Category Archives: Professional Sports

Chicago Cubs Second Baseman #9

by BRIANNA NORTON

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

by JOSIAH MCCALL

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

by FRANK GARCIA

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

By ADRIAN GARCIA

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

By JOSIAH MCCALL

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

by BRIANNA NORTON

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

Soccer

By ADRIAN GARCIA

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

By CHRISTOPHER AGUILAR

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

By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY

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

By ALEC SERZYNSKI

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

By CHRISTOPHER AGUILAR

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

By JOSIAH MCCALL

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

by JACK STANARD

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

By: SAVION BEBO and EDDIE MAKAR

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

By CHRISTOPHER AGUILAR

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

by JOSIAH McCALL 

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

By JAKOB JENSEN

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

By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY

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

50K Less

BY JACK STANARD

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.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Big Name, Big Performance

BY JOSIAH MCCALL

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

By JACK STANARD

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

By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY

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

By SAVION BEBO

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

Be Red See Red

By ALEC SERZYNSKI

The Arizona Cardinals have never had luck on their side.  Since the beginning of the 2015 season the cardinals have had a stellar line up.  There are many veterans on the defense and offense as well as, a lot of rookie to second year players.  On the offense the Cardinals have veteran players like Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald And Carson Palmer.  Those three players have the experience to not crack under pressure. Defensive veterans like Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu show their athleticism in the secondary position on defense. Continue reading Be Red See Red

Joel Embiid Agrees to Contract Extension

By TOMMY DOHERTY

After being drafted third in the 2014 NBA Draft, center Joel Embiid is getting a 5 year, $148 million contract extension. But for being in his 4th season with the Philadelphia 76ers, he has only played 31 games out of the 328 games possible. For the first two seasons of his career, Embiid did not play at all due to a foot injury. Embiid debuted in third season and played great averaging 20.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and 2.4 bpg. But 31 games in, he gets a knee injury and is out for the season. With this large contract for an injury ridden player, there are a lot of risks involved. The 76ers could have terrible financial problems if he is not healthy and can lose the chance to sign more players. Embiid looks to remain healthy and play dominantly for years to come as the Sixers look to build a dynasty.  

West Ham’s Victory

by JAKOB JENSEN

With Slaven Bilic coaching career on the line during the game he couldn’t afford to lose and 10 minutes to go, Bilic substituted two players, Sakho and Masuaku, hoping they would give a little spark to the team and go for the win. Three minutes into extra that’s exactly what happened. Masuaku dribbled the on the left hand of the pitch and gave a very decisive cross to Sakho to score in the 90th minute for a 1-0 victory over Swansea. When Sakho scored you could see the relief in Bilic’s face as he knew he was safe for another day as manager. With the crowd screaming and West Ham players celebrating, you could tell it was a decisive win for the club. Continue reading West Ham’s Victory

New Look Cavs Make Changes

By LENNON MODORY

For the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA Preseason begins Wednesday. Prior to hosting their first scrimmage, Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue, has made some cultivating lineup changes. He has elected to start forward Kevin Love to the center position and insert forward Jae Crowder to the starting power forward spot. The Cavs previous starting center, Tristan Thompson, will now come off the bench as the sixth man. Continue reading New Look Cavs Make Changes

New All-Star Game Rules

By TOMMY DOHERTY

For this upcoming NBA season, there will be a brand new set of rules for selecting the NBA All-Star teams. There will be two captains from each conference, East and the West, and they will pick from a pool of players voted by the coaches, players, fans, and the media. The big thing this year is that players from both conferences can be on the same team. For all the other years the game was played, it was just played East vs. West. This is very exciting for both players and fans because big name stars like Lebron James and Russell Westbrook from different conferences can play on the same team. This can really bring the all star game back to life.