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  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Who wore number #25 on your team?

    Who wore number #25 on your team?

    As a lifelong baseball fan, sometimes I'll think about some of the strange and seemingly coincidental facts about the sport that seem to not have a proper explanation. Things like: How did Stan Musial manage to hit exactly the same number of hits at away that he did at home? How weird is it that Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961? And how could the Giants only win a World Series on every other year between 2010 and 2014? One thought that has followed me since childhood and nobody else seems to realize is this: If there was a player that wore the number 25 on your team, he was probably the power hitter of your team.
  • Cher Dayao
    Published 2 days ago
    Best Golf Shoes for 2020
  • Cher Dayao
    Published 2 days ago
    Best Golf Shoes for the Wet Seasons
  • Garrett Braaf
    Published 5 days ago
    A bit too late? Or right on time?

    A bit too late? Or right on time?

    A boxing match that no one thought they would ever see is about to become a reality.
  • Winners Only
    Published 7 days ago
    Part XII: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Part XII: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Here's our trip in time to look at some of the best moments in Shaw High School sports history. More to come in this series as we explore the rich tradition of boys and girls athletics from East Cleveland, Ohio's only high school.
  • Winners Only
    Published 8 days ago
    Part XI: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Part XI: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Here's our trip in time to look at some of the best moments in Shaw High School sports history. More to come in this series as we explore the rich tradition of boys and girls athletics from East Cleveland, Ohio's only high school.
Staff Picks
  • The Sports Reverends
    Published about a month ago
    The Sports Reverends

    The Sports Reverends

    The Sports Reverends talk about breaking sports news and topics! We are no experts, but we are passionate about sports! We love to talk and debate about sports and different hot takes!
  • Michael Ferger
    Published 2 months ago
    Without fans, it just isn't the same

    Without fans, it just isn't the same

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we were allowed to hop onto aeroplanes and fly to cities that would show us a little additional piece of the world puzzle. It was a regular occurrence for me to travel all over the United Kingdom and various other locations in Europe because of the work that I do. I work in the sport television industry and the last destination that I got to enjoy visiting was the magnificent Rome. Thus my flashback encompasses the sad truth that we cannot gather together at sporting events anymore, something I most certainly will never take for granted again.
  • Mikhaela Danielle
    Published 2 months ago
    The Flower That Will Flourish Forever | In Memoriam of Hana Kimura

    The Flower That Will Flourish Forever | In Memoriam of Hana Kimura

    It's been a day since I found out about the death of Hana Kimura. Some people may know her as the reality tv star from Terrace House but to me and many others, she was a talented pro-wrestler who had a big future ahead of her. She was undoubtedly one of my favorite wrestlers not just in Stardom, but in the whole pro-wrestling industry in general. The news of her passing and taking her own life has gutted me and made it difficult to breathe. Up until now, I am still in disbelief and cannot seem to wrap my head around the fact that she is gone.
  • Gurjus Singh
    Published 4 months ago
    Best games to watch on the Youtube during NBA hiatus

    Best games to watch on the Youtube during NBA hiatus

    It has been a good 2 weeks since the NBA season had been suspended. Fans like myself have gone through basketball withdrawal as we wait for the NBA season to resume. So in order to fill time, NBA readers have come to the right place, as here are a list of the best games to watch during the hiatus!
  • Sara Friedland
    Published 5 months ago
    Becoming A NARP

    Becoming A NARP

    Background
  • Jord Tury
    Published 6 months ago
    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    The Skate Bible: Origins (1950 - 1975)

    Okay, so picture this. It's the early 1950's. You're in California standing over a golden beach and ocean of opportunity. You're clutching on to your surfboard with your soul in the sea and your eyes dazzling beneath the glimmer of the sun. But, those waves you're planning on riding – they're nowhere to be seen. The sea is settled and you're left wandering aimlessly with a thirst for the adrenaline coursing from the depths of the deep blue. You're drifting away into mindless boredom – and you need an escape. You need something fresh and exciting to kill the bad vibe and fill you with ecstasy.
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Baseball
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Who wore number #25 on your team?

    Who wore number #25 on your team?

