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NBA’s rising squads battle veteran teams in three key playoff series

NBA’s rising squads battle veteran teams in three key playoff series

Brian Bernstein

April 21, 2014

  Portland Trailblazers versus Houston Rockets Brian Bernstein The No. 4 seeded Houston Rockets face off against the No. 5 seed Portland Trailblazers in a first round matchup that is sure to be worth all the hype. This first round contest will entertain the basketball world with plenty of offense. In f...

Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

Angels, Rangers will battle for playoff spots with AL East contenders

Brian Bernstein

April 2, 2014

  The American League has a handful of good teams, but who will prevail? The AL Central won’t be competitive, but multiple teams will battle for the top spot in the West and East. AL West The Los Angeles Angels will be the top dog in the AL West if they can stay healthy. First baseman Albert Pujols retur...

NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed contenders and pretenders

NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed contenders and pretenders

Brian Bernstein

March 19, 2014

The craziest three weeks in sports is upon us, and the brackets are set. The Florida Gators were awarded the No. 1 overall seed, while the Arizona Wildcats, Wichita State Shockers, and Virginia Cavaliers round out the other three No. 1 seeds. So which No. 1 seed has the greatest chance to prevail, and whi...

Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Brian Bernstein

March 11, 2014

Sleepers The NBA playoff picture is shaping up much to our expectation, but two teams are clicking at just the right time of the year. In the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls have been playing top-notch basketball since the new year. Although most NBA fans would have considered it safe to say ...

Russia proves themselves a worthy host for Winter Olympics

Russia proves themselves a worthy host for Winter Olympics

Brian Bernstein

February 26, 2014

The most prestigious sporting event of all time has once again come and gone in a flash. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia were officially closed Sunday after two-weeks of the top athletes in the world competing against each other for what some consider the greatest trophy ever, a gol...

Reflecting on the greatest player of our generation

Reflecting on the greatest player of our generation

Brian Bernstein

February 17, 2014

  “Now batting for the Yankees, No. 2, Derek Jeter. No. 2, Derek Jeter.” For all the non New York Yankee fans out there, that is the voice of the late legendary announcer Bob Sheppard, whose voice still graces baseball Mecca every time shortstop Derek Jeter walks to the plate. Sheppard...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors break records in rout of UC Santa Barbara

Women’s Basketball: Matadors break records in rout of UC Santa Barbara

Brian Bernstein

February 15, 2014

  CSUN (13-13, 9-3 Big West) never trailed the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (7-16, 2-8 Big West) and got the victory 78-54 for their first home win against UCSB since 1984 and their third total victory since 84, the first since 2007. The Matadors started the season having lost 14 straight gam...

Denver or Seattle? Sundial Sports make thier picks

Denver or Seattle? Sundial Sports make thier picks

Brian Bernstein

January 29, 2014

  Pete Camarillo - Seattle Seahawks Many think Sunday’s game will be determined by the match-up between Denver’s wide receivers against the Seahawks’ defensive backs. The "Legion of Boom," as Seattle’s secondary is called, would not exist without the defensive linemen up front. The Super Bowl will ...

CSUN drops fourth straight with loss at Long Beach State

CSUN drops fourth straight with loss at Long Beach State

Brian Bernstein

January 26, 2014

The Matadors (10-11, 2-4 Big West Conference) were outscored 37-26 in the second half as the Long Beach State 49ers (7-12, 3-2 Big West Conference) cruised to a 76-62 victory at the Walter Pyramid on Saturday. Despite out-rebounding the 49ers 39-37, the Matadors gave up 18-second chance points on 12 o...

Will Derrick Rose wilt away?

Will Derrick Rose wilt away?

Brian Bernstein

December 3, 2013

  ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon called Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose’s latest injury “the cruelest blow we’ve seen in Chicago,” and he might just be right. It is a rare luxury for NBA fans to experience a great player, and Rose is the best thing to happen to the franchise...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors return home with 97-79 win over La Sierra

Men’s Basketball: Matadors return home with 97-79 win over La Sierra

Brian Bernstein

December 1, 2013

The Matadors (4-4) returned home from their four-game road trip and recorded a 97-79 victory over the La Sierra University Golden Eagles (2-8) to return back to .500 on the season. After a lackluster first half, the Matadors took care of business in the second half and outscored the Eagles by 12 to s...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors drop home opener to BYU, 82-66

Women’s Basketball: Matadors drop home opener to BYU, 82-66

Brian Bernstein

November 23, 2013

The Matadors (2-3) could not keep pace with the efficient Cougars of BYU (4-0), as they drop their home opener 82-66. The Cougars’ efficiency was too much for the Matadors to handle. They were a well-oiled machine as they shot 46.9 percent for the game. Not only were they consistent shooting the ...

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