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L.A. Lakers fail to meet expectations, hope for improvement

L.A. Lakers fail to meet expectations, hope for improvement

February 26, 2013
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As this past summer turned to fall, expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers were sky-high and many expected the team to rival the Miami Heat for the championship. After the Lakers management brilliantly executed trades during the offseason to capture a slew of stars and surround Kobe Bryant with s... Read more »

Ray Lewis deserves Super Bowl glory

Ray Lewis deserves Super Bowl glory

February 4, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

Sports legends are born from stories that transcend the field, the court, the arena, or the stadium. We, as fans, attach superhuman qualities to superstars based on their experiences and lives, putting them on pedestals so high that nothing short of tremendous scandals can bring them back down.... Read more »

Nadal still formidable tennis power despite injuries

Nadal still formidable tennis power despite injuries

December 11, 2012
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On Nov. 23, Rafael Nadal announced that he will make his long-awaited comeback to tennis at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in the first week of 2013. The Spaniard has been sidelined for nearly six months because of a chronic knee injury and hasn’t played best price cialisa match since his stunning second-round l... Read more »

Rutgers makes greedy move to Big Ten

Rutgers makes greedy move to Big Ten

December 4, 2012
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Rutgers University announced on Nov. 20 its departure from the Big East Conference for the Big Ten Conference, a declaration made on the heels of the University of Maryland’s decision to join the Big Ten. The move, which will take effect in 2014, will expand the Big Ten to 14 teams and leave the Big... Read more »

Lebron, Toporek, Bryant notoriety overlooks contributions to game

Lebron, Toporek, Bryant notoriety overlooks contributions to game

November 30, 2012
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Three days ago, Bryan Toporek, featured columnist for The Bleacher Report, published an article debunking myths he felt ran rampant in the NBA. The biggest claims he argued against were of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant being a ball hog and Miami Heat LeBron James not being clutch. Though these two superstars... Read more »

Surprising victories shoot Grizzlies to top of NBA

Surprising victories shoot Grizzlies to top of NBA

November 26, 2012
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If someone had predicted in the summer that the Memphis Grizzlies would be atop the NBA standings at the end of November, they would have been ridiculed endlessly. The notion was so ridiculous that no one entertained the idea let alone vocalized it. But here we are, nearly a month into the regular... Read more »

Nets fans show true dedication in face of Hurricane Sandy

Nets fans show true dedication in face of Hurricane Sandy

November 7, 2012
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If there is something that never stops in the Big Apple, it is sports. This past week, the city that never sleeps has lulled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. With nearly every subway line down and shortages of basic supplies from water to trash bags, southern Manhattan resembled a ghost t... Read more »

Who takes title now? Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan

Who takes title now? Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan

October 11, 2012
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The discussion on whether LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan is back, and the outspoken Charles Barkley once again comments on James and Michael “His Airness” Jordan. “I do think he can be better than Michael,” Barkley said. “I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael... Read more »

Tiger’s time not over yet

Tiger’s time not over yet

September 28, 2012
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After winning his first major championship at 21 years old, Tiger Woods accepted his prized Green Jacket from '96 champ Nick Faldo at the 1997 Masters Tournament. From there, Woods quickly catapulted himself into the national spotlight, rapidly becoming one of the best golfers in the history of the sport. However,... Read more »

Roddick’s retirement leaves void in American tennis

Roddick’s retirement leaves void in American tennis

September 18, 2012
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Few tennis players get the chance to end their careers in front of their fellow countrymen. One of those fortunate few, Andy Roddick said farewell to professional tennis at the 2012 U.S. Open after an emotional four-set loss to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round. In his post-match... Read more »

Yankees lose to Orioles after botched call by umpire

September 11, 2012
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Everybody makes mistakes, but not many New York Yankees fans are willing to forgive first-base umpire Jerry Meals for his brutally botched call that ended Saturday’s dramatic contest between the Yanks and the Baltimore Orioles. The game was broadcast on national television, and both Yankees and Orioles... Read more »

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