    As a lifelong baseball fan, sometimes I'll think about some of the strange and seemingly coincidental facts about the sport that seem to not have a proper explanation. Things like: How did Stan Musial manage to hit exactly the same number of hits at away that he did at home? How weird is it that Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961? And how could the Giants only win a World Series on every other year between 2010 and 2014? One thought that has followed me since childhood and nobody else seems to realize is this: If there was a player that wore the number 25 on your team, he was probably the power hitter of your team.
  • Umar Farukh
    Published 8 days ago
    Baseball Batting

    Baseball Batting

    Baseball is undoubtedly America’s favorite sport. It started becoming popular because it could be played by caste, creed, or race with very little financial investment. The thrill of playing in teams in an open field drew many people to the game. The growing popularity led to the formation of popular teams that were identified as a profitable business for many investors. From merchandising to advertising, the game garnered a lot of attention. The most popular baseball teams in the USA are – New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Fans now throng stadiums in the jerseys of their favorite team with smiling faces and wait in anticipation as the scoreboard says – “Play Ball.”
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Published 19 days ago
    Winners in 2020: The Houston Astros?

    Winners in 2020: The Houston Astros?

    So the 2020 season is going to be off to a really late start since MLB and the MLBPA couldn't seem to reach an agreement on how to proceed for the longest time. This unprecedented year in the sport affects everyone involved differently: owners and the league are losing revenue, players are losing income, and minor leaguers are getting released. In short, there are losers on every side of this situation. However, there is one party or better yet, a team in particular that can and probably will benefit from all this: The Houston Astros.
Basketball
  • AB The hooper
    Published 9 days ago
    My junior year of basketball

    My junior year of basketball

    So here we are playing for the third place trophy after a Lost to a team we beat for the state championship, the Silsbee tigers out of houston Texas . Meanwhile In the first round of the Coca Cola tournament, We played Samuel high school Out of pleasant grove And we beat them in a landslide , 96-47! As the rounds continue, competiton starts to heat Up and Began to be more competitive Towards one goal and mind and that’s to win The Coca Cola tournament. So in the second round we play Madison Our schools longtime rival , located in the same area of south Dallas. We squeeze by Madison in a close game 87-81 , Now competition gets harder and harder the 3rd round we played Carter high school located in Dallas Texas Also. We end up beating carter and another close game of 71-67 .Now it gets really interesting , For the rematch Of the state championship from 2016 It was Silsbee tigers Vs Lincoln tigers Dallas vs Houston . We end up losing our rematch to silsbee by a score of 70-76 i feel like I had the best game of my junior year with 20 points and 7 rebounds and 4 assists . The acceptance of Us losing resulting us To play for third place The next day , The next day Is was 12:00 PM noon We played Lancaster High school for the third place trophy , it was Tigers Vs tigers . The game was intense and we had the lead going into the 4th quarter and We choked the lead out and losing to the Lancaster tigers by a score of 63-83 . For us it was a good run because that’s the farthest we ever Been in a Coca Cola tournament and we Never wanted to Feel downed that we lost back to back games. For the remainder of the year , We went 27-5 overall (12-0) in district play , that lost to Lancaster was only our fifth lost all year and every since that lost , we never lost again. That was just our mentality going forward was To not lose and make Dumb and stupid decisions when the game is close like that. We get to the playoffs of my junior year in high school , First round we play krum high school In Lewisville TX and we end up beating Them by a landslide of 102-66 . The defending state champs ( Lincoln) moves on to play Ferris second round of the playoffs . We end up beating Ferris 78-61 and that game was my best game In the playoffs so far with 17 points 8 rebounds and 5 assist as a 5’11 guard., we move on again and the Competition gets better and better every round , third round we play Decatur high school out of Decatur Texas . The Game was close until about 3 minutes in the fourth quarter and we just pulled away from Decatur by a final score of 73-67 so the defending state champs move on To the fourth round of the playoffs to play Paris. High school again in the 4th round for the Second consecutive year . The game was tied in the fourth , who wants it more ? Both teams fighting to Achieve the ultimate Goal and The final score was 69-73 Paris gets the win over Lincoln high school to advance to play Argyle in the fifth round . For us it was a historic season and we left it all out on the floor . What an amazing junior year of basketball i had . So long to my seniors I was playing for in the playoffs, as they move on to a better Step in life as I prepare for my senior year of basketball in the summer of 2017. Constantly working out everyday to be the best player I can be on an off the court and in the classroom .
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 9 days ago
    HBCU Rivalries: Norfolk State vs. Hampton University
  • Ken Briggs
    Published 13 days ago
    Icon to Legend

    Icon to Legend

    I remember 20 years ago saying his name. I remember talking about his exploits with the other children at the table. I remember talking about wanting to meet him, how he was the greatest of his generation at his craft.
Culture
  • Blanche Smith-Mighty
    Published 10 days ago
    What Happen to Sports?

