Category Archives: Professional Sports

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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