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America’s newest dynasty: ‘Hawks 2015 Stanley Cup champions

America’s newest dynasty: ‘Hawks 2015 Stanley Cup champions

Josh Barajas, Sports Editor

June 20, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Today

When the clock hit zero at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks clinched their third Stanley Cup in six years and cemented their right to be called a dynasty. After...

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy LeBron

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy LeBron

June 20, 2015

The NBA was two Cavaliers’ wins away from having a LeBron problem. He is the most dominant player in the league, a transcendent superstar that sells tickets and merchandise.  Even after teammates...

Soccer giants set to reclaim Copa America

Soccer giants set to reclaim Copa America

Josh Barajas, Sports Editor

June 12, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

The most prestigious and coveted cup in South America will start on Thursday with host nation Chile taking on Ecuador at 4:30 p.m. at Estadio Nacional in Santiago. After dismal performances from the...

A look back at the Dirtbags’ up-and-down season

A look back at the Dirtbags’ up-and-down season

June 4, 2015

A promising start became a subpar ending when the Long Beach State baseball team wrapped up their season by getting swept on the road against rival Cal State Fullerton. The Dirtbags, who made a postseason...

UEFA Champions League Final amid FIFA scandal

UEFA Champions League Final amid FIFA scandal

June 4, 2015

The most talked about event in world football this week was supposed to be the weekend’s clash between Spain’s FC Barcelona and Italy’s Juventus FC, not the actions of a controversial, 79-year-old...

Experts impressed with Dirtbags

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

May 5, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Commentary, Men's Sports, Sports, Today

There are just a few weeks left in the college baseball regular season, which means scouts and talent evaluators have gotten a good look at every major Division I program. The Long Beach State baseball team, picked to finish seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll, has taken those who follow the sport closely by surprise. Shotgun Spratling, a former college baseball player-turned-analyst, is a writer for D1Baseball.com....

Cowardly Angels: Hamilton trade shows worst side of Halos

Cowardly Angels: Hamilton trade shows worst side of Halos

April 27, 2015

After weeks of speculation and rumors, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim traded former league MVP Josh Hamilton, and in the process revealed just how low the team will sink to save a dollar. The trade...

Clippers taking L.A.: Is history enough to overshadow the present day performance of an NBA team’s greatness?

Clippers taking L.A.: Is history enough to overshadow the present day performance of an NBA team’s greatness?

Andre Crenshaw Jr., Contributing Writer

April 27, 2015

Filed under Columns, Commentary, Opinions

The Lakers own the past and the Clippers own the future as the premier powerhouse team in Los Angeles. Since Phil Jackson retired as a coach, and Kobe Bryant has suffered a few major injuries, the Los...