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Time For a Change


Chief Wahoo is the face of the Cleveland Indians, as well as one of the most controversial logos in sports. Earlier in 2018, the Indians organization announced they will remove the “racist” logo from all merchandise, uniforms, and any appearance in their stadium for the 2019 season. Since 2014 the Indians primary logo has been changed to the traditional “C” ; however, Chief Wahoo is sill seen on the sleeves of their jerseys and on the “home” and “alternate” uniform hats. Much controversy is surrounded over the logo. Hatred from Native Americans and others finally caused the league and the Indians, to take charge of the issue. Many Indians fans believe the logo should be kept, but should the logo be removed? Continue reading Time For a Change

Brandon Jennings’ Big Night


Brandon Jennings feels a sense of urgency in trying to prove he belongs back in the NBA after signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings, who joined the team on Sunday, took a huge step in that direction Monday night, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as the Bucks sent Memphis to its 18th consecutive loss with a 121-103 victory. Jennings provided an early spark in the second quarter, scoring 11 points and handing out five assists in the period, helping the Bucks take a 64-50 lead into the break. The advantage would stretch to 19 for Milwaukee in the third. Although Memphis was able to pull within 97-91 near the midway point of the fourth, Bledsoe scored six of the Bucks’ next eight points, then added an assist to Antetokounmpo, running the lead back to 12 with 4:09 left. That was enough of a buffer for the Bucks to claim their second straight win in a row

West Ham Fall 4-1 to Swansea


West Ham United fell to a 4-1 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday, conceding a brace of goals in each half to allow the Swans to draw level with them on 30 points in the Premier League table. Michail Antonio scored the Club’s 1,000th Premier League goal with eleven minutes left on a disappointing day in South Wales, but it was no consolation in answer to the home side’s four-goal blast. Ki Sung-Yueng got the goalscoring underway early on, drilling a shot into the bottom corner, before Mike van der Hoorn and Andy King scored from corners and Jordan Ayew made it four from the spot. West Ham got off to the worst possible start, falling behind with just eight minutes on the clock. Ki was the goal scorer, stroking into the bottom right hand corner with his left foot after being afforded too much time on the edge of the box. Continue reading West Ham Fall 4-1 to Swansea

Rose to the Timberwolves


After being a free agent for over a month now, the 2011 MVP award winner Derrick Rose announced that he was signing a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the season. This deal reunites Rose with former coach Tom Thibodeau and teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. Derrick Rose is expected to come off the bench for the Timberwolves, who currently have a 38-28 record and hold the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Rose has been plagued with injuries throughout his career. The Timberwolves brought Rose in hoping that he can provide some depth at the point guard position. It will be interesting to see if Rose can stay healthy and make an impact coming off of the bench.

Chapter 4?


At the beginning of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers had high hopes of another great season after acquiring Celtics guard, Isaiah Thomas, and Celtics forward, Jae Crowder, in a deal with former point guard, Kyrie Irving. Despite what everybody thought, their season plummeted into an abyss that many thought would put a roadblock on the Cavaliers championship hopes. At the trade deadline they made multi-team deals to acquire Larry Nance Jr, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill. Three consecutive games after the trade the Cavaliers were on fire. Once again, fans and analysts were quick to assume Cleveland is the new top dog. As history goes to show, the Cavaliers still endured many struggles with the new team. Continue reading Chapter 4?

Trouble in Arizona


The Arizona board of regents has called a special meeting for Thursday afternoon to receive legal advice and discuss the University of Arizona men’s basketball program and the contract of their head coach Sean Miller. This is the result of an FBI investigation that discovered a recording of coach Miller offering a recruit $100,000 to come to the University of Arizona to play basketball. Due to the recent allegations, and possible punishments in the future, Arizona has lost one of its top recruits in the Class of 2018. Shareef O’Neal, son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, has decommitted from Arizona in the midst of the controversy. It will be interesting to see how the NCAA handles this situation in the upcoming weeks.

