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Reviewing the NBA’s shortest offseason ever

The NBA season is starting next week and there are many intriguing stories after the abbreviated offseason.
December 18, 2020

Many businesses have been going through some rough times during this pandemic, and the NBA is no exception. With the season set to begin on Dec. 22,  just two months after the pandemic bubble season...

CON: Sports During This Pandemic Is a Risk Not Worth Taking

December 18, 2020

As we speak, the world is still in a national crisis as the coronavirus pandemic is still circulating the world. So why must high school sports teams continue to practice when student athletes can stay...

Student athletes find a way to train, stay in shape during the pandemic

Student athletes have been able to work out in small groups at the Cal High field while maintaining social distancing.
November 6, 2020

While club sports are returning to action bit by bit, high school sports have been almost non-existent since March.  But despite this nearly eight-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Letter from the football gods

With the NFL seeing a heavily monitored and somewhat successful restart to their regular season, injuries have been piling up. On Oct. 11, the Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott was wheeled off the field after a gruesome ankle fracture during a Week 5 game against the Giants.
November 4, 2020

Dear Football Fans,  It is our favorite time of year. So many healthy ACL’s to feast on. A seemingly endless bounty of untouched, Achilles tendons. So many unbruised hip flexors. Can you smell...

NFL season is underway

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win their second straight championship.
Defending champion Chiefs are positioned to hoist Lombardi Trophy again this season
September 20, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the 2020 NFL season charges on in mostly empty stadiums, giving football fans around the country a much needed distraction from the COVID-19.  Here’s a look at how...

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.
Players accomplish what political leaders in both parties have failed to achieve
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...

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again
NBA, NHL will begin playing games next month, and MLB might join them if owners and players can reach an agreement and stop bickering over money
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....

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.
Seniors miss out on final season, but underclassmen keep training to prepare for next year
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...

2020 Olympics are postponed to next year

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

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.
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....

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