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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...

NBA contenders emerge as playoffs approach — Ban the Eastern Conference

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

April 13, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Today

With the NBA playoffs just four days away, a handful of teams have emerged to form a top tier that separates itself from the rest of the pack. Every year there are legitimate contenders and hopeful pretenders, and this year is no different. Tier one: Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets These are the teams with the best chance to win the NBA Finals, but not all will take the ...

The Wildcats are cruising into the tourney with an eye on perfection

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports

As is the case most years when the NCAA Tournament rolls around The Wildcats earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament after one of the most dominant regular seasons and conference tourney runs in the last few years. The last college basketball team this impressive was the 2011-12 Kentucky squad that won the title. The roster changes annually, but the common denominator between the title winner three years ago and the...

From Ray Rice to deflategate, the NFL season has gone through the wringer

From Ray Rice to deflategate, the NFL season has gone through the wringer

February 3, 2015

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is probably relieved that this football season is finally over. The 2014-2015 season has had more ups then downs facing controversy after controversy. The...

Make ‘em all count: Seahawks going for repeat

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports

“Building through the draft.” It’s an old cliché most that newly hired General Managers use during their introductory press conference. It is a vague but satisfying explanation of how they expect to build the roster in the coming years. Some follow through, and others know it works as good lip service. With only a few exceptions, no two teams are as committed or skilled at identifying undervalued talent through...

In need of a revolution

In need of a revolution

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News

Evolution is something the Los Angeles Lakers have neglected. In years past, the Lakers would trade their picks for superstar players like Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. They would always steal other...

Big West women’s volleyball predictions

Anita Wang, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Standings, coaches’ polls, NCAA rankings, at-large bids and qualifiers – these are all things people talk about when determining how good a team is, hoping to accurately predict who will become conference champions and advance to the Sweet 16, Final Four and eventually, the NCAA Championships. It definitely helps to gauge those ‘who will advance or win’ guesses with the amount of victories a team racks up over the...