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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...

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...