Thaddeus Young Joins Elite Company


Wednesday night, Indiana Pacers forward, Thaddeus Young, just entered a club shared with the NBA’s most prized players. A club featuring Jordan, Bird, Magic, and LeBron James, gained a new member. While Young will never be an all star, he provides solid numbers every game. Young is now one of five players to average 13.5 pts, 5.9 reb, 1.4 stls, 49% FGs and 30% 3-pt FGs. This statistically specific club is viewed as a joke for many, but Young should take pride in himself to be with the elite. Proving to be a factor in the Pacers’ success, Young will continue to play a big role in Indiana. Every good team needs a guy like Young, who goes out, fights hard, does his duties, and gets wins. Congratulations Thaddeus!

Angry Cardinals


On February 20th, 2018 the NCAA decided that it would strip the Louisville’s men’s basketball program of their 2013 National Championship. This was the result of  Andre McGee’s actions. The NCAA found evidence that McGee, Louisville’s former director of basketball operations, acted unethically when he arranged stripper parties in which sexual acts occurred involving players and recruits. Continue reading Angry Cardinals

All-Star Game Revival


For the first time in NBA history, the All-Star game has taken on a new format. Traditionally, the game would be played between the East All-Stars, and the West All-Stars. Many fans, including NBA players themselves, thought the All-Star game was becoming too boring and it needed a change. So, this year the leading vote getters were captains and got to choose their players in a traditional draft style from a pool of starters, then reserves. Continue reading All-Star Game Revival

The Overwatch League: eSports Worth Watching


Like many people, I have never been a huge fan of esports. Dozens of game franchises over the years have tried to venture into the untested waters of professional tournament play, to various levels of success. Games like Call of Duty, StarCraft II, DOTA 2, and League of Legends have all attained respectable esports followings over the past decade and a half, with DOTA 2’s championship tournament “The International” rising to the top of the crop after appearances on ESPN as an actual broadcast sport. Years of trial and error in the realm of professional gaming set the precedent for the newest contender in the tight market of esports: The Overwatch League. Following the success of Activision/Blizzard’s 2016 hit team shooter Overwatch, Blizzard announced during the game’s first year that an official professional league would premiere towards the end of 2017 or 2018. The league launched January 10th to all the fanfare one would expect from a title that 35 million players purchased to date following a short series of exhibition games. Continue reading The Overwatch League: eSports Worth Watching

Making Moves


As the NBA trade deadline expired on February 8th, the Cleveland Cavaliers are making serious moves. They started their day by trading former All-Star Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. Many believe that Thomas will be used as a rental player so the Lakers can pursue Paul George and LeBron James in free agency. The Cavs quickly followed this move by acquiring Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson from the Utah Jazz. This deal also brought in Sacramento Kings point guard George Hill to Cleveland. To make these deals happen, Cleveland sent Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder to the Jazz and Iman Shumpert to the Kings. Then, the Cavaliers traded veteran Dwayne Wade to his former team, the Miami Heat, in exchange for a second round draft pick. It appears that the Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing themselves for a post LeBron James era.

West Ham vs. Watford


Javier Hernandez gave the Hammers the lead at the London Stadium when he headed home in the 38th minute. Arnautovic, who was the Hammers’ standout player in his first appearance since January 20, then made sure of victory when he finished from close range in the 78th minute. Watford were looking to build on their 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday, but rarely threatened as they slipped to their eighth defeat in their last 12 matches. The result sees West Ham – for whom new signing Patrice Evra was an unused substitute – move alongside Watford in the Premier League table on 30 points, with both sides five points above the relegation zone. Continue reading West Ham vs. Watford

Pierce’s Number Retirement


Boston Celtic legend, Paul Pierce, got his number 34 retired on February 11, 2018. Pierce is the Celtic’s second all time leading scorer while leading the team in all time 3-pointers made, free throws made, and steals. Pierce is also a NBA champion and Finals MVP with the 2008 Boston Celtics that include great players like Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Tony Allen, and Ray Allen. Garnett, Rondo, and former coach Doc Rivers all attended the game and congratulated Pierce in the progress. The game ended with a 99-121 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but was a great night overall for all Celtics fans. Paul will always be remembered as a Celtic great and an overall legend in NBA history.


Interest in the Warriors?


NBA league sources told ESPN that Cavaliers’ star LeBron James would be open to listen to offers from the Golden State Warriors during his free agency period this summer. The sources confirmed that it would take a max deal for LeBron to even consider the offer. In order to sign him, the Warriors would have to move an asset or two to clear up the cap space. Continue reading Interest in the Warriors?

