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Thoughts at the Halfway Point

Kyle Tucker, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016


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The defending world champions started their season hot, almost like the 2014-2015 season never ended, as they began the season 24-0.   This was due to Stephen Curry’s dazzling play as he averaged 32.1 points per game, making 78 of 181 attempted three pointers, for a three point percentage of 43...

Lousy Officiating a Common Sight in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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  As the 2015 NFL season approaches it’s final quarter, it’s safe to say that officiating has officially hit rock bottom. On the heels of a weekend ridden with botched calls and constant backlash from players and coaches, the NFL and its officiating department are left looking for answers. O...

Mediocrity Becoming Widespread in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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Let’s be completely honest here, the quality of play in the NFL this year has been nothing short of disappointing and incredibly mediocre all over. Yes, football is still king in American sports, with TV ratings through the roof on a consistent basis, but the 2015 campaign marks the first time in 25...

The Black Friday food chain

The Black Friday food chain

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


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Now that Halloween is over and you have enough candy to last you until next October, it is time to get excited for Thanksgiving! What's not to be of the only holidays where you have to be rolled out of the dining room, and where you have to travel many miles to see your once-a-year relatives, before r...

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


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In this long-anticipated adaptation of Ian Flemming’s 007, “Spectre” stars Daniel Craig as the famous MI6 agent, James Bond, as he goes head-to-head with the titular criminal organization, Spectre. Created by Flemming in his original Bond novels, Spectre hasn’t been seen on film for almost 45...

Week 8: Raiders rollin’, 49ers fading

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


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Game Highlights:   Lions @ Chiefs: Detroit continued their miserable season with a 45-10 blowout loss in London at the hands of the Chiefs. Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 78 yards and a score. After falling to 1-7 on the year, Lions presi...

The Rundown of Week 7 in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


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  Week seven of the NFL season showcased how both Bay Areas are going in absolute opposite directions. The Raiders are staying alive in the AFC wild card contention, while the 49ers were embarrassed once again. Oakland has already matched their win total from last year and finally put everything...

Week 6 Gridiron Recap

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015


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  Week six of the NFL season provided some very exciting action on the gridiron, as we saw two overtime finishes and a handful of other games that were decided late in the fourth quarter. The 49ers finally got back on track with a victory over the Ravens, and the Lions picked up their first win...

It ain’t over till it’s over

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


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As was the case last weekend, last minute, exhilarating finishes were abundant all across the NFL in week five. There were three contests that went into overtime, as well as three additional games in which the game winning touchdown was scored in the last 20 seconds. In the Bay Area, both the Raiders ...

MLB Postseason Preview: Who will take the crown?

MLB Postseason Preview: Who will take the crown?

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

October. For some, it means Halloween, with ghouls and goblins and candy galore. For others, it means homecoming, with its floats, football game, and limitless PDA. But for this baseball fan, October means only one thing - the playoffs are here. On Oct. 4, for 20 unfortunate teams the 2015 Major...

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