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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

Packers Lose Second Straight Game


The Green Bay Packers have lost again. This time against their division rivals the Detroit Lions 30-17. The Packers have a major quarterback problem. The backup quarterback Brett Hundley had a lackluster performance. He also looked unimpressive. He put himself in a difficult position to throw the ball when he decided to escape non-existent pressure. He missed a wide open player early in the game. This was an easy and massive win for the Lions. They were never in danger of losing the game. Continue reading Packers Lose Second Straight Game

MMA’s Clovis Hancook


The fighter who almost died in the cage, MMA fighter Clovis Hancook, is recovering after his heart stopped during a fight in Houston on Friday. Hancook needed to be revived after receiving a kick from Charlie Ontiveros in The Legacy Fighting  Alliance fight. He posted on his Facebook page, “I cut too much weight. My kidneys failed, and my heart stopped. I’m okay now, still at the hospital,” in response to a fan’s comment. Continue reading MMA’s Clovis Hancook

Committing to College


In the high school wrestling world, athletes are giving their verbal commit earlier than ever. Freshman and sophomore wrestlers are committing to schools before using all their visits or seeing their options. Some of this is pressure by the coaches to commit by giving them “deadlines” before their offers would expire. Mixed with the hype and eagerness to post their commitment via social media, kids sometimes take offers that will not make them happy in even a few months let alone sometimes three  years. Continue reading Committing to College

Denver Meltdown in Philly


This week in the NFL, the Eagles and Broncos were squared up for a game in Philadelphia. The Eagles came in with the best record in the league, standing at 7-1, while Denver’s recent losing skid put them at 3-4. Denver has the pieces on their roster to compete, but with the amount of mistakes they are making, it’s becoming almost impossible to win the tough games. Continue reading Denver Meltdown in Philly

Finishing the Season with a Splash


On Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th, many of Tremper’s Swimmers and Divers competed in their last meet of the 2017 season at either the JV conference invite or the Varsity Conference meet. The JV invite took place at Case on Friday where many underclassmen experienced their very first big competition. To finish out their successful season, many upperclassmen swam their best times, with seniors leaving their last mark on the team. Continue reading Finishing the Season with a Splash

A Night to Remember


November 1st, 2017 is a night that Houston Astros shortstop, Carlos Correa, will remember forever. First, the star Houston shortstop became a World Series champion when the Astros defeated the Dodgers 5-1 in a thrilling game Game 7 in Los Angeles. This World Series title was the first one in the history of the Houston Astros’ franchise. To top it off, while the Astros were celebrating on the Dodger Stadium field, Correa proposed to his girlfriend on live TV. Of course, she said yes. Correa’s girlfriend, Danessa Rodriguez, was formerly the 2016 Miss Texas. It is safe to say that Carlos Correa is winning on and off the field.


Top 10 NFL Teams


Chiefs: Alex smith is showing great leadership with his offence and a very good performance this year throwing zero picks and a solid defense to back them up.

Eagles: A young Eagles quarterback leading a young team to a very successful season.

Patriots: Tom Brady and the Bill Belichick era is still going, they are 6-2 and have beat quality teams. They are the top AFC East team and will most likely make the playoffs.

Vikings: Even though they are using a third string quarterback the Vikings are storming through their opponents because of their duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Continue reading Top 10 NFL Teams

Bears Fall Short Against Saints 20-12


The Chicago Bears lost against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and their winning streak was snapped. Another big loss for the Bears was the injury to tight end Zach Miller. He dislocated his left knee in the third quarter while catching a pass from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the end zone. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Continue reading Bears Fall Short Against Saints 20-12

Steelers Grab Late Victory vs. Lions


On Sunday Night Football this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Detroit Lions 20-15 in an exciting late game. Offensively, it wasn’t a very eventful game. Detroit failed time and time again in the redzone, costing them tons of points. Their 15 points came from all field goals, none from touchdowns. They also were inside the 10-yard line twice and came out with no points! The Steeler’s red zone defense was great, led by those two stops. Continue reading Steelers Grab Late Victory vs. Lions

West Ham Dramatic Draw


Last week Saturday had a dramatic 1-1 draw to Burnley. In the 16th minute West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart belted a ball from his own goal to only pass it to Mitchel Antonio on the other half of the field to score a goal giving West Ham a 1-0 lead. With this goal West Ham looked good and was hoping to keep the lead and score more goals in the game, but only to have  a disappointing action caused West Ham’s other striker playing that game, Andy Carroll. Carroll has a aggressive play to himself challenging every ball in the air, but this style of play hurt him in the end. Continue reading West Ham Dramatic Draw