January Transfer Window Review


The January Transfer Window is a make or break for every club in Europe. Either you can sign a few players to have the depth for your club or don’t sign anyone and risk not making any investments towards players. January 30, 2018, is the last day to sign any players across Europe. So far the English Premier League have spent over 250 millions dollars, while the next closest league, Ligue 1, has only spent just under 85 million dollars. Continue reading January Transfer Window Review

New NBA Finals Matchup?


For three consecutive years, the NBA Finals have featured the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. It began in the 2015 NBA Finals with an injury-ridden Cavaliers team facing the Warriors in their first go-around. These teams also provided one of the most exciting Finals in NBA history, with the Cavaliers making a historic comeback after being down 3-1 in 2016. This culminated to a 2017 rubber match with the Warriors “Super Team” dispatching LeBron’s undermatched Cavaliers in five games. At the beginning of the 2017/2018 NBA season, fans and reporters predicted we would see this matchup for a fourth consecutive year. However, the direction of this prognosis quickly changed as the season progressed. Kyrie Irving’s Celtics hold the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, two spots ahead of the Cavaliers. While out West, the Golden State Warriors once again have reign over the number one spot, but the flourishing Houston Rockets are close behind. Matchups between these four teams prove nobody is safe. Continue reading New NBA Finals Matchup?

Chelsea Looks at Arnautovic  


Chelsea has made a shock move for West Ham’s main man Marko Arnautovic in this Winter Transfer Window that began on the beginning of January. The move for the 28-year-old Austrian has shocked everyone in the UK, but it’s not surprising to Chelsea fans. As their coach, Antonio Conte, is looking for any kind of target man this window as their current striker, Morata, is not cutting it this year. Arnautovic as only been with West Ham for six month of the season, but has impressed many people lately as he has six goals and three assists in the last eight games after a rough start to the season after not scoring in the first four months. Arnautovic has come out and said that he has heard the news and is very happy being with the club and does not want to move to Chelsea. The club also targeted another West Ham Striker, Andy Carroll, but it fell through as he has a fractured ankle and is out for another three months.           

Friction in Foxborough?


This weekend an ESPN report emerged claiming that there is conflict in the locker room of the New England Patriots. The report stated that the conflict is centered around quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and the team’s owner, Robert Kraft. This report seemed shocking to many, considering that the trio has won five Super Bowls and is looking to add a sixth  this postseason. Apparently, the conflict occurred after the Patriots traded backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers. Garoppolo ended up playing great in San Francisco and led the team to a 5-0 record to end the season. Despite the reported controversy, Belichick and Kraft have both stated that there is in fact no controversy and that they will both stay in New England at their current positions.

Griffin with Concussion


Los Angeles Clippers star forward, Blake Griffin, suffered a concussion in a 105-121 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night and will likely be out for a week or two. With only 2:26 left in the first quarter, Griffin took the ball down the baseline and lost his balance. Griffin then was accidentally elbowed in the head by Warriors center JaVale McGee when he went up to contest Griffin’s shot. Griffin remained lying on the floor until he went to the locker room further evaluation. Since 2015, Griffin has been plagued with injuries and has not played his best in awhile. Fans will have to remain patient until he makes yet another return to the hardwood.

Chicago Cubs Second Baseman #9


Javier “Javy” Baez, was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on December 1, 1992. Baez and his mother, three brothers, and sister moved to Florida in 2005. His family made the move to Florida so his sister Noely could receive medical treatment for her spina bifida condition. Javy’s sister Noely died on April 8, 2015, at the age of 21. Baez took a leave of absence from Iowa Cubs to spend time with his family, coping with the loss of his sister. Continue reading Chicago Cubs Second Baseman #9

Team on the Rise: New York Knicks


The New York Knicks franchise has been plagued with one unsuccessful season after another for years on end, but could that change soon in the Big Apple? All the factors pointed to another bad season for the Knicks, if not far worse. The team has seen a massive amount of roster changes and transactions for a long time, which were meant to bring the team success, but gave them the opposite. Continue reading Team on the Rise: New York Knicks

