Place penalty spot in the 57th minute for Ottawa Fury FC. The home side are trailing Major League Soccer-superpower Toronto FC one-nil on home turf in the Canadian cup semi-final. As Williams, Fury’s 26-year-old [...]

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Eight Seconds or Bust

Eight Seconds or Bust

Photos by Carlos Verde A collective buzz rises from the crowd of 4,682 at TD Place Arena; rock music blares out of floor-to-ceilling speakers, while the smoke from the sophisticated rider introductions pools above the dirt ring. The rush of excitement is one unique to the realization that, in a [...]

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Escape on the Mound

Escape on the Mound

Photos by Carlos Verde The hardy souls remaining in the bleachers at RCGT Park find their voice in the bottom of the ninth and final inning. “Come on, Sanchez. Strike this bum out,” rings one well-lubricated voice high down the first-base side. It’s June 2nd, but the temperature [...]

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67’s Earn Four of Six Points, Coach Brown Unimpressed

67’s Earn Four of Six Points, Coach Brown Unimpressed

The difference a single weekend makes at this stage of the Ontario Hockey League season is incredible. Just last Thursday, the Ottawa 67’s were a team scratching and clawing for their playoff lives. Then, following an ugly 4-0 loss in Kingston on Friday night, Jeff Brown’s team appeared [...]

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Now or Never for Jeff Brown’s Young 67’s

Now or Never for Jeff Brown’s Young 67’s

The Ottawa 67’s are the Ontario Hockey League’s worst hockey team right now. On a seven-game losing skid (0-6-1), the youthful 67’s are 2-7-1 in their last 10 and find themselves in a dead heat with North Bay for the 8th and final playoff spot in the league’s Eastern Conference. [...]

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Daniel Alfredsson: Defining a Generation

Daniel Alfredsson: Defining a Generation

Photos by Andre Gagne. Twenty years ago, Ottawa was a capital city without any real significance in the world of professional sports. One of the city’s two pro sports teams, the Canadian Football League’s Roughriders, had just folded following a dismal 3-15 season. The other, the National Hockey [...]

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40 Years in the Making: Redblacks Win Grey Cup!

40 Years in the Making: Redblacks Win Grey Cup!

Image courtesy of Ottawa Redblacks. The detractors will inevitably give excuses of varying degrees of legitimacy — Ottawa’s losing regular-season record, Calgary slotback Marquay McDaniel’s first-quarter injury, etc. — but it matters not. The Ottawa REDBLACKS triumphed on Sunday night in front [...]

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Grey Cup: Keys to Victory

Grey Cup: Keys to Victory

Images courtesy of Redblacks.com. Plenty has been written this week on what the Ottawa REDBLACKS will have to do to overcome the heavily-favoured Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s Grey Cup at BMO Field in Toronto. You can analyze the specific position group matchups, or compare and contrast the two teams’ [...]

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Ottawa Sports Market the Real Winner as REDBLACKS Book Return Trip to Grey Cup

Ottawa Sports Market the Real Winner as REDBLACKS Book Return Trip to Grey Cup

Images courtesy of @Redblacks. The Ottawa REDBLACKS are headed to their second-straight Grey Cup following 35-23 win over the visiting Edmonton Eskimos in the East Division final. The REDBLACKS raced out to a  17-3 halftime lead, and led by as much as 22 before Edmonton made an ill-fated comeback attempt. [...]

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