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Serena Williams U.S. Open Controversy Highlights Sexist, Possibly Racist, Nature of Sport

Serena Williams U.S. Open Controversy Highlights Sexist, Possibly Racist, Nature of Sport

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Serena Williams’ clash with the chair umpire in her Sept. 8 controversial loss in the U.S. Open finals has stirred a raging debate in the tennis world, even overshadowing the win by Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who won her first Grand Slam singles tournament. Williams was hit with a combined $17,000 dollars...

Your 2018 NFL Fantasy Football Booms and Busts

Your 2018 NFL Fantasy Football Booms and Busts

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football is back! And so is fantasy football! With the NFL season around the corner, many fans are looking for help deciding who to select on their fantasy team for this season. There are many players who are considered a late round gem by some but a bust by others. Those are the players mentioned below....

Brazil, Argentina Looking for Redemption in 2018 Men’s World Cup

Brazil, Argentina Looking for Redemption in 2018 Men’s World Cup

Razanne Saleh, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

June 14, 2018, is the date soccer players around the world are anticipating. The world-wide tournament that comes up every four years brings a rush of euphoria whenever the commercials promoting the event began airing on T.V. This is the FIFA Men’s World Cup. The best soccer players in the world...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Ruling on Legalized Sports Betting Poses Complications

NEWS ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Ruling on Legalized Sports Betting Poses Complications

Jacob Pasternack, Editor-In-Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

After years of legal deliberation, the Supreme Court has decided to allow states to legalize sports betting. This ruling opens a previously illegal sports gambling market, worth anywhere from $50 billion to $400 billion, for athletic leagues to capitalize on. The impact of this decision may not be felt...

NBA Awards: Who Should Win and Who Will Win

NBA Awards: Who Should Win and Who Will Win

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

MVP Who should win: LeBron James-SF-CLE PPG: 27.5, RPG: 8.6, APG: 9.1, Record: 51-31 LeBron James is the best player on the planet. He has proven that he can do everything on the court at any moment. LeBron just finished his 15th season and it was one of his best ever. The point forward has made ...

Villanova Claims Title in Upset-Laden NCAA Tournament

Villanova Claims Title in Upset-Laden NCAA Tournament

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018


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The NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament came to a close with Villanova winning its second title in the last three years with a 79-62 blowout over the Michigan, behind the stellar play of Donte DiVincenzo coming off the bench. His 31 points is the most ever in a title game coming off the bench...

The Winners and Losers of the NBA Trading Deadline

The Winners and Losers of the NBA Trading Deadline

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The NBA trade deadline of Feb. 8, slowly crept up without much activity of note other than the deal that sent Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 29. Then, on the trade deadline date itself, a flurry of trades took place that shook up the rosters of several teams,...

The Story Behind the Alabama Back-Up QB That Led Crimson Tide to National Championship Game Victory

The Story Behind the Alabama Back-Up QB That Led Crimson Tide to National Championship Game Victory

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every athlete dreams of being that special player who makes that game-winning final play of a championship game. The latest to live out that dream is University of Alabama’s freshman quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa as he threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to wide-receiver DeVonta Smith in the first overtime...

2017-18 NBA Rookie Class Ranks with the Best Ever

2017-18 NBA Rookie Class Ranks with the Best Ever

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year's rookie class is regarded as what may be the best rookie class in NBA history, even better than the 2003 rookie class headlined by stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony and others. Even better than the 1996 rookie class headlined by Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, and...

Ezekiel Elliott Continues to Play As His Suspension Hearing Ends Without a Ruling

Ezekiel Elliott Continues to Play As His Suspension Hearing Ends Without a Ruling

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

By now, all NFL fans are aware the Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of domestic violence. Elliott claims to be innocent although his former girlfriend posted pictures via Instagram of bruises all over her body. The NFL suspended Elliott six games, but Elliott appealed the...

President Trump and Athletes at Odds Over National Anthem Kneeling Protest Controversy

President Trump and Athletes at Odds Over National Anthem Kneeling Protest Controversy

Andrew Kaye, Sports Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

"Get that son of a b***h off the field right now, he's fired. He's fired!" Those words from President Donald Trump expressing how he would like to see NFL owners respond to players who “take a knee” during the playing of the national anthem at games is statement has caused a firestorm of lots...

NFL Blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick Continues

NFL Blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick Continues

Andrew Kaye

September 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The start of the 2017 NFL regular season is just days away, and controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a team. Many know Kaepernick as the football player with the afro who knelt during the National Anthem before football games, but he is also a quarterback with talent. He had...

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