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Lakers, Clippers hoping to thread a needle this offseason

Lakers, Clippers hoping to thread a needle this offseason

July 5, 2015

The NBA’s free agency period opened on Wednesday with teams lining up to pitch unsigned players on their vision of the future. A flurry of early signings have gotten hoops die-hards salivating for next...

Exciting quarterfinals set for Women’s World Cup

Exciting quarterfinals set for Women’s World Cup

June 27, 2015

Only eight teams remain in the Women’s World Cup in Canada and seven in the Copa America in Chile, but the women’s game has grabbed a stronger hold of soccer fans in the United States. According...

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....