Chapecoense tragedy brings the soccer world together

December 6, 2016 Rohan Ahluwalia 0

The soccer world woke up to the most dreadful news imaginable on Tuesday, Nov. 29: A flight carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia just outside of Medellin.

Of the 81 people on the flight, which included players, coaches, journalists and airline staff, only six survived. […]

Watching sports brings families together on holidays

November 28, 2016 Michael Battista 0

America had a chance to relax with family, eat a ton of food and watch three NFL games all on Thursday, Nov. 24. The games were great — even though the Dallas Cowboys won — which got me thinking about every major sport and their connection to a holiday.

The NFL has Thanksgiving, the NBA has Christmas Day, college football — especially the Rose Bowl — usually has New Year’s if it isn’t a Sunday, the NHL is trying to carve a place into New Year’s Day as well with it’s Winter Classic game — once again so long as it isn’t on a Sunday and MLB has Independence Day. […]

‘Sure as God made green apples…’

November 8, 2016 Michael Battista 0

After the crazy ride that was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, my father and I were finishing a conversation we had been having throughout that entire day. He wanted the Cleveland Indians to win because he felt if Chicago won, the Cubs would lose some of their appeal as the Lovable Losers. […]

Paradox of American ‘World Champions’

October 18, 2016 Michael Battista 0

As the ball dribbles through the infield into Robinson Cano’s glove, the volume from the stadium’s crowd builds. He flips to Mark Teixeira before then-Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino can reach the bag. The game is over, and the 2009 New York Yankees are “World Champions for the 27th time,” according to Joe Buck.

But are they? […]

Fantasy picks so bad you know they’re good

September 14, 2016 Sean Reis 0

Well, the first week was filled with shockers, but it’s officially over. Specifically, to the surprise of many, the Denver Broncos offense produced points last week against one of the league’s top defenses, but that’s the NFL for you. […]

The 2016 Rio Olympics: A by-the-numbers look

May 4, 2016 Colleen Murphy 0

The tear-jerker P&G commercials are back on the air, and that can only mean one thing: The Olympics are coming. There is now less than 100 days to go until the Friday, Aug. 5, Opening Ceremonies in Rio, and despite the negative storylines that surround this year’s Games — the dangers of the Zika virus, poor Brazilian economy, etc. — athletes and the countries they will represent are already feeling the excitement. […]

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