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NBA strike is real action against police brutality, racial injustice

The Milwaukee Bucks held a strike during the NBA playoffs this week, leaving a profound effect on many other sports associations starting up games.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

August 29, 2020

Throughout 2020 the American people have seen misery and despair manifest in many forms. But until recently, many people seemed to have forgotten, or simply ignored, the current pandemic we are in the midst of, a familiar issue that has taken the limelight once again: police brutality.  Police...

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newson’s plan, which includes the reopening of live professional sports, albeit without...

Spring sports seasons cancelled due to coronavirus

Due to the cancellation of school for the rest of the semester, spring sports have been stopped mid way into the season.

Sabrina Contreras, Features Editor

May 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States in March, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports were canceled, devastating many athletes.   This includes many at Cal High who officially saw their spring sports come to an end on April 3 when the California Interscholastic...

People are turning to outdoor activities during quarantine

The Tri-Valley is home to many outdoor trails used by equestrians, pedestrians, and cyclists, such as the Pleasanton Ridge Trail.

Ananya Nag, News Editor

May 24, 2020

With the shelter-in-place order set indefinitely, people are resorting to outdoor activities to keep themselves busy and active. In an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, gyms, malls, school sports, and all other forms of social gatherings have been suspended. During this time,...

2020 Olympics are postponed to next year

The 2020 Olympics set to be held in Tokyo is now projected to be held in 2021.

Abhyudaya Srivastava, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

After years of anticipation, hard work and training, the athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as well as the millions of fans worldwide, were let down.  Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced on March 24 that the 2020...

Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski adjusts to life off the field during coronoavirus pandemic

Chris Wondolowski is a forward for the San Jose Earthquakes.

Greg Warrington, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Like all Americans, San Jose Earthquakes star forward Chris Wondolowski has been adjusting to his new life while what was supposed to be the final seasons of his brilliant professional soccer career is on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Wondolowski, 37, said that while California has been under a she...

Pandemic leaves Florida WWE fans Wreste-less

Pandemic leaves Florida WWE fans Wreste-less

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

Even during these new, strange times, Florida is back to its old ways. In Florida, World Wrestling Entertainment, one of the most popular wrestling leagues in America, has now been considered an essential business, opening the door for - of all sports - wrestling to make a grand return to the live...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

The Oakland Raiders fans have had reason to hide their faces while players have hung their heads in shame as the organization has struck rock bottom in the NFL.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 22, 2020

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

Coronavirus infects sports world

The MLB ended Spring Training shortly after the NHL's suspension, and pushed back opening day to April 9, but then postponed further to at least mid-June. Photo courtesy Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 4, 2020

The coronavirus gave a whole new meaning to “March Madness”. Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, nearly all professional sports across the world have been suspended or postponed. In the United States, the NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended indefinitely, and the opening day of the MLB ...

DeSoto is school’s lone NCS champion this year

Daniel DeSoto headlocks Granada’s Ian Richardson in the NCS finals en route to winning NCS for the first tine in Cal’s history. Photo courtesy John Sachs.

Greg Warrington, Staff Writer

April 4, 2020

A season of redemption became a historic moment in Cal’s wrestling history.  Senior Daniel DeSoto won the first NCS wrestling title in Cal High history on Feb. 22, when he defeated Ian Richardson from Granada in the 182-pound championship match at James Logan High School in Union City. C...