    What Happen to Sports?

    So what happened with sports lately? Why is it that the political statements is dominating the sports arena now? It seems in a culture that being part of a team means you have to make a statement. But do you really?
  • Steven Bailey
    Published 12 days ago
    Sports without fans

    Sports without fans

    Close your eyes...can you smell it? The smell of popcorn, hot dogs, and cotton candy. Did it make you smile? I know it made me smile. Baseball season is here! I couldn't be more excited except for one thing. It isn't going to be the same all season. I watched opening night today..Yankees vs. Nationals...an incredible franchise vs the defending World Series Champions! The atmosphere should have been electric! It should have been memorable. Instead, I watched empty seats with the only noises being from the PA system. It is saddening because the city of Washington, D.C. had been waiting for opening day since their world title run. I have been to multiple baseball games and every experience has been memorable. From my father taking me to my first game to taking my fiance there for her first baseball game as a date. I even miss the prices for everything at the concession stands. ( I never thought I would miss paying $6.00 for a hot dog!) Obviously, health is more important than any of what I described should have happened. However, I can't help but miss the fans. I miss seeing their reactions, hearing their reactions, etc. It really shows how much fans mean to the game. It couldn't have been the same for the players also.
  • Amy Mercer
    Published 13 days ago
    Sponsorship in Sport:

    Sponsorship in Sport:

    Sponsorship deals play a vital role in the world of sport. The financial backing of individual performers and teams from brands is paramount to the long-term survival of sports we know and love.
Fighting
  • Garrett Braaf
    Published 5 days ago
    A bit too late? Or right on time?

    A bit too late? Or right on time?

    A boxing match that no one thought they would ever see is about to become a reality.
  • Ariel M. Scisney
    Published 18 days ago
    The Physics of Fighting

    The Physics of Fighting

    In many ways, the human body is the pinnacle of modern bio-engineering. While all living organisms have and continue to evolve to suit their environment, homo sapiens are particularly well-suited to rapid adaptation. And nowhere else is the human physique epitomized more than via athletics. Whether it's running, throwing, jumping or kicking, the natural human form truly stands out as superbly tuned for athleticism. However, one thing mustn't be forgotten, and that is that the entire reason sports are so celebrated and revered throughout human history is because they are rooted in self-preservation.
  • eric gitonga
    Published 27 days ago
    JAPANESE KARATE

    JAPANESE KARATE

    All karate shotokan techniques and Stances
Football
  • Winners Only
    Published 7 days ago
    Part XII: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Part XII: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Here's our trip in time to look at some of the best moments in Shaw High School sports history. More to come in this series as we explore the rich tradition of boys and girls athletics from East Cleveland, Ohio's only high school.
  • Winners Only
    Published 8 days ago
    Part XI: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Part XI: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Here's our trip in time to look at some of the best moments in Shaw High School sports history. More to come in this series as we explore the rich tradition of boys and girls athletics from East Cleveland, Ohio's only high school.
  • Winners Only
    Published 22 days ago
    Part IX: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Part IX: Great Moments Shaw High Sports History

    Here's our trip in time to look at some of the best moments in Shaw High School sports history. More to come in this series as we explore the rich tradition of boys and girls athletics from East Cleveland, Ohio's only high school.
Hockey
  • Andy Potts
    Published 26 days ago
    Waiting for hockey to come back

    Waiting for hockey to come back

    When Britain announced its lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the hockey players at Whitley Bay ice rink feared the worst. The refrigeration unit was switched off and, for the first time since the rink opened in 1955, the ice melted. For the ‘pay-to-play’ teams that operate from the Hillheads venue, things looked bleak.
  • Andy Potts
    Published 27 days ago
    Hockey in Chile

    Hockey in Chile

    Four years ago I was privileged to visit Chile to report on the local ice hockey scene over there. Deep into Patagonia, this was what I found:
  • Andy Potts
    Published 2 months ago
    Breaking through barriers

    Breaking through barriers

    Does reaching out matter? When a sport makes an effort to include a new audience, does it make a difference? It’s easy to be cynical, especially when confronted with Akim Aliu’s stark take-down of racism in hockey or the recent Brendan Liepsics scandal, complete with hints that his comments may be sadly commonplace in pro hockey. Suddenly, all the noble talk about inclusivity can feel like so much window dressing while age-old prejudice lives on.