Iranian Wrestling Codes


Alireza Karimi-Machiani is a wrestler that represents the country of Iran. During the past weekend he wrestled at the U-23 World Championships in Poland. In his match with a Russian opponent, he was winning 3-2 and was in complete control of the match. While Alireza was in his match, his coach saw that if he won he would have to face an Israeli opponent. At that time he screamed “Alireza lose!” Alireza refused at first but ultimately threw in the towel during the second period when his opponent easily took him down and leg laced him to the win. Continue reading Iranian Wrestling Codes

McGregor Speeds through Ireland


Conor McGregor has been fined 400 Euros after he was caught speeding in Ireland earlier this year. A court spokesperson told ESPN that McGregor appeared at Blanchardstown District Court Thursday where judge Miriam Walsh handed him a 400 Euro fine, which he has been given two months to pay. The spokesperson also confirmed that the UFC star was charged after he was caught breaking the country’s 100kph (60mph) national speed limit while traveling on the N7 in County Dublin on March 31. Continue reading McGregor Speeds through Ireland

Back to America


On Tuesday, November 7th, three UCLA freshmen basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting. The freshmen were Cody Riley, Jalen Hill, and, most famously, LiAngelo Ball. LiAngelo Ball has faced the most criticism for his actions due to the fact that he in the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Lonzo Ball. The players were suspended for their first game against Georgia Tech. The University has not announced what further disciplinary actions will be taken upon the players. Continue reading Back to America

Steelers Escape with Nail-Biter Victory in Indy


The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts matched up on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It was a sloppy game early on that turned into an exciting finish. The Steelers were led by 80 rushing yards from running back Le’Veon Bell and 97 receiving yards from rookie wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster; each of them scoring one touchdown. Continue reading Steelers Escape with Nail-Biter Victory in Indy

Chicago Cubs First Baseman; #44


Anthony Vincent Rizzo, 28 years of age; the Chicago Cubs astonishing first baseman. Drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 draft, Rizzo played in the minor leagues for the Boston Red Socks for three years. Rizzo was then traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season; and Major League Baseball debut was on June 9th, 2011. Two years later he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, where he is still playing. Continue reading Chicago Cubs First Baseman; #44



Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he’d be happy to assume the No. 10 role upon his return to Manchester United. The former PSG man has been sidelined since suffering a crucial ligament injury in his knee back in April. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted the retired Sweden international could return before January, and Ibrahimovic says he wouldn’t mind playing in a different position now that Romelu Lukaku took the No. 9 role this season. Continue reading Soccer

Bears Lose to Packers for the Second Time


The Chicago Bears have lost to the Green Bay Packers again. This time they lost 23-16 at home on Sunday. The Bears have now lost two in a row. This was the third start for Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley, who was 0-2 in his first two starts after he replaced Aaron Rodgers, who is out with a broken collarbone. Continue reading Bears Lose to Packers for the Second Time

Astros’ Turf


The 2017 World Series was one for the books. Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros. Close and competitive was the nature for the first four games. Exciting action led to a cultivating Game Five, arguably one of the best World Series games ever played, followed by a Dodgers comeback in Game Six. All culminating to a decisive Game Seven. The two best words in sports provided the biggest stage for stars like Jose Altuve and Clayton Kershaw. The Astros had never won a World Series while the Dodgers have not won since 1988. This was the first time a Game Seven has been held in Dodger Stadium ; the hype and tension was real. Continue reading Astros’ Turf

Should College Athletes Get Paid?


In 2011 CBS and NCAA combined together to televise an event called March Madness where 64 collegiate Division 1 basketball play in a tournament. Since the two emerged in 2011, March Madness has made the two over 10 billion dollars. Not only is this number shocking due to it being in the millions, but the college basketball don’t get a single penny of this billion dollars. NCAA is an abbreviation for National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. Continue reading Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt


Cody “no love” Garbrandt grew up in Uhrichsville, Ohio, a small town in eastern Ohio.  Garbrandt, a professional UFC fighter, grew up loving anything that had physical contact from fighting, wrestling and boxing.  In Garbrandt’s high school sports career, his high school football team won state his senior year.  Garbrandt’s specialty was wrestling which led him to four state championships.   Continue reading Cody “No Love” Garbrandt