Greek Peak


The Milwaukee Bucks’ All-Star forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, had the game of his life Saturday night vs the Portland Trailblazers. Following a 116-97 nationally-televised loss Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bucks looked to rebound and get their second win of the season the following night. Leading into the game, the Trailblazers’ backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum set out to dominate the Bucks offensively as the pair averaged a combined 50.7ppg. Antetokounmpo had other plans. Continue reading Greek Peak

Cross Country Season


Cross country is not your average sport. Everyday the team spend hours running. Their workouts vary from 400 meter repeats to long eight miles runs. No matter what that day consists of, they are always forcing themselves to push themselves. If the average person was to look at their workouts for the week, they were be appalled by the intense workouts the athletes work their bodies to the breaking point. Continue reading Cross Country Season

50K Less


Golden State’s super star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of a game official during Saturday’s 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA announced this Monday, hours before the Warriors and Mavericks were to tip off. The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter had tossed his mouthpiece while complaining about a no-call on a drive. He was immediately ejected. Kevin Durant was also ejected when he joined Curry in arguing with the officials, but the league didn’t announce discipline for Durant. However, this is not the only time that Curry has throw his mouthpiece. The NBA fined Curry $25,000 after he threw his mouthpiece during Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals and accidentally hit a fan. Curry, who occasionally tosses his mouthpiece to the hardwood when upset, realizes that if another incident arises, he could face a heftier fine or even possibly a suspension.


Salary for College Athletes


College sports have the most competition out of all level of sports.  The reason why college sports are so competitive and exciting to watch is because the players know if they show their skill on the field, court and such they will make it to the professional level where they have the ability to make an income.  Playing college sports means a lot of workouts and missing school due to traveling. Continue reading Salary for College Athletes

Anthony Robles


Who would have thought one of the best lightweight collegiate wrestlers could claim this feat with only one leg? After being born with one leg for unknown reasons, Anthony Robles started wrestling in the eighth grade. In the beginning Anthony struggled but soon learned how to use his low gravity to his advantage. After going 5-8 his freshman year of high school, he finished his junior and senior year at 96-0 respectively claiming two state titles. During his senior year he claimed a National title. Continue reading Anthony Robles

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Big Name, Big Performance


Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA Draft. Since that day, it’s been nothing but improvement on the court for him. Giannis grew up and lived in Greece until the draft pick by the Bucks that moved him to Wisconsin. He never played in NCAA college basketball, like the majority of the draft selections, as they are from the USA. This factor made the pick a risky move for Milwaukee, but one that’s paying off in huge ways. Continue reading Giannis Antetokounmpo: Big Name, Big Performance

Broken Season


On Tuesday night the NBA season tipped off. The games featured were the Boston Celtics vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Golden State Warriors vs. the Houston Rockets. However, the story of the night had nothing to do with basketball. Gordon Hayward, a new free agent signee and All-Star for the Boston Celtics, gruesomely fractured his fibula just five and a half minutes into the season. Hayward went up to catch an alley-oop when he landed awkwardly on his ankle, causing it to snap in half. The injury is thought to be one of the most severe injuries in recent sports history. The reaction from the players and the fans said it all. Players and fans from around the league rejoiced and sent their prayers towards Heyward via Twitter. This gut wrenching injury will surely sideline Heyward for the entire season.

Hayward Out for Season


It is opening night in Cleveland, Celtics vs Cavaliers live on national television. Gordon Hayward is finally under the bright lights awaiting his career to take off. However, only 5:11 into the first quarter, Hayward jumps up for a lob and awkwardly lands on his left ankle. Crashing to the floor, Hayward badly dislocated his ankle causing it to rotate out of it’s socket. The entire arena was in shock, including referee Monty McCutchen who was standing in front of Hayward at the time of the injury. McCutchen stopped the game as the medical staff attended to Hayward, who was sitting in shock. Celtics and Cavaliers players gave their condolences to Hayward as he was carted off. Celtics guard, Kyrie Irving, was seen almost in tears. This is the worst injury since Paul George’s compound tibia fracture in a 2014 USA Basketball scrimmage Continue reading Hayward Out for Season

Rookie’s First Shot


Last week on Monday Night Football, the rookie quarterback for the Bears got his first start of the regular season against the Vikings. Trubisky started off hot throwing down the field to his wideouts but got stopped on the first possession. Both teams over all struggled in the first half in getting any points. All together there was only five points scored; the  Vikings kicked a field goal and the Bears got a safety on Sam Bradford. Continue reading Rookie’